2022 RANGELEY – The Maine Forestry Museum is holding its 41st Annual Logging Festival Days on Friday and Saturday, July 15th & 16th.  The festival is located at our fairgrounds at 221 Stratton Rd., Rt 16 in Dallas Plantation/Rangeley.  On Friday from 10am to 4pm we will have wonderful artists, crafters and vendors.  Come witness the burying of the beans around 4 pm for our Bean Hole Dinner to be served on Saturday of the festival and tour our museum.  There will be children’s activities, food and beverages, our popular beer garden and much more.  Friday’s admission to the festival is FREE.

Saturday starts out at 10 am with our wonderful Logging Parade down Main St in Rangeley.  This year’s parade theme is “Artistry From The Forest”.  Loaded big rigs, Smokey the Bear, floats, bands, cloggers, antique cars and more.  Prizes for “Best Loaded Truck”, “Most Appropriate to Logging” (logging industry equipment), “Best Fitting Parade Theme” for floats and other entries.  To register as a parade participant please contact our parade coordinator Linda Sikes at (207-491-6566).

Following the Parade, birling (log rolling) will be held in the town park.  Festivities continue throughout the day at our fairgrounds from 11am- 4pm. Come enjoy artists, crafters and vendors, our famous Bean Hole Dinner, wood carving demo’s, barrel train rides for the kids along with face painting, clowns making balloon animals, and other children’s activities (all children’s activities are free).  Starting around 1pm, we have the fantastic Lumberjack and Lumberjill competition with up to $3,000 worth of prizes to be awarded!  Come watch the Axe Throw, Crosscut, Underhand Chop, Bow Saw, and more…this is a do not miss for your Rangeley vacation weekend.   FMI: call 207-864-3939 or email maineforestry@gmail.com.