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Logging competition. (Enterprise file photo)

Strength tested at Legends and Logging Days Aug. 9-10

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Legends and Logging Days celebrates the area’s logging heritage with exciting wood chopping, log sawing, ax throwing, spring board chop and more.

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This year’s event will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9-10 at the East 40 Tractor Grounds. Visitors will find an array of family activities during the two -day event plus:

n A pre-1840 encampment with tomahawk and archery demonstrations and costumed historical interpreters who will demonstrate and discuss what it was like to live centuries ago.

n Master chainsaw sculptors create masterpieces Friday and Saturday with the completed sculptures auctioned off to the highest bidders.

n Loon calling competition with awards for best calls in age categories.

n A unique marketplace of artists, crafters and demonstrations, such as glass encased beehives.

n Dutch oven cooking with samples of apple crisp and beef stew.

n A petting zoo with the 4-H Club.

n A loggers breakfast, Saturday morning starting at 7 a.m.

n Terrapin Station providing Bluegrass, country, folk and Celtic music, setting the tone for this family-oriented, old-fashioned event.

n Unique grounds with a historic farmhouse, blacksmith shop and working sawmill. Visitors will feel like they have stepped back in time when exploring the 40-acre property and will find plenty of space for parking.

Water Wars on Main will once again be part of the Legends and Logging Days festivities.

The event, held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8 on Main, is free to watch.

For more information, go to www.parkrapids.com.

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