2018-08-04 / Front Page

Woodsmen Show continues today

Cherry Springs State Park in Potter County is known around the world as an astronomers’ paradise, but this weekend it’s the setting for the 67th annual Woodsmen’s Show.

The three-day festival highlighting the rich lumber heritage and traditions of the area continues through Sunday.

The crowd-pleasing professional lumberjack competition, an official sanctioned event, will be held at noon on Saturday in the arena.

Mike Sullivan, known worldwide for his skills, seeks to earn a third consecutive all-around championship.

Schedule of events for the final two days is as follows: --

Saturday, Aug. 4, 8:30 to 9:30, chainsaw carving; 10 am, Woodhick Grove demonstrations and re-enactments from 1890 logging camp; 10:15 to 11:30, quick carve competition and auction; 11 to 3:30, traditional American mountain music by Jay Smar; 11:30, quick carve competition and auction; noon, National Lumberjack Competition in two-man log roll, axe throw, springboard and tree felling in arena; 1-3 pm, live music; 1:30 to 5, chainsaw carving

Sunday, Aug. 5, 9 to 10, chainsaw carving; 10 to 4, demonstration of historic wood skills and activities; 10 to 3, live music from Johnny “Cash” Barnett; 11:45 to 1, quick-carve chainsaw­ competition and auction; noon to 3, horse pull competition in the arena.

Grounds will open at 9 am each day. Vendors offer a variety of food and wood-related items. Galeton Rotary spon­sors the show, using proceeds to support community projects. Admission is $12 on Saturday and $9.00 on Saturday for those 12 and older. Cost is $7.00 each day for children 12 and under.

More information is available online at woodsmenshow.com.

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