OH my goodness, you guys. There are dinner shows, and then there are DINNER SHOWS. I always have a hard time getting The Workaholic excited for a good dinner show because the acting is generally lackluster and the food uninspired. I generally have the same expectation for every dinner show that I go to, but this one surprised me right out of the gate.
First of all, we were greeted by Rob Scheer of Lumberjack Sports International and I immediately recognized his accent. Alaskan. All. The. Way. Come to find out, he is originally from Wisconson but spent a super long time in Ketchikan, Alaska and used to compete in the Gold Rush Days in MY hometown of Juneau, Alaska. AAAAAHHHHH!!!! We went to Gold Rush Days every year when I was growing up. My absolute favorite competition was the pole climbing competition. I also enjoyed the log roll, and of course the hunky lumberjacks in their flannel and Carharts. Little did I know that I’d ever get to see the same type of show some day.
The Lumberjack Feud show is housed in a $10M facility in Pigeon Forge, TN. The arena is home to a timber-lined mountain, a lake, and 55-foot climbing poles. We sat down to enjoy the show and were almost immediately given a mouthwatering pic-a-nic basket full of the most deliciously seasoned chicken I’ve had in a LOOOOONG time, some BBQ ribs, REAL macaroni & Cheese, and other vittles, accompanied by a little mason jar of Strawberry Shortcake. This wasn’t your standard run o’ the mill dinner show food. It was GOOD. While we ate, the show commenced starring the Dawson and McGraw families. The show is set in the 1930s and centers around the Smoky Mountain National Park’s birth and how it affected the areas logging communities.
The lumberjacks in the show are real, decorated athletes, most of whom you may have seen on ESPN in recent years. They wield 6′ saws, chain saws, they climb ridiculously tall poles, and even compete in a good ole’ fashioned log roll.
The show isn’t just about showcasing the athleticism of the lumberjacks, it is side-splitting funny. The comedic highlight of the show is “Peaches” and her amazing tatas.
Thank you SO much for hosting us, Lumberjack Feud. You were phenomenal hosts and I had the best time not only watching your show, but reliving childhood memories.