A Pullin' Good Time

By Brandi Devine

July 17, 2011 Updated Jul 17, 2011 at 7:26 PM EDT

Deposit, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Real lumberjacks, pony pulls and plenty of fun.

The 35th annual Lumberjack festival in Deposit wraps up.

Hundreds filled into the festival early Sunday afternoon. There were carnival rides, food vendors, crafts and live music.

Sunday's main events were the horse shoe tournament, Pony Pulls and the Lawn tractor pulls.

Just add a raft race to that. There's a whole lot swinging fun going on at Deposit Lumberjack Festival.

"7 or 8 food vendors, 3 or 4 non-profits that are selling food and probably 10 or 15 craft vendors on the field," says Festival President, Jay Vandermark.

A personal favorite, fresh squeezed lemonade, funnel cake and fried veggies to name just a few of the options.

Chuck Oliver of Harpursville, NY started coming in the mid 1980's with his father.

He says it's great advertising for his business and a great way to support the community.

"We see a lot of people once a year and that's here, so it's a big social event," says Oliver.

Tamera Miller is 8 years old and has been pulling garden tractors for 3 years.

"I just wanted to pull," says Miller.

President of the Brookfield Garden Tractor Pullers, Mark Lagrange started pulling 39 years ago. He says the best feeling is watching the kids.

"You have to see them eyes on them kids when they win and they go down that track," says Lagrange.

Festival President Jay Vandermark is already racking his brain for next year.

he first time president said he went in blindfolded this year but he learned a lot.

Deposit Lumberjack Festival seemed to be a "pullin" good time for all.

The Deposit Lumberjack Festival Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 1976.

The organization helps support the local not-for-profit organizations by giving them free space to set up and raise money at the festival.

The festival is four days. The theme of this year's festival was "Reflections of the Past". Deposit Lumberjack Festival is always the 3rd week in July.