Lumberjacks and Jills compete in New Hampshire

BERLIN, N.H. (AP) — More than 80 Lumberjacks and Jills from across the United States and Canada showed off their skills Sunday at New Hampshire’s Northern Forest Heritage Park.

The 15th annual Lumberjack Festival and Competition in Berlin awards $3,640 in prizes in a variety of categories, including women and men’s axe throwing, standing block chop and two-person log rolling. There’s also a log toss and fry pan toss competition, food vendors and children’s activities.

The park was created in 1994 to preserve and interpret the history of New Hampshire’s working forest and celebrate the region’s multicultural heritage. It includes a replica logging camp, interactive exhibits and a three-acre site with waterfront access.


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