The Dells Lumberjack Show

A Real Lumberjack Competition

Rated 'One of the Best Things to Do in Wisconsin Dells'

Five Star Trip Advisor Rating

Family Entertainment

World Champion Lumberjack Athletes

Where to Find Us

411 State Hwy 13
Wisconsin Dells, WI

Show Times Daily

Shows daily Memorial Day Through Labor Day
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Bringing Families and Friends Together for a Real Lumberjack Competition

See The Lumberjacks in Action.

Nothing is quite like seeing Wisconsin Dells only Real Lumberjack Competition first hand, but we attempted to put together a few highlights so you can see a small sample of what to expect to see when you get here.

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See what our guests are saying

“I absolutely loved it. The lumber Jacks are real and funny. They put on an awesome show. I love how they get the crowd involved. Willy, brian, Ryan and Chaz are all amazing. I will definitely come again. I also found a great long sleeve shirt I bought. Thank you so much for the great show. Plus you can get snacks and drinks if you want.”
Lori K

Trip Adviser Review 2016

“Last year my sisters and I unfortunately came to the Dells in the off season and missed the show. Finally, almost a year later, we returned and caught the show Thursday night. It was well worth the wait. We laughed non stop and enjoyed it so much that we’re coming back before we bid the Dells farewell.”
Layne Z.

Facebook Review 2016

“Great show!! Definitely recommend for the whole family. Lots of laughs had by all for sure. Our daughter was able to go on stage during the show. The guys were all very friendly, they signed autographs and visited with us after the show. Definitely worth the money..”
Heather C

Trip Adviser Review 2016

Competition Events

Two teams of competitive lumberjack athletes will compete in 14 events, all of which were derived from old time workaday lumberjack skills. Events include, chopping, sawing, axe-throwing, speed climbing, logrolling, modified chainsaw racing, and more!
Fun for the Kids! At our 4:00 pm shows, kids have the opportunity to be right on stage with the lumberjacks and learn the skills of cross-cut sawing with the lumberjacks! A memory building tradition of the Dell Lumberjack Show.

Canoe Jousting

Fighting wasn't allowed in logging camps. Instead, lumberjacks jumped into canoes and battered each other with mackinaw wrapped sticks. Last team standing wins!

Standing Block Chop

This mimics the felling of a tree with an axe. The lumberjacks will chop halfway through a vertically mounted log, then will turn and finish the cut from the opposite side.

Axe Throw

In order to pass the time on their day off, lumberjacks would throw axes at an upturned stump. Wagering for money or the designation of who would clean the outhouses was common. Don't miss!

Crosscut Sawing

A team of two lumberjacks push and pull a traditional peg and raker saw through a log. Crosscut saws were used for most tree-felling and bucking purposes in the old time logging camps.


Spring Board Chop

Lumberjacks insert a springboard plank into notches in a tree, ascend it, and then fell it with an axe. This is the most technical, tiring, and dangerous of the chopping events.

Obstacle Pole

This event is a relay of basic logging tool skills and requires dexterity and agility. Lumberjacks must roll and set a log with a canthook, cut a cookie with a chainsaw, and set a choker cable.

Hot Saw

The lumberjacks cut three cookies as fast as they can using Stihl MS 660 stock saws that have been modified to cut at a much higher rpm. Fast hands and proper application of pressure on the saw are a must.

Log Roll

Two jacks roll, spin, and bob a cedar log in the water, trying to knock the other jack in. All around athleticism, balance, speed, and concentration make a good logroller.

Chainsaw Carve

One of our jacks will demonstrate their artistic side using a chainsaw and piece of wood. Shenanigans may or may not ensue. It's a fun event with an unexpected and sometimes funny outcome.

Boom Run

Log booms are a chain of logs used to corral wood at a sawmill holding pond. In the boom run the jacks race from one end to the other hoping not to fall in. Whoever gets the most logs wins.

Speed Climb

Using the same gear as a utility lineman, our jacks will climb a 50 foot spar pole up and down as fast as they can. This event is the most dangerous, daring, and exhilarating of all lumberjack events.

West Coast Choker Race

On the west coast they cut big timber in treacherous terrain. This race is a relay of skills the choker setter would use in his daily work routine. The highlight is running across a spinning log with an 80 lb. choker in hand.


We finish off the show with a relay of 4 events in rapid succession. This is a grueling event for the jacks as they have to climb, chop, and saw in rapid succession.  

Conveniently Located Next to Paul Bunyan’s Cook Shanty in Wisconsin Dells

One Stop for three of the top attractions in Wisconsin Dells. Watch, Eat, Shop with us.


Dells Lumberjack Show

Watch Real Lumberjacks Compete in a competition in our Family Friendly Show.

Paul Bunyan's Cook Shanty

Have breakfast, lunch or dinner. Meal and Show packages available.

Northwoods Gift Shop

Shop for unique gifts that you will only find here at one of the WI Dells largest giftshops. 

411 State HWY 13 Wisconsin Dells, WI

Dells Lumberjack Show

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