It’s a Plaid, Plaid, Plaid, Plaid World: Lumberjacks and VIPs “Get Their Plaid On” for Lumberjack Feud’s Grand Opening and $45,000 Charity Benefit
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — 2011′s hottest ticket in timber sports was in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., on Aug. 25, 2011, with the grand opening of Lumberjack Sports International’s Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud, a $10 million attraction billed as the “Smokies’ Rowdiest Good-Time Dinner Show” and featuring ESPN lumberjack athletes.
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Woodchips flew as Lumberjack Feud unveiled its action-packed show in a nearly 1,000-seat performance arena, where speed-climbing, axe-throwing, chopping, sawing and log-rolling were just some of the competitive events performed for a thrilled audience, with all proceeds benefiting the non-profit Helen Ross McNabb Center.
“The Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud represents many things — a $10 million investment in Pigeon Forge tourism, dozens of new jobs and a solid addition to our entertainment menu. The lumberjacks and their antics are going to entertain our visitors royally,” said Leon Downey, executive director of the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism.
For Lumberjack Feud Founder and CEO Rob Scheer, the grand opening culminated a vision, many years in the making.
“I first came to Pigeon Forge in 1985, intent on creating an experience in lumberjack sports unlike anything in the continental U.S.,” said Scheer, who was the first man to win the IRONJACK World Championship and also founded the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show in Ketchikan, Alaska. “Not unlike lumberjack sports itself, it’s taken huge dedication and grit to make Lumberjack Feud a reality, and our whole team feels incredibly proud by what we’ve created for visitors to Pigeon Forge.”
Based on actual historical events of the 1930s, the show at Lumberjack Feud features thrills and competition while telling the story of two 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.
Lumberjack Feud is also site of the new Smoky Mountains Forest History Center and the Lumberjack Hall of Fame. The Center features displays depicting the rich history of East Tennessee, including the rise of mountain communities and logging in the 1800′s.
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.
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