CLEARFIELD – The 2022 Lumberjack Festival presented by Metzler Forest Products returns to the Clearfield County Fairgrounds May 19-21.
This year’s event will include live chainsaw carving and auctions, a Stihl Timbersports competition, logging, grading and horse pulling demonstrations, equipment and truck displays and more.
Over 25 chainsaw carvers will be on display and carving over the three-day period, including two-time world champion Dennis Beach. A full list of sculptors is available on the event website. The live auction of all their works will take place on Saturday at 3 p.m. with auctioneer Stéphanie Tarbay. Public pre-registration for the auction will begin at 10 a.m. each day of the event.
As seen on ESPN and a first attraction in the area, a Stihl Timbersports lumberjack competition will begin at 10 a.m. with a team of competitors compete for the top prize through multiple challenges.
There will be demonstrations of logging and lumber grading equipment and presentations on the history of logging in Clearfield County. The PA WoodMobile will be on display for tours, Bear Hill Horse Logging will hold pulling demonstrations and there will be various industry, craft and food vendors.
Friday night entertainment on the Grove Stage consists of Markievich & MacDonald from 5-6 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. At 6 p.m., Rich Hughes and Gary Gilmore will present the history of logging in the Clearfield County.
Area Girl Scouts will be hosting a Saw Dust Scavenger Hunt for children from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday with treasure items provided by the Logs to Lumber Club, and Zalno Jewelers is sponsoring a children’s tractor behind the grandstand at 4 p.m. .
A truck draw will wrap up the event on the grandstand track on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. with six adrenaline-pumping draw classes. The draws are sponsored by PA Loggers and Log Haulers, Mild to Wild Motorsports, Kuhnle Brothers Trucking, Carns Powersports and Mountain Extreme Powersports.
The main event and attractions are free and open to the public. The pull truck has an admission price of $15 for adults and children 10 and under are free (must be accompanied by an adult).
The festival is held in conjunction with the annual Logs to Lumber event at Curwensville High School on Friday, May 20 starting at 8 a.m.
The event is organized by Bigfoot Country 102./101.3 and GANT News and is sponsored and supported by Metzler Forest Products, the National Hardwood Lumber Association, Forcey Lumber Co., the Lumber Heritage Region, Aaron Rowles Logging and Legacy Resource Partners, Jason Muth Trucking, Carns Powersports, Novey Recycling, W&W Equipment, Visit Clearfield County and Pop 93.1/95.9 and Passport Radio 98.5/101.7.
Aaron Rowles Logging
Allegheny Hardwoods Utilization Group
American Legion, Grampian
ARGO Sherp XT
Bear Hill Logging
Bigler Boyz Enviro Inc.
Scouts, Troop 9
Health to you
Clearfield Co. Historical Society.
Clearfield Volunteer Fire Department
Coal Port Museum
Elk Country Wilds
Environmental planning and design
Mushrooms of the fat caps
Forcey Lumber & Veneer Company
PA Western Girl Scouts
Good tire service inc.
Trucking Jason Muth
Forges K & S
Keystone Wood Products Association
Trucking of the Kuhnle brothers
Lawrence Township Supervisors and Work Team
Lindsie Wisor State Farm
Forest Heritage Region
Metzler Forest Products
Sweet 2 Wild
Extreme mountain motorsports
National Hardwood Association
North Fork Makers
PA Forest Products Association
Hickory syrup PA
PA recorders and log carriers
AP Sustainable forest industry
Revival by Anderson
Swisher Concrete Products
Triple Nickel Distillery
Two Brothers T-Shirts
United Sportsmen of PA
Visit Clearfield County
Additionally, food vendors and artisans