Pigeon Forge's Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud Ready for Aug. 26 Public Opening

Features New Smoky Mountain Forest History Center and Lumberjack Hall of Fame

Aug 16, 2011, 08:50 ET from Lumberjack Feud

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Construction crews have completed work on Lumberjack Sports International's Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud, and the $10 million Pigeon Forge attraction will open as scheduled on Friday, August 26, 2011.

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Billed as the "Smokies' Rowdiest Good-Time Dinner Show" with ESPN timber athletes performing daily, Lumberjack Feud is also site of the new Smoky Mountains Forest History Center and the Lumberjack Hall of Fame.  

The Center will feature displays and artifacts depicting the rich history of East Tennessee, from Cherokee inhabitance through the rise of mountain communities in the 1800's. A large focus of the Center also includes the logging boom during the early 1900s, prior to the creation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  

The Lumberjack Hall of Fame will highlight the most well-known world-champion athletes and major influencers of the sport.

"Family-friendly entertainment is a huge part of our mission at Lumberjack Feud, but so is education," said Lumberjack Sports International President Rob Scheer, who was the first man to win the IRONJACK World Championship and holds numerous world titles.

"The Smoky Mountain Forest History Center at Lumberjack Feud should be on every family's Pigeon Forge vacation 'to-do' list," Scheer said. "The Center will showcase the rich history of this area before the Great Smoky Mountains National Park came into being, including the timber industry's role in shaping the culture and way of life here – which is largely an untold story."

The 34,000-square-foot Lumberjack Feud arena will offer up to two dinner shows every evening of the week, with performances by world-champion ESPN lumberjack athletes. The show's athletes will perform more than 10 unique lumberjack sport events, featuring speed climbing, axe-throwing, chopping, sawing and log-rolling.

Based on actual historical events of the 1930s, the show at Lumberjack Feud features thrills and competition while telling the story of two Smoky Mountain logging families competing for rights to log the last remaining timber tract before the National Park permanently shuts down the region's timber industry.

Ticket prices (including military discounts), group information and show schedules for this family attraction can be located at www.lumberjackfeud.com, or by calling toll-free, 855-244-3383.  

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