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

Logging competition. (Enterprise file photo)

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

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.

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