Annual Deming Log Show Coming Up This Weekend!

Deming Log Show Fallen Logger’s Memorial

 

If you are looking for something new and educational to do this weekend, the Deming Logging Show is a perfect fit. The Deming Logging Show showcases the history of logging in Whatcom County, events highlighting the skills of loggers, local vendors, displays of heavy equipment and machinery used in the timber trade and sustainability practices of logging.

The Deming Logging show came to be in late 1962 when a logger was seriously injured while working in the logging industry, here in Whatcom County. At that time compensation from the State Dept. of Labor and Industries was very slow. Finley came up with the idea of having a Logging Show, put on by local loggers demonstrating what they do on a daily basis. The first show was considered a success, as 800 people paid $1.00 each and seemed to enjoy it. The money went to the injured logger. The Deming Log Show is also proud to provide scholarships to local high school students and other community events throughout the year including Oktoberfest and the Woodcrafter’s Show.

The Deming Logging Show has continued year after year, raising money to help those loggers and their families. Today, the tradition of the Deming Logging Show continues on drawing thousands of spectators and fans from across the nation and several foreign countries.  Events take place this Saturday June 8th and Sunday June 9th with the actual show starting at 1pm each day. Some of the events you can watch are the log processing exhibition,log loading exhibition, axe throwing, speed climbing, choker setting, hand bucking, double bucking and chain saw bucking.  There are also several local businesses who have booths and information on displays as well as a variety of food vendors.

 

The Deming Log Show grounds are located at 3295 Cedarville Rd in Deming Washington.  Admission to the show is $7 for adults, $4 for children 6 to 12 years old and children under 6 are free. The show takes place Saturday and Sunday while festivities around the ground kick off on Friday.

Hope to see everyone there!

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