Saturday starts out at 10 AM with our wonderful Logging Parade down Main Street in Rangeley. This year’s parade theme is “An Interesting Past, A Promising Future”. Come see loaded big rigs, floats, bands, antique cars and more. New this year will be Smokey the Bear. Prizes for “Best Loaded Truck”, “Most Appropriate to Logging” (logging industry equipment), “Best Fitting Parade Theme” for floats and other entries. To register as a parade participant please contact our parade coordinator Linda Sikes at (207-491-6566).
Following the parade, there will be a Birling competition (log rolling) at the shoreline in the town park. Come to our fairgrounds from 11 AM to 4 PM for more artists, crafters and vendors, clogging performances, music, our famous Bean Hole Dinner, Baxter Brewing beer, wood carving demo’s, barrel train rides for the kids, and other children’s activities (all children’s activities are free). We have the fantastic Lumberjack and Lumberjill competition with up to $3,000 worth of prizes to be awarded this year! Come watch the Axe Throw, Crosscut, Underhand Chop, Bow Saw, Hot Saw and Standing Block! Four women are being inducted into the MFM Hall of Fame as part of the festivities as well. This is a do not miss for your Rangeley vacation weekend. Free admission on Saturday for members, for non-members admission on Saturday is $5.00 adult (18+), $3.00 teens (13-17), 12 and under free. FMI: call 207-864-3939 or visit www.maineforestrymuseum.org.