Lumberjacks Are Swinging Their Axes For A Shot At the Title

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Lumberjacks Are Swinging Their Axes For A Shot At the Title
By: Kelly Woodard

Experience the excitement of axe throwing, flannel, burly beards and bluegrass as Pensacola State College Milton Campus celebrates the 26th Annual NW Florida Forestry Conclave & Lumberjack Festival this Saturday, March 1
st from 8 am to 4 pm.
Enjoy live bands, nature and wildlife exhibits, firefighting demonstrations, food, and plenty of activities for both children and adults. The day features knife and axe throwing, a log roll, bow sawing, cross cut and pulpwood toss.
Competitors must be 16 or older to compete in the adult division and 13 to 15 to compete in the junior division. There is a $3 participation fee for the first event and $1 per person fee for each additional event. Children, senior citizens and high school students compete for free.
Competitive adult events include Compass & Pacing, Knife Throw, Axe Throw, Cross-Cut Sawing, Standing Chop, and more. Junior competitive events include Knife Throw and Cross-Cut Sawing. Activities for children include softball toss, coloring, face painting, crafts and more. And don’t miss the recreational tree climbing, Andy Cummings' chainsaw sculpting and fire-fighting equipment demonstrations.
Bluegrass music, nature & wildlife exhibits, firefighting equipment demonstrations, food and much more will be on hand throughout the day to keep you and your little lumberjack’s happy.
Along with all of the exciting activities, patrons will have a chance to learn about North West Florida’s delicate eco-system and the environmental programs being offered from both PSC and UWF to protect it.
While the supply lasts, festival-goers also get to select free tree seedlings from a variety of species and receive information from experts on planting and proper care.
Admission to the event is free; however there is a $3 entry fee to compete in any of the featured competitions.
For more information, visit or call 850-484-4436.