This year's Springhill Lumberjack Festival promises two days of family fun.
Kicking off Friday, October 7 at noon, the festival continues through Saturday October 8 at Frank Anthony Park, 301 Church Street in Springhill.
Entertainment for opening ceremonies on Friday will be provided by the North Webster High School "Marching Band of Armour."
Live entertainment on the outside stage will continue throughout the day with local entertainers. Headlining at 7 p.m. is country music artist, J.J. Johns, a European, chart-busting star from Silves, Portugal.
Saturday at 10 a.m., the Lumberjack Festival Parade rolls down Springhill's Historic Main Street. Line up is at 9 a.m.
Registration for the Antique Car, Truck, Motorcycle and Tractor Shows begins at 8 a.m. These shows end at 3 p.m. Trophies and plaques will be awarded in various categories. For parade or car show details call Jan Corrales at 539-5699 and for Tractor Show call James Burns at 870-859-5750.
Other activities on Saturday include the volunteer firefighter's competition.
Beginning at noon 'the other men with axes' compete in games that showcase skills that save lives and property. With art projects, jumpy castles, rock wall, and carnival rides, the "Kid's Korner" will provide loads of fun activities for the children including wood carver, photo contest, pet show, arts and crafts and food.
Saturday's live entertainment will kick off at 11 a.m. with Springhill's own "radio tower" and will continue throughout the day with groups like "the rescue mission" from Fayetteville, Arkansas. Irene and the Sleepers and, headlining on Saturday is returning band "Reaux Chambeaux."
At 8 p.m. at "The Pineywoods Palace," will be country music singer Mark Chesnutt. A Beaumont, Texas native, Chesnutt has served up 14 number one hits, 23 top 10 singles, four platinum albums and five gold records with such hits as "Bubba Shot the Jukebox," Blame it on Texas," "Old Country," "It Sure is Monday," "Going Through the Big D," and more. Chesnutt maintains a hefty tour schedule year after year. Tickets will be $35 reserved seating and $25 general admission and will go on sale Friday, August 26. They can be purchased by calling Jill at 465-3989.