Lumberjack Shows, Beer Garden, Chainsaws & More | Hoosier Hardwood Festival

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The Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association is excited to welcome you to the Hoosier Hardwood Festival! This celebration of Indiana’s most renewable resource, the hardwood lumber industry, is scheduled for September 9 – 11, 2-22 at the Boone County Fairgrounds, located in Lebanon, just 10 minutes northwest of Indianapolis!

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This three-day, family fun event will showcase logging equipment, heavy machinery, chainsaws, sawmill equipment, woodworking equipment, and tools! Industry pros, hobbyists, and landowners can benefit from education sessions and live demonstrations. EVERYONE will enjoy the lumberjack shows, woodworkers, artisans, crafters, beer garden, festival food, and live entertainment!

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Ticket Pricing

Please note, tickets should be purchased online, before arriving.
$10 – General Admission
$5 – Children Ages 7-12
FREE – Children 6 & under

Dates & Hours

September 9 – 11, 2022
Friday: 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 9 am – 4 pm2

Hoosier Hardwood Festival Address

Boone County Fairgrounds
1300 E 100 S
Lebanon, IN 46052
(Immediately off of Exit 138 on I-65 – Just 10 minutes northwest of Indianapolis)

Friday, September 9th Events!

Gates are open from 11a-5p to the public.

All-day attractions from 11a – 5p
Special Features
Education Sessions

Most education sessions will last 20-40 minutes, with Q&A after. Start times are listed below.

  • 11a | Digital Forestry | Songlin Fei
  • 12p | Safe Chainsaw Operation Don Carlson
  • 12p | Forest Improvement Lenny Farlee
  • 1p | Cutting your logs/lumber Rado Gazo
  • 2p | Woodland Owner Panel Duane McCoy & Lenny Farlee
  • 3p | Woodland Wildlife Brian MacGowan
  • 4p | Invasive Species Dawn Slack / SICIM
Kids Programming

Located outside near the Woods on Wheels exhibit. Children’s programs will last 15-30 minutes.

  • 12p | Magical Wood | Eva Haviarova
  • 2p | Growing Together | Purdue Student Chapter of Environmental Education
  • 3p | Smokey the Bear Fire Safety | Bev Stout

Located inside the exhibit buildings in the Kids Zone.

  • 11a – 5p | Woodworking Demos | Wabash Valley Woodworking Club & Dan Bollock
  • 11a – 5p | Woodworking Projects | Deeply Ingrained’s Woodshop on Wheels

Saturday, September 10th Events!

Gates are open from 9a-6p to the public. All exhibits & buildings will close at 5p and the LIVE chainsaw carving auction will take place from 5p-6p.

All-day attractions from 9a – 5p
Special Features
Education Sessions

Most education sessions will last 20-40 minutes, with Q&A after. Start times are listed below.

  • 10a | Digital Forestry | Songlin Fei
  • 10a | Safe Chainsaw Operation (Outside) Don Carlson
  • 11a | Forest Improvement Lenny Farlee
  • 1p | Cutting your logs/lumber Rado Gazo
  • 2p | Urban Forestry Ben McCallister
  • 3p | Intro to Indiana Trees Lenny Farlee
  • 4p | Wooodland Owner Panel Duane McCoy & Lenny Farlee
Kids Programming

Located outside near the Woods on Wheels exhibit. Children’s programs will last 15-30 minutes.

  • 10a | Growing Together with Indiana | Purdue Student Chapter of Environmental Education
  • 11a | Magical Wood | Eva Haviarova
  • 12p | Smokey the Bear Fire Safety | Bev Stout
  • 1p | Magical Wood | Eva Haviarova
  • 2p | Growing Together with Indiana | Meghan Gunn & FNR Ed Club
  • 3p | Smokey the Bear Fire Safety | Bev Stout

Located inside the exhibit buildings in the Kids Zone.

  • 9a – 5p | Woodworking Demos | Wabash Valley Woodworking Club & Dan Bollock
  • 9a – 5p | Woodworking Projects | Deeply Ingrained’s Woodshop on Wheels

Sunday, September 11th Events!

Gates are open from 9a-4p to the public. All exhibits & buildings will close at 3p and the final LIVE chainsaw carving auction will take place from 3p-4p.

All-day attractions from 9a – 3p
Special Features
Kids Programming

Located inside the exhibit buildings in the Kids Zone.

  • 9a – 3p | Woodworking Demos | Wabash Valley Woodworking Club & Dan Bollock
  • 9a – 3p | Woodworking Projects | Deeply Ingrained’s Woodshop on Wheels
Lumberjack Shows, Beer Garden, Chainsaws & More | Hoosier Hardwood Festival

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