76th annual in 2023
405 E. Colombero Drive
Annual McCloud Lumberjack Fiesta is McCloud, California's longest running event, sponsored by the McCloud Community Recreation Council as their main fundraiser.
- Waterslides for the kids
- Horseshoe competition
- Music entertainment
- Dance contest after the Lil Miss Fiesta and Lil Logger competition
- Harold Benedict memorial horseshoe tournament
- Papa Anderson memorial softball tournament
- Amateur logging competitions for kids on Saturday and adults on Sunday
- Watermelon eating contest for kids
Set among beautiful forests as the gateway to McCloud River, McCloud River Falls and Mt. Shasta Wilderness Area, the city's lumberjack heritage is evident with statues and murals around town paying homage to the burly guys who cut trees for lumber.
During the festival and parade (which takes place on Main Street on Saturday at 11 a.m.) kid honorees of contests such as the Lil The Li'l Logger and Miss Fiesta contests kick off the event Friday Night. Miss Fiesta and Lil Logger competition proudly carry their trophies, while youngsters and adults vie for title of Best Logger. Amateur logging competitions for kids are held on Saturday and adults on Sunday. Visitors are invited to enter the challenging competition, though you're not expected to win.
To round out an old-fashioned day of tournaments such as horseshoes and softball, the Watermelon Eating Contest for kids is a blast! As the sun goes down musical entertainment has all ages up on their feet, dancing to the beat.
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.