Logging Show


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.

John Skinner, Paul Bunyan Days President and Logging Show MC

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.

More than 1,000 people attend this exciting event on Sunday of Labor Day weekend.

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.

Logging Show Entry Form and Contestant Rules and Guidelines

The logging show demonstrates the roots of what built the town of Fort Bragg… don’t miss what’s quickly becoming a lost art.


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