Festival of the Woods Family Day


Hitchcock Woods
South Boundary Entrance
Aiken SC, 29801

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The Festival of the Woods Family Day is the community coming together to celebrate the cultural and natural resources of Hitchcock Woods.  This free event will include learning stations for everyone to learn about our accomplishments and priorities of the Hitchcock Woods.  Subject matter experts will be on-hand to answer your questions.   Pack a lunch and picnic under the pines. Family Day is a classroom for adventurers of all ages!  

A Classroom for Adventurers of all Ages!
Free admission ~ 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ~ Cars enter at the South Boundary entrance Pack a lunch and picnic under the pines and enjoy Aiken Ice Cream
Learning Stations include:
Hitchcock Woods Artifacts: see the relics found in the Woods
Archaeological Dig: participate in a simulated dig 
History Uncovered: learn about the South’s first railroad tracks discovered in the Woods

The Red-cockaded Woodpeckers: learn about their reintroduction into the Woods
The Aiken Hounds Legacy: meet the hounds and learn their heritage and traditions
Turtles in the Woods: see the box turtle and discover how and why they are tracked
Prescribed Burning in the Woods: understand how fire plays a positive role in nature
Firewise Education Trailer: learn to be wise about fire in your community
The Longleaf Alliance: meet Burner Bob® the ambassador for prescribed burning
Brush/Wildland Trucks: Hitchcock Woods, Aiken Public Safety, SC Forestry Commission

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