The Darrington Timber Bowl

For decades, the town of Darrington has held an annual Timber Bowl festival, celebrating its logging and lumberjack history.

Early events included nail driving, axe throwing, trailer backing and log bucking. Parades, music, dancing and coronation of Timber Bowl ‘royalty’ rounded out the activities.

There were contests for men, women and children, creating a true community event.

The name was changed to the Darrington Timberbowl Rodeo in 1962, which continues to this day.

To view more photos from the past, visit the online historic photo archive.