The first weekend of September brings Paul Bunyan Days in Fort Bragg, California. The Founders’ Day type celebration provides a variety of fun activities young and old alike. The festivities include a rock and gem show, a parade, and plenty of yummy treats.
Several competitions are held during the celebration, including the axe throw, horizontal hand chopping, & pole climb. Local men & women participate in the contests hoping to win a couple hundred chips. The competitions are even opened up to a few select out of towners.
A variety of other activities take place during the weekend. Mendocino young ladies enter the Belle Ball, with the top princess being crowned at the culmination of the events during Sunday’s logger’s competition. The firemen have a huge water fight. Of course, the festivities would not be complete without a classic car show. Just don’t get caught without a beard or you may be arrested by the Kangaroo Kort.
I have shared some of the highlights of the 2015 festivities. Learn more about the history of this fun tradition at PBD Facebook page. I hope you enjoyed this virtual Paul Bunyan Days event. Hopefully, you will be able to attend this year’s celebration.