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1 January 2013 No Comment

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Timberworks Lumberjack Show performs at Outdoor Sports, Lake & Cabin Show
FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The STIHL Timberworks Lumberjack Show is a new addition to the annual Outdoor Sports, Lake & Cabin Show, set for Jan. 25-27 at Fort Wayne’s Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave.
Performance times are 2, 5 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25; 11:30 a.m., 4 and 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26; and noon and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27.
A special amateur competition will feature Curtis Smith, chief meteorologist for Indiana’s NewsCenter, and sportscaster Tommy Schoegler, along with Fort Wayne Fire Department firefighters at 2 p.m. that Saturday.
The shows includes century old skills like axe throwing, chopping, log rolling, cross cut sawing, hot sawing and chainsaw carving, which were all used in the logging camps of North America. To pass idle time, lumberjacks used to challenge each other in a head-to-head competition. Although technology and machinery have replaced manual labor, the skills are still used today by the lumberjacks in the STIHL Timberworks Lumberjack Show.
Competitors will race up poles at lightning speed or saw through twelve inches of aspen with the speed of a modern day chain saw. They will also show off their fancy footwork while running on logs or axe throw with the precision of a dartboard champion.
Timberworks Lumberjack Shows have been featured on ABC’s Wide World of Sports, TNN, ESPN Jeep Trails, Discovery Channel’s The Travelers, MTV’s The Real World and Road Rules, the Family Channel and Outdoor Life Network.
Drawing live audiences of over one million combined, Timberworks Lumberjack Shows is an exciting and entertaining adventure providing a unique blend of sports, history and comedy, and invites the audience to experience a nostalgic logging competition of the early 1900s.
In addition, over 150 exhibitors will span 108,000 square-feet of the Coliseum offering show-only bargains, and the opportunity to compare, test and purchase thousands of top-quality products and services in the following categories: Biking, Hiking, Camping and Fitness, Hunting and Fishing, Boats and Water Sports, Vacation and Travel, RVs and Motor Sports and Cottage Living.

Other special features and attractions include a new air rifle shooting range and Harley-Davidson simulator, two stocked fishing ponds, 400 square-foot indoor beach and duck pond, 25,000-gallon canoe and kayak lagoon, 40-foot fishing and hunting video game arcade, fully furnished oak cabin for sale, duck calling and kids fishing contests, hourly giveaways, exotic animals, over 50 free seminars and much more.
Cost is $10 for adults, and children 12 and under are free. General show admission is valid throughout the entire weekend.
Fort Wayne Gander Mountain and Dick’s Sporting Goods stores, as well as Ehlerding Motorsports will provide $3 discount coupons leading up to the show. Coupons are also available on the show’s website.
Guests attending the Mizpah Shrine Circus Jan. 24-27 can receive $2 off admission by presenting a ticket stub, valid with no other combined offers.
Some of many sponsors presenting various features throughout the show include Ehlerding Motorsports, Dick’s Sporting Goods, RV Center, Gander Mountain, WLDE, WAJI, WOWO, Rock104, K105 and 106.7 The Fan. All attendees receive a free subscription to Log Cabin Homes magazine.
Show hours are Friday, noon to 9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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