The Riceville Wood and Forest Exhibition takes place on Sunday, September 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Riceville Fairgrounds at 4029 County Road 16.
Displays and Demonstrations will include artisans, artists and organizations for which wood and the forest are a key source of income, creation, inspiration, recreation, health or spiritual healing. Demonstrations will include acrobatic tree pruning, horsepower sawing, chainsaw carving, large log sawing, etc.
A wood auction will start at 3 p.m., considered the perfect marketplace for woodlot owners, artisans and hobbyists, with a selection of local wood products on offer… and a show for everybody.
A variety of boards, burls, carving blocks and other specialties will be for sale, as well as walnut, black cherry, maple, white pine, basswood and other popular regional species. There will also be the usual odds and ends for unique art concepts.
Entertainment will include a musical show with local youth Eric Lasch and his RiverStone Band. There will be an exhibit of paintings with forest themes. There will also be children’s activities all day, with a mini-zoo and face-painting.
Food and refreshments will include local beer (as of 11 am) and The Loggerman’s Fare (by La Binerie de Plantagenet), which will also serve beverages.
Boisés Est, Wood & Forest’s organizer, thanks all its volunteers, partners, exhibitors and sponsors. The organization is particularly grateful to the South Nation Conservation (SNC) Authority and the Ontario Woodlot Association (SD&G and other chapters), Event Partners for Wood & Forest 2017, for their financial and logistical support.
Visit www.boisesest.ca/Wood&Forest, the group’s Facebook page, or contact Jean-Claude Havard, Boisés Est, at 613-673-3089 ([email protected]) for more about the organization or this event.