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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.

The 2017 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 for $22 and 3X for $23..

Please contact Ericka Lang (318) 347-3611

or Nikki Hanson (318) 628-0385 to place an order before March 25th!

The 2017 Forest Festival will be April 21-22, 2017

Check back closer to the festival for more information about events and times for the 2017 Forest Festival.
​2017 Forms Now Available!


2017 Louisiana Forest Festival Schedule of Events

Saturday April 1, 2017

Louisiana Forest Festival Pageant

hosted by Pilot Club of Winnfield

Friday April 21, 2017 

4-H Forestry Awareness Day
 (4th graders of Winn Parish)

 7:00 PM 

Parade
 Wood Carving demonstration
 Block Party to follow
 Fireworks at dark

Saturday  April 22, 2017
 8:00 AM

Opening Ceremony
 Scholarship Award Ceremony
Smokey the Bear

 8:30 AM 

Registration for the "Stache Dash" fun-run

 9:00 AM 

Wood Carving show
 4-H Woodman Skills
 Big Rig Truck Show
 Arts & Crafts vendors open
 Children's Activities and Games begin
 Musical Entertainment begin
 Hourly musical entertainment begins
 Fun-Run begins

 10:00 AM 

Pet Show
 Log Loading and Skidder

Competitions begin
 Monster Truck rides begin

 11:00 AM 

Professional Lumberjack Competition
 Wood Carving show
 Mitchell Miles Archery Demonstration

 11:30 AM

Cookery Contest Judging

(grades 4th -12th)

 12:30 PM 

Tumbling showcase

 1:00 PM

Wood Carving show

  3:00 PM

Wood Carving show

 3:30 PM

BBQ Judging begins

 4:00 PM

BBQ Cook-off tasting/awards

 5:00 PM

Wood Carving show

 6:00 PM

5D Barrel Racing
 hosted by the

Winn Western Riding Association​