Canadian Lumberjacks

Live Theater
A - Diversion


The Canadian Lumberjack Show was a series of demonstrations and competitions between Canadian lumberjacks that took place on the Old Mill Stage.


The host (Monsieur Le Capatain) began the show by shouting, “TIMBER!” and a brief safety warning. He continued by introducing the four lumberjacks. The lumberjacks were split between the red team and the blue team. He also explained that for every tree used in the show, three more trees are planted in their place.

During the first event a member from each team participated in an axe throwing competition a target was setup on the right side of the stage roughly 20 feet away from the competing lumberjacks. The two lumberjacks took turns throwing axes at the target. A winner was declared after a series of throws. The host engaged the audience to cheer for the red team or blue team throughout the competition as well as booing an individual that missed the target entirely.

The winner of the first event was awarded 5 points for his team. The next competition was a cross cutting competition involving both members of each team. Before the competition began, the host explained the concept of a safety cut in this type of competition. Once the competition began, the two team members take a racing cross cutting saw and sawed a slice off a log. Like the previous event, the winning team was awarded 5 points.

The next event was Hot Saw Racing. This event used chainsaws with expansion chambers allowing for faster cutting. The host emphasized the safety gear used in this competition before they began. The event started with the chainsaws on the ground and one competitor from each team standing behind protective glass with two hands on top of the wood they were about to cut. The race was one cut down and one cut up, the winner of this event was awarded 5 points for their team.

The final event was the Standing Block Chop. A member of each team used an axe to chop down a standing block of wood that was positioned on stage. The wood was meant to represent a tree in the woods. The lumberjacks operated simultaneously with the winner determined by the first clear cut through the wood. At that point, the host shouted, “TIMBER!” and declared a winner. Once again, the winning team was awarded 5 points.

In the event of a tie, the host declared that a tiebreaker will take place at the beginning of their next performance. At the end of the show, the lumberjacks posed for a photo, as they have multiple times throughout the show. The host capped the show by stating that they are the Canadian Lumberjacks and shouted, “TIMBER!” one last time.




11:15 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:15 PM


The show was performed on the Old Mill Stage.