The Kentucky Wood Expo is returning to Lexington, KY on September 15th and 16th at Masterson Station Park. This year marks the 35th Kentucky Wood Expo, which has been ranked as one of the top 10 events in Kentucky by the Tourism Council. We are celebrating 40 years of the Kentucky Wood Expo also known as the Kentucky Logging Show which began in 1983 in Morehead, KY. An expected 3,000-5,000 visitors from around the region will be on hand to see the latest in wood processing equipment for the forest products industry and enjoy all types of educational events and demonstrations.
The Kentucky Wood Expo will feature over 75 inside and outside exhibits and demonstrations for everyone to enjoy. Sawmill, pallet, logging, secondary, and all types of wood processing machinery will be on display along with a wide range of support services. Inside and outside exhibit space is still available, and it is not too late to get signed up to participate. Educational displays will also be present, and a number of groups will be available to talk forest management and the promising future of the wood industry in Kentucky. Landowner and Logger education classes will be conducted during the show on both days which will provide plenty of advice on how to properly manage forests and the many benefits that they provide to everyone.
Along with the industry exhibits, a number of activities will be taking place for the entire family to enjoy. Activities will include chain saw carving demonstrations, collegiate lumberjack competitions, knuckleboom loader and log skidding contests, monster log weight guess, craft displays and a silent auction to benefit Log a Load for Kids and the Kentucky Children’s Hospital. An educational program open to all students will take place on Friday, September 15th and a woodworking class on both days will offer a chance for attendees to make their own free cutting board.
Show your support for the wood industry which is one of the largest manufacturing industries Kentucky and stop by and enjoy the Kentucky Wood Expo. The show offers something for everyone. Advanced tickets can be purchased for only $5 by calling the KFIA office at 502/695-3979. Parking is free and entry to the show costs only $7.00 at the gate and $5.00 for children age 6-12 (children under 6 are free). The grounds will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Don’t miss all the fun and excitement at the Kentucky Wood Expo in Lexington, KY on September 15 & 16.
Schedule of Events
Friday, Sept. 15
9:00 a.m. - Gates & Exhibit Open
9:00 a.m. - Log a Load for Kids Silent Auction Bidding Open
9:00 a.m. - 12 Noon - EKSAF & KACF Meeting
10:00 a.m. - High School Youth Forestry FFA Competition
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Knuckleboom Contest
12 noon - 3 p.m. - Critter Tent Open
12 noon - Horse Logging Demonstration
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Forest Health Training
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Create Your Cutting Board Workshop
3:30 p.m. - Kentucky Lumberjack Games Invitational
5:00 p.m. - Gates Close
Saturday, Sept. 16
8:30 a.m. - Gates & Exhibits Open
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Log a Load for Kids Silent Auction Bidding Open
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Create your own Cutting Board Workshop
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Critter Tent Open
8:30 a.m.. - 4:30 p.m. - Tree & Wood Id Rubbings
10:00 a.m. - Collegiate Lumberjack Competition
10 & 11 a.m. & 12 noon - Small Scale Logging Demonstration
10:00 - 3:00 p.m.. - Knuckleboom Contest
11:30 a.m. - Horse Logging Demonstration
12:30 p.m. - Chainsaw Carving Competition LIVE Auction
1:00 p.m. - Skidder Contest
2:30 p.m. - Silent Auction Closes
4:30 p.m. - Gates Close
Mission Statement - To promote a sustainable forest products industry by interacting with and educating the public