35th Annual Macedon Center Community Lumberjack Festival
MACEDON CENTER 35th ANNUAL COMMUNITY LUMBERJACK FESTIVAL
This year the festival will be held September 9 - 10 at the firemen’s field on Canandaigua Road. Admission is only $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for sr. citizens, $1.00 for kids 6-14 and 5 and under are free. Parking is free and handicapped accessible. It is sponsored by the Macedon Center Fire Dept. and the Macedon Center United Methodist Church.
Gates open both days at 8 AM. Saturday’s amateur competition sponsored by Landpro/Stihl will begin at 9 AM. The events include log rolling, two-man cross cut, buck saw, chain saw, log chop, and fire starting. We encourage local lumberjacks to come out and participate. This is an opportunity for the beginner to become familiar with the timber sport. We supply all the equipment and safety gear. Some of the professionals will be on hand to offer advice on how to improve technique or to help you get started in the sport. NEW!!! This year. Tug of War. For more team information to participate call 315-986-4680.
On Sunday you will get to see pros from all over the country and Canada compete. Dave Jewitt, and Paul Pfenniger are a few of the locals competing. Competition starts at 10 AM. There will be ax throwing, hot saw, two man crosscut, spring board and more. Today this event is one of the highest paying competitions in the Northeast. So come out to see the pros, get a “cookie” signed and then watch them on ESPN in October.
There is also a craft and collectables sale. If you would like to be a vendor, call 585-749-6538. Commercial exhibitors include portable band saws, wood carvers, landscaping equipment, fireplaces and more. If you would like to be a commercial exhibitor, call 585-217-7177. There will be a petting zoo and pony rides for the kids. A variety of food is available all day, ice cream for dessert. The lumberjack breakfast of pancakes with real maple syrup, eggs, sausage, home fries, juice and coffee is served Sat. 7-11 AM and Sun. 8 - Noon. “Come as you are” church services are held at 5 PM Sat. and 9:30 AM Sun. There is also a local Bed and Breakfast if you would like to spend the weekend.
On Sunday there will be a raffle with donations from Altra Rental for a chainsaw. World champion lumberjack Dave Jewett has donated a wood carving. Infinite Audio in Macedon is donating a Remote Start for your car. Blazey’s from Palmyra has donated a string trimmer. We also have gift cards from Flaherty’s Restaurant, Marble Slab Creamery, Tractor Supply, and Long Acres Farm Market. You will be able to buy raffle tickets at the breakfast or at the booth on the grounds.
This is going to be a great year with fun for the whole family. More competitors are encouraged to sign up for the Sat. competition and Tug of War. For more information call 315-986-3732, visit our link at www.macedoncenterfire.org, or program your GPS for 2481 Canandaigua Road, Macedon, 14502. Hope to see you on Sept. 9 - 10. We’re just around the corner from everywhere.