Forge Day - Last Saturday in January

Enjoy this family-friendly event that features demonstrations by area blacksmithing and metalworking organizations.

Native Plant Sales

  • Spring Plant Sale (March or April
  • Fall Plant Sale (October)

Wildlife Day - a Thursday in March

Snakes, insects, and skunks, oh my! During this special event for area schools, children will enjoy a variety of exhibits that display live and preserved animals where they will learn how to protect and maintain Mississippi wildlife.

Strawberries and Cream - a Sunday in April

Bring the family and join us to celebrate the history of the old strawberry farm at the lovely Pinecote Pavilion. Ice cream, fresh strawberries, and Picayune Frog Lemonade will be served. Free admission.

Bugfest - a Friday and Saturday in September

Two-day family event that includes field collecting and mounting insects, children's crafts and activities, and other buggy fun. Past BugFests have featured visits by the New Orleans Insectarium.

Piney Woods Heritage Festival - a Saturday in November

A family event that features craft and skill demonstrations reflecting the regional culture of the Piney Woods in Mississippi. Along the trails, visitors will discover exhibits such as spinning, basket-making, blacksmithing, woodcarving, beekeeping, Native American culture, and much more.

Quarterly Gallery Exhibits - First or second Saturday of March, June, September, and December

Art exhibits of paintings, drawing, photography and other media that celebrate the natural world. Opening events are typically held from 1 to 3 p.m. 

*For further information on each event, please refer to the program calendar.