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Friday, August 5, 2016

65th Annual Woodsmen's Show Starts Friday At Cherry Springs State Park

The Woodsmen Show, celebrating the rich lumber history of Potter County, starts Friday at Cherry Springs State Park on Route 44. It is sponsored by the Galeton Rotary Club. Grounds open daily at 9 AM.

The three day weekend offers a bit of excitement for everyone. Every event has a connection to Potter County's rich lumbering history.
Come see the top lumberjacks in the country come to Cherry Springs State Park to compete in events like cross cut saw, springboard, axe throwing and tree felling - the same events featured in the popular outdoor games on TV.
Witness ordinary people test their own skills while rubbing elbows with the pros. Some of the events are listed below:

Lumberjack Show of Champions
Masterpiece Carving, Quick Carve Competition and Auction
Practice for woodhicks
Amatuer Competitions - Test your abilities - 2PM

Masterpiece Carving
Quick Carve Competition and Auction
Lumberjack Competition - 12 Noon

Masterpiece Carving
Quick Carve Competition and Auction
Horse Pulling Competition - 12 Noon

A complete detailed schedule is posted online at

Discover exhibits, vendors and historical re-enactments all commemorating our great forest and the life of the woodhick. After soaking in all the activities, sit down with a hearty meal and enjoy traditional music.

Admission prices are: Adults- age 13 and up $9 on Friday and Sunday and $12 on Saturday, Children ages 6 to 12 are $7 each day, children 5 and under are free.

There are three new amateur events this year. 

There is a greased pole contest with cash prizes on Fri at noon, Sat at 9 am and Sun at 1:30, contestants must be between 16 and 22 years of age. Under 18 must have permission of parents. 

There is a Kids Treasure hunt with prizes awarded Friday at 2:30 pm, Sat. at 11:30 am, and Sunday at 2:30 pm. 

On Sunday at 9:00 am there will be a Skillet Toss open only to female contestants.

Also this year there will be 3 guns and 3 chainsaws raffled off. The drawings for the guns will be held at noon on Sunday with three separate winners. Winners must be able to pass the Pennsylvania background check. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. The chainsaw drawings will be held each day at 3:30 pm. Tickets are $1.00 each.

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