Labor Day weekend, the final of the Big 3 of summer, is somewhat suddenly upon us.
It doesn’t seem possible.
Wasn’t it just a short time ago we were gathered on the causeway for fun, foam, food and fireworks? And it seems just before that Brooks Park was filled with the summer kickoff celebration?
Yes, once again the calendar has moved into September and soon the air will be filled with the ongoing aroma of pumpkin spice.
But fear not, there is one more summertime soiree on tap. Thanks to the folks at the River Country Chamber the annual Logging Festival arrives Friday and what better way to segue out of summer than to take in this 3 day extravaganza celebrating our area’s logging heritage?
From Friday’s kickoff with the Arts & Crafts vendors getting some musical accompaniment, chain saw artistry and (our personal favorite) the food trucks to the Amateur and Professional lumberjack competition on tap for Saturday and Sunday the event promises a boatload of family friendly fun.
Activities abound at Shaw Park and the shuttle allows for free and efficient access without parking hassles.
If you’ve never been to the lumberjack competition you are in for a treat. These wood-oriented athletes are nothing short of amazing as they put their lumbering skills on display in an all out effort to outdo the field. If you’ve attended one in recent years? You’re already there.
Elder’s Forest Products is the primary sponsor for this lively contest featuring world class competitors including current and former champions.
Downtown will be buzzing as merchants haul out some bodacious buys for 3 days of sidewalk sales and don’t miss the annual pancake breakfast at the fire department. And speaking of the fire department tradition reigns as the three day event culminates with the ever exciting waterball battle at Brooks Park.
If you’re a runner you are likely doing the ‘eat pasta run fasta’ thing Friday in preparation for the Marshall Memorial Run but if (like this writer) running is more of a spectator sport you can cheer on the entrants when the race begins at 9am in Riverside Park.
Here’s a link to give you the skinny on festival fun.
Here at N3 we plan on celebrating this end of summer fete the way we did at the start of summer event.
Did someone say Elephant Ears?
Side Note: Events like this can only happen with the beloved assistance of a cadre of hearty volunteers who step up to help breathe life into these community happenings. Volunteering helps get you involved while meeting some cool people and delivering that sense of accomplishments one gets from being part of a successful team effort.
And it can help promote your business as Ms. Lightfoot describes:
"I volunteer because it is amazing to give back to our communities and at the same time, I can wear my Coldwell Banker logo gear and keep my business name out in the public. I love to be everywhere!"-Lisa Lightfoot, Realtor at Coldwell Banker Schmidt & River Country Chamber Board of Directors.
Whether to increase the visibility of your business or to just get to know folks in a fun way, contact the Chamber office and help continue their tradition of putting on some seriously fun and family friendly events.
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