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[SEPT. 12, 2003]  Guests and participants at the Abraham Lincoln National Railsplitting Contest and Crafts Festival may be dodging a few raindrops this weekend. But that shouldn't hinder anyone who enjoys the family-friendly, relaxed festival. Spectators can always take shelter in the grandstands or in the barns filled with crafts and displays at the Logan County Fairgrounds.

The two-day event features a variety of woodsmen events, like log rolling, women's firewood split, team railsplitting, tree falling, tug o' war, rail toss contest, hatchet toss and other contests. The contests attract state and nationally known competitors, many returning to defend their titles each year.

Don't miss the fire department water fight, Civil War band and other free live entertainment, in addition to craft demonstrations, flea market, food booths, an Indian village and a petting zoo, all part of the event.

The festival concludes on Sunday afternoon with the National Championship Railsplitting Contest.

So, get out and enjoy festival food, shop for fall decorations and homemade goodies, and root for your favorite railsplitters.

[Jan Youngquist]


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