Legends & Logging Days / Backyard BBQ Challenge

Park Rapids Legends and Logging Days celebrates the area’s logging and lumberjack heritage. Four times throughout the day, lumberjacks will compete against each other in log rolling, pole climbing, cross-cut sawing, hot sawing, axe throwing, chainsaw carving and log chopping.

The Backyard BBQ Challenge an open class back yard grilling challenge where contestants can compete to win prize money in three different cooking classes: Ribs, Chicken and Sides.

Other family-friendly attractions include: Civil War encampment, kids’ candy cannon shots multiple times during the day, the Smokey Hills Archery Challenge for kids and adults, and tomahawk throwing. The Army National Guard will be on hand with wall climbing.

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