Big Party Planned This Weekend With Springhill Lumberjack Festival
In 1896, the Bodcaw Lumber Company opened up its sawmill operation with approximately fifty employees. Bodcaw also built twenty five homes for its sawmill workers in the area just west of the mill still referred to as "Sawmill Town."
With the town's roots firmly planted in the timber industry of North Louisiana, it's only fitting to recognize those humble beginnings, and since 1984, that's exactly what Springhill has done with the annual Springhill Lumberjack Festival.
This year's festival, which will take place this Saturday, October 8, is expected to be one of the biggest ever!
On tap this year, they've got events for people of all ages.
Lots Of Live Music
According to the Springhill Lumberjack Festival Facebook page, this year's event features loads of live music including Camryn Orr who'll perform at 10:45 am and The J. Lynch Band who'll take the stage at 1:00 pm.
Auto And Cycle Show
There will be an Auto and Cycle Show beginning at 10:45 am with judging to be held at 1:00 pm.
Antique Tractor, Engine and Power Show
There's the 17th Annual Antique Tractor, Engine, and Power Show from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and a parade at 10:00 am.
Another crowd pleaser will be the Baggo Tournament, which is much like Corn Hole. Sign up begins at 10:00 am and the competition begins at 11:00 am. Entry is $20 per team with all proceeds paid back to the winners.
Wood Carving Demonstrations
Micah McKinney will be there outside next to the CAC Building, with some of the pieces he's already carved, which you'll have the opportunity to purchase. He'll also give several wood carving demonstrations with the first one slated to begin at 11:00 am.
And just for the kids, the Kid Zone, across from Carter Credit Union, will have loads of food, games and prizes!