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1932 Lumberjack Feud Comically Resurfaces in the Smoky Mountains

Up to three dinner shows will be offered daily in the
Lumberjack's $10 million, 34,000-square-foot facility.

PIGEON FORGE, Tn -- A new action-packed show will debut in Pigeon Forge on August 26, 2011. The Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud, a super-charged performance venue has been added to the town's long list of fun things to do.

Through comedy and thrills the show will tell the story of two feuding Smoky Mountain logging families. Set in the 1930s, Lumberjack Feud is performed by world-champion ESPN lumberjack athletes.

The families depicted in the show will perform more than 10 different timber sport events, featuring tree-climbing, axe-throwing, chopping, sawing and log-rolling. Also included will be water diving Timber Dogs and colossal log-pulling draft horses.

Throughout the story, the dueling families will compete for rights to log the last remaining timber tract before Great Smoky Mountains National Park Service permanently shuts down the timber industry throughout the Park's preserve.

Selected members of the audience will be able to participate as part of the story with their families cheering them on.

"Lumberjack Feud will bring world-class lumberjack athletes to perform daily for Pigeon Forge audiences in a physical and visual display second to none in the market," said Lumberjack Sports International President Rob Scheer, who was the first man to win the IRONJACK World Championship and holds numerous world titles.

According to Scheer, the venue is also home to the Smoky Mountain Forest History Center and the Lumberjack Hall of Fame. The museum area will feature displays and artifacts with focus on both the logging boom during the early 1900s and the notorious characters of timber sports.

"Lumberjack Feud will integrate a fictional story of embattled families with the actual history of the timber industry's closure when the park opened," Scheer said. "It's a thrilling show for families. Our mission will involve spotlighting and educating visitors about the rich heritage of East Tennessee logging's history – which has largely been an untold story."

For ticket prices (including military discounts), group information and show schedules, visit or call toll-free, 855-244-3383.

Published July 7, 2011, 10:15 a.m.

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