Family Forestry Expo

Family Forestry Expo, a tradition in the Flathead Valley for the over 25 years, will be Saturday May 12, 2018 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Enjoy a 'free loggers lunch' from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., grandstand shows at 10:30am and 1:30pm will include logging equipment demonstrations and Forest Service mule packing demonstrations; plus there are exhibits and educational stations along a forest path  

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

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Event Dates

5/12/2018 – 5/12/2018

Admission Fee (if any)


Ages Festival is Appropriate For

All ages, a real family affair!

Type of Festival

Outdoor Activity

Event Setting

Come prepared for a short level walk through the forest.

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.

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