The 36th annual Community Lumberjack Festival will run Sept. 8-9 at Macedon Center Fireman’s Field, 2481 Canandaigua Road, Macedon.
Professional lumberjacks will compete on both days, including local competitors Chris Henning, Dave Jewitt, Tim Keech and Paul Pfenniger. The preliminary contest starts at 10 a.m. on Sept. 8, with the finals at 9 a.m. on Sept. 9.
Events include ax throwing, hot saw, two-man crosscut and springboard. This is one of the highest paying competitions in the northeast.
The festival features a craft and collectibles sale. Commercial exhibitors include portable band saws, wood carvers, landscaping equipment and fireplaces. Call (585) 749-6538 for vendor information; commercial exhibitors can call (585) 217-7177.
Pony rides and a petting zoo are open to children. Food is available each day, including ice cream for dessert. The lumberjack breakfast with pancakes, real maple syrup, eggs, sausage, home fries, juice and coffee is served from 7 to 11 a.m. on Sept. 8 and 7 a.m. to noon on Sept. 10.
Church services are at 5 p.m. on Sept. 8 and 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 9. Teams can register for the tug of war contest at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 9 by calling (315) 986-2166.
Raffle prizes include a chainsaw, wood carving by Jewett, string trimmer and gift cards from Infinite Audio, Flaherty’s Restaurant, Marble Slab Creamery, Tractor Supply Co. and Long Acres Farm Market. Winners are announced Sept. 9. Tickets are available at breakfast, the booth on the grounds and (315) 986-7969.
Gates open at 8 a.m. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for senior citizens, $1 for ages 6-14 and free for ages 5 and younger. Parking is free and handicapped-accessible.
The event is sponsored by Macedon Center Fire Department and Macedon Center United Methodist Church. Call (315) 986-3732 or visit for information.