CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – The 57th Annual Webster County Woodchopping Festival starts this week, running from May 25 to May 29, 2022. 

The first day of events, Wednesday, kicks off with a pet and bicycle parade at Bakers Island recreation area in Webster Springs at 6:30 p.m.; registration is at 6 p.m.

On Friday, May 27, the qualifying rounds start for participants hoping to become the world champion woodchopper. Competitors start chopping away at 1 p.m. at Bakers Island. The competition continues into Saturday at 9 a.m. and finishes up at the finals on Sunday, May 29. Admission to Bakers Island is $5 per person.

“It is great for our community, it’s a time we all come together, it’s a reunion of sorts, it also highlights the sport of Timberchopping. Its good for our community, it showcases talent. The most important part about it is the promotion of Timbersports,” said Steven White, Paul Bunyan Grand Feature Parade Director.

Other events include Jimmy Mowery from The Voice performing in a concert Friday at 9 p.m. and a fireworks display after the closing ceremony on Sunday at 9 p.m. A complete list of events can be found on the Woodchopping Festival’s website.

To see final results from Sunday’s competition, you can check them out here.