Get ready, here it comes – the action-packed Paul Bunyan Days Logging Show, always held the Sunday of Labor Day weekend.
Men and women who live in Mendocino, Humboldt and Lake County compete for more than $7,000 in prize money! If you’re a logger, here’s your chance to win serious cash – just by pitting your logging skills against those of your family, friends, and neighbors. Admission is $7 for adults and kids 12 and older – kids under 12 get in free.
If you’re a woman logger, or just a lady who throws a mean ax or runs a fast saw, this is a chance to take home a big chunk of change.
The show is easy to find, from Highway 1 near Highway 20, look for a field of tents and a really tall pole. (Google Map)
Competitors check-in at 9 am, elimination trials start at 10, the show starts at 12.
This family style entertainment is fun for all ages. Events range from the Youth King-of-the-Log Pillow Fight, to the Ol’ Timers competition for loggers over 60. Other contests include: the pole climb, chocker setting, 20 ft ax throw, chain saw bucking, Jack & Jill Handsaw, single buck handsaw, double buck handsaw, and horizontal hand chop.
Plus the prize money is BIG! Competitors can win 1st $250 / 2nd $150 / 3rd $75 / 4th $50 / 5th $25. for each event. Women competitors are usually scored separately – the ladies win big too.
The Association provides the saws so anyone fast and strong can participate. And entry fees are low – only $15 per event, or $50 to compete in as many events as you’d like.
The logging show demonstrates the roots of what built the town of Fort Bragg… don’t miss what’s quickly becoming a lost art.