The American Legion Post 120 Color Guard leads the Logging Festival parade on Main Street.
This year's Rangeley Logging Festival Mr. Wood Chip title went to Gefen Shapiro, 7 and Little Miss Wood Chip was won by Bristol Quimby, 8. The pair wave to the crowd as they ride in the festival's parade Saturday morning.
RANGELEY - Spectators lined Main Street to get a glimpse of the 32nd annual Logging Festival parade that included everything from skidders to belly dancers on Saturday morning.
The festival kicked off the night before with events that included the 28th Annual Little Miss and Mr. Wood Chip Contest. Gefen Shapiro, 7, was crowned Mr. Wood Chip and Bristol Quimby, 8, won the Little Miss Wood Chip title.
Also on Friday, Wendell Steward was inducted into the Logger’s Hall of Fame. All rode in the parade waving to the enthusiastic crowd.
The 45-minute parade included antique and classic cars, lots of trucks associated with logging, a large contingent of the The Pine Tree Riders of the Masonic Riders Association, representatives of the new England Pond Hockey Festival held in Rangeley each February, various businesses and
After the parade, festival events continued on at the Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum grounds for woodsmen’s competition, The Great Maine Lumberjack Show, log rolling Lessons and the famous beanhole bean dinner.
Logan Abbott, Mary Page Swiney, Megan Kierstead and Vanessa Bisson created the colorful "Faeries and Children" parade entry. Elizabeth Swiney of Rangeley said her daughter and friends join in the parade each year to "Just have fun. It's one of the things we do in the summer," she said.
Organizers of the annual New England Pond Hockey Festival, ride along as a reminder of their festival to be held Feb. 3-5 in Rangeley.
The Pine Tree Riders of the Masonic Riders Association, burn a little rubber on Main Street in the Logging Festvial parade held Saturday morning in Rangeley.
The Western Mountain Trash Can Band, a community group of steel drum musicians, entertains the crowd as the blue-decorated horses from Saddleview Farm follow in the Logging Festival parade.
Belly Dancers of the Scheherazade studio in Rangeley ride along on a entry titled, One Thousand and One Arabian Nights.
The 1953 "Muscle" engine built by Elijah "Tiger" White pulls some of the past Logger's Hall of Fame inductees. This year, Wendell Steward was named.
From left to right: Alex Hyfield, Lyla Crump and Adam Crump dance to the music as the parade participants ride by on Main Street in Rangeley. The dance trio of Methuen, Mass., spend their summers in Rangeley each year.