Chop, Saw, and Compete: Lumberjack Classic Returns to the Northeast Outdoor Show!
Get ready for an epic battle of the Timbersport titans as the Lumberjack Classic makes its triumphant return to the Northeast Outdoor Show on May 20th and 21st at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck! Watch in awe as top-notch competitors go head-to-head for the chance to win hefty cash prizes in this thrilling and family-friendly event. Don't miss out on the excitement - admission to the Lumberjack Classic is included with your Northeast Outdoor Show ticket!
Lumberjack Show Competitions:
For this activity, the competitor stands with feet on top of a long with feet about 12 to 15 inches apart. Once the competition starts, the competitor begins to chop through the log with their axe.
The thrilling springboard chop is a classic lumberjack activity that tests a competitor's skill and bravery. Contestants use their axe to cut pockets into a log, place 6-inch wide springboard platforms into the pockets, and then hop up to the top of a 9-foot pole to chop off the top. This event was historically used to provide loggers with a level chopping area above uneven ground.
Hot Saw is a super amped-up Chain Saw. Competitors create their own hot saw, most of the time from a watercraft engine or even a snowmobile engine. The competitors are then timed on a downed cut, upped cut, and downed cut on the log.
STANDING BLOCK CHOP
This event is simply a race to see who can cut down a tree with an axe the fastest. Competitors use their axe to chop their way through a 12 to 14-inch white pine.
This event uses a single-person cross-cut saw to cut through 19 inches of pine the fastest. Sometimes competitors have helpers that will provide a wedge into the cut to prevent the teeth from the saw from sticking.
See these competitions and more all weekend long at the Northeast Outdoor Show!