Logger competitions, a parade, lawnmower races and dancing are among the festivities planned for the Morton Loggers Jubilee this weekend.
The 72nd annual festival begins Thursday with the Jubilee queen coronation, continues Friday with riding lawnmowers competing in the National Championship Lawnmower Races, and really revs up Saturday with a much-ballyhooed parade, an all-ages street dance that night in downtown Morton, and logging shows, a flea market, a 10k run, bed races and other activities throughout the day.
More logging competitions, featuring some of the nation’s top professionals, come on Sunday.
The Jubilee is anchored by the parade, which will start at 11:30 a.m. and feature floats, marching units, clowns and displays of logging equipment. Jubilee organizers say it’s one of the best logging show parades in the country.
Proceeds from the festival are distributed in Lewis County for community promotions, student scholarships and other causes.