Program & Event Calendar

Are you looking for something fun to do in the forest? Join the Tillamook Forest Center staff for a variety of fascinating, forest-related programs. From Dutch oven cooking presentations to wildflower walks we’ve got something for everyone.

Most events are FREE and open to ALL AGES.

Do you have an organized group that would like a special program about the Tillamook State Forest? Contact us in advance of your planned visit to see if we can accommodate your group.

For more information call 866-930-4646. For directions to the center click here.

September 21 (Sat) 10:00 AM

Wilson River Cleanup

Join the Oregon Department of Forestry for a cleanup along the banks of the beautiful Wilson River. Registration begins at 10:00 am at Smith Homestead Day Use Area. This is a very popular destination for year round visitors looking to spend time fishing, hiking, relaxing and swimming in the Wilson River. Join us as we clean the riverbanks before the high waters of winter carry the debris to the sea. Please wear sturdy footwear, dress for the weather, and bring water. Cleanup supplies will be provided. Registration is required. For more details or to register for this event, visit solveoregon.org.

September 21 (Sat) 1:00 PM

The Routebeer Gathering

The Tillamook Forest Heritage Trust (TFHT) invites friends, supporters, and visitors to the TFC for a “Routebeer” event on Saturday, September 21 from 1 - 4 p.m. Join us in celebrating, recognizing, and thanking our community of supporters. Hear updates on TFHT programs including the TFC, State Forest Recreation, and the Salmonberry Trail, as well as the new scenic byway designation for Highway 6. Enjoy local food and beverages by Out Aza Blue including ‘routebeer’ floats with Tillamook ice cream. Purchase a craft beer from Pelican Brewing and participate in fun and engaging activities.

Registration is Open. Please send an email to shawn.r.morford@oregon.gov with the names of all people attending.

September 28 (Sat) 11:00 AM

Tree Diseases | Drivers of Change in Oregon's Forests

Fresh Brewed Forestry is a special guest presenter series featuring Oregon Department of Forestry scientists who will give you a behind-the-scenes look at how we manage forests for Oregonians. Presentations are once a month this fall on Saturdays at 11:00 am. Coffee and tea will be provided while you cozy up and feed your curious mind.

In Oregon’s forests, tree diseases have the potential to change the entire composition of a forest stand. Oregon is home to both native and exotic forest diseases that can cause a wide range of impacts, both good and bad. Join forest pathologist Sarah Navarro for a discussion of different tree diseases and how they affect our use and enjoyment of Oregon’s forests.

October 5 (Sat) 11:00 AM

Birds of Coast Range Forests | From the Common to the Unseen

Fresh Brewed Forestry is a special guest presenter series featuring Oregon Department of Forestry scientists who will show you a behind-the-scenes look at how we manage forests for Oregonians. Presentations are once a month this fall on Saturdays at 11:00 am. Coffee and tea will be provided while you cozy up and feed your curious mind.

When you hike, camp, or spend time outdoors in Oregon’s forests, do you ever stop to look and listen to all the activity happening from the forest floor to the tops of the trees? Oregon’s forests are teaming with a diversity of bird life. Some birds are well known and easy to spot and identify, but much of the forest is alive with birds you may hear, yet never see. Wildlife biologist Jennifer Weikel will introduce you to the diversity of bird life in the forests of Oregon’s Coast Range, including interesting facts about some of our well-known and lesser known birds, and tips to identify birds that are common, but hard to spot.

October 13 (Sun) 11:00 AM

Mysterious Mushrooms of the Tillamook State Forest

An amazing variety of fungi thrive in the Tillamook State Forest. Join State Park Ranger Dane Osis for a program on these wild forest mushrooms. You will view freshly picked fungi, learn to identify edible and poisonous varieties, and discover the important roles that fungi play in forest health. Following the talk, you can take an optional short hike with Dane to search for and identify mushrooms. Feel free to bring in samples of mushrooms for identification.

This workshop is for ages 12 – adult, beginning mushroom hunters, and space is limited. $20 registration is required and the deadline is Wednesday, October 9th. Please call 866-930-4646 to submit payment for registration.

November 16 (Sat) 10:00 AM

Rain Festival

Don’t let the November rain get you down. As the flora and fauna of the Tillamook State Forest know, rain should be celebrated. Stop by during our annual Rain Fest to enjoy rain-related crafts, release fish and more! Activities will be sure to have you wishing for watery weather. More details soon to come!

November 17 (Sun) 10:00 AM

Rain Festival

Don’t let the November rain get you down. As the flora and fauna of the Tillamook State Forest know, rain should be celebrated. Stop by during our annual Rain Fest to enjoy rain-related crafts, release fish and more! Activities will be sure to have you wishing for watery weather. More details soon to come!

November 29 (Fri) 11:00 AM

Holiday Wreath Making

Registration required | $17 wreath, $7 cone craft

Bring the beauty of the forest home this winter by creating a winter wreath. Participants will be introduced to a variety of natural materials that can be used for home decoration during the holiday season. Younger children will also be able to make a cone craft and other small items. All materials and supplies are included in the cost of the class.

The deadline for registration is Wednesday, November 20th. Please call 866-930-4646 to submit payment for registration.

November 30 (Sat) 11:00 AM

Holiday Wreath Making

Registration required | $17 wreath, $7 cone craft

Bring the beauty of the forest home this winter by creating a winter wreath. Participants will be introduced to a variety of natural materials that can be used for home decoration during the holiday season. Younger children will also be able to make a cone craft and other small items. All materials and supplies are included in the cost of the class.

The deadline for registration is Wednesday, November 20th. Please call 866-930-4646 to submit payment for registration.

December 1 (Sun) 11:00 AM

Holiday Wreath Making

Registration required | $17 wreath, $7 cone craft

Bring the beauty of the forest home this winter by creating a winter wreath. Participants will be introduced to a variety of natural materials that can be used for home decoration during the holiday season. Younger children will also be able to make a cone craft and other small items. All materials and supplies are included in the cost of the class.

The deadline for registration is Wednesday, November 20th. Please call 866-930-4646 to submit payment for registration.