The Court House Hotel's fourth Woodchop was a success, once again seeing a strong calibre of competitors going head-to-head in front of a local crowd.
Court House Hotel owner Ian Green said that the two-day event fits into a convenient time on the sporting calendar and once again saw world-class level axemen in action - including champion Chopperoos.
"Despite how hot it was, there was still plenty of people through. The axemen were from Victoria and all over NSW and they're some of the best in the world," he said.
"This is the in-between season, footy's finished and the Melbourne Cup carnival is over, so there's a bit of a gap before that Christmas period. And [woodchopping] goes all year round, although it does focus around major shows such as the Sydney Royal, we have to fit in with their calendar.
"Glen Gillam - a member of the Chopperoos - was back again and he took out the two state titles that were going on the weekend. He's incredible."
The event also raised $4,000 for the Rural Fire Service, as they endure another tough season.
Green also thanked the local sponsors, he said that with the close the close to $10,000 in prize money helped make the event possible.
Mudgee's Court House Hotel first held the woodchop in 2016.