Great Lakes Timber Show

Show times:

Friday 9/22: 6 pm, 7 pm

Saturday 9/23: 12 pm, 3 pm and 6 pm

Sunday 9/24: 11 am, 2 pm and 4 pm

All shows take place in The Back 40 area of Harvest Fair.

Bruce Belanger has never won a lumberjack competition but that does not prevent the founder of the Great Lakes Timber Show from introducing himself as the current and five-time “trystate” champion. He has tried in every state and hasn’t won a darn thing, though he thinks his title helps him get hired.

This exciting, family-friendly lumberjack show features chainsaw carving, axe throwing, horizontal wood chopping, two-man crosscut sawing, log rolling and loads of humor.

The Escanaba, MI native began logrolling when he was 17 years old. He worked with the Hank Peters Lumberjack Show for many years before beginning the Great Lakes Timber Show 20 years ago.

Numerous celebrities have appeared at his shows, including two defensive ends for the New York Giants who attempted the logrolling event. He also met his wife at a fair. The Great Lakes Timber Show has appeared at State Fairs, County Fairs, Theme Parks, Festivals and Sport Shows across the United States. Members of the show have appeared on ABC’s Wide World of Sports, ESPN, CBS This Morning, NBC Today and Good Morning America.