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Lumber Jubilee Starts Tonight

The 66th annual Tuolumne Lumber Jubilee begins this evening in downtown Tuolumne at 5 pm.

Lumber Jubilee Lead Events Coordinator, Jayleen Munsel, was Thursday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

The carnival rides will open at 5 pm with a Queen Obstacle Course and Speech contest beginning at 5:30 pm tonight. At 7 PM there will be live music from the popular group “The 19 Nevermindies”.

The Tuolumne Lumber Jubilee Queen Coronation takes place Friday night starting after 6pm, followed by an evening of live music from “The 209 All-Stars”. Rides open at 3 PM on Friday and a mini Jack-n-Jill contest begins at 5 PM.

Saturday events will begin with a parade at 10 a.m., and the carnival will open at 11 am.

Other events on Saturday include arm wrestling contests, a junior tug of war and a hot dog eating contest. There will also be events specifically for women and children. Live music from “Uplands Drive” will conclude the evening beginning at 7 PM.

Sunday will also feature several logging events including ax throwing, crosscut sawing contests and conclude with the annual tug of war.

There will be plenty of craft booths available at the Park on all four days of the event.

The Tuolumne Lumber Jubillee originally began as a way to celebrate the re-opening of the mill after the Great Depression.

The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45am