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Join us at the Official Paul Bunyan ShowSM

"The Original American Forestry Show"

October 5-7, 2018

8 am - 5 pm Friday and Saturday • 9 am - 3 pm Sunday

Guernsey County Fairgrounds
335 Old National Road
Old Washington (Cambridge), OH 43768

Admission Prices:
$10 - Adults • $5 - Seniors (60 and over) & Kids (12-7)
Children 6 & Under Free

Purchase your tickets in advance and save $2 off of Adult Admission and $1 off of Seniors & Kids

No pets allowed! We love dogs, but there will be forestry equipment running live throughout the grounds and it is a very loud and scary place for pets!
Please leave your pet at home!
 
No unauthorized vehicles, ATV's or personal golf carts allowed on Show grounds.


2018 Paul Bunyan Show Schedule of Events
(subject to change)

Friday, October 5

8:00 am

Opening Ceremonies

9:00 am

Ohio Master Logger Re-Certification (additional fee applies, pre-registration required, Master Loggers only) This class satisfies Master Logger Re-Certification requirements for Chainsaw, Best Management Practices and General Subject.
Location: Education Hall

9:30 am

Introduction to Hardwood Lumber Grading (additional fee applies. Pre-registration recommended, or purchase tickets at the Show Office)

This seminar will introduce participants to the standard grading rules of the National Hardwood Lumber Grading and demonstrate how they are applied. Participants are expected to participate in the application of the grading rules. Bring a calculator and something to write with. This course provides a good foundation for the sawing for grade course.

Presenter Brian H. Bond is a Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials at Virginia Tech.
Location: Guernsey County Soil & Water Conservation Building

10:00 am

Great Lakes Timber Show
This lumberjack show features chainsaw carving, axe throwing, wood chopping, one and two-man crosscut sawing, modified chainsawing, log rolling and loads of clean family humor.
Location: Bunyan Blvd. South end of Fairgrounds

10:00 am

Chipper/Grinder Demonstrations

Watch whole tree chippers and grinders in operation.
Location: Chipper/Grinder Demo area, North End of Track

11:00 am

Chainsaw Maintenance and Performance
Join the folks from Husqvarna for an informative demonstration on how to maintain your chainsaw and keep it running at its best.
Location: Husqvarna Chainsaw Arena

Sponsored by Husqvarna

11:00 am

Antique Chainsaw Demonstrations

House-O-Saws will showcase and demonstrate their antique chainsaw collection.

Location: Bunyan Blvd. South end of Fairgrounds

12:00 pm

Precision Tree Felling
Husqvarna will demonstrate how to fell a tree safely and land it accurately.
Location: Husqvarna Chain Saw Arena
Sponsored by Husqvarna

12:00 pm

Chipper/Grinder Demonstrations

Watch whole tree chippers and grinders in operation.
Location: Chipper/Grinder Demo area, North End of Track

12:00 pm

Great Lakes Timber Show
This lumberjack show features chainsaw carving, axe throwing, wood chopping, one and two-man crosscut sawing, modified chainsawing, log rolling and loads of clean family humor.
Location: Bunyan Blvd. South end of Fairgrounds

12:30 pm

Sawing for Grade and Patterns in Hardwoods - Part 1  (additional fee applies. Pre-registration is recommended, or purchase tickets at the Show Office) 
Various sawing patterns are used to maximize the value of material produced from a hardwood log. In this session different sawing methods will be discussed, including grade sawing and quarter sawing. Part 1 of this session will focus on presenting and discussing the methods and Part 2 will focus on sawing exercises to demonstrate the topics presented and allow the participants to apply their newly-learned knowledge.

Presenter, Brian H. Bond is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials at Virginia Tech.
Location: Guernsey County Soil & Water Conservation Building

1:00 pm

The 2018 Great Firewood Shootout™
Firewood processors race to cut and split the most wood in the shortest amount of time.
Location: Shootout Arena
Sponsored by Independent Sawmill & Woodlot Magazine

1:00 pm

Ohio State Lumberjack Competition
Watch as lumberjacks from the State of Ohio compete in horizontal chopping, open chainsaw, axe throwing and cross-cut sawing (2 person and Jack & Jill).
Open to Ohio residents only. Print your registration form here. 
Location: Skills Stadium
Sponsored by Columbus Equipment, Stihl, Bryan Equipment

1:00 pm

Antique Chainsaw Demonstrations 

House-O-Saws will showcase and demonstrate their antique chainsaw collection.

