The Haywood Community College timbersports team will compete in the 2018 John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s Meet and Forest Festival Day held at the Cradle of Forestry Saturday, October 6. The HCC team will compete against 10 teams from Pennsylvania to North Carolina.  

Forest Festival Day is an annual event for the whole family where traditional craftsmen, exhibitors, forestry students, and entertainers gather at the Cradle of Forestry to celebrate our forests and forest heritage. Highlights include wood carvers, weavers, a blacksmith, and the John G. Palmer Intercollegiate Woodsmen’s Meet.   

The Cradle of Forestry is located in the Pisgah National Forest near Brevard. Regular admission is $10. Youth ages 4 through 12 years old is $5.

For more information about the event, please call the Cradle of Forestry at 828-877-3130. For more information about the HCC Lumberjacks, contact James Jeuck at or 828-627-4566.


Order of Events


8:00 am – 9:00 am               Quiz Bowl (Perkins Room, Schenck Education Center)

9:00 am – 10:15 am            Dendrology (Concurrent with Archery & Team Log Roll)

9:00 am – 10:15 am            Archery (Concurrent with Dendrology & Team Log Roll)

9:00 am – 10:15 am            Team Log Roll (Concurrent with Archery & Dendrology)

10:15 am – 10:45 am          Team Water Boil

10:45 am – 12:00 pm          Axe Throw (Concurrent with Pole Fell)

10:45 am – 12:00 pm          Pole Fell (Concurrent with Axe Throw)

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm             Orienteering (Contest conducted most of the day)

12:00 pm                               Lunch

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm          Alum Horizontal Speed Chop

12:15 pm – 12:30 pm          German Foresters Team Vs US SAF (TBA) Welcome to German Visitors, Crosscut saw events

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm            Horizontal Speed Chop (Female)

  1:00 pm – 1:30 pm            Standing Block Chop

  1:30 pm – 2:15 pm            Cross Cut Saw Events

  2:15 pm – 3:45 pm            Pole Climb (Concurrent with Chainsaw)

  2:15 pm – 3:45 pm            Chainsaw Events (Concurrent with Pole Climb)

  3:45 pm – 4:15 pm            Bolt Split (Concurrent with Single Buck)

  4:15 pm – 4:45 pm            Single Buck (Concurrent with Bolt Split)

  4:45 pm – 5:15 pm            Horizontal Speed Chop (Male)

  5:15 pm – 5:30 pm            Competition Field Clean Up (ALL Teams Required)



Every possible effort will be made to stay on schedule.

If any event should finish early, the next event will immediately follow. Please plan on staying for the awards ceremony.