The 2014 Forest Festival is April 26, 2014

and will be held at the Winn Parish Fairgrounds The festival will offer a variety of activities, which includes, 
forestry exhibits, log loading contest, skidding contest, a fo
restry awareness day for children, 4-H woodsman skills, professional timber sports, BBQ cook-off, ​arts and crafts, and other activities for adults and children. The Forest Festival is proud to announce a meet and greet with Bobby Goodson,
the star of Discovery Channel’s Swamp Loggers.  

What is the Forest Festival?

Forestry is the number one industry for Winn Parish, and a top industry for the state of Louisiana. It is important to promote and stimulate the industry for not only the economic well being of Winn and surrounding parishes, but also for the state. The Louisiana Forest Festival, reorganized in 1980, salutes the timber industry in our state. The festival encompasses timber related activities. There are numerous forestry equipment displays and related exhibits.    Professional lumberjack sports competitors come from throughout the United States to participate in the show.The Lumberjack Challenge TV Show on OLN has featured the festival. There will be 13 lumberjack events to cheer on with 6 different chainsaw events. The festival will have excellent fun and food throughout the day. Come and look at the homemade crafts and join in the fun of contests and prize drawings. ​There will also be children’s activities and games.

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2014 Schedule of events

Saturday, April 26, 2014
8:00am - Lumberjack Fun Run hosted by The Louisiana Forest Festival and the WSHS Tigeretts 

8:30am - Opening Ceremonies and Scholarship Awards

9:00am - 4-H Woodsman Skills, Antique Car and Truck Show, Children's Activities, and Games, and Musical Entertainment. 

10:00am - Meet and Greet with the Star of SWAMP LOGGERS,
Bobby Goodson. Log Loading and Skidder Competition/ 

11:00am - Professional Lumberjack Competition

12:00 - Performance by Elvis Tribute Artist 

1:00pm - Meet and Greet with Tori Smith from Dressed to Kill. 

2:30pm - BBQ Cook-off and Tasting
DJ Musical Entertainment 

4:00pm - Concert at the Civic Center featuring: Elvis Tribute Artist

                 Local music artist Train Wreck

                 Country Music Star Trini Triggs (Doors Open at 3:30)

Other Events 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Louisiana Forest Festival and Winn Parish 4-H Shooting Competition

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Forest Festival Bass Tournament

at Chandler's Camp on Black Lake

Friday, April 25, 2014

4-H Forestry Awareness Day

Looking for a place to stay?

Host Hotel

La Jagu

5930 HWY 167 North

Winnfield, LA 71483


​Festival Special Rate: $65.00 (Must mention forest festival to get the special rate!)