Lumberjack Competition at the Tioga County Fair

A Lumberjack Competition will be held during the Tioga County Fair in Wellsboro on Saturday, Aug. 11. Open to professional lumberjacks, as well as novices, the competition will begin at 1 p.m.

Events to compete in include Men’s Single Buck, Women’s Single Buck, Men’s Underhand Chop, Women’s Underhand Chop, Men’s Standing Block Chop, Women’s Standing Block Chop, Hot Saw (open) – Stock Saw (provided), and Jack and Jill Cross-Cut.

The entry fee is $5 per person for each event entered. Make checks payable to the Tioga County Agricultural Association and write Lumberjack Event in the memo. There will be no refunds.

There will be prizes in all single events, and the prize will be doubled for team events. Prizes are $50 for first place, $40 for second place, $30 for third place, $20 for fourth place, and $10 for fifth place.

Registration begins at noon on the day of the event. Participants are required to arrive no later than noon for check in, block retrieval and set up.  For those who are sharing equipment, please make note on the entry form for which event and with whom.

The registration form can be found on-line at The form must be mailed by July 27 to: Tom Oliver, 358 Straight Run Rd., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. If you have any questions, call (717) 926-6948 and or email

A confirmation email will be sent after the entry deadline. Also included in the email will be the schedule, heats, and any additional info including parking and accommodations for anyone who might need them.

More information can be found at the Pennsylvania Professional Lumberjack organization’s website,, and on their Facebook page,

A description and video for each event can be found at

The Fairgrounds is located in Whitneyville, just off of Route 6 midway between Mansfield and Wellsboro. For more information or to purchase tickets on-line, visit, call Fair Secretary Jennie York at (570) 537-3196, or call the fairgrounds at (570) 724-3196. 

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