TUPPER LAKE A Tupper Lake tradition kicks into gear next weekend.
The 27th Annual Woodsmens Days will take place on Saturday, July 14 and 14 at the municipal park. This exciting, annual event attracts thousands of spectators and hundreds of competitors for a weekend of parades, logging demonstrations, thrilling competition, and fun.
It is the essence of what Tupper Lake was built on the lumber industry, and the years of tradition and heritage, said Woodmens Days Executive Secretary Crystal Boucher.
The event kicks off on Saturday, at 10 a.m. with the Annual Woodman parade, which will march from Park Street to the municipal park.
Those that wish to be in the parade should contact 359-9444. This years parade theme is Volunteers, Past, Present and Future.
Our volunteers don't get enough recognition, and without them we wouldn't have this event or many of the things in community, said Boucher.
After the parade, the lumberjacks and lumberjills will compete in an international competition in events including horse pulling, chainsaw carving, axe throwing, skidder and loader driving. The Penn Dixie Band will perform Dixieland music.
That evening, spectators will be encouraged to get involved in the night games, which includes fun activities like a greased pole climb and tug of war event.
On Sunday, the Adirondacks largest horse pull will take place at 1 p.m., and Professor Marvel's Magic Show will take place at 2 p.m.
Throughout both days, there are a variety of exhibitions, including a special touring exhibit called The Way of the Woods, which highlights the Northern Forests. Food of many types will be available, along with childrens activities.
The entrance fee is $5 for adults, $2 for children from 5-10, and under five are free. Proceeds raised through the event go to local organizations.
For more information contact the Tupper Lake Woodsmens Association, P.O. Box 759, Tupper Lake, NY 12986, phone 518-359-9444 or email