Location: Bunyan Blvd. South end of Fairgrounds

2:00 pm

Great Lakes Timber Show

This lumberjack show features chainsaw carving, axe throwing, wood chopping, one and two-man crosscut sawing, modified chainsawing, log rolling and loads of clean family humor.
Location: Bunyan Blvd., South end of Fairgrounds

2:00 pm

Chipper/Grinder Demonstrations

Watch whole tree chippers and grinders in operation.
Location: Chipper/Grinder Demo area

2:30 pm

Arborist Climbing Techniques

Husqvarna will demonstrate arborist climbing safety and techniques.
Location: Husqvarna Chain Saw Arena
Sponsored by Husqvarna

3:00 pm

Sawing for Grade and Patterns in Hardwoods - Part 2  (additional fee applies. Pre-registration is recommended, or purchase tickets at the Show Office) 
This is the second part of a two-part session. Various sawing patterns are used to maximize the value of material produced from a hardwood log. In this session different sawing methods will be discussed, including grade sawing and quarter sawing. Part 1 of this session will focus on presenting and discussing the methods and Part 2 will focus sawing exercises to demonstrate the topics presented and allow the participants to apply their newly-learned knowledge.

Presenter, Brian H. Bond is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials at Virginia Tech.
Location: Guernsey County Soil & Water Conservation Building

3:00 pm

Antique Chainsaw Demonstrations

House-O-Saws will showcase and demonstrate their antique chainsaw collection.

Location: Bunyan Blvd. South end of Fairgrounds

3:30 pm

Precision Tree Felling
Husqvarna will demonstrate how to fell a tree safely and land it accurately.
Sponsored by Husqvarna

4:00 pm

Great Lakes Timber Show

This lumberjack show features chainsaw carving, axe throwing, wood chopping, one and two-man crosscut sawing, modified chainsawing, log rolling and loads of clean family humor.

Location: Bunyan Blvd., South end of Fairgrounds

4:00 pm

Chipper/Grinder Demonstrations

Watch whole tree chippers and grinders in operation.
Location: Chipper/Grinder Demo area

5:00 pm

Show Closes


 

Saturday, October 6

8:00 am

Opening Ceremonies

9:30 am

Solar Drying of Lumber  (additional fee applies. Pre-registration is recommended, or purchase tickets at the Show Office)  

Solar drying provides an excellent way to dry small quantities of lumber inexpensively with limited knowledge of the drying process. With kiln dried lumber you can expand your market and add value. In this session, you will learn the basics of solar lumber drying and its limitations. The seminar will focus on the design and operation of the Virginia Tech Solar Kiln. Plans for the kiln will be provided. 

Presenter, Brian H. Bond is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials at Virginia Tech.
Location: Guernsey County Soil & Water Conservation Building

10:00 am

The 2018 Great Firewood Shootout™
Portable Sawmills race to saw the most wood in the shortest amount of time.
Location: Shootout Arena
Sponsored by Independent Sawmill & Woodlot Magazine

10:00 am

Great Lakes Timber Show

This lumberjack show features chainsaw carving, axe throwing, wood chopping, one and two-man crosscut sawing, modified chainsawing, log rolling and loads of clean family humor.
Location: Bunyan Blvd., South end of Fairgrounds

10:00 am

Chipper/Grinder Demonstrations

Watch whole tree chippers and grinders in operation.
Location: Chipper/Grinder Demo area

10:00 am

Bobtails & Boom Truck Cruise In

Truck owners from around the region will stop in to show off their rigs! Be sure to check them out and vote for your favorite. Voting will take place from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, and prizes will be awarded at 3:30 pm.

