• Logging Festival - 2017

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    Name: Logging Festival - 2017
    Date: September 1, 2017 - September 3, 2017
    Event Description:

    Downtown Newaygo
    September 1st - 3rd

    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!  Dont forget the expansive museum exhibit showcasing items from the logging boom on the local Muskegon River.
    ** If you never been... a little snipit from our 2016 WZZM live segment on the patio

    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!   NEW  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 2017  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
    Friday - Sunday Noon - 4 pm  Newaygo County Museum - Logging Exhibit
    Saturday - 7 am - 11 am   Newaygo Fire Department's Pancake Breakfast - 177 Cooperative Drive, Newaygo

    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

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    Event Sponsors:

    Logging Festival Sponsor

    Mid-Michigan Professional Lumberjack Competition

    Logging Experience Sponsor

    Wood Chopper Sponsor

    Log Roll/Tote Bag Sponsor

    • Community Home Health Care Services
    • Gerber Federal Credit Union
    • Integrity Tree Service


    • Leppink's Food Centers
    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
    2nd 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, September 1
    11 am - 7 pm

    Saturday, September 2
    10 am - 5 pm
    Sunday, September 3
    10 am - 5  pm

    Watch for additional events throughout River Country
    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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