|September 8th and 9th|
What's close to home? Very affordable fun for the whole family? That would be the 30th annual Macedon Center Community Lumberjack Festival. This year the festival will be held September8th & 9th . Admission is only $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for Sr. citizens, $1.00 for kids 6-14, and 5 and under are free. the whole family will find something to keep them busy all day. This year we have two new activities for the kids to do. Lowes will be there Saturday from 10AM-1PM to build bird houses with the kids. Its free with admission, so stop over to see what is going on. There will be a rock climbing wall both days. That too is free with admission.
Gates open both days at 8AM. Amateur competition will begin on Saturday at 9AM. The events will include log rolling, two-man crosscut, buck saw, chain saw, log chop, and tree falling. We are encouraging local lumberjacks to come out and participate. This is a great opportunity for the beginner to become familiar with timber sports. We supply all the equipment and safety gear. Some of the professionals will be on hand to offer advice on how to improve technique. At 5PM the grease pole climb will take place, so gather up 4 people and get a team together. The pole is covered in crisco so make sure you wear clothes you can throw away!
On Sunday, professional competition will begin at 10:30AM. All the competitors will use their own equipment. Men and Women events will include the underhand chop, stock saw, single buck, and two-man crosscut. Open events will include springboard, hot saw and ax throw. Demonstrations will be conducted throughout the day. The grease pole final will be held at 5PM. After the grease pole climb we will raffle off gift cards and other items donated by local merchants.
There will be a craft and collectible sale. If you would like to be a vendor, call 315-986-8140. Commercial exhibitors will include portable band saws, log carvers, landscaping equipment, fireplaces, and more. World Champion Lumberjack Dave Jewett will be carving on Saturday and competing on Sunday. A variety of food is available all day, pie and ice cream for dessert. The lumberjack pancake breakfast is served both days in the fire hall, Saturday 7-11AM, Sunday 8AM to 12PM. "Come as you are" church services are held Saturday at 5PM and 9:30AM on Sunday.
This promises to be the greatest year ever with fun for the whole family. So come on over to the Macedon Center Fireman's Field on Canandaigua Rd September 8 & 9. Check out whats new this year. More competitors are encouraged to sign up for the Saturday competition and the grease pole climb. For more information, call 315-986-3732 or at our link at www.macedoncenterfire.org. We're just around the corner from everywhere! See you there!
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