Lumberjack festival releases event schedule –


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.

The full program of events is available here and fb event page


Aaron Rowles Logging

Allegheny Hardwoods Utilization Group

American Legion, Grampian

Appalachian Woods


Bear Hill Logging

Bigler Boyz Enviro Inc.

Scouts, Troop 9

Brackman Chevrolet

Carns Motorsports


Health to you

Clearfield Co. Historical Society.

Clearfield EMS

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.

Hubler Brothers.

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

Lumber logs

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

PA WoodMobile

pheasants forever

Revival by Anderson


Stihl Timbersports

Swisher Concrete Products

Triple Nickel Distillery

Two Brothers T-Shirts

United Sportsmen of PA

Visit Clearfield County

W&W Equipment

Zalno Jewelers

Additionally, food vendors and artisans

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