• Logging Festival - 2018

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    Name: Logging Festival - 2018
    Date: August 31, 2018 - September 2, 2018
    Event Description:

    Downtown Newaygo
    August 31st - September 2nd

    There is something for everyone at this years Logging Festival sponsored by: Elders Forest Products and Great Lakes Energy FoundationKids 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  - NEW show hours - Friday 11am - 5pm; Saturday 10am - 7pm; Sunday 10am - 5pm 

    Elder's Mid Michigan Professional Lumberjack Competition CLICK  HERE TO REGISTER ON LINE  host some of the very best Lumberjacks & Jill's in the Midwest!

    RETURNING this year is the Elder's Mid-Michigan Amateur Competition! Saturday, September 1st from 10 - 12:00 pm. Show us your lumberjack/jill skills and compete to win!  
    Click here for event & registration

    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 1st 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 to a print form or for more information.  Forms are available at the Chamber Office - Registration and participation are FREE!
    Additional Activities - Click for pdf
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    Event Sponsors:

    Logging Festival Sponsors

    Mid-Michigan Professional Lumberjack Competition Sponsors

    Logging Experience Sponsors

    Wood Chopper Sponsors

    Log Roll sponsor

    Tote Bag Sponsor

    • Precision Performance Auto Clinic

    Hot Dog Eating Contest Sponsor

    SHAW PARK - Shaw Park is located on Croton Road near Loomis Lodge.
    142 Croton Dr

    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 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Mid-Michigan Amateur LumberJack Competition

    Saturday  -  1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Mid Michigan Professional Lumberjack Competition

    Saturday - Noon - 2:00 pm
    4th USLRA sanctioned Amateur Log Rolling Competition

    Saturday - 7:00pm
    1st "BIG BOYS" Horse Pulls

    Sunday 1:00 pm
    Labor Day Parade - click here 

    Sunday following parade 
    Elder's Mid-Michigan Professional Lumberjack FINALS

    Arts & Crafts Show and Member Showcase Hours
    Food Concessions -
    BBQ, PopCorn, HotDogs, Lemonade, Elephant Ears, cotton candy, ice cream and much, much more!

    Friday, August 31
    11 am - 5 pm

    Saturday, September 1
    10 am - 7 pm
    Sunday, September 2
    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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