Village sharpens up for timber fest
AXES are being sharpened at Glenreagh as the village gears up for its 8th annual Timber Festival this Saturday.
It is believed to believed to the only festival of its kind in NSW and possibly Australia which has a primary focus on timber industry and preserving the heritage skills of a bygone era.
The Festival also encourages associated trades to demonstrate their skills such as blacksmiths and woodcarvers.
The centerpiece of Saturday's festival is a championship woodchop competition including standing block and underhand sections plus the big crowd attraction of a cross-cut saw race.
There will also be an increasing emphasis on wood craft and bush skills with demonstrations and sales.
The other popular events, sheepdog trial demos, blacksmithing, post splitting, sleeper cutting, timber crafting and more will again be included.
There will also be a display of vintage and veteran cars and motorcycles, along with market, food and drinks stalls.
Entry will be $4 per adult, and $2 for children 5 years and older, with car parking plentiful and free.
For more information call 6649 2265 or go to glenreaghtimberfestival.com.au.