Woodsmen's Days

The Tupper Lake Woodsmen's Days

With a history dating back to the 1930s, the Tupper Lake Woodsmen's Days is weekend-long festival designed to celebrate the region's storied heritage of logging and lumberjacking. Presented by the Tupper Lake Woodsmen's Association, the annual Woodmen's Days has something for everyone. Some of the highlighted events include: The Gala Parade, The Night Games (including the Tug-of-War and the infamous Greased Pole Climb), heavy equipment demonstrations and competitions, chainsaw carving competitions, lumberjack shows, children's activities, and much more!

July 14-15, 2018

Event Venue: The Tupper Lake Municipal Park

Take a 360-Degree Virtual Tour of the Tupper Lake Woodsmen's Greased Pole Climb

Schedule of Events

Note: The 2018 schedule of events is still in the works. Below please find the 2017 schedule to learn more about the annual Tupper Lake Woodsmen's Days.


  • 6 p.m. -- Friday Night Festival: VFW Post 3102 will be roasting up a BBQ chicken dinner. Join the Tupper Lake Woodsmen's for a casual dinner and live music by The Morning People.


  • 10 a.m. -- Woodsmen's Days Parade
  • 11:45 a.m. -- Opening Ceremony (Grandstand)
  • Chainsaw Carving Contest -- (Runs all day in the Grandstand)
  • All State Monster Live Ride Truck -- (Runs all day in the Heavy Equipment Area. There is an additional fee for this) 
  • 1 p.m. -- Chainsaw Carving Auction (Grandstand)    
  • 2 p.m. -- Woodsmen's Loading Competition (Heavy Equipment Area)                         
  • 3 p.m. -- Four-Man Team Competition (Heavy Equipment Area)
  • 6 p.m. -- Chainsaw Carving Auction (Grandstand) 

Saturday Night Games

  • 4:30-6 p.m. -- Night Games Registration (Main Office)
  • 7 p.m. -- Kids' Greased Pole        
  • 7:30 p.m. -- Night Games (Greased Pole Climb and Tug-of-War)


  • 10 a.m. -- Chiansaw Carving Contest (Grandstand)
  • 11 a.m. -- All Star Motor Sports Monster Truck Car Crushing Performance (Heavy Equipment Area) 
  • 1 p.m. -- Chainsaw Carving Auction  (Grandstand)
  • 1 p.m. -- Skidding Competition (Heavy Equipment Area)
  • All Star Motor Sports Monster Truck Car Crushing Performance (Immediately following the skidding competition -- Heavy Equipment Area)
  • Truck Driving Competition (Immediately following the Monster Truck Performance -- Heavy Equipment Area)
  • 4 p.m. -- Chainsaw Carving "Masterpiece" Judging                                            

** Equipment Demonstrations run throughout the day and will be announced prior to their start.

Kids Events Schedule


  • 1 p.m. -- Jr. Woodsmen's Obstacle Course
  • 1:30 p.m. -- Water Balloon Toss
  • 2 p.m. -- Three-leg Races                             
  • 2:30 p.m. -- Splish, Splish, Splash        
  • 3 p.m. -- Egg spoon races    
  • 7 p.m. -- Kids' Greased Pole  


  • 12:30 p.m. -- Watermelon Eating Contest            
  • 1 p.m. -- Pie Toss
  • 1:30 p.m. -- Water Balloon Relay 

Admission Price: $7 for adults and $3 for children

Lodging and Accommodations

Bring out the lumberjack in you and come join in the fun! With two days of activities in the heart of summer, this is a great time to come visit Tupper Lake. Browse through our lodging options and be sure to book a room early (they can fill up quickly)!

Vendor Info

Woodsmen's contract 1

Woodsmen's contract 2

Woodsmen's contract 3

Learn More!

For additional information visit www.woodsmendays.com.

Questions: email WoodsmensDays@gmail.com or call (518) 354-2021.

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