The 2016 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!

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!)

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.

2016 Louisiana Forest Festival Schedule of Events

Friday, April 15

4-H Forestry Awareness – Paul Bunyan Educational Show

All Friday Night Events to take place

Main Street and Downtown Winnfield

5:30 pm


Bed races to follow 

Block Party to follow

Food Vendors Open

8:30 pm

Big Rig Truck Show (light category)

9:00 pm

Firework Show Downtown Winnfield

Saturday, April 16
5:30 am

BBQ competition Official start-time

(check in 5:00-9:00am)

8:00 am
Opening Ceremony
Scholarship Awards
Smokey the Bear

8:30 am
Registration for Fun Run

9:00 am
4-H Woodsman Skills
Big Rig Truck Show
Arts and Craft Vendors Open
Children's Activities Open
Hourly Musical Entertainment on Main Stage Begins
Fun Run Begins

10:00 am
Benefit Bike Ride for Relay For Life
Pet Show
Skidder and Loader Competition Begin
Monster Truck Rides
Paul Bunyan Show

11:00 am
Professional Lumberjack Competition

Collegiate Lumberjack Competition Begins
Karate Show
Forest Festival Scavenger Hunt

12:00 pm
Tumbling/ Gymnastics Showcase
Paul Bunyan Show

2:00 pm
Paul Bunyan Show

3:30 pm
BBQ Cookoff Judging Begins

4:00 pm
BBQ Tasting for Public

5:00 pm
Steak Dinner (Must Pre-purchase Tickets)
Live Music at the Convention Center

(Open to Public)

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

The 2016 Forest Festival will be April 15-16, 2016

Check back closer to the festival for more information about events and times for the 2016 Forest Festival.
​2016 Forms are now available online​

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