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Smokey Bear's Birthday Party

3 Aug 2013

Games, singing, firefighting equipment, birthday cake and of course, Smokey Bear! The symbol of wildland fire prevention turns 69 this year, and the historic Cradle of Forestry in America will host this special bear’s birthday party. Smokey will help cut his birthday cake and meet and greet his friends during the celebration. Party favor bags for children include a little book “The True Story of Smokey Bear,” the Smokey Bear song, and Smokey memorabilia. The party lasts from 11 AM - 1 PM, with a live animal event following. Families are welcome to pack a picnic. Tickets for this event cost $6 for adults, $3 for children and pass holders.

The Cradle of Forestry is located at 11250 Pisgah Highway, in Pisgah National Forest on NC Hwy 276. It lies 14 miles north of Brevard, NC and four miles south of the Blue Ridge Parkway at MP 412. Call 828-877-3130 or visit for more information.