"We really do want a lot of families to come," Parbs said.
In previous years, area volunteers have worked to provide activities in the free "kid's zone." However, because of some uniques circumstances that have previously prevented the execution of some of theses activities, the museum went ahead this year and purchased inflatables and hired other children's games and rides.
The children's area will feature carnival games, pony rides and a trackless train children can ride.
"It's important that we have activities that are kid friendly," Linville said.
While Parbs and Linville are excited about the children's activities, they agree the key element of the festival is the professional lumberjack competition and logrolling demonstrations from
"You don't realize how strong they are, how big they are, until you see them up on their spring board, chopping," Parbs said.
Another event that Parbs felt should be highlighted is the lumberjack camp, running from
"It's probably your only chance in your life to try logrolling," Parbs said.
The Lumberjack Festival is the museum's largest fundraiser each year. Once again, Parbs and Linville are hoping to break the 2,000 mark in attendance. Typically, the event sees 1,500.
For more information on the event, visit www.thesawmillmuseum.org or call 242-0343.
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