'Lumberjack Feud' Attraction Opens Today in Tennessee

USA Today: Gentlemen, start your chain saws!

Lumberjack Feud, spotlighting the muscled, flannel-shirted men (and women) with bulging biceps, opens today in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., just down the road from Dollywood.

The attraction includes a replica of a vintage logging village, a theatrical presentation of Great Smoky Mountains logging history and a face-off between two teams of pro lumberjacks playing two families vying to chop timber on a mountain before Smoky Mountain logging was outlawed. Lumberjack Feud attendees will be designated as members of one of the clans, to make the "ax-tion" more exciting. There will be log-rolling in the water, tree-climbing and more.

"It'll be rowdy, over-the-top entertainment, and a celebration of (lumberjack) history" says Feud CEO Rob Scheer, a former "IRONJACK" world champion. A similar venue he has in Ketchikan, Alaska, is a top entertainment attraction in that state -- seen by lots of cruisers, he says.

The new venue includes dinner shows, or you can just watch the action. Cost is $26,95 for adults, show only; $39.95 with dinner and $9.95 and $16.95 for kids. Information:


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