Do You Have the Biggest Pine Cone? 8th Annual Pine Cone Festival ~ Lake Arrowhead

Did you know that Lake Arrowhead hosts an annual Pine Cone Festival?!  This year marks the 8th annual Pine Cone Festival and a new location.  This year the festival will be held at the Alpine Camp Conference Center in Blue Jay on October 11, 2014 from 9:30am to 4:00pm.

This festival started after the mountain communities suffered from the 2003 “Old Fire.” There was talk that Lake Arrowhead did not exist anymore and that there was no reason to visit the communities.  Obviously this was not the case.  The mountain was full of life, people and PINE CONES!  Thanks to the owners of Pine Rose Cabins in Twin Peaks, the Pine Cone Festival was born.

This event is FREE and offers lots of activities including: Pine Cone Craft Contest, Biggest Pine Cone Contest, Pine Cone Olympics, and so much more.  There are even 2 Grand Prizes Worth over $1,150 each, Can You Beat the Record?

Here is some info from the Pine Cone Festival website: http://www.pineconefestival.org/

Exciting News! The Pine Cone Festival is moving to the Alpine Camp and Conference Center in Blue Jay. We loved our time at the Twin Peaks Recreational Complex, but due to the growing vendor base and increased visitor attendance, we were searching for a more suitable location.  We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with Alpine! As our primary sponsor, Alpine has opened its facilities for the 2014 event.  This will include its Ropes Course and Climbing Wall!  All vendors, entertainment and activities will be more centralized and on one level; less chance of missing some of the wonderful booths, people, information and FUN of the Festival.

For more information please visit the Pine Cone Festival website at http://www.pineconefestival.org/ : All pictures used came from their website.

Good luck and happy Pine Cone hunting!

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