Lance's Journal: Paul Bunyan Lumberjacks, Sept. 7

The Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show is one of the most popular entertainment destinations at the State Fair.

Robert Kane and his cousin Marcel Scott drove about 2000 miles from Barrington, Nova Scotia to put on a show for the State Fair crowds.

These young lumberjacks grew up in the woods of eastern Canada and now they're having the time of their lives getting out and sharing their logging skills with America.

Robert Kane is a 6th generation lumberjack and he enjoys being the man with the mic. "It's a pretty fun time. We get to interact with the crowd a lot and they seem to enjoy it so it makes our job a lot funner."

From chopping demonstrations to sawing competitions...These guys are crowd pleasers.

Marcel Scott enjoys being a corny Canadian comedian. "It's the best job in the world I'd like to think. I always tell people if i wasn't doing this here now I'd be at home doing it for free, it's almost the best summer job you could ever think of."

And one of the best parts of his job is taking on his cousin in a good, old-fashioned log rolling battle.

Marcel will out roll Robert from time to time but the 27-year-old veteran can hold his own on the log.

Kane says, "I've been in it a long time and I started log rolling when i was just knee high to a grasshopper. I was just 4 years old when they started me log rolling and I still couldn't swim but I could log roll so it was good incentive to stay on the log."

But sometimes good incentive doesn't keep you from getting wet.

Marcel says one of the keys in ax throwing is figuring out what kind of style you want to throw.

I'm personally a long ways from being a lumberjack but I was hoping Marcel could give me some tips on getting my ax throwing career underway.

When I asked these Canadian lumberjacks what their favorite part of the Nebraska State Fair was...It was a no-brainer, just as it was with all of the entertainers I talked with this past week...They all point to the friendly, approachable people of the Cornhusker state!

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