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Family Forestry Expo | Columbia Falls, Montana ***2020 CANCELLED- 2021 dates TBA***

Festival Event

Fisheries up close and personal! – N. Chute

Ages Festival is Appropriate For

All ages, a real family affair!

Family Forestry Expo, has been a tradition in the Flathead Valley for 30 years and will be Saturday, May 9, 2020 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Enjoy a 'free loggers lunch' from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., grandstand shows at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. including logging equipment demonstrations and Forest Service mule packing demonstrations; plus exhibits and educational stations along a forested path.

Approximately 1200 fifth graders visit Expo during the week to learn about natural resource topics, in conjunction with their classroom studies. Students learn about wildlife, archaeology, fire, backcountry ethics, plant identification, fisheries, forest management and more. Saturday is a family event welcoming all for a day of fun. A group of dedicated individuals, organizations, agencies and businesses work together to host this enjoyable and educational event every year providing unbiased information about forests and the multiple opportunities they provide in our everyday lives.

Driving Directions

Family Forestry Expo is held at the Trumbull Creek Educational Forest, located about two miles north of the junction of US Highway 2 and Montana Highway 40, just west of Columbia Falls, Montana.

To find Trumbull Creed Educational Forest, go to the junction of Highway 2 and Highway 40, locals call this the Blue Moon Bar intersection. Follow the Expo signs leading north on Halfmoon drive for 2 miles. Turn right on Tamarack Lane. Parking for the Expo site is the first left.

Event Setting

Come prepared for a short level walk through the forest.