NORTH FORK – The 56th Annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree brings hot competition to the North Fork Rec Center this Saturday and Sunday, July 4 & 5.
Gates open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, with the Pro-Am competition starting at 10 a.m., followed by the Junior Ax Throw, the Jason Taylor Ax Throw and then the Horseshoe Tournament at noon.
The Jamboree Parade steps off at 5 p.m. on North Fork’s Main Street, followed by a community dinner at the Town Hall at 6 p.m., and the announcement of this year’s Little Logger. Dinner is $10 for adults, $5 for children.
At 8 p.m., everyone is invited to dance the night away under the stars at The Woodchopper’s Ball, which kicks off at 8 p.m. with the coronation of the Loggers Jamboree Queen.
Last year’s Queen Cheyenne Whitener will be passing the crown to one of the 2015 contestants – Heather Lutz, sponsored by Box Feed; Nichole Fiske, sponsored by Gas n’ Stuff; or Brittany Burnett, sponsored by Bandit Town.
Entertaining the revelers at the Woodshopper’s Ball will be Lynette Skynyrd, the world’s only all-female tribute band to Lynyrd Skynyrd, followed at 10 p.m. by Wildwood Highway. Admission is just $5 presale, and $10 at the gate. Get your tickets at http://loggersjamboree.ticketleap.com/thewoodchoppersball/.
Sunday starts off at 7 a.m. with the ever-popular Lions Club Pancake Breakfast at the Town Hall. Presale tickets are $6 for adults, $5 kids under 12. At the door tickets are $7 for adults, $6 kids under 12. They will be serving until 10 a.m., when the gates open at the Rec Center for a second day of competition starting at noon.
After the log birling competition, The Wild West will entertain at 5 p.m.
Admission to the Jamboree is just $5, kids under 12 are free.
The North Fork Rec Center is located at 33507 Road 230.
The North Fork Town Hall is located at 33060 Mono Drive.