July 19, 2011

Pigeon Forge’s Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud Launches Media Road Show in Ramp-Up to August Grand Opening

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumberjack Sports International's Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud launched a road show in recent days, set to appear in six Southeastern and Midwestern cities. The mobile demonstration of the Lumberjack Feud's action-packed, family-friendly show features skills of its professional forest sport athletes.

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Lumberjack Feud kicked off the road show on July 13 in Cincinnati, Ohio, with a crew of athletes performing several of the logging events that will be part of its dinner show when the Pigeon Forge, Tenn., attraction officially opens Aug. 26, 2011.

Markets that Lumberjack Feud is scheduled to visit in addition to Cincinnati include Charlotte, NC, on July 20; Chattanooga, Tenn., on July 26; Atlanta, Ga., on July 27 and July 28; Lexington, Ky., on Aug. 3; and Knoxville, Tenn., on Aug. 4.

"The cities we chose for the road show are top feeder markets for visitors to Pigeon Forge, which is a major gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park," said Lumberjack Sports International President Rob Scheer, who was the first man to win the IRONJACK World Championship and holds numerous world titles.

"Our team of athletes is very excited to take our show to these neighboring cities and generate excitement for Lumberjack Feud's grand opening - now only weeks away," Scheer said.

The $10 million, 34,000-square-foot Lumberjack Feud arena, located in the heart of Pigeon Forge, will offer up to three dinner shows every evening of the week, with performances by world-champion ESPN lumberjack athletes. The attraction is sponsored by STIHL, the number-one selling brand of chain saws worldwide.

Based on actual historical events of the 1930s, the show features thrills and competition while telling the story of two feuding Smoky Mountain logging families competing for rights to log the last remaining timber tract before the Great Smoky Mountains National Park permanently shuts down the region's timber industry.

The families depicted in the show will perform more than 10 different lumberjack sport events, featuring tree-climbing, axe-throwing, chopping, sawing and log-rolling.

Ticket prices (including military discounts), group information and show schedules for this family attraction can be located at www.lumberjackfeud.com or by calling toll-free, 855-244-3383.

ONLINE MEDIA ROOM: http://media.lumberjackfeud.com/

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