Paul Bunyan Days 2023

September 1- 4

Grand Marshal

Each year members of our Association nominate and vote on who to present with the option of accepting this prestigious award.

Main Events

Labor Day Parade

Everyone turns out – if they’re not in the parade, they’re sitting on curbs, camp stools, lawn chairs and backs of trucks cheering friends and families! It’s the perfect small town event, one not to be missed. Come early to snag a good spot

Belle of the Redwoods

The Belle of the Redwoods competition is nearly as old as Paul Bunyan Days itself and has become a favorite tradition of the residents of Fort Bragg! It is not a beauty contest. Contestants compete by dressing in “old fashioned” or theme appropriate dress and selling raffle tickets.

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, Lake and Sonoma County compete for thousands of dollars in prize money!


Paul Bunyan Days has been a Fort Bragg tradition since 1939. Always lumberjack rowdy and family friendly, the festival is bigger and better than ever. 4 days packed with 30 different free, or almost-free events makes us the oldest and largest festival on the Mendocino Coast.

Named after the larger than life logger and his giant blue ox, we celebrate the history of the community and pay tribute to the strength of the people who live here.