Fisher Sawmill Days May 18 – 19, “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.
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.
10 a.m. Opening Ceremony in the center of commissary parking lot
10:15 a.m. Parade line up beginning at the fire station
11:00 a.m. Parade
12:00 p.m. 2017 Miss Queen Erin Powell & court introduction, visiting queens introduction at stand
12:15 p.m. Parade Awards presented by 2017 Miss Queen, Erin Powell
12:30 p.m. Queen’s tea for current court and visiting queens, located at church
1:00 p.m. Cheer off in front of stand
1:45 p.m. Dance off in front of stand
2:00 p.m. Pig Chase
2:15 p.m. Log sawing
3:00 p.m. Pageant at opera house
5:00 p.m. Introduction of 2018 Miss Fisher Sawmill Days and her court at the stand
6:00 p.m. The Stewarts with picking on the square.
Vendor information please contact Mary Russell 318-228-7551
Pageant information please contact Kaylynn Remedies 318-315-1094
Parade Information please contact Kaycee Powell 318-332-5911
Dance and Cheer teams please contact Tonia Bridges 318-315-8059