Newaygo Logging Festival

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Friday, August 30, 2019 - All Day

The River Country Chamber of Commerce Newaygo County hosts the annual Logging Festival over the Labor Day weekend. The festival committee strives to show visitors the rich logging history on which the town of Newaygo was founded.

Kids of all ages can enjoy chainsaw carvings, Professional Lumber Jack Competition with $7,000.00 prize money, Log Rolling Demonstrations, Hot Dot Eating, Elephant Ears, cotton candy, BBQ as well as spending time strolling through the museum exhibit showcasing items from the logging boom on the local Muskegon River. BACK this year are the “Big Boys” Horse pulls on Saturday night. NEW this year “Little Miss LumberJill & Little Mr. LumberJack” Contest.

The festival also boasts very best in handmade crafts and unique resale items for everyone to enjoy. With an emphasis on unique home decorations, garden and yard decor, beautiful jewelry, clothing, personalized gifts, ornaments, antiques and collectibles. There are also many palate pleasing delights such as dips, jams, candies, breads, candied apples, cookies, popcorn, dried soup mixes, candied almonds and handmade tamales as well as the traditional carnie foods.

Craft Show Hours
Friday 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday 10 am- 5 pm
Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

Additional Activities
Friday – Monday SIDEWALK Sales—area merchants
Friday – Sunday ALL DAY Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations
Friday – Sunday Noon – 4 pm Newaygo County Museum Logging Exhibit


Downtown Newaygo
State Street
Newaygo, MI


Cost: Free to attend
Event Website: Click to Visit
Organizer: River Country Chamber of Commerce of Newaygo County
Organizer Phone: 231.652.3068
Organizer Email: [email protected]


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