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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Main Stage Contests & Activities

Sap Tapping & Wood Cookie Cross Cut Challenge

Join the fun in our FREE Annual Cross-Cut Saw Competition
and then race to drill a sap-spile hole to hang your bucket!

Time: 12:45PM
Location: Main Stage
Team Size: 2 People (Men or Women 18+ yrs old)
Requirement: Each Team Member must sign and complete the Waiver Form and bring it to the event.

Participation is ‘at your own risk’

Compete against the clock and win some PRIZES.


1) Sap-Tapping – timed: -Team members will work on a standing log, with one member steadying the log, the other drills a hole using brace & bit, hammers in a spile, runs and gets bucket to hang on spile.

2) Wood Cookie (Cross Cut Saw Competition) – timed: -Each two-person team gets a turn at cross-cut sawing an approx. 6 to 8-inch log -There will be two rounds. The fastest total time (men and women’s) determine standings.


– Logs
– brace & bit drill
– hammer
– spiles
– cross-cut saws
– saw-horse supplied

Please Bring:

– Gloves
– Footwear
– Lumberjack-type clothing
** Team-themes encouraged! **

Main Stage Entertainment

10:00 AM – Smith Falls Gordon Pipe Band

The popular 20-piece Scottish pip and drum corps.

10:30 AM – Official Opening Ceremonies

1) Perth & District Chamber of Commerce President Mike Purdon

2) Perth Mayor John Fenik

3) Perth Town Crier Brent McLaren

4) Lanark & District Maple Syrup

5) Producers Awards Presentation

10:45 – Rick Knowles Band

Country producer/performer with songs from ‘Inside Out’ EP

11:45 – Mississippi Squares Dance Club

Square dancing and round dancing demonstration.

12:00 PM – RedFox Band

Five-piece Indie-folk music group from Montreal.

1:00 PM – ‘Sap-Tapping & Wood Cookie’ Challenge

2-person teams let the chips fly to drill spile holes, hang sap buckets and clock the fastest cross-cut sawing times!
Music throughout the competition by Space Between (Fiddler and Banjo)

2:00 PM – Doubleback

The Valley’s top country entertainers return!

3:00 PM – CR5 Bluegrass

An exciting & progressive 5-piece bluegrass band


Thank You to Our MCs

Brian Perkin – Lake 88.1
John Chatwood – Jack 92.3

And on the streets… Ken Ramsden – Canadian Heritage Fiddler