Boulder Creek Hardware

We are sad to say that because of

Logistics and Insurance there will not

be a LumberJack Days 2017


We will look fondly back on these days of

past events and say "Remember when?..."

 

 

 

However, we still have:

The Best 4th of July Parade in the Valley!!!

Could there be another date for the 4th of July parade? - I don't think so.

Parade starts after 10:00 am

 




Lumberjack Days! 2015


 


 

 

July 4th & 5th 2015, 11am - 5pm

Good Family Fun!!!

 

 

 

 

 

IN 2015 WE HAD RETURNING CHAMPIONS!!!!

King of the Woods 2015 - Ben Beasley

Queen of the Woods 2015 - Becky Unger

 

  

King of the Woods 2014 - Joe Cosentino

Queen of the Woods 2014 - Becky Unger

 

King of the Woods 2013 - Ben Beasley

Queen of the Woods 2013 - Becky Unger

 

King of the Woods 2012 - Donnie Long Jr.

Queen of the Woods 2012 - Amy Hoppin

 

King of the Woods 2011 - Bobby Pilgren

Queen of the Woods 2011 - Jessica Forbes


King of the Woods 2010 - Ben Beasley

 

 

 

 

 

Scroll down for the stats of 2015 and prior years.

 

History of Lumberjack Days:

Boulder Creek celebrates it's logging town tradition with our Lumberjack Days.  In 2008 we started with this event.  It was small scale, just a hand full of contestants.  They had so much fun, they told their friends so come 2009, we had to do it again.  In 2010 we realized people wanted to know who the winner was of the entire event, not just each event; so we came up with the title "King of the Woods".  In 2011 a few ladies were interested in competiting for the title, so we added "Queen of the Woods" to the trophy list.   These title winning postions are just a few of the entire list of games that are hosted by Boulder Creek Hardware.  In 2013 we added a less stressful, but still fun event, "Bootlace Race" and the ever popular "Chip Spitin'".  We had a crazy happening in 2014, the "Chainsaw Orchestra".  Then in 2015 we added two new events, "Tree Service Rumble" and "Junior Axe Throw".  For a complete description of these events, see below. 

We wonder what next year will bring.  Our event is a family fun event.  It usually runs between  11-5 on both days in Downtown Boulder Creek.  We have a Great BBQ, with Refreshements, Hearing Protections - because it's going to get loud, Kiddie Pool, Kids Activities and Vendor booths.  The event is 100% sponsored by Boulder Creek Hardware; however it wouldn't be an event without all of our amazing competitors.  Hope you come back and see us next year.  

LUMBERJACK DAYS 2014


LUMBERJACK DAYS 2013

 

 

 

LUMBERJACK DAYS 2012

 

 

 

LUMBERJACK DAYS 2011

 

LUMBERJACK DAYS 2010

What we do:

Held in the parking lot of Boulder Creek Hardware.

 Games Description:

All contestants must be safe, sane and courteous. Only good sports play here. The referee will disqualify you from the competition if you are not. These are the rules we will all play by, but the referee has the final call. Remember we are here to have fun with our neighbors and friends. Are you ready to Lumberjack Boulder style? Then read on…

 

AXE THROWING

In the axe throw, the contestant tries to hit the bull's eye of a target 20 feet away. The target is 30 inches in diameter with four scoring areas: A 4-inch bull's eye, and then four 3 inch rings for the center and outer areas. With the bull’s eye about 60 inches from the ground, contestants stand behind a line and throw the axe. Each contestant gets three throws to build a cumulative score. In the case of a tie, a “throw off” will determine the finalist. The axe must stick in the target long enough for a judge to verify the score by walking to the target. The axe only has to cut the outer edge of the outer line of a scoring area to win points in that area. Only one side may stick in the target.  The contestant will be supplied an axe that will be double bitted, and a minimum of 2 1/2 pound in weight and a minimum of 24 inches in overall length. Note: This event has a finals round on Sunday

 Safety requirements: Closed toed shoes, no loose clothing

 

SPECIALTY AXE THROWING

In the specialty axe throw, the rules are the same as above.  Contestant will provide their own axe (please no knives).  Axes must be approved by the LJD referee before entering into this event. ……  Note: This event has a finals round on Sunday  

Safety requirements: Closed toed shoes, no loose clothing

 

 

JUNIOR LUMBERJACK AXE THROWING

 

In the junior axe throw (under 18), the Jr. Lumberjack tries to hit the bull's eye of a target 10 feet away. The target is 30 inches in diameter with four scoring areas: A 4-inch bull's eye, and then four 3 inch rings for the center and outer areas. With the bull’s eye about 60 inches from the ground, contestants stand behind a line and throw the axe. Each contestant gets one throw to score. In the case of a tie, a “throw off” will determine the finalist. The axe must stick in the target long enough for a judge to verify the score by walking to the target. The axe only has to cut the outer edge of the outer line of a scoring area to win points in that area. Only one side may stick in the target. The contestant will be supplied an axe that will be single bitted, and a minimum of 2 pounds in weight and a minimum of 20 inches in overall length. Note: This event has a finals round on Sunday

 

Safety requirements: Closed toed shoes, no loose clothing, Legal guardian MUST accompany junior Lumberjack in arena at all times.


STOCK POWER SAW “Low” cc / “High” cc

Contestants must bore through and sever a log. Time starts on "go" with the saw off, on the deck and the contestant's hands on the log. They must begin their cut before two minutes expires or there is "no time". Time ends when the slab hits the ground. "Saw outs" will result in no time. (Saw outs are when a slab is not cut perpendicular to the log.) There are two classes of saws, “Low”cc’s, and “High” cc’s. You can enter for both or just one of these events.  Saws and safety gear are provided.

 Safety requirements: Full length chaps, eye protection, hearing protection, protective boots. Gloves recommended.

 

VINTAGE SAW

Judged like a car show the vintage saw competition is for saws 30 years or older. Saws will be judged on factors such as condition, running ability, and cleanliness and detail.  Judging will be throughout the event with results at the closing awards ceremony. During the running ability judging the safety requirements are the same as other chainsaw events.

 Safety requirements: Full length chaps, eye protection, hearing protection, protective boots, gloves recommended.

  

HOT SAWING

This class is open to modified chainsaws; saws must be limited to two cylinders and are supplied by contestants. Saws must be inspected and approved by officials before entering. The saw must be complete (bar and chain to be used) during inspection. The officials may ask the saw be run during inspection (with the contestant in safety gear). Contestants must bore through and sever a log. Time starts on "go" with the saw off, on the deck and the contestant's hands on the log. They must begin their cut before two minutes expires or there is "no time". Time ends when the slab hits the ground. "Saw outs" will result in no time. (Saw outs are when a slab is not cut perpendicular to the log.) Safety gear is provided or can be supplied by the contestant.

 Safety requirements: Full length chaps, eye protection, hearing protection, protective boots, gloves recommended.

 

PEAVEY LOG ROLLING RULES:

This is a timed event carried out by a team of two Lumberjacks. The object of this event is for the team to "read" the log and efficiently guide it along its path as fast as possible.  The contestants are to roll the log a measured distance.  They start at one marker, follow a path and return “home” Peavey is supplied. This event done to help us celebrate our Logging history here in Boulder Creek! But remember... it’s not the log’s fault!

Safety requirements: Protective boots, gloves recommended.

 

 The games described above are our “official” games for Lumberjacks. We also have other games during Lumberjack Days that are not part of the main king of the woods competitions. Some are described below, be sure to see the event schedule for complete details.

 

VINTAGE SAW

Judged like a car show the vintage saw competition is for saws 30 years or older. Saws will be judged on factors such as condition, running ability, and cleanliness and detail. Judging will be throughout the event with results at the closing awards ceremony. During the running ability judging the safety requirements are the same as other chainsaw events. 

Safety requirements: Full length chaps, eye protection, hearing protection, protective boots, gloves recommended.

BOOTLACE RACE:

This is a timed event carried out by a team of two competitors. The lumberjack, tired after a day of hard work needs his or her boots untied FAST! Hence the object of this event is for the team to untie a lumberjack’s long lace boots the as quick as possible. This will be a best out of three event with winners on each day of the competition. This competition is not required for King of the Woods qualifying.

 Safety requirements: Good attitude and big ass Boots!

 

 

Safety requirements: Good attitude and big ass Boots!

 

 Chip Spittin'

Let the chips fly! The object of this event is to create the best chip spittin’ saw show for the crowd! Contestants must bore through and sever a log and make their wood chips fly high far with the best “show”. Like the other saw events, time starts on "go" with the saw off, on the deck and the contestant's hands on the log. They must begin their cut before two minutes expires or there is "no show". This event is judged by the crowd with assistance from the referee. The Lumberjack that get the crowd the loudest with their saw chip spittin’ show will be the winner.

 There will be winners on each day of the competition. This competition is not required for King of the Woods qualifying.

 Safety requirements: Full length chaps, eye protection, hearing protection, protective boots. Gloves recommended.

 

New in 2015:  :                                           

 

TREE SERVICE RUMBLE

This is a team event; teams must have a minimum of three service professionals to participle both days. This is a timed event. Contestants must bore through and sever a log TWICE. Time starts on "go" with the saw running, on the deck and the contestant's hands on the log. They must begin their cut before two minutes expires or there is "no time". After two cuts (up or down) the saw must be passed to the next lumberjack running with the brake on. Till all three lumberjacks have made two cuts each. Time ends when the second slab of the third lumberjack hits the ground. "Saw outs"* will result in no time. The winning team will have the best cumulative score for both days. Safety gear is provided or can be supplied by the Lumberjack. It is recommended that tree service professionals have matching team gear. Person running saw must be over 18 years old, and part of a professional service that uses chainsaws in daily tasks.

 

Safety requirements: Full length chaps, eye protection, hearing protection, protective boots, gloves recommended.

 

 

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