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Date: May 23 & 24, 2009
Rim Country Chamber of Commerce
A relative short time ago Arizona’s forests rang with the sound of the logger’s axe and the hum of a hot saw. Today things have changed and it is nothing like what it used to be. The logging camps and loggers added color to our history and heritage and the stories about these times are endless. One of the most interesting facets of that time were the loggers themselves. The work was hard and the camps were lonely. When they did have time off they invented activities for themselves and made sport out of their work. And now Payson, Arizona one of the most active logging communities in its hey day, holds a tribute to this period of Americana.
On May 23 & 24, 2009 professional loggers and amateurs alike will descend on Payson and compete for cash and prizes. The grand prize, the coveted “Logger of the Year” will go to the logger with the most points at the end of the two day event. In order to achieve the logger of the year status each participant will need to execute traditional logging skills as well as exhibit great stamina, accuracy and team work. This year celebrates the 21st year of this event and the tough men and women that made a living in the logging industry. This laid back atmosphere of family oriented fun and draws thousands of enthusiastic onlookers and expert competitors. From the very young to the very old, there’s something for everyone!
Look for plenty of activities for your little Lumberjacks, some of which are free, and many with cash, prizes and gift certificate giveaways. Kids will love “Grammy’s Corner”, where there will be a watermelon eating contest, tricycle races and t