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Lumberjack World Championships 2024

Bring your whole family and have fun at the historic Lumberjack Bowl on Lake Hayward's shores

Dates: August 1–3, 2024

Lumberjack World Championships
Lumberjack World Championships

The Lumberjack World Championships is an annual competition and festival held at the Lumberjack Bowl in Hayward, Wisconsin, spanning three days each summer. This international event highlights top-tier sawing, chopping, speed climbing, log rolling, and more.

Festival Program

The festival program offers a diverse array of timber sports, including log rolling, boom running, speed pole climbing, chopping, axe throwing, and sawing. Visitors can explore the lumberjack shop for gifts and clothing, refuel at the vendor booths, and relax with a refreshing drink at the beer garden. Festival days usually start at 8 am with Amateur Log Rolling, except for Saturday (August 3), which begins with the Lumberjack 5K Run. Professional quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals typically take place at 5:30 pm.

History of the Lumberjack Competition

The Lumberjack Competition, a historic international event, made its debut in 1960. Since then, it has evolved into a momentous occasion, drawing in around a hundred male and female competitors annually from the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. In total, lumberjacks and lumberjills compete in 21 events, with the strongest and most agile contestants vying for a prize pool of over $50,000.

Lumberjack 5K Run

Lumberjack World Championships also feature a 5K (3.1 miles) run. The race starts and finishes at the Lumberjack Bowl. Runners tour the streets of Hayward on a fast and fun course.


Entrance to the Lumberjack World Championships is available through a 3-day pass priced at $74 for adults and $54 for children aged 5 to 12. Individual day passes are also available: $29 for adults on Thursday and Friday, and $39 on Saturday; $19 for kids (5-12) on Thursday and Friday, and $24 on Saturday. Children aged four and under enjoy free admission. It's recommended to purchase tickets online in advance as gate sales may be limited.

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