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59th annual Loggers Jamboree this weekend in North Fork

Log rollers compete in the 2017 Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree.
Log rollers compete in the 2017 Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree. Sierra Star file

The 59th annual Mid-Sierra Loggers Jamboree is Saturday and Sunday, July 7-8, at the North Fork Recreation Center, presented by the North Fork Boosters Club.

The event pays tribute to the area’s logging history by celebrating the skills of another era, while also serving as a major community fundraiser. All proceeds from the Jamboree go into The North Fork Boosters General Fund to keep local facilities, programs and events going.

Besides the competition, there are local food vendors, a craft fair, the crowning of the Loggers Jamboree Queen, Little Princess and Little Logger, the Loggers Jamboree Parade on Saturday through North Fork and the Wood Chopper’s Ball on Saturday night.

Also, the swimming area at the recreation center is open all weekend.

Tickets

Tickets for Sunday’s main event when the professionals compete can be purchased from the Logger Jamboree Queen, Little Princess and Little Logger contestants prior to the event.

Tickets are $2 if purchased from the contestants or $5 at the gate.

These presale tickets are good for Sunday’s event only. There are no presale tickets for Saturday’s event, when the amateurs compete.

Tickets for Saturday can be purchased at the gate for $5.

Presale tickets to the Wood Chopper’s Ball are on sale through July 6.

Details: northforkboosters.org or Cathey Thornburg at 559-676-7766.

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