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Mark Your Calendar for Big Fun in Westwood at the Paul Bunyan Festival!


Get ready lumberjacks! Westwood’s biggest party of the year is happening June 30th and July 1st and you are invited! The Westwood Area Chamber of Commerce is presenting their 29th annual Paul Bunyan Days Festival including a street dance, a fun run, live music in the park, a community breakfast and a parade through the middle of town.

Experience the history, the heritage and the true pioneer spirit of Westwood – a town carved out of the forest by the Red River Lumber Company just over a century ago.

When Red River moved into Lassen County they brought the legend of Paul Bunyan to Westwood where the first printed storybooks were created. Babe the Blue Ox, Brimstone Bill and Paul’s other friends were created in Westwood as part of a 30-year advertising campaign boasting Red River’s Paul Bunyan Pine.

Paul Bunyan's Prosperity Special from an advertising book about the new rail corridor. ~From
Paul Bunyan’s Prosperity Special from an advertising book about the new rail corridor. ~From

The Paul Bunyan Festival kicks-off with a street dance on Friday, June 30th at the visitor’s center at 3rd and Ash streets. Come dance to live music under the stars with Rickety Bridge starting at 8:00p.m.  There will be food, vendors and lots of fun.

On Saturday morning, July 1st, you can start your day with the Paul Bunyan Log Camp Breakfast at the Community Center. Registration for the 5th Annual 5K Fun Run begins at 7:00a.m., and the run itself starts at 8:00.


The Big Paul Bunyan Parade

Entries will begin lining up at 9:00 and the parade begins at 10:30 finishing at Westwood Park just in time for the Paul Bunyan Mountain Festival. We’ll be there with our SusanvilleStuff cameras to capture all of the parade excitement.

Once the parade has cleared the gates people will be able to enter the park where live blues music will be playing all afternoon. The Amy Celeste Band will play from 12:00 to 2:00 and the Southside Growlers will play from 2:30 to 4:30.

The Logging Show

The Logging Show and Competition starts at noon and is an all afternoon event. A junior logging show is also part of the afternoon festivities and competes for popularity with the older loggers. You won’t want to miss it.

According to the event organizers there will be numerous craft antique and collectibles and food vendors with enough of a variety to satisfy all appetites and wallets.


Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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