A bean hole dinner is to be served July 16 at the Maine Forestry Museum fairgrounds in Dallas PLT. Submitted photo

RANGELEY — The Maine Forestry Museum is holding its 41st Annual Logging Festival Days on Friday and Saturday, July 15th & 16th.

The festival is located at the fairgrounds at 221 Stratton Road/Rt 16 in Dallas Plantation. On Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be artists, crafters and vendors, live music, cookout, and a beer garden. Come witness the burying of the beans around 3-4 p.m. for the bean hole dinner to be served on Saturday and tour the museum. Friday’s admission to the festival is FREE.

Saturday begins at 10 a.m. with the Logging Parade down Main Street in Rangeley. This year’s parade theme is “Artistry from The Forest”. Come see loaded big rigs, floats, bands, antique cars and more. Smokey the Bear will be there again this year. Prizes for “Best Loaded Truck”, “Most Appropriate to Logging” (logging industry equipment), “Best Fitting Parade Theme” for floats and other entries.

To register as a parade participant please contact our parade coordinator Linda Sikes at (207-491-6566).

After the parade visit the fairgrounds from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for more artists, crafters and vendors, live music, the bean hole dinner, beer garden featuring Baxter Brewing, wood carving demo’s, barrel train rides for the kids, castle bounce house, mini excavator, face painting, and many other children’s activities (all children’s activities are free). The Lumberjack and Lumberjill competition will have up to $3,000 worth of prizes awarded this year. Come watch the axe throw, crosscut, underhand chop, bow saw, hot saw and vertical chop. This is a do not miss Rangeley weekend event.

Free admission on Saturday for members. For more information call 207-864-3939 or visit www.maineforestrymuseum.org.

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