Lumberjack show offers amazing feats of strength, dexterity in Trenton

Posted June 18, 2014, at 6:15 a.m.
Last modified June 19, 2014, at 7:57 p.m.

TRENTON, Maine — It’s often said that the old ways of living and entertainment are gone, giving way to constant electronic updates from known and unknown people, worlds away. The Great Maine Lumberjack Show in Trenton offers visitors the sight of skilled lumbermen and lumberwomen wielding old-fashioned, sharp tools, and performing little-seen feats of strength and dexterity. The venue was established by “Timber Tina” Scheer 19 years ago after she grew up working in her family’s lumberjack show in Wisconsin.

Timber Tina is well-known for her participation in various television shows. Few people know that 21 years ago she founded the women’s competition at the Lumberjack World Championships and also has an all-women lumberjill show that travels the country.

If you are looking for old-fashioned family fun, with some noise, flying wood chips, hollering lumberjacks and folks doing things most people only see on television, this is the place to visit. Although the show is designed for entertainment, the tasks are very physical. Some of the demonstrations are a wood chop, hand sawing, ax throwing, balancing on a floating log and a 50-foot-high pole climb, just to mention a few.