Timberwork's Lumberjack Shows provides images of man against the impossible, competing in a sport derived out of a nation's heritage. Captivating State Fair Event Grand Opening Crowds How SawWatch the sawdust fly as modified STIHL MS660 chainsaws slice through logs in just seconds! The hot saw was designed strictly to make cutting through logs as quickly as possible. Each competitor must make three cuts as fast as they can. The first competitor with three wood cookies on the ground wins the point for their camp! Speed CarvingThis event is always the perfect break from the competitive action. Young and old alike will laugh and cheer as this un-suspecting speed carve ends in a surprise for one lucky kid in the crowd. Obstacle Pole Relay RaceWhen a new lumberjack was brought into a logging camp he had to go through a relay course to determine what his best skills sets were. Our relay race is a three-part race involving some of the same tools that were used back in the logging camps in the mid to late 1800's. The first competitor to finish the relay will win the point! Axe ThrowFrom a distance of 20 feet the lumberjacks set their sights on the five-inch bulls'-eye at the center of the target. Throwing the axe overhead towards the target, each axe will make one full rotation before it slices into the target, scoring points for that lumberjack. Speed ClimbDon't blink as our climbers race up and down the 45 foot poles in just seconds! Climbers, or "high-riggers," used metal spikes and a steel cord rope to help them climb until they reached a point where the tree became approximately 3 feet in diameter. This thrilling event will have guests holding their breath waiting to see who will be the first competitor back to the ground! Single BuckThese razor sharp saws, otherwise known as the "Misery Whips," are used to cut through logs with the speed of a modern day power saw. The single saw was invented after the old time loggers realized that using an axe wasn't the most efficient way to work through a log. Competitors use their entire body to push the saw back and forth, using every tooth until their cookie falls to the deck. Logrolling (Birling)This fan favorite is one of the most difficult lumberjack disciplines of all time! Men known as "River Pigs" were hired to help float the logs down stream to the sawmill towns in the spring of the year. In order to stay on top of the logs these men had to be quick and nimble; one false move could be the difference between life and death. Modern day log rolling involves the same athleticism and concentration. This event will keep you on the edge of your seat! Underhand ChopThe underhand chop is taken straight from work that was done by the old time lumberjacks. This chop resembles how loggers would cut fallen logs to length in the woods. Lumberjacks swing their six pound razor sharp axes just inches from their toes as they try to be the first to sever their log! Springboard ChopThe most dangerous of all of the modern day lumberjack chopping events! The springboard chop was historically used to allow lumberjacks a flat working surface when they were working on the side of a hill or had to get above a flaring root system. This chop requires lumberjacks to balance on a springboard notched into the side of a tree while racing to be the first to chop their treetop in half.