TUPPER LAKE, NY — The Tupper Lake Woodsmen’s Days returns to Tupper Lake Municipal Park July 12-14 for a celebration of the region’s storied heritage of logging and lumberjacking.
This year’s theme, Lumberjack Revival, will bring with it a host of new additions for adults and kids, including a large bounce house, an obstacle course, and a silent auction to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.
The New York State Lumberjack Association (NYSLA) will also attend Woodsmen’s Days for the first time. Members of the organization pay dues to compete in similar events around the state.
NYSLA contests will being at noon on Saturday in the grandstand and continue throughout the afternoon. Spectators can look forward to exciting events like the axe throw, women’s bow saw, men’s springboard, and Jack and Jill fire building. Admission to the competition is free for kids under 5, $5 for ages 6-12, and $7 for 13 and over.
The Woodsmen’s Days parade will return to the old route this year, starting on the corner of McLaughin Ave. and Park St., going through Park Street business district, and continuing down Lake Street before ending at the Municipal Park.