Cook Forest
Vacation Bureau

P.O. Box 50
Cooksburg, PA. 16217
[email protected]

Gingerbread Tour Brochure & Map

Gingerbread Tour

Gingerbread Tour Cook Forest

gingerbread-tourJoin us for the Cook Forest Gingerbread Tour weekend, November 4-6!  Shop the twenty-mile corridor of unique vendors from Cook Forest State Park to Historic Brookville, Pennsylvania. The pre-Christmas shopping extravaganza has diverse array of items that are sure to please every taste whether you are looking for yourself or someone on your list.

The Cook Forest Gingerbread Tour was created and initiated by local artisan Pat MacBeth many years ago to focus on the talented artisans in the Sigel-Cook Forest area who created quality, distinctive and gorgeous hand-crafted items. Pat started with a handful of her close friends to begin a pre-holiday shopping experience as a means to enhance these vendors. She was quality conscious as she and the core members added new shops to expand and carry on the benchmarks of the festival in the corridor from Brookville to Leeper. The variety of shops helps develop the unique nature of our annual festival.

We have added a new listing of restaurants this year as a means to assist shoppers by being able to locate quality and varied selections to fit not only your shopping schedule and tastes but also your relaxation time as you enjoy our area in the evenings.

We thank you for helping make our event a destination and hope you return and bring your friends to experience the Magic of the Forest!

Gingerbread Tour Vendors

Briar Hill Rustic Furniture
Briar Hill has been manufacturing custom cedar log furniture for over 60 years. Stop in to see our selection of bedroom, living room and outdoor furniture that is made here in NW Pennsylvania.  We also carry many unique home decor items hat will enhance any room.

Address: 4169 Route 36, Leeper, PA  16233
Phone: 814-744-9913
Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday 12 pm to 4 pm


New Salem Stoneware
Open all year and all three days of the Gingerbread Tour. We will demonstrate how to throw pottery.  Large variety of stoneware available.  Custom orders available, everything from teapots to toilet
brush holders.  Public restrooms available.

Address: 944 Breezemont Drive, Leeper, PA  16233
Phone: 814-744-8206
Hours:  If we’re home, we’re open.


Cook Forest Sawmill Center for the Arts Artisan/Craft Market
A jewel at the heart of Cook Forest in any season, the Sawmill is dazzling in this magical time between Fall and the Holidays.  Begin by shopping our beautiful handcrafted, juried work by local artisans.  This year’s specialties include: wood-work, paintings, photos, hangings, candles, jewelry, greeting cards, knitted and quilted items, pet accessories, soaps, honey and leather goods … all displayed in an eclectic manner to accent their artistic flare.  Artisans will be onsite to offer a more extensive line of their work and there may be a culinary surprise or two.  Public restrooms available.

Address: 170 Theater Lane, Cooksburg, PA  16217
Phone: 814-927-6655
Hours: Open Daily 10 am to 5 pm


Cooksburg Dry Goods
A quaint log cabin gift shop in the Heart of Cook Forest, featuring unique to the area gifts.  “Wood Wick” candles, woodland themed home decor, dishes, glassware, etc.  Collectible “Old World Christmas” ornaments.  “The Lost Series” and many other children’s books.  Realistic “Folkmanis” wildlife puppets.  Hand crafted gifts by local artisans.  Register for a door prize.  Public restrooms available.

Address: 115 Riverside Drive, Cooksburg, PA  16217
Phone: 814-744-8300
Hours: Open Daily, except Thanksgiving, Christmas, & Easter


Brookville Flower Shop
Much More Than Flowers! … located in the heart of Historic Brookville’s Main Street.  We offer unique, one of a kind permanent botanical arrangements, hand arranged succulent and air fern terrarium, antiques, interesting house plants, house ware decor, and fresh floral arrangements.  We are a must see floral boutique! Come prepared to spend some time browsing our unique selection of amazing items.  No public restroom. Find us on Facebook.

Address: 231 Main Street, Brookville, PA  15825
Phone: 814-849-7348
Hours: Open Friday 9 am – 7 pm, Saturday 9 am – 5 pm


The Simple Things
Start your Holiday shopping at our OPEN HOUSE and CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY, warm spiced drinks, gourmet food samplings, sign up for our gift basket give away, and as always our big SALE!!

Address: 2670 Forest Road, Cooksburg, PA  16217
Phone: 814-927-7887
Hours: Open Friday & Saturday at 9 am, Open Sunday at 10 am


Pickle Barrel
The Pickle Barrel is magically transformed into “Gingerbread Junction” for the Gingerbread Tour.  Enjoy the sights, scents and sounds of Christmas as you shop and have a taste of “Pickle Punch”.  You will find decorated trees, ornaments, gift items, pictures, primitive furniture, chocolates and so much more and of course our pickles!  Jim, Wanda and the Picklettes are your hosts.

