Sedro Woolley's 4th of July Celebration !

Welcome to the Official Loggerodeo™ at the Chainsaw Carving Capitol of Washington State and the Pacific Northwest in Sedro-Woolley!!
We are celebrating the longest running 4th of July celebration in Washington State.
Sedro-Woolley will host a number of activities during the 4th of July celebration; Loggerodeo™, as well as the longest running International, invitation only, chainsaw carving competition.  Each year there is a Rodeo for Cowboys and Cowgirls, for the best all around points on the circuit. This takes place at the Rodeo grounds at Highway 20 and Polte Road. Two of the main events are : The “Loggerodeo™”. A rodeo for loggers demonstrating each task a logger is required to perform in their work each day, to include pole climbing, and Chainsaw Carving. Armed with a chainsaw, axe and a few tools, “Chainsaw Carvers” whittle an 8 foot high, 3 foot wide piece of Cedar into some of the most amazing art forms found anywhere. These men and women put on a show for up to 20,000 visitors and tourist each 4th of July. This select group of individuals have proven their skills and abilities, and gone on to become national and world champions. The majority of them starting as part of the Sedro-Woolley Loggerodeo™ celebration. Check out the article on the Consumer Advocate website about Loggerodeo™ -  Little Big Bangs - Small Towns With Great Fourth of July Festivals .

2022 The Parade is Back!

2019 Parade Winners

Log Trucks:
1st - Frank Harkness Trucking(Randy Hamilton) #15
2nd - Bob Hilier Trucking #54
3rd - Ron Hornbeck Trucking #62

Floats:
1st - Marysville Strawberry festival #16
2nd - Skagit Muzzle Loaders
3rd - Deming Log Show #36

Band, Drill Teams, Marching Units:
1st - Skagit Valley High School Marching Band #26
2nd - Sedro Woolley Cubs Cheerleaders #23
3rd - Nile Shriners #12

Equestrian: Skagit Latin Horses Association #41

Pooper Scooper: Sedro Woolley Rodeo #9a

Antique Truck/Car: 1941 Chevrolet(Tim Benton) #20

Antique Tractor/Farm/Fire Equip: Cascade Two Cylinder Club #46

Youth Group: Sedro Woolley Cub Scout Pack 4067 #42

Community/Church Group: Woodings Brigade #31


Events

Chainsaw Carving

Our 26th Annual Chainsaw Carving Championship features the best competitive carvers in the nation. This head-to-head competition produces awesome works of art that can be bid on and won or purchased during the weekend. Check our schedule for starting times and award ceremonies.

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Decoration Contest

Homes and business that decorate for the patriotic weeked will be awarded gift certificates for the top 3 in each of the 2 categories : Main Street window decorating and off of Metcalf building decoration.  Judging will start on June 30th at 1pm. So show your red, white and blue spirit and enter today !

Download House and Business Decoration Application

Foot Race

5.17 mile race and 2 mile fun run/walk Sponsored by the Sedro-Woolley Loggerodeo™, the Sedro-Woolley Rotary, and Skagit Runners. Come and enjoy an accurately-measured and well-policed course that begins and ends over the route of the 4th of July Loggerodeo™ Parade. The race will begin at 9:30AM sharp while the parade starts at 11AM. The middle section of the 5.17-mile race is run along the Skagit River. The 2-mile course goes to the 1-mile turnaround and returns to the start/finish line.

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PRCA Rodeo

PRCA Rodeo always brings the excitement of thrilling rodeo action to Sedro Woolley every year. Watch courageous cowboys and cowgirls compete in several events like barrel racing , steer wrestling , team roping and bull riding .

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Office Hours

Our office is located at:
727 Murdock Street Unit #3
Sedro Woolley, WA 98284


Office is currently Closed

Grand Parade/ Kiddie Parade

Our annual 4th of July Grand Parade will begin at 11am sharp and lasts about 2 hours. Make sure to get there early for your spot along Metcalf or Ferry Street. The Parade usually contains about 130 to 140 entries including decorated floats , old John Deere Tractors from the Cascade 2 cylinder club , horses , antique cars and fire trucks , marching units and the Nile Shiners.

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Beard Contest

Our historic Beard-growing contest has been running for over 80 years now. Contestants gather in front of the Sedro Woolley Heritage Hammer Square at 10:00am on Saturday July 3rd to show off their short , long , thick , even multi-colored , manly accomplishments. Entry sign up is between 9:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. Many prizes will be awarded in different categories. If you are interested in participating in this event just show up and you will be entered!

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Carnival / Firework Show

When the sun goes down it’s time to enjoy Sedro Woolley’s Patriotic Firework show at Riverside Park on the 4th of July.

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Live Music/Street Dance

Ready to dance the night away? Our live music Street Dance will be held at Hammer Heritage Square from 7pm to 10pm on July 2nd.
For 2022 Loggerodeo is proud to feature: The Wes Jones Band

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Schedule

June 30th

1 p.m. - Decorated House and Business Judging
7:30 p.m. – Carvers meet and greet

July 1st

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Chainsaw Carving Competition, followed by Quick Carve auction
TBD – Carnival
TBD - Arts & Crafts Fair
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Quick Carve
5 p.m. Quick Carve Auction
7 p.m. Friday Night Lights Barrel Racing at the Rodeo Grounds

July 2nd

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Chainsaw Carving Competition, followed by Quick Carve auction
10 a.m. - Mounted Shooters presented by Mountain Pacific Bank
TBD - Carnival
TBD - Arts & Crafts Fair
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Quick Carve
5 p.m. - Quick Carve Auction
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. - Dancin’ In The Dirt at the Rodeo Grounds
6 p.m. – Kiddie Parade (line up between 5:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.)
7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Street Dance at Hammer Heritage Square

July 3rd

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Chainsaw Carving Competition, followed by Quick Carve auction
10 a.m. – Beard Contest (sign up 9:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.)
10 a.m. - Rascals Rodeo for disabled individuals
TBD - Arts & Crafts Fair
12 p.m. - BBQ Cookoff
TBD - Carnival
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Quick Carve
5 p.m. - Quick Carve Auction
5:30 p.m. - Stick-Pony Races at the Rodeo Grounds
6 p.m. - PRCA Rodeo – Woolley Tuff – Tough Enough to Wear Pink at the Rodeo Grounds

July 4th

6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Robyn’s “Pancakes for Kids” Breakfast (Check the Sedro-Woolley School District Facebook page or call the ASB office at 360-855-3510 ext. 8 to confirm event details.)
8 a.m. - Chainsaw Carving Competition
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Sedro-Woolley Footrace (check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. – staggered start times may be used)
11 a.m. - Eagles “BBQ in the Parking Lot”
11 a.m. - Grand Parade
TBD - Carnival
TBD - Arts & Crafts Fair
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Quick Carve
1:30 p.m. - Stick Pony Races at the Rodeo Grounds
2 p.m. - PRCA Rodeo at the Rodeo Grounds
3 p.m. Quick Carve Auction followed by Awards Ceremony
10 p.m. – 11 p.m. Fireworks