Calendar of Events
2021 RANGELEY – The Maine Forestry Museum is holding its 40th Annual Logging Festival Days on Friday and Saturday, July 16th & 17th. The Festival is located at our Fairgrounds at 221 Stratton Rd. in 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. Friday’s admission to the festival is FREE.
Friday evening the festivities continue with the 36th Annual Little Mr. & Miss Woodchip contest – all boys and girls ages 6-8 are welcome to participate. They may recite a poem or sing a song. The winners will ride in our Parade on Saturday. The competition starts at 6:30pm at the Rangeley Inn and will also include live music by the Pulled Together Band playing bluegrass and folk music along with clogging by the fabulous Northern Explosion Dance Team. If you have a child who would like to participate please contact Liz Pimentel at (917-836-1632). Admission to the Woodchip Competition is FREE, and donations are greatly appreciated.
Saturday starts out at 10 am with our wonderful Logging Parade down Main St in Rangeley. This year’s parade theme is “An Interesting Past, A Promising Future”. 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). For the adults, starting at 1pm, we have the fantastic Lumberjack and Lumberjill competition with up to $3,000 worth of prizes to be awarded! This year the competition is being sponsored by Stihl, Boss Power Equipment, and Rangeley Saddleback Inn. Come watch the Axe Throw, Crosscut, Underhand Chop, Bow Saw, and more…this is a do not miss for your Rangeley vacation weekend. Admission to the festival on Saturday is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children ages 12+. FMI: call 207-864-3939 or email email@example.com.
2021 RANGELEY – Dear Artists, Crafters & Vendors,
2021 RANGELEY – The Maine Forestry Museum will be holding its Annual Fundraising Auction online again this year. The Museum is actively seeking business and individual support with donation items for the Annual Auction.
Some of the items being offered include: hand crafted one of a kind furniture, fly fishing excursions with a registered Maine guide, Saddleback all-day (no restrictions) lift tickets, Saddleback Ski School lessons (skiing only, sorry no riders), Artwork, Baxter Brewing SWAG & Beer Bucket and much more…
So, please, if you have some items, merchandise, gift certificates, or services to donate to the MFM Auction give us a call! These donations are all tax deductible and you will be helping the Museum to keep our doors open. You can drop off items at the Museum from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Wednesday thru Sunday starting June 16 or contact the Museum and we’ll come and pick it up.
Contact: Maine Forestry Museum, 207-864-3939 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
10:00AM – PARADE
“Celebrating Rangeley’s Heritage” begins
Following parade, festival begins at 11:00AM
(Watch for the White Family’s parade float: “Muscles” Number One!!!)
~~~SPECIAL MUSEUM EXHIBIT (Indoors and Outdoors)~~~
Lance White and family members will gather by “Muscles” Number Three on the Museum grounds and talk with visitors.
In the Museum Building–Continuous presentation of slide program on Elijah “Tiger” White and family: logging, history of “Muscles” from “Muscles” Number One on, and the White Family’s contribution to the Museum. Wayne White and Museum curator Peggy Yocom talk with Museum visitors. The White family sells the book they have written—The Muscles Book—in the Museum for $33.00.
Bean Hole Dinner complete with Bakewell Cream® biscuit donated by New England Cupboard, Logging Exhibits, Logging (Heavy) Equipment Displays, and bluegrass & traditional music performance by the Missisquoi River Band Click HERE to watch their performance on youtube.
LumberJack & Lumber Jill Competitions sponsored again this year by our friends at Stihl®. Matt Galambos will once again serve as RLRLM’s Event Announcer and is also in charge of the event this year – Click HERE to read some awesome logging competition history on Matt!)
At the Vendor’s Court this year will be Woodworker demonstrations – wood burning, wood furniture makers, scroll saw, whittlers, chainsaw carvers and more. Fiber handiwork artisans (spinners, knitters, quilters) will be giving demonstrations and advice of their artistry/craft. All woodworkers and fiber handiwork vendors will have their wares available for sale.
Please note: LumberJack and LumberJill competitions are limited to a number of participants this year in order to complete this event before 4PM. Matt Galambos, Emcee is in charge of this event.
LUMBERJACK AND LUMBERJILL – download Registration Form HERE
Highlights from the 2014 MFM, Logging Festival & Parade 2014
2021 – RANGELEY – We welcome you to join us every Monday morning from 9:00AM-11:00AM for our informal “work crew”. We meet at the Museum and tackle all kinds of fun projects. This summer we are building a new bridge across Gull Pond stream and continuing to make progress on a brand new trail. A new blacksmith forge is planned and there is an unfinished authentic logging camp on the Museum grounds that could use some help. Previously, our volunteers worked hard to hand peel 70 logs, donated by Seven Islands, that will be used in the construction of the camp.
We host a variety of summer events and are always in need of volunteers to help.
- July 16 & 17 – 40th Annual Logging Festival & Parade and Woodchip Competition
- October 2nd – Apple Festival
There are many opportunities to help with communications, social media, bulk mailings, and so much more.
If interested, just show up at the Museum any Monday (except May 31) and we will find some fun activities to keep you busy.
For more information, please email email@example.com or call 207-864-3939.
Saturday, October 4 – 20th Annual Apple Harvest Festival
9:00 – 3:00PM. Breakfast bar from 9-11AM; Beef Stew and Butternut/Parsnip Vegetarian soup luncheon at 11:00AM;
complete with Bakewell Cream® biscuits
(*sponsored by New England Cupboard of Hermon, Maine)
DESSERT: Apple Crisp available with Whipped Cream
Includes ingredients by New England Cupboard’s Apple Crisp Mix and donated apples by Terry’s Orchard of Jay, ME
Fresh vegetables used for our stew and veggie luncheon donated by Porter Hill Farm in Farmington and Blueberry Hill Farm in Rangeley
Indoor and Outdoor Vendors, Knitters, Quilters, Artisans, Crafts, Woodworkers; Produce Farms; Alpacas from Shadow Hill Farm, etc. Large raffle of assorted Maine-based prizes; LARGEST baked goods and food table in Rangeley; Indoor and Outdoor Logging Museum displays. Apple pressing and chainsaw carving demonstrations all day. Children’s Pumpkin Activity Center – purchase your little ones pumpkins at the produce farm booths and then bring them inside for your little ones to decorate their pumpkins! RLRLM’s local retired logger, Jeep Wilcox available to sign your purchased copy of “Working the Woods” book (from the RLRLM Booth.) Children can paint a mural wall at the Western Maine Play Museum’s booth, complete with paint smock, paint brush & paint!!
Mr. Moose will also be available for picture taking!