Top Picks for a Memorable Memorial Weekend

Memorial Day weekend in Webster County never disappoints. With a schedule that’s packed full of lumberjacks, festival food, bluegrass music and entertainment, you will have little trouble finding something to do over the long weekend.

Celebrate Webster County Heritage at the 54th Annual Woodchopping Festival

May 24 – 27

Baker’s Island Recreation Area

Who will win the Southern U.S. World Championship Woodchopper title?  The festival celebrates Webster County’s unique timbering heritage and the sport of woodchopping which was born in the mountain logging camps as young men sought to entertain themselves by showcasing their skill and endurance. Participants travel from as far away as New Zealand.  Their skills are put to the test in a variety of events including the springboard, jack & jill crosscut, ax throw, standing block, hot saw and more. Full Schedule can be viewed at

Eat a Lumberjack-Sized Breakfast & Run It Off

May 26

@ 7AM – 10:15AM – Breakfast
@ 8AM – 10AM – 5K Run

Webster Springs Elementary School

Enjoy a breakfast made for champions at Webster Springs Elementary School, hosted by 4-H Builders. The breakfast menu includes: Eggs, potatoes, sausage, bacon, sausage gravy & biscuits, pancakes, juice, milk, and coffee. Adults $10, ages 6-12 $5, ages 5 & under is free.

Once you’ve consumed your fill step outside for the Ginger Fletcher Memorial 5K Run. Registration is from 6AM – 7:45AM. Awards will be given to top male and female finishers and top 3 finishers in each age group. Entry fee is $15 if received by May 12 ; after is $20. For more information contact Paula Mae Fletcher Carpenter at 304 644-6280 or [email protected].

Wish Holly River State Park a Happy 80th Birthday

May 26th                                                               

@ 12PM – 1PM

Windy Gap School, Holly River State Park

This historic event includes a public reception, birthday cake, speakers and video presentation that commemorates the Park’s 80th birthday. We love Holly River State Park and everything it offers, all 8,101 acres!

Lend Your Ears to Davis & Bradley at Jerry Run Summer Theater 

May 26

@ 7PM – 9PM

Jerry Run Summer Theater

Kathy Davis & Bradley Bishop have teamed up to present a one of a kind musical experience which is exciting, entertaining, and offers something for everyone! The innovative duo has drawn from their individual bluegrass, old time, and swing influences, to create something magical, while remaining true to the roots of the music they love. Seats are $7 and reservations are welcome.

For a list of ALL upcoming Webster County events check out our Events page!