California Festivals


Lumberjack & Logging Festivals

WEST POINT: Lumberjack Day & Parade Saturday October 7, 2023 Theme: Footloose in the Foothills
West Point, California
Each year West Point celebrates its lumberjack heritage with a special festival - in 2023 the event celebrates 48 years! Festival includes Pancake Breakfast, Soapbox Derby, Car Show Street & Food Fair, Crowning of the Lumberjack King & Queen, the 11 a.m. Parade on Main Street, Tri-tip Lunch at the Fire Department,  Petting Zoo, 1 p.m.

Logging Show and Competition at Logging Arena, 195 Spink Road

Logging Show Accuracy:
Business Men's Axe Throw
Axe Throw
Women's Axe Throw
Best Time:
Choker Setting - Men's and Women's
Business Men's Saw (6.0 CI or less/non-commercial user)
Men's Saw (6.0 or less)
Modified Stock Saw  has to be original production saw
Hot Rod Saw
Speed Axe
Women's Stock Saw
Limber Poll
Double Hand Bucking
Jack & Jill Bucking

Horseshoe Tournament, Spink Road Festival with Live Music, and the pre-festival Spaghetti Dinner on Friday night at VFW Hall, 6-10 p.m.

FORT BRAGG: Paul Bunyan Days September 1-4, 2023
Labor Day Weekend

FORESTHILL: Heritage Festival September 2, 2023, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (always during Labor Day Weekend)
Leroy E. Botts Memorial Park
24500 - 24599 Harrison St.
Foresthill, CA 95631 | events/ 415668299043392/

Presented by the Foresthill Chamber of Commerce "A Proud Heritage & A Bright Future"

  • Fiddlin' Brothers, 12 & 14 year old violin duo
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Old West Reenactments
  • Lumberjacks & Jills Competition & Sierra Six-Pack Shoot-Outs
  • American Legion Pig Roast
  • Free covered wagon rides from Top Hand Ranch
  • Western Shootout - to be performed near Foresthill Historical Museum. Fondly referred to as Hight Noon ...12 p.m. sharp.
  • History exhibits
  • Gold Rush Wedding & Saloon Dancers
  • Scarecrow contest at the Community Garden
  • Old Town Walking Tours


WHITE PINES: Sierra Nevada Logging Museum 26th  Annual Logging Jamboree September 2, 2023, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Logging Museum
2148 Dunbar Road
White Pines, CA  - 1 mile from Arnold on Highway 4
$8, age 12 and under free, |

Annual Logging Jamboree

  • Games for kids
  • snow cones and Food.
  • Competition starting at 10 a.m. with categories: Amateurs, Professional, Men & Women, Pro, Speed, Axe Throw, Modified Stock Saw, Menís Buck, Choker Setting, Limber Pole, Hot Saw   

PARADISE: Johnny Appleseed Days October 7-8, 2023 in Terry Ashe Park.

BOULDER CREEK Lumberjack Days usually during 4th of July celebrations (San Lorenzo Valley)

WESTWOOD: Paul Bunyan Mountain & Blues Festival July
Logging show hosted by Westwood Logging Company Jack Medici and Tommy Salem Junior Logging Show Blues festival on the lawn featuring: -The Amy Celeste Band and The Southside Growlers Arts, Crafts, Antiques and Collectibles Show Brimstone Bill's Carnival Children's Activities with water slide Blue Ox Bingo Back to Calendar Location: 3rd Street and Ash Street, Westwood, California 96137 Westwood's Paul Bunyan Mountain & Blues Festival starts with a parade at 10:30am down Ash Street to Third Street and then to the park for festivities.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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