Tupper Lake Woodsmen’s Days is set to return to the village’s Municipal Park July 12-14 for a celebration of the region’s heritage of logging and lumberjacking.
This year the New York State Lumberjack Association (NYSLA) will be on hand for the first time. Members of the organization pay dues to compete in similar events around the state.
NYSLA contests will being at noon on Saturday in the grandstand and continue throughout the afternoon. Events include the axe throw, women’s bow saw, men’s springboard, and Jack and Jill fire building. Admission to the competition is free for kids under 5, $5 for ages 6-12, and $7 for 13 and over.
The event also includes a host of new additions for adults and kids, including a large bounce house, an obstacle course, and a silent auction to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.
The Woodsmen’s Days parade will return to the old route this year, starting on the corner of McLaughin Ave. and Park St., going through Park Street business district, and continuing down Lake Street before ending at the Municipal Park.
A full event calendar for the event can be found online.
Photo of chainsaw sculpture demonstration provided by ROOST.