The River Country Chamber of Commerce of Newaygo County is excited to announce the return of the Mid-Michigan Lumberjack Competition a part of the 2017 Logging Festival in Downtown Newaygo as well as the addition of the Mid-Michigan Amateur Competition!
The Amateur Competition will be held on Saturday, September 3rd from 10 am - 11:30 am and is for anyone 18 years or older with a signed competition waiver form (available at event site) and isn't a regular competitor, your own equipment is not required, the Two Man Cross Cut does require a partner. Competition categories are subject to at least two competitors competing; all registered competitors will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a Fistears Axe or Hatchet. Prizes donated by Cronk Ace Hardware. Each category winner will receive a Mid-Michigan Amateur Trophy. Sign up and see if you have what it takes to be the Mid-Michigan Amateur Competition winner! Registration is $5.00 per event.
Events (no equipment required)
Amateur Stock Chainsaw
Amateur Axe Throw
Amateur 2 Man Cross Cut
This years sponsors: Elders Forest Products, Beaver Tree Service, Great Lakes Energy, Newaygo County Convention & Visitors Bureau (Harrington Inn, The Shack, Cronks Oakridge Motel & Johnnys Motel), DTE Energy Foundation and Fremont Area Community Foundation. Thank you for your support and sponsorship!
Professional Lumberjack/jill Competition is a two day competition and will be held Saturday, September 3 with the top 6 competitors in each category competing for the top honors on Sunday, Sept. 4. This years prize purse totals $4,740.00. Registration is $7.00 per event with a maximum out of pocket cost of $49.00 per competitor. You must provide your own equipment to compete.
Women's Stock Chainsaw
Women's Underhand Chop
Men's Stock Chainsaw
Men's Underhand Chop
3 Cube Modified Chainsaw
5 Cube Modified Chainsaw
Bike Class Chainsaw
Open Class Chainsaw
2 Man Crosscut (partner required)
Jack & Jill Crosscut (partner required)
Registration can be done on line, OR
to print and mail CLICK HERE.
Watch for additional events and activities going on during the 2017 Logging Festival sponsored by: Elders Forest Products
Questions about the Events Contact Hope Meekler event chair at 231-335-9453