July 6, 2011

Pigeon Forge’s New Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud Prepares for August Grand Opening

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumberjack Sports International will open its new Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud Aug. 26, 2011, introducing a dynamic and athletically charged performance venue to the Pigeon Forge family destination landscape.

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The $10 million, 34,000-square-foot Lumberjack Feud attraction will offer up to three dinner shows every evening of the week after its grand opening. The action-packed show features thrills and comedy while telling the story of two feuding Smoky Mountain logging families. Set in the 1930s, Lumberjack Feud is performed by world-champion ESPN lumberjack athletes.

The families depicted in the show will perform more than 10 different timber sport events, featuring tree-climbing, axe-throwing, chopping, sawing and log-rolling. In addition, guests will love the water diving Timber Dogs and the colossal log-pulling draft horses.

Throughout the story, the dueling families will compete for rights to log the last remaining timber tract before the Great Smoky Mountains National Park permanently shuts down the timber industry throughout the Park's preserve.

Selected members of the audience will be able to participate as part of the story with their families cheering them on.

"Lumberjack Feud will bring world-class lumberjack athletes to perform daily for Pigeon Forge audiences in a physical and visual display second to none in the market," said Lumberjack Sports International President Rob Scheer, who was the first man to win the IRONJACK World Championship and holds numerous world titles.

According to Scheer, the venue is also home to the Smoky Mountain Forest History Center and the Lumberjack Hall of Fame. The museum area will feature displays and artifacts with focus on both the logging boom during the early 1900s and the notorious characters of timber sports.

"Lumberjack Feud will integrate a fictional story of embattled families with the actual history of the timber industry's closure when the park opened," Scheer said. "It's a thrilling show for families. Our mission will involve spotlighting and educating visitors about the rich heritage of East Tennessee logging's history - which has largely been an untold story."

For ticket prices (including military discounts), group information and show schedules, visit www.lumberjackfeud.com or call toll-free, 855-244-3383.

SOURCE Lumberjack Feud