Recapping the 13th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival

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The 13th annual Trail Creek Outfitters Wild & Scenic Film Festival is in the books. Tickets sold out earlier than ever this year — here is a recap for those who were not able to attend, so you know to buy your tickets as soon as they go on sale next January!

The resounding favorite from the Thursday night crowd was about saving the world’s most trafficked mammal — the pangolin. This uplifting film showed how Nigerians are fighting to save this creature from poachers. Close seconds included a film about a blind whitewater kayaker and another about two women paving their own way in Colorado through singletrack biking and great pizza.

On Friday night, attendees were inspired by Kristal “Ocean,” a young Bahamian woman battling plastic pollution, and the healing powers of nature shown in Steamboat Creek’s “Sanctuary.”

Before the films, attendees enjoyed a variety of food donated by local vendors. We are grateful for the donations from Country Butcher, The Farm at Doe Run, Giordano’s, Harvest Market Natural Foods, Hood’s BBQ, Iron Hill Brewery, Landhope Farms, Lily’s Asian Cuisine, Nomadic Pies, State Street Pizza, Triple Fresh Market, and The Whip Tavern. The delicious food was washed down with cider from Barnard’s Orchard, iced tea from Wawa, beer from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, and wines from Galer Estates and Country Vintner.

Thank you to all of the sponsors who helped to support this event including Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Fair Play Foundation, Mushroom Farmers of Pennsylvania, Diver Chevrolet, Buckley Brion McGuire and Morris, Harvest Market Natural Foods, Glen Eagle Square, Laurel Valley Soils, Margot Mohr Teetor Real Estate, and Unionville Equine Associates.

The 2020 Film Festival was dedicated to Trail Creek Outfitter’s beloved co-owner, Brian Havertine. We will forever be grateful for his passion, spirit, leadership, and generosity. Thank you to everyone who attended this wonderful event to support Stroud Water Research Center and The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County.

We hope you will join us on Wednesday, April 22, for the debut of Flow of Life, a 22-minute documentary about the Stroud Center, and an eco-fair with cool gift options. Both will be held in the Stroud Center Meetinghouse.