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: Gala Parade, 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 10-12, 2020

Event Venue: The Tupper Lake Municipal Park

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

**The schedule of events for the 2020 Woodsmen's Days is in process...Check out 2019's schedule of events for details.

Friday, July 12th

  • 6 p.m. -- Friday Night Festivities
  • Woodsmen's dinner at Raquette River Brewing with live music by Bittersweet

Saturday, July 13th

  • 10 a.m. - Woodsmen's Days Parade (Starts at McLaughlin Ave, runs through the Park Street Business District, finishes at the Municipal Park)
  • Chainsaw Carving Contest (All Day in Grandstand)
  • 11:45 a.m. - Opening Ceremony (Grandstand)
  • 12 p.m. - NYSLA Competitions (Infield/Grandstand Area)
  • 12 p.m. - Loading Competition (Heavy Equipment Area/Pavilion)
  • 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Kid's Games (See booklet for kids schedule of events)
  • 1 p.m. - Chainsaw Carving Auction  
  • 2 p.m. - 4 Man Competition  (Heavy Equipment Area/Pavilion) 

Saturday Night Games                     

  • Night Game Registration (All Day in Main Office)
  • 7 p.m. - Kid's Greased Pole / Watermelon Toss
  • 7:30 p.m. - Night Games & Bogger Run

Sunday, July 14th

  • Chainsaw Carving Contest (Grandstand - All day)
  • 11 a.m. - Skidding Competition (Heavy Equipment Area/Pavilion)
  • 1 p.m. - Chainsaw Carving Auction
  • 2 p.m. - Truck Driving Competition (Heavy Equipment Area/Pavilion)                                           

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

** All times subject to change

Admission Price:

Free for kids under 5

$5 for kids ages 6-12

$7 for ages 13 & over

Lodging and Accommodations

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

Learn More!

For additional information visit woodsmendays.com 

Vendor info

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

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