Food, live entertainment, great vendors and exhibits, kids’ activities, pine cone games, and contests.
FREE parking at Snow Valley Mountains Resort and FREE SHUTTLES will save you walking!
Get your glue gun out! Enter our Pine Cone Craft Contest and win a prize! Check the Contest page for rules for various age groups.
The Pine Cone Festival was established to create a special event for the Communities of the San Bernardino Mountains which highlights the mountain environment, highlights the importance of wildfire safety, educates and invites visitors to experience our unique setting year round. Visitors will learn more about the forest and local natural features, and discover how important wildfire prevention is in preserving these wonderful resources. The Festival provides interactive activities for families and opportunities for local craftsmen, artists, retailers and non-profit organizations to participate and benefit financially.
Developed by a group of mountain citizens, the Pine Cone Festival and its activities are meant to enhance the options for local residents and visitors to enjoy the San Bernardino Mountains. The October event is coordinated by a volunteer steering committee, including members of Mountain Rim Fire Safe Council, First Mountain Bank,Church of the Woods, Rim Family Services, and DuPlain Designs.
Held in Running Springs, the event is centrally located for residents from Crestline to Big Bear Lake, yet a short drive up from the valley for mountain visitors.
In its tenth year, the Festival is supported by numerous local organizations and businesses. Because of this support, we are able to keep this a FREE event. It has been a very successful festival and we are confident it gets better each year.