The Town of Erin Wood Festival is returning this weekend. The event is set to take place from Friday, May 31 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, June 2 at 4 p.m.
This is the festival’s 9th year of providing family entertainment, promoting local artists, and raising money for the community. Each year, chainsaw artists and carving craftsmen hail from around the world, some even from as far away as Scotland and Macedonia. This year, at least three international chainsaw artists are expected to attend. “Lumberjacks and Jills,” many of whom are nationally or internationally renowned, will also come from across the United States to participate in the event.
The primary purpose for the event is to raise money and awareness for the local tourism industry, specifically, to develop a Town of Erin Park. It also raises money for the Erin Fire Department, through their food booth, and for the Erin Historical Socieites, through their raffle.
The event will feature a lumberjacks and jills competition, a chainsaw carver art auction, vendors, live music, and a fire department chicken barbecue. For the full schedule of events, click here.
The event is free to attend and will take place in the Erin Fire Station on Breesport Rd.