LUTHER — As the biggest annual event in Luther, Luther Logging Days will be in full swing on Friday, attracting hundreds of visitors from miles around. Luther Logging Days celebrates Luther’s logging heritage with old-fashioned family fun.

Kicking off at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 29, with the Youth Mill Pond Fishing Tournament, the three-day event continues through Sunday, July 1.

The event includes vendors, carnival amusements and live music entertainment throughout the weekend.

The fireworks display, scheduled to set off at dusk on Sunday night, is one of the highlights the festival is known for.

Old fashioned fun, such as a watermelon eating contest, a chicken throwing contest, a jump rope contest, a bubble blowing contest are some of the competitions. The crowning of Miss Luther also is an anticipated event, taking place at 6 p.m. on Friday.

The Luther Logging Days parade will liven Main Street at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning.

The lumberjack shows gather crowds of onlookers. This event begins at 3 p.m. in the free show lot and includes chopping, cross-cutting, bow-sawing, hot saws, ax-throwing and the Canadian Water Boil. It continues Sunday with a cut, split and stack competition followed by an amateur chainsaw contest at 3 p.m.

Other fun happenings include pool tournaments throughout the weekend, live music, a car show, a beautiful baby contest, a Luther Alumni Social Banquet and book and craft sales at the Luther Area Public Library.

For a full schedule of events, visit the Luther Logging Days Facebook page.