Fisher Sawmill Days Toledo Bend

Fisher Sawmill Days

Fisher Sawmill Days, held the third weekend in May, "tells it like it was" in Fisher at the turn of the last century during the early days of lumbering in Louisiana.

The Sawmill Days recaptures the flavor of life in a sawmill village with a wide variety of events.

Featured during the festival are an old fashioned jamboree of country, western, bluegrass, and gospel music, a flea market, folk arts and crafts, horse and wagon rides, square dancing, food, horse shoe pitching, fiddlin', and numerous other games and contests with prizes.

Sawmill Days is a homecoming for former residents of Fisher as well as former residents of new extinct sawmill towns. It is also the annual reunion of alumni from Fisher High School, which closed in 1946. Reminiscing spans the years as some have seen oxen and mules give way to tractors and today's skidders. The cross cut saw relinquished the stage to chain saws and hydraulic shearing machines. They've also heard the rhythmic pulsing of the shotgun log carriage and awakened, gone to work and returned home at the command of the mill whistle.

Fisher Sawmill Days was first held in 1976. Seeing Fisher is a delight to those who appreciate a turn-of-the-century village.

For more information contact Gail Lewing 318-256-5047 or Ann Anderson 318-544-8898.