National Wood Carvers Association
PO Box 43218 Cincinnati, Ohio 45243

Phone (513) 561-7045
Email [email protected]

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Upcoming events

    • 7 Feb 2023
    • 10 Feb 2023
    • North Port, FL

    13 woodcarving instructors teaching 1 to 4 days of classes. Beginner through advanced ..... caricature, expressions, realistic faces, power carving, shorebirds, relief carving, spoon carving, chip carving, gnomes, woodburning, bark carving, gourds and wood spirits. Contact Jim O'Dea 941-697-2002 [email protected] or Chris Whillock 507-339-0336 [email protected], Class details at

    Location: VFW - 4860 Trott Cir - North Port


    Chris Whillock

    [email protected]

    (507) 339-0336

    • 9 Feb 2023
    • 20 Feb 2023
    • Florida State Fairgrounds; Tampa, FL
    February 9 thru February 20 --
    Tampa, Florida. Woodcarving Show and Competition at the Florida State Fair.
    Competition open to all Florida residents including seasonal residents. Brenda Gregory (813-734-2810) [email protected]

    Complete guidelines and entry forms are available at
    • 9 Feb 2023
    • 20 Feb 2023
    • Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 US Hwy 301 N, Tampa, Florida

    This is a woodcarving competition and show held at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa Florida. The State Fair is open from February 9th thru Feb 20, 2023. The competition is open to all Florida residents including seasonal residents. Woodcarving entries must be postmarked by December 9th, 2022. Complete guidelines and entry forms are available at

    We can work with your individual clubs to streamline the entry and delivery process. For more information contact Brenda Gregory at [email protected] or 813-734-2810.

    The competition is judged in three shill levels - novice-intermediate - advanced. Almost 500,00 Fair attendees will have an opportunity to admire your artistic works of art.

    SCC Woodcarving Club

    Brenda -- 813-734-2810

    • 1 Mar 2023
    • Johnson, VT

    Vermont Studio Center is pleased to invite applications for its residency program for artists and writers.  Check the link below for information about VSC Fellowships and our open call for applications. Deadline: February 15, 2023, midnight.

     Fellowships offer full funding and will be awarded to artists with exceptional work. For this application period, VSC will award fellowships and invite residents to join us in 2023. All accepted residents will enjoy access to our renowned Visiting Artist Program, private accommodations, private studio space, and delicious fresh daily meals. You'll join an inspired international creative community of artists and writers. Residency sessions in 2023 are approximately 2, 3, and 4-weeks. Each residency is an opportunity to create and connect in a supportive community where you can further develop your practice. Learn more:

    Questions: [email protected] or 802-635-2727

    • 4 Mar 2023
    • 5 Mar 2023
    • Christ United Methodist Church, 700 S. Marshall Rd; Middletown, OH

    Exhibitors from all over the Great Lakes Region, Vendors, Classes and Competition

    Miami Valley Woodcarvers


    • 11 Mar 2023
    • 12 Mar 2023
    • PA

    Wonders in Wood presented by the Lancaster County Wood Carvers. A woodcarving and wildlife art show, sale and competition March 11&12 2023 10 to 5 Saturday & 10 to 4 Sunday at Millersville University in Millersville, PA 17551. Students and Veterans get in free. Kevin Applegate CCA will be the featured carver and teach a class Monday & Tuesday after the show. For more info contact Bob Hershey 717-951-5569, [email protected] or website

    Location: 13 Pfautz Ave


    Bob Hershey

    [email protected]

    (717) 951-5569

    • 11 Mar 2023
    • 10:00 AM
    • 12 Mar 2023
    • Millersville Univ Student Memorial Center; Shenks Lane; Millersville, PA

    March 1112 — Millersville, