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We have a busy week this week as Lumber Jack Days is held here in Stillwater Thursday, July 23-26th. There are a lot of fun and exciting things to do and see so make sure you come down to Stillwater and check it out!
Lumberjack Days is Stillwater’s annual summer celebration. Most of the festivities are held in Lowell Park adjacent to the beautiful St. Croix River in historic downtown Stillwater. 1970 ticket prices for 2009 Concerts. National-act concerts and lumberjack shows along with one of the largest musically choreographed fireworks shows in the United States are just a sample of the entertainment waiting for you at Lumberjack Days ’09.
This year’s bands include Creedance Clearwater Revisited, Joey Page, Zed Leppelin, and The Wallflowers!
Don’t forget the 2009 Treasure Hunt, Grand Parade, Authentic 1860’s Baseball, Freight House Road Races, 2009 Dogs & Logs World Championship, and Thunder in the Valley!
For More Information, Please Visit www.lumberjackdays.com
Saturday, July 25th
Lumberjack Days: Day Three
Events begin early on Saturday with the STIHL Dogs & Logs World Championships beginning at 7:30am with the DockDogs Speed Retrieve competition. The Ironjack semi-finals begin at 8:30 with the chop, saw, axethrow and boom run competitions.
“Pancakes in the Park” starts at 7:30am and runs until 10:30am on the Freight House restaurant deck so that runners and fans can get in a good breakfast before the Freight House Road Races that begin at 8:00am. The 10 Mile Run, 5K Run, and the SCPA 5K Pledge Walk will all end in Lowell Park.
For the shoppers out there, the downtown sidewalk sales begin at 9:00am. All the great shops along Main St. will be putting out terrific items at discounted prices! The Lumberjack Days Marketplace will also open at 12:00pm.
Make sure you bring your children down to Lumberjack Days with you today! The 12th Annual Kid’s Coin Scramble will be held at the south end of Lowell Park today. They can add to their college fund, the treasure totals over $250! Age groups include 2-4, 5-7, 8-9, and 10-12. Also, the 3rd Annual Kid’s Concert begins at 1:00pm with Savvy and Mandy and Joey Page performing at the north end of Lowell Park and the “Disney Party Patrol” located at the south end!
Tonight, the Lumberjack Days ’09 Music Spectacular Night III will be a huge event featuring The Nadas, Bottle Rockets and The Wallflowers. You don’t want to miss this performance! Park passes are required so don’t forget to buy them! They are available online at www.lumberjackdays.com
Sunday, July 26th
Final Day of Lumberjack Days!
Today starts off with the Ecumenical Church Service – Community Pancake Breakfast held in Pioneer Park from 7:30-11:00am. After eating some tasting pancakes, head out to the Old Athletic Field and watch authentic 1860’s baseball! See how the game was meant to be played as the Washington County Historical Society presents a 1860 vintage base ball exhibition, including 3 games. The games are played by 1860 rules of base ball [two words back then] and uniforms of that era are worn. Some interesting rules include the batter [called the striker] is out if the ball is caught on the fly or first bounce; there is no sliding, no swearing, and no sweating — especially if ladies are present. For more information, check out this link: Vintage Baseball
The STIHL Dogs & Logs Championships is back today as well. The Ironjack Endurance Finals as well as the DockDogs Big Air competition will be held at noon with the Finals held at 2:00pm. My personal favorite of the competitions is the STIHL Dogs & Logs Relay Races where 3 dogs and 2 lumberjacks team up in head to head relays! The relay races begin at 3:30pm at the north end of Lowell Park.
Don’t forget the Lumberjack Days ’09 Grand Parade! With over 150 units, this is a fantastic parade to watch and the whole family will love it! Bystanders beware, parade watchers are known to get hit with water balloons and squirt guns!
The Lumberjack Days ‘o9 Music Spectacular Night IV begins with the Stillwater Area High School Jazz Band kicking off the award ceremonies. Awards will be given out to the winners of Joseph’s Pie Baking Contest, Cribbage Tournament, Chess Tournament, Karate and Treasure Hunt!
Lumberjack Days ’09 finishes with a bang with the band Zed Leppelin performing on the floating stage. After the band finishes, the Thunder in the Valley XIII Fireworks Finale will begin! Thunder in the Valley is one of the largest musically choreographed fireworks shows in the United States, so don’t miss out!