At the Fair: Log rolling, springboard chopping and lots of lumberjacking at the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show

Raleigh, N.C. — My husband was the one who really wanted to see the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show at the this year. As he scanned the daily schedule, he spotted it and talked it up to our girls, who weren‘t so sure.

But we decided it would be a great break from the midway, so we went – and we all had a blast, learning a bit about lumberjacks, but mostly laughing at the antics of the guys on stage.

The show, which is free with admission, is new at the fair this year. But it‘s actually been traveling around the world to various events, fairs, sports shows and more for more than 33 years, according to .

You‘ll see all kinds of lumberjack-related activities – log rolling, springboard chopping and lots of chainsaws. When we were there over the weekend, it was standing room only, so get there early if you want a seat.

Take a look at some of the action …

Before or after the show, be sure to go see the , who stands right nearby.

The show is in the N.C. Forest Service Area. It‘s at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., daily, through Sunday when the fair closes.