Address: Route 36, Clarington, PA  15828
Phone: 814-752-2455
Hours: Open Daily 10 am – 5 pm


Gallery in the Forest – Kaltenbaugh Photography
Award winning photography of the Cook Forest region.  Scenics, Landscapes, National Parks and Nature.  Custom matting and framing available. Also open by change or appointment.  Please call or email: [email protected]

Location: 53 Forest Drive, Clarington, PA  15828
Phone: 814-752-2260  814-516-5880
Regular Hours: Friday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
Gingerbread Tour hours:  Friday-Saturday-Sunday 10 am – 5 pm


Merry Men of the Mountain
Hand sculptured one-of-a-kind originals.  Santas, gnomes, American Indians, mountain men and women, most nationalities represented.  Hand crafted wooden toys and oak sleds, wild life wreaths and hand braided wool rugs.  David and B.J. Macefe

Address: Off Summerville Road, Fisher, PA  16225
Phone: 814-764-3913



MacBeth’s Discoveries, Antiques & Collectibles
The reopening of MacBeth’s Discoveries brings back many of the treasures it has been well known for! Beautiful antique quilts, furniture, crocks, glassware, books and many other vintage treasures as well as beautiful handmade wares from local artists.  Enjoy hot cider and coffee along with yummy homemade treats while you browse.  Visit us online at Facebook.  No public restrooms available.

Address: 9032 Route 36, Sigel, PA 15860 (9 miles north of I80/Exit 78, Brookville)
Phone: 814-752-6252 or 860-306-2062
Hours: Friday 12 pm – 5 pm, Saturday 12 pm – 5 pm
Gingerbread Tour Hours:  Friday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm


Quiet Creek Herb Farm and School of Country Living
Herb plants, teas, soaps, oil, salves, classes, festivals, private luncheons. Lunch available on Saturday during the Gingerbread Tour. Stewards: Claire and Rusty Orner.

Address: 93 Quiet Creek Lane, Brookville, PA  15825
Phone: 814-849-9662
Hours: Open year round, Friday-Saturday 9 am -5 pm


Heirloom Quilting
1.5 miles north of I-80 or 12 miles south of Cook Forest on Route 36. Visit our website.  Handi Quilter and AccuCut. Durfee Burtner, Proprietor.

Address: 1225 Route 36 North, Brookville, PA  15825
Phone: 814-849-8739
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Gingerbread Tour Hours include Sunday 10 am – 5 pm


Lori’s Landing
Area’s largest supply of home decor and custom made crafts.  We also carry indoor and outdoor furnishings handcrafted by the Pennsylvania Amish.  Check out our large variety of primitive decor, decorative flowers, silk flowers, hanging baskets and wreath made to order.  We also carry supplies for the do-it-yourself-er.  Our huge Christmas collection will bring joy to your family for years to come.  SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!!

Address: 864 Route 36, Brookville, PA  15825 – located 1-mile north of I-80 off exit 78 on the way to Cook Forest
Phone: 814-849-5702
Hours: Open daily 10 am – 5 pm


Open House Shop Antiques & PA Wilds Gallery
The Open House is a unique shopping experience with 4,000 sq.ft. of authentic primitives, country home decor and custom made farm tables.  From crocks to old advertising and one of a kind PA Wilds artists treasures the shop offers something for everyone.  Jack Daniels whiskey barrels for sale or rent.  Public restrooms available.

Address: 265 Allegheny Blvd., Brookville, PA  15825
Phone: 814-849-4640 or 814-541-1484
Hours: Open year around, daily at 10 am, Sundays at Noon


Blackbird Distillery
Pennsylvania’s Only Original Legal Moonshine Distillery.  Real Shine … Takes time …  Homemade Smoke Meats and Cheeses, Canned Goods, Jerky and More.  Visit us online.  Check us out on Facebook! Public bathroom, handicap accessible.  Free Samples!

Address: 93 Blackout Alley, Brookville, PA  15825
Phone: 814-849-0915
Hours: Open Monday through Saturday 10 am – 7 pm, Sundays 11 am – 5 pm

Gingerbread Tour Restaurants

The Sawmill Restaurant
The Sawmill Restaurant at the crossroads blinker light in downtown Leeper is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Daily specials, homemade baked goods and six pack can also be found her for your dining pleasure.  We feature take out orders. You can call ahead so your order is ready for pick up when you need it.  Down home cooking is our specialty along with making your stay with us a satisfying experience. From ham and eggs to pizza to stuffed meatloaf dinner, we have your favorite hot meal waiting for you.  Enjoy your shopping and stop by to see us.

Address: 32873 Route 36, Leeper, PA 16233
Phone: 814-744-8578
Hours: Daily 6 am to 11 pm


Trails End
We will be offering a soup, salad and pretzel breadstick special on the days of the Gingerbread Tour.  Trails End offers everything from sandwiches, wings, and salads to Prime Rib and Crab Legs.  Check us out on Facebook.

Address: 2738 Forest Road, Cooksburg, PA  16217
Phone: 814-927-8400
Hours: Full bar opens daily at 11 am


Iron Mountain Grille
Find a welcome dining experience at the entrance to Cook Forest.  The Iron Mountain Grille is a favorite stopping place with its rustic, stone, and timber styling.  In addition to the delicious food, the Grille has a full service bar and a variety of live music on the weekends.  Stop in for lunch specials or full takeout available.  View menu online . Come check us out!  Call or find us on Facebook. Come back for dinner and music after a day of shopping!

Picture18Address: 10638 Rte 36 (at the intersection of Rte 36 & Rte 899)
Phone: 814-752-2486
Hours: Open Wednesday through Sunday at 11 am


Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church
Need lunch? Stop by the Presbyterian Church on Route 36 in beautiful downtown Sigel, PA. We will be serving lunch for 11am to 2pm on Saturday only at the church.  The menu will be soup, salad, and a sweet. Stay as long as you like or grab and go!  You may also purchase our homemade soup by the quart to take home and enjoy!  Public restrooms available.

Picture19Address:  Rt. 36, downtown Sigel, PA
Phone: 814-752-2228
Hours:  Saturday 11 am to 2 pm


Tommy’s Pizzeria
Tucked behind Truman’s Store in downtown Sigel, PA is Tommy’s Italian Pizzeria & Pub. Come enjoy your favorite Italian cuisine in a quaint, charming atmosphere where you can socialize with your friends and your choice of beverage.  We offer quick grab and go service or you can call for takeout.  Best yet, come sit a spell and relax with that favorite beverage while we prepare your meal.  We have a six pack shop for your convenience as well.  We welcome the opportunity to serve you and hope you will return.

Picture20Address: 8476 Route 949 (downtown) Sigel, PA (Behind Truman’s Store)
Phone: 814-752-2295
Hours: Thursday to Sunday, 11 am to 11 pm


Plyler’s Restaurant
Plyler’s Buffet and Family Restaurant is located on Allegheny Boulevard “on the strip” in Brookville.  We are open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Known for our grand buffet, you must see it to believe it.  We feature a complete hot bar, a full soup and salad bar and a marvelous dessert bar which features our homemade baked goods.  They are available for purchase to take out as well.  Please call for takeout.  Our delicious pizza is a local favorite to eat in or take out.  Stop in for breakfast, a quick lunch during shopping or a relaxing dinner complete with legal beverages.  Come visit us during your stay.

Picture21Address: 234 Allegheny Boulevard, Brookville, PA 15825
Phone:  814-849-7357
Hours:  Monday to Saturday, 6 am to 9 pm; Sunday  7 am to 9 pm


Gold Eagle Inn
Enjoy a relaxing sit down lunch or dinner, or just stop in for a quick pick me up cocktail in the lounge.  Feel free to enjoy the antiuqes and memorabilia as you investigate the historic bell room and the still room. For the serious shopper, we also feature a lunch box to go with your choice of sandwich, a side of tossed salad, potato salad or cup of yummy soup and a fresh made cookie for $9.00.  View our full dinner menu online.

Picture22Address: 250N West Main Street, Brookville, PA 15825
Phone: 814-849-7344
Hours: Friday and Saturday 11 am to 9 pm, Closed Sunday


Courthouse Grill & Pub
Breakfast, lunch, or dinner can be had at the Courthouse Grill & Pub on Main Street in beautiful downtown Brookville right across from the Courthouse.  You can call  for a reservation or just pop in to experience the varied daily specials and cuisine.  Desserts are a local specialty so please remember to save room to try your favorite or experience something new.  We will accommodate your needs with a quick lunch so you can resume your shopping or you can relax and enjoy drinks and dinner to help end your full day.  Remember, we also have a quaint lounge downstairs with entertainment to help pass the evening.  Experience Brookville and eat with us.

Picture23Address: 209 Main Street, Brookville, PA 15825
Phone: 814-849-2557
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 6 am to 9 pm

Gingerbread Tour Map

Pick up the Gingerbread Tour Brochure with the map at any participating vendor or restaurant!


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