Location: Behind the Grandstands

10:00 am

Musical Entertainment by Barefoot McCoy
Stop by and listen for a while to the musical talent of BarefootMcCoy, an American singer-songwriter and musician. Barefoot's genre is a unique blend of singer-songwriter,folk-rock, and blues that often resonates with the interior and exterior trials and tribulations of life.
Location: Pavilion Behind the Grandstands

10:00 am

Log Loader Competition (pre-registration required)

Watch as skilled loader operators move a series of logs from one bunker to the next in this exciting timed event. Experienced operators only. Registration will be available soon. 
Location: Skills Stadium

10:30 am

Chainsaw Maintenance and Performance
Join the folks from Husqvarna for an informative demonstration on how to maintain your chainsaw and keep it running at its best.

Location: Husqvarna Chainsaw Arena

Sponsored by Husqvarna

11:00 am

Antique Chainsaw Demonstrations 

House-O-Saws will showcase and demonstrate their antique chainsaw collection.

Location: Bunyan Blvd. South end of Fairgrounds

11:30 am

Precision Tree Felling
Husqvarna will demonstrate how to fell a tree safely and land it accurately.
Location: Husqvarna Chain Saw Arena
Sponsored by Husqvarna

12:00 pm

Great Lakes Timber Show

This lumberjack show features chainsaw carving, axe throwing, wood chopping, one and two-man crosscut sawing, modified chainsawing, log rolling and loads of clean family humor.

12:00 pm

Chipper/Grinder Demonstrations

Watch whole tree chippers and grinders in operation.
Location: Chipper/Grinder Demo area

12:30 pm

How to Avoid Defects When Drying Lumber  (additional fee applies. Pre-registration is recommended, or purchase tickets at the Show Office)  
Defects that occur during lumber drying reduce the value and volume of usable material. The goal of this seminar is to discuss the causes and defects that occur during drying and to provide solutions to the problem. Specifically, the focus will be on how to avoid stain, end splits, surface checks and bow, twist, cup and crook.

Presenter, Brian H. Bond is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials at Virginia Tech.

Location: Guernsey County Soil & Water Conservation Building

1:00 pm

Antique Chainsaw Demonstrations

House-O-Saws will showcase and demonstrate their antique chainsaw collection.

Location: Bunyan Blvd. South end of Fairgrounds

1:30 pm

International Lumberjack Competition

Lumberjacks from the United States and beyond will show their skills in this action packed competition. Athletes will compete in the underhand chop, open chainsaw, axe throwing, standing block, spring board, Jack and Jill crosscut, two person crosscut and always a fan favorite the hot saws, 
Location: Skills Stadium
Sponsored by Columbus Equipment, Stihl, Bryan Equipment, Stihl Timbersports

2:00 pm

Great Lakes Timber Show

This lumberjack show features chainsaw carving, axe throwing, wood chopping, one and two-man crosscut sawing, modified chainsawing, log rolling and loads of clean family humor.
Location: Bunyan Blvd. South end of Fairgrounds

2:00 pm

Chipper/Grinder Demonstrations

Watch whole tree chippers and grinders in operation.
Location: Chipper/Grinder Demo area

2:30 pm

Arborist Climbing Techniques

Husqvarna will demonstrate arborist climbing safety and techniques.
Location: Husqvarna Chain Saw Arena
Sponsored by Husqvarna

3:00 pm

Basics of Burning Wood for Heat  (additional fee applies. Pre-registration is recommended, or purchase tickets at the Show Office)  
This seminar will focus on the basic properties of solid wood for burning to product heat. Topics covered will include:

  • What are the best species to use and why?
  • What factors affect the amount of creosote produced when burned?
  • What moisture content should wood be and how should wood be stored?
  • Higher heating values, what are they and how are they determined for different species?
  • What factors can affect the heat produced when wood burns?
  • What is a cord, a face cord, a rick or a pickup truck load of material and how much variation can exist for these measurements?
  • What is wood ash and how much should I expect for different species?
  • What insects attack firewood and how to prevent them?
  • What is better to burn hardwoods or softwoods? 

Presenter, Brian H. Bond is an Associate Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials at Virginia Tech.

Location: Guernsey County Soil & Water Conservation Building

3:00 pm

Antique Chainsaw Demonstrations 

House-O-Saws will showcase and demonstrate their antique chainsaw collection.

Location: Bunyan Blvd. South end of Fairgrounds

3:30 pm

Precision Tree Felling
Husqvarna will demonstrate how to fell a tree safely and land it accurately.
Location: Husqvarna Chain Saw Arena
Sponsored by Husqvarna

4:00 pm

Great Lakes Timber Show

This lumberjack show features chainsaw carving, axe throwing, wood chopping, one and two-man crosscut sawing, modified chainsawing, log rolling and loads of clean family humor.
Location: Bunyan Blvd. South end of Fairgrounds

4:00 pm

Chipper/Grinder Demonstrations

Watch whole tree chippers and grinders in operation.
Location: Chipper/Grinder Demo area

5:00 pm

Show Closes


 

Sunday, October 7

9:00 am

Show Opens

10:00 am

Great Lakes Timber Show

This lumberjack show features chainsaw carving, axe throwing, wood chopping, one and two-man crosscut sawing, modified chainsawing, log rolling and loads of clean family humor.
Location: Bunyan Blvd., South end of Fairgrounds

10:00 am

Precision Tree Felling
Husqvarna will demonstrate how to fell a tree safely and land it accurately.
Location: Husqvarna Chain Saw Arena
Sponsored by Husqvarna

10:00 am

Chipper/Grinder Demonstrations

Watch whole tree chippers and grinders in operation.
Location: Chipper/Grinder Demo area

11:00 am

Skid Steer Rodeo (contestant pre-registration required by 5 pm, Saturday, October 6.  
You won’t want to miss this exciting event. Experienced operators will show their skill and maneuverability at pipe rolling, pallet stacking, pick and carry, golf shot and cone weave. If you are an experienced operator and would like to compete be sure to pre-register, or stop by the OFA Office at the Show.
Location: Shootout Arena

11:00 am

Antique Chainsaw Demonstrations 

House-O-Saws will showcase and demonstrate their antique chainsaw collection.

Location: Bunyan Blvd. South end of Fairgrounds

12:00 pm

Great Lakes Timber Show

This lumberjack show features chainsaw carving, axe throwing, wood chopping, one and two-man crosscut sawing, modified chainsawing, log rolling and loads of clean family humor.
Location: Bunyan Blvd. South end of Fairgrounds
Sponsored by Rudd Equipment

12:00 pm

Chipper/Grinder Demonstrations

Watch whole tree chippers and grinders in operation.
Location: Chipper/Grinder Demo area

1:00 pm

Women’s Amateur Chainsaw Competition (pre-register at the Husqvarna booth by 10:00 am)

Ladies, you won’t want to miss this! Never ran a saw before? No problem, the folks at Husqvarna will get you schooled in safe operation. Be sure to sign up at the Husqvarna booth by 10:00 am. The winner takes home a brand new Husqvarna chainsaw, and everyone takes home something! Husqvarna provides all of the safety equipment, but you must have closed toe shoes to compete.
Location: Husqvarna Chainsaw Arena
Sponsored by Husqvarna

1:00 pm

Antique Chainsaw Demonstrations 

House-O-Saws will showcase and demonstrate their antique chainsaw collection.

Location: Bunyan Blvd. South end of Fairgrounds

2:00 pm

Great Lakes Timber Show

This lumberjack show features chainsaw carving, axe throwing, wood chopping, one and two-man crosscut sawing, modified chainsawing, log rolling and loads of clean family humor.
Location: Bunyan Blvd. South end of Fairgrounds
Sponsored by Rudd Equipment

2:00 pm

Chipper/Grinder Demonstrations

Watch whole tree chippers and grinders in operation.
Location: Chipper/Grinder Demo area

2:00 pm

Wood Auction

Location: Meet at the Paul Bunyan Show Office in front of Exhibit Hall 2

Need wood? Then you will definitely want to get in on the Wood Auction Action. All timber processed throughout the show will be sold to the highest bidder. Firewood, sawn lumber and more! Lots of firewood! Meet at the Show office at 1:45 to participate.

3:00 pm

Show Closes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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