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Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

20th Annual Forestry Day at Historic Fort Missoula

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20th Annual Forestry Day at Historic Fort Missoula

Saturday, April 30th from 9:00am to 4:00pm

Held at the SAF Forestry Interpretive Area and the Garrett Grothen Memorial Arena at the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula

Every April the Missoula Valley of Western Montana comes alive with a timber sports event that you won’t want to miss! That’s when Missoula celebrates the skill and bravery of those who work in the time honored tradition of logging with the only Pro/Amateur event known to exist in the Nation!

The laid back atmosphere of this fun and family oriented weekend draws thousands of enthusiastic onlookers and expert competitors. From the very young to the very old, there’s something for everyone!

Beer Garden sponsored by Draught Works Brewery and food available by the Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters

Don’t miss out on the many events, demonstrations, and kid’s activities held throughout the day!

 Professional Logger Sport Competition

  • From USA and Canada to New Zealand, competitors from all over the world will be present for this one-day event!
  • Pros, Collegiate, and Amateur contestants will compete head-to-head all day long.

 See Restored Antique Logging Equipment Demonstrations!

  • Horse-Drawn High Wheel Log hauler and Steam-Powered Tractor
  • Live Antique Lumber Mill Demonstration
  • Kids Lumberjack(Jill) Activities!

 $4 Entry Fee for Adults; $3 for Seniors; $2 for Students; $10 for Families

  • Kids under 6 and HMFM members get in free!

Throughout the week leading up to Forestry Day is the

77th Annual AWFC Western Collegiate Timber Sport Championship!

From Wednesday to Friday, April 27-29, Preliminaries for collegiate competitors, including pole climbing, crosscut sawing, choker race and log rolling. This year, the Montana Woodsman Team is hosting the Association of Western Forestry Clubs with schools from throughout the West and Canada attending. On Friday at 2:00, will be the College Stihl Series and will be filmed by ESPN.

For more information, visit our websites at www.forestrydays.com or www.fortmissoulamuseum.org. Call Scott Kuehn at (406) 546-9304 or montanaforester@yahoo.com. Or call the Historical Museum at (406) 728-3476 Ext5 or developmentdirector@montana.com.

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