On Sunday of every Labor Day Weekend local town folk pay respect to the area’s rich logging heritage, with a wide range of rollicking competitions demonstrating lumberjacking skills. This Paul Bunyan Days mainstay is not only entertainment for the entire family — it’s a chance to see activities that are rapidly becoming a lost art.
Contests include the pole climb, chocker-setting, 20 ft ax throw, chain saw bucking, Jack & Jill handsaw, single buck handsaw, double buck handsaw, and horizontal hand chop. Events also include a Youth King-of-the-Log Pillow Fight, and an Ol’ Timers competition for loggers over 60.
Men and women who live in Mendocino, Humboldt and Lake County compete for more than $7,000 in prize money, so you can bet the competition will be lively!
The logging show is one of Paul Bunyan Days’ most popular events, with more than 1000 people attending each year. It’s easy to find. From Highway 1 near Highway 20, look for a field of tents and a really tall pole.
Don’t miss this chance to see local men and women demonstrate the skills that helped build Fort Bragg.