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Festival of Wood

August 4, 2011

MILFORD, PA — A variety of free music is planned throughout the weekend for the seventh annual Festival of Wood at Grey Towers National Historic Site on Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Musical performers are scheduled to perform in the outdoor amphitheatre and will be strolling throughout the grounds each day, including Fiddlin’ Around, Native American Little Bear, The Bluebirds and African drummer Maxwell “Kofi” Donkor. There will be craftsmen and artists from throughout the region exhibiting their wood products. Children’s activities include games and toys using wood and other craft activities. The Gifford Pinchot Audubon Society will host a bluebird box building activity and the New Jersey Forestry Department will have a cross-cut saw activity. Visits from Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl also are planned. There will be lectures, demonstrations and chain saw carvings.

All three floors of the historic Grey Towers mansion are open for visitors both days; a $4 fee will be charged. Visit or call 570/296-9630.