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Tom Charboneau gives a youth a ride around the arena with his custom-made sleigh pulled by a very spirited horse. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Complete schedule of Logging Days events

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BEMIDJI –- A variety of events are planned Feb. 1 for the 31st annual Buena Vista Logging Days.

Event-goers can access Logging Days through the Buena Vista Ranch driveway. Logging Days will be held 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $6 for those older than 13, $4 for those 6-12 years old, free for those younger than 5 and $25 for a family rate.

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For all-you-can-eat flapjacks, served by the Bemidji Lions Club, the cost is $6 for those older than 13 and $4 for those 12 and younger. Flapjacks will be served in the Blacksmith Shop.

Ongoing activities in The Village include sleigh rides, cross haul and jammer log loading, live music, blacksmith demonstrations, crosscut sawing, chainsaw sculpting, horse-powered logging, log-scaling contest, roping demonstrations, Paul Bunyan Costume Contest and the Raffle for Loggings Days “Woolen Mills” blanket.

Throughout the day, lumberjack registration and general information will take place in the Hall of Fame Building. Lumberjack crafters and local crafts will take place in the Buena Vista Schoolhouse. Paul Bunyan stew, hot dogs, hot chocolate and many other food items will be served in the Buena Vista Chalet.

Live music will be available in the Blacksmith Shop until noon.. Spinning and weaving will be done in the Hall of Fame building. Cross haul log loading will take place in the village arena.

Demonstrations are as follows:

•9 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Chainsaw Carving” by Mike Hanson from Snoosecreek Carving

•10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lumberjack Painting Collection by LeRoy Stenstrom in the Milwaukee Train Car.

•10 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Woodcarving” by Monte Draper in the Caboose.

•10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lumberjack Painting Collection in the Milwaukee Train Car.

•10:30 a.m. “First City Square Dancers” in the Hall of Fame Building.

•Noon. Parade of Teams in the Village Circle.

•Noon to 2 p.m. Music in the Hall of Fame building.

•12:45 p.m. Paul Bunyan Costume Contest in the Hall of Fame building.

•1 p.m. Tall Timberjack Ceremony in the Hall of Fame Building.

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