2017 Log Show: Labor Day Weekend - Saturday, September 2nd & Sunday, September 3rd.


Posters can be purchased, locally, in Roslyn at Marko's Place and in Ronald at the Old Number Three.

  • 8-10AM: Participant Registration/Check In
  • 10:30AM: Participant Meeting (all must to be present)
  • 11AM until finished: Pre-qualification rounds for the Ax Throw and Wrapper Toss
  • 1PM: SHOW STARTS

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How to Register:

    1) Before August 25th (preferred method)
  • Print the registration form (download here)
  • Entry fee forms: Cash or Check (checks payable to High Country Log Show)
  • Mail registration and entry fee to High Country Log Show PO Box 462 Roslyn WA 98941
    2) After August 25th
  • Day of the show. Registrations accepted between 8-10AM at Runje Field
  • Entry fee forms: Cash or Check (checks payable to High Country Log Show)

The High Country Log Show is a exciting annual event that takes place over Labor Day Weekend in beautiful Roslyn, Washington. The Log Show began in 2011 to celebrate the timber industry in Upper Kittitas County during Roslyn’s 125th anniversary celebration.

Our log show consists of events from loggings past and present and draws competitors and teams from Deming to the north, Buckley to the west and beyond. Log Show events include chainsaw competitions, high climbing, hand bucking, axe throwing and unlimited hot saws to name a few.

There is a beer garden, T-shirt sales, food vendors, kid’s activities and more. Admission to the log show is free and donations are welcome.

Beginning in 2015 the High Country Log Show honors a member of the timber community that has dedicated years to the logging industry. The 2015 Bull Of The Woods was Claude Renfro, the 2016 Bull Of The Woods was Don Hill, & this years Bull of the Woods is Steve Jones.


Raffle tickets can be purchased, locally, in Roslyn at Marko's Place and in Ronald at the Old Number Three.

HIGH COUNTRY LOG SHOW CONTEST RULES - BUD LIGHT & WOODS LOGGING SUPPLY - RULES PDF DOWNLOAD

    1) CHOKERMANS RACE:
  • Start at the painted line with choker in hand, cross walk log with your choker, go up, over, and under raised log deck. Set choker. Go back across walk log. Finish at painted line. BEST TIME
    2) AXE THROW:
  • Both feet behind line. You cannot step on the ground beyond the painted line before the axe leaves your hand. Axe must be double bit. Handle must be 24” or longer. The axe must stick to count. TWO DAY COMBINED SCORE.
    3) WRAPPER TOSS:
  • Set two (2) wrappers between the paint lines. Start at the front bumper of the truck, run with wrappers/binders and secure the binder tight enough so it’s snug, no slack. TWO DAY COMBINED SCORE.
    4) SPEED CLIMB:
  • (Standard gear only-no toe spurs.) Start with one foot on the pole and one foot on the ground. The time stops when you ring the bell at the top. BEST TIME.
    5) FIREWOOD CHOP
  • Chop each round in half, and then chop each half in half. Slivers do not count; each finished piece must be at least 2” thick. After splitting, stack wood into a pile where all pieces are touching then lay on pile to stop time. (16 total pieces are required to qualify.) BEST TIME.
    6) POWER SAW BUCK:
  • Bore through the log, cutting the bottom half first. Pull the saw and restart at the top, cutting down to complete your cut. Cut through the painted lines making a cut. Hot start. TWO DAY COMBINED TIME.
    7) OBSTACLE POLE BUCK:
  • Start with one hand on prop log. Run to saw set behind painted line. Scale log behind painted line. Cannot start saw until beyond prop log. You may touch one foot on prop log. An undercut is required. Cut off the end and return down the pole to finish. Saw must be turned off before crossing prop log. (Finish past painted line, must stay on log until painted line.) If you fall off beyond the prop log, auto DQ. BEST TIME.
    8) OBSTACLE CHOKER RACE:
  • Place choker, start at walk log, circle pond, pick up choker, dive under opposite walk log, start up the walk log behind the painted line and set your choker beyond painted line. Run back down the pole to painted finish line. If you fall off beyond prop log auto DQ. Choker must remain beyond painted line for time to count. BEST TIME.

NOTE: YOU MUST COMPETE IN ALL OF THE ABOVE EVENTS (EVENTS 1- 9) TO QUALIFY FOR ALL AROUND LOGGER.

    9) STOCK MODIFIED SAW:
  • Bring any saw stock appearing, NO pipes, except intake modifications are allowed. Single cut top to bottom, straight cut. Hot Start. TWO DAY COMBINED TIME.
    10) EXTREME MODIFIED HOT SAW:
  • Single cut top to bottom, straight cut. Piped Saws, must be from chainsaw manufacturer. Single cylinder. Hot Start. TWO DAY COMBINED TIME.
    11) UNLIMITED CLASS HOT SAWS:
  • Anything goes. If two people can lift it, you can compete. Hot start. TWO DAY COMBINED TIME.
    12) MA & PA CROSSCUT:
  • This is an amateur event. Saws will be provided. TWO DAY COMBINED TIME.
    13) VINTAGE SAWS:
  • PRE 1960 (EXHIBITION ONLY).
    14) STANDING CHOP:
  • Provide your own axe and wood. Must use alder at least 30” in circumference and at least 36” long. TWO DAY COMBINED TIME.
    15) DOUBLE BUCK:
  • This is an amateur event. Saws will be provided. TWO DAY COMBINED TIME.

NOTE: PROPER CLOTHING, NO SHORTS, WORK ATTIRE ONLY, BOOTS MUST BE WORN. ALL CLIMBERS NEED TO USE STEEL CORE ROPE. FOR DAY TWO, EACH COMPETITOR WILL USE THE SAW OR COURSE THEY DID NOT USE ON THE DAY ONE. EACH COMPETITOR MUST PARTICIPATE ON BOTH DAYS TO QUALIFY FOR ALL AROUND LOGGER.

Show General Information:

Email: highcountrylogshowroslyn@gmail.com
Phone: 509.674.8161 (Ben)

Registration Information:

Email: highcountrylogshowroslyn@gmail.com
Phone: 509.728.2432 (Diana)