Championship Lumberjack Competition


 Mountain State Forest Festival Lumberjack Contest

Free Admission General Public

Events to Include:

  • Chain Saw
  • Axe Throwing
  • Two-Person Crosscut Sawing (Any Saw)
  • Jack and Jill Crosscut Sawing
  • Jill and Jill Crosscut Sawing
  • Tree Felling Contest
  • Wood Chopping Contest


The Lumberjack Contests will be held at the Coronation Platform on the campus of Davis & Elkins College on Saturday Morning (the Main weekend of Festival prior to Closing Ceremony Sunday).

Scheduled Date(s) & Time(s):

Estimated Schedule of Events
Lumberjack Contest
Saturday, October 3, 2015

  • Registration and Drawing for Wood 7:00 AM
  • Stage Hand Briefing 7:45 AM
  • Competition Begins 8:00 AM
  • Chain Saw 8:00 AM
  • Axe Throwing Preliminary * 8:30-10:30 AM
  • Two-Person Crosscut Sawing (Any Saw) 9:00 AM
  • Jack and Jill Crosscut Sawing 9:30 AM
  • Jill and Jill Crosscut Sawing 10:00 AM
  • Axe Throwing Finals 10:30 AM
  • Tree Felling Contest 11:00 AM
  • Wood Chopping Contest 11:30 AM
  • Lumberjack Contest Awards Ceremony 12:00 Noon

* Contestants may throw axes at target in tree felling area between 8:30 AM and 10:30
AM, at their convenience. The top six (6) finalists will throw for prizes just prior to the
tree felling contest.


Anthony "Tony" Bates, Assistant Director


Allegheny Wood Products, Inc.
Armstrong World Industries
Barger Forestry Services
Eastern Hardwoods
Frontier Communications
Mon Power a FirstEnergy Company
Myles Lumber Company
Polino Contracting, Inc.
Tri-State Forest Products, LLC
US Forest Service

An entry fee of $10.00 per person per event must be submitted with your entry form.

Printable Registration Form for Download:


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