Paul Bunyan Fest • Aug 17, 2022
43rd Annual Paul Bunyan Fest – August 17, 2022
Downtown Eagle River. This fun filled family event features chain saw carving demonstrations, over 75 arts-n-crafts vendors, huge Paul Bunyan size beef sandwich luncheon with all the fixings, beverages and live musical entertainment. Downtown business will have sidewalk sales as well. For more information contact the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center at 800-359-6315
Musical Entertainment – Featuring the Pinery Boys
Journey back in time with these historical “edu-tainers” in an interactive, musical performance where you will hear authentic, “a-capella” logging-era music sung in four-part harmony. Beginning in the early 1800’s, America began to grow by leaps and bounds. The new expansion required huge amounts of timber for the building of homes, cities and businesses all across the country. The wood was provided by lumberjacks working feverishly to harvest the white pine of the northern forests of North America. Like the Cowboy and the Voyageur, being a Lumberjack became a way of life with a code of ethics and a folk song repertoire of its own that embodies the lives and times of those rough and tumble workers. It is these songs that form the basis of this entertaining historical overview of the logging era. Song lyrics reflect the dreams, joys, sorrows, work and play of the everyday life of the logging camps.