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Ladies And Gentlemen Grab Your Axes: 60th Annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree

NORTH FORK — Get ready for the North Fork Boosters Club 60th Annual Loggers Jamboree! This event at the North Fork Recreation Center pays tribute to the loggers of time past and those still keeping the tradition alive today.

Bill Davis in the ax throw 2017, photo courtesy Terrance Reimer

Participants in the Jamboree help us appreciate and honor the loggers craft and hard work, while keeping us entertained throughout the competition. Events over the course of the weekend include ax throw, choker setting, hand chopping, tree falling, ladies ax throw, ladies power saw, double bucking, Jack and Jill, speed ax, hot power saw, springboard, working saw and junior ax throw.

Saturday, July 6

On Saturday, July 6, gates open at 8 a.m. and the Pro-Am competition and Junior Axe Throw start at 10 a.m. At noon there’s a horseshoe competition and by 5 p.m. it’s time for the Loggers Jamboree parade to step off in downtown North Fork. That’s followed by a tri-tip dinner at Town Hall which is followed by the Wood Chopper’s Ball featuring live music and the coronation of the Queen of the Loggers Jamboree.

Sunday, July 7

Lions Club Pancake Breakfast takes place at Town Hall from 7 – 10 a.m. when the gates open back up at the Rec Center for the second day of competition and — this time — Pro competition logging events all day long.


Tickets for Sunday’s Main Event — when the Professionals compete — can be purchased from the Loggers Jamboree Queen, Little Princess and Little Logger Contestants prior to the event.

Tickets are $2 if purchased from the contestants or $5 at the gate. These pre-sale tickets are good for Sunday’s event only, organizers remind the community. There are no pre-sale tickets for Saturday’s event, when the amateurs compete.

Tickets for Saturday can be purchased at the gate for $5.


For the professional  event on Sunday, participants must have competed in the Loggers Jamboree previously, either as an amateur or professional. For the amateur event on Saturday, participants must not have participated as a professional previously. Participant entry fees will depend on the number of events competed in.

Hodges Defends Title At 60th North Fork Loggers Jamboree

Loggers Jamboree Queen

Taralee Wass, 2018 Jamboree Queen, photo courtesy NF Boosters

It wouldn’t be a a Loggers Jamboree without a Queen, say those in the know. Every year a young woman from the community is crowned for their exceptional fundraising abilities. These dedicated and hopeful Queens-to-be sell Loggers Jamboree Raffle tickets to raise money for the North Fork Boosters beginning in April at the Loggers Jamboree Kick-Off Dinner/Dance at Town Hall.

All proceeds from the Jamboree go into The North Fork Boosters General Fund, to keep local facilities, programs, and events going year after year. In between the competition’s events there are local food vendors and crafts to purchase, and if you feel the need to cool off, then head down to the swimming area for a dip.

Loggers Jamboree Parade

The Loggers Jamboree Parade going through North Fork’s Main street steps off at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 6.

The Wood Chopper’s Ball

Jack and Jill 2017, photo courtesy of Terrance Reimer

Be sure not to miss out, because the Ball is a great time for everyone as on Saturday night visitors and locals come together to dance the night away.  Located at the Rec Center and starting at 8 p.m., the Wood Chopper’s Ball is meant for anyone who likes foot stompin’ music, hootin’ and hollering! Come out and enjoy the music.

Read more about the Loggers Jamboree on the North Fork Boosters page.

2018 Loggers Jamboree Results

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