The 2015 Forest Festival is April 24-25, 2015

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.


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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2015 Louisiana Forest Festival Schedule of Events

Saturday, April 18
4:00pm

Bed Races and Parade to Follow

Saturday, April 25
8:30am
Opening Ceremony
Color Run
Scholarship Awards
Smokey the Bear

9:00am
4-H Woodsman Skills
Antique Car and Truck Show
Arts and Craft/ Flea Market Vendors Open
Children's Activities and Games Open
Hourly Musical Entertainment on Main Stage

10:00am
Benefit Bike Ride for Relay For Life
Pet Show at Amphitheater
Skidder and Loader Competition

11:00am
Professional Lumberjack Competition
Karate Show at Amphitheater
Forest Festival Scavenger Hunt

12:00
Barnhill Preserve Exotic Pet Program

on Main Stage
Tumbling/ Gymnastics Showcase

at Amphitheater

3:00pm
BBQ Cook-Off Competition Tasting begins

with Musical Entertainment by O'Day

at Amphitheater

5:00pm
After Party at Civic Center
DJ music 5-6
Dallas Coleman Performs 6-7
DJ music 7-8
LA 9 Performs 8-until

Hourly Main Stage Musical Line-up
Al Atwood 9-10
Cassie Gray 10-11
Restoration 11-12
Al Atwood 1-2
Spencer Brunson 2-3


Looking for a place to stay?

Host Hotel

La Jagu

5930 HWY 167 North

Winnfield, LA 71483

318-648-9400

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


The 2015 Louisiana Forest Festival T-Shirts

are now available for pre-order!

We have youth sizes XS-L for $15,

adult sizes S-XL for $20,

and adult sizes 2X-3X for $22.

Please contact Ericka Lang (318) 347-3611

or Nikki Hanson (318) 628-0385 to place an order!