33rd Annual Deposit Lumberjack Festival

By WBNG News

July 22, 2010 Updated Jul 19, 2009 at 5:41 PM EST

An annual competition has people carving up a fun time in Deposit.

The 33rd Lumberjack Festival came to a close today, but not before one last line-up of action.

Action News reporter Leigh Dana takes us there.

People from across the state travel to Deposit this time of year, every year for the Lumberjack Festival.
"This is where the action is," exclaims Eugene De Beau from Gulf Summit.

If you've never been before, like this couple from Vestal, well, you're in for a treat.

Sure, there's your usual festival activities....

Food, Rides and Games.

But there's another part to it.

"Tractors. We came for the tractor pull. I can't wait to see people come right down this road," says Nathan McQueen of Vestal.

Take a look at this little rider.

He's pulling the tractor all by himself!

Now the purpose of the tractor pull is to see which tractor will pull the farthest and heaviest weight.

And right here, you can see this white line.

That's the finish line.

That's about 300 feet and organizers say not many tractors get that far.

These horse shoes sure are flying far.

Victor Davis competes every year in the horseshoe pitching tournament with his son.

"Some you lose, some you win but you shake hands and make new friends," says Davis.

There's also a boat race across the West Branch Delaware River.

But the best part of the Festival, people tell me, are reuniting with old acquaintances.

"A lot of times people who don't come around the whole year, come up for the weekend," says Corinne Parsons of Deposit.

Parsons says it's the reunions which have people coming back year after year.

Organizers say between about 1,500 and 2.500 people came out to the festival this weekend.

In Deposit, Leigh Dana, WBNG TV Action News.

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