Over 1000 of museum visitors observed, experienced and participated in numerous activities.  For most of the visitors this was an introduction to carpentry.  Visitors had an opportunity to observe carpentry work building  a granary model (1:10) of Dzukija ethnografical region and key carpentry tools.  Additionally, members of Wood Carpentry association demonstrated various techniques of modern and old jack-plane and produced ornaments with the original wood carving machine- tool which remind of 3D printerThere was a line of visitors wishing to test out the old jack-plane!  The youngest visitors were fascinated by paper model mock-ups of old traditional houses being made by the museum architects and staff.  Kids could also „visit“ the houses, „build“ fences, decorate windows and paint with freshly made paint, which craftsman Saulius Jackevicius „cooked“ on the bonfire.

Students of Vienozinskis art faculty of Kaunas college introduced the visitors to their projects of restaurated antique furniture.  Architect R. Aranauskas led an excursion to the currently being restaurated 18th century the manor house of Aristavele.  In addition to all of these activities, the visitors could enjoy many more.   We hope that visitors appreciate Lithuanian wooden heritage and recognize a need to care for it.

The festival was held as part of the project „Development of Wooden Built Heritage Conservation, Research and Training Center in the former Aristavėlė manor house“, sponsored by Republic of Lithuania and EEA and Norwegian finacial mechanisms.