Morton Loggers’ Jubilee

The “Granddaddy of all Logging Shows” celebrates and preserves the heritage of the days of the springboard and the axe.  The first Loggers’ Jubilee began in 1937 or 1938 as a friendly competition between local men whose livelihood was the always strenuous and sometimes hazardous business of logging and lumbering.  Today, the exciting two-day event features competitors from as far away as Australia and New Zealand testing skills that include felling and bucking using “misery whips” and axes, log rolling and speed climbing 80-foot tall spar trees. The overall champion is crowned “Bull of the Woods.

Spectators at the Morton Loggers’ Jubilee Logging Show step back in history to view skills practiced by woodsmen of a century ago.  The show features a fascinating mix of old and newer technologies ranging from felling trees with razor-sharp axes while standing on a springboard several feet above the ground to bucking large logs in seconds using highly modified “hot” chainsaws.  Contestants preserve the culture of logging and lumbering in a town and area that has long been sustained by those industries.

  • ADA Accessible
  • Fee Required
  • Interpretive Signage
  • Trained Guide Available
  • Event Held Annually in August

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