California Pine Cone Festival


Running Springs Pine Cone Festival

 October 7, 2023, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Rim Nordic/Snow Valley
35050 State Highway 18
Running Springs, CA 92382

Held annually on the First Saturday in October

Festival records: Sugar pine cone: 23 3/4" long; Coulter pine cone: 4lb 15 oz.

2023 Pine Cone Festival Line Up

  • Pine Cone Olympics
  • Largest Pine Cone Contest
  • Pine Cone Craft Contest
  • Games
  • Food for Sale
  • Unique Craft Vendors
  • Fire Prevention Education
  • Smokey the Bear

Annual Pine Cone invites you to come to the mountains for some fresh air and a great day of FREE family fun! You can enter a pine cone into World's Largest Pine Cone Contest for a chance to win $1,200 in prizes! The whole family can enjoy creating a pine cone craft, participating in the Pine Cone Olympics while enjoying live music all day. For the more adventurous (young and old alike!)

Alpine Camp has a Zip-Line, Rock Wall and High Ropes Course that features a 100ft tree climb up into the canopy - can you make it to the top! After you've worked up an appetite, stop by our many delicious food vendors that offer everything from Kettle Corn to Stuffed Burritos and Roasted Almonds to Roast Beef Sandwiches.

After munching, search among the local and regional artisans, crafters and vendor displays for that perfect early holiday gift! Give Smokey Bear a hug and check out all the different fire engines to learn about keeping our forest safe from wildfire.

Bring a friend, make it a family event, enjoy the fresh mountain air! After the Festival visit nearby Lake Arrowhead, Running Springs and Big Bear.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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