Entry Fee: $2 for each event

Age Restriction: 18+ years old

Event Details:

Broadly defined, homesteading is a lifestyle of self-sufficiency. At the Willow Winter Carnival, homesteaders compete to prove their self-sufficiency and skill with wood chopping tools.

  • Chainsaw Event – Make 3 slices through a log placed in a brace. Best time wins.
  • Swede Saw – 1 slice through the log. Fastest time wins.
  • Crosscut Saw – 1 slice through the log. Best time wins. This is a 2 person saw so you must have a partner. This has 3 competition categories: Men, Women and Co-ed.
  • Axe Throw – Yes, we throw axes in Willow! Throw 3 at a target. Add up the points from the target rings and the most points win. We don’t want to chop anyone’s hands off so you do get 1 practice throw.
  • Wood Chop – Use the axe to completely chop through a log. Fastest time wins.

Awards: For each event, compete to win in the Men’s or Women’s categories. Or, prove your homesteading excellence and participate in all 5 events to compete for the Best Overall trophy. First place finishers in each category win $50!

Award ceremony is at 1:30 PM on Sunday, January 27th in the Main Hall at the Community Center.