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2nd week of October, every year.

Halyburton Park
in Wilmington NC

Park at 3147 S. 17th St. on the corner of Independence & S. 17th and ride the free trolley!

 Parking for Festival

10:00 to 3:00
Free admission

Check out our 2020 Virtual Festival!

Scavenger Hunts, interactive talks with field professionals, Longleaf Pine Mini Series and more!  Our virtual festival has resources for you to continue learning and exploring.

Food Trucks
& Entertainment!

Smokey the Bear

Educational Booths

Fire Truck Tours

Kids Games and Crafts

Scavenger Hunt

Live Animals

Raffle: prizes include a beach cruiser and other items


The Fire in the Pines Festival features over 30 activity booths and educational exhibits for children and adults, plus fire engines, a helicopter, and food trucks!

Controlled Burns

Without prescribed burning the longleaf pines across the region would disappear. So, too, would the red-cockaded woodpeckers, venues flytraps and a host of other carnivorous and rare plants that need fire to thrive and survive.

Meet our Sponsors

Thank you to these sponsors for helping make this festival possible.