Logging Festival - 2018

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Name: Logging Festival - 2018
Date: August 31, 2018 - September 2, 2018
Event Description:
Watch here for the 2018 schedule

Downtown Newaygo
August 31st - September 2nd

There is something for everyone at this years Logging Festival sponsored by: Elders Forest Products. Kids of all ages can enjoy chainsaw carvings, lumberjack demonstrations, arts & crafts vendors, the best BBQ and Tamales in Newaygo County, cotton candy, hot dogs and carnie fries!  Don't forget the expansive museum exhibit showcasing items from the logging boom on the local Muskegon River.

ARTS & CRAFT SHOW  - Friday through Sunday, see event details for exact hours. EXHIBITORS click here  for event details, online registration and printable forms!

The Mid Michigan Professional Lumberjack Competition CLICK  HERE TO REGISTER ON LINE  boasts some of the very best Lumberjacks & Jill's in the Midwest!   RETURNING this year the Mid-Michigan Amateur Competition! Saturday, September 2nd from 10 - 11:30 am. Show us your lumberjack/jill skills and compete to win!  Click here for event & registration

 RETURNING this year - USLRA sanctioned Amateur Log Rolling Contest!  USLRA members from around Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota will compete!  Click here for more information and  to register.  Not a USLRA registered amateur?  We are excited to provide an opportunity for spectators (ages 5-17) who want to try their balance on a log Saturday, September 2nd from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Sign ups will be available at the Chamber booth  all weekend long and 11:00 am - 2 pm the day of the event. 

  Labor Day Parade Sunday 1:00 pm. Follow the link if you would  like to register    
  for the 2018  Logging Festival  Parade OR CLICK HERE for print form.  
 Forms are  available at   the Chamber  Office - Registration and  
  participation are FREE!

Craft Show Hours
                Friday 11 am - 7 pm
              Saturday & Sunday 10 am - 5 pm
Additional Activities
Friday - Monday SIDEWALK Sales -  Newaygo County merchants
Friday - Sunday ALL DAY Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations - Brooks Park
Saturday  & Sunday Noon - 5 pm  Mid Michigan Professional Lumberjack Competition - Lumberjacks Corner (corner of Wood St. & Justice)
Saturday  starts @ Noon - 2nd USLRA sanctioned Amateur Log Rolling Competition - on Justice Street
Saturday 4:00pm - 1st Annual LEPPINK'S FOOD CENTERS HOT DOG EATING CONTEST - registration at chamber booth in front of stage by 3:00pm

Sunday 1:00 pm Labor Day Parade
Sunday 4:00pm  Waterbattle Tournament - Open to all ACTIVE Firefighters!  Sign up at 3:30 pm on Justice Street

Event Media:
Downtown Newaygo
Brooks Park

Looking for a place stay - click here!

Date/Time Information:
Chamber hosted Logging Festival Activities
Brooks Park
Downtown Newaygo

Friday - Sunday All Day
Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations

Saturday 10 am - 11:30 am
Mid-Michigan Amateur LumberJack Competition

Saturday & Sunday -  Noon - 5pm
Mid Michigan Professional Lumberjack Competition

Saturday - Noon - 5
4th USLRA sanctioned Amateur Log Rolling Competition

Sunday 1 pm
Labor Day Parade - click here 

Arts & Crafts Show and Member Showcase Hours
Food Concessions -
Two Hot Tamales, Shake It Up BBQ, PopCorn, HotDogs, Lemonade, Elephant Ears and much, much more!

Friday, August 31
11 am - 7 pm

Saturday, September 1
10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, September 2
10 am - 5  pm

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Contact Information:
Logging Festival Steering Committee or Denise Anderson at River Country Chamber of Commerce 231.652.3068
Free for patrons & spectators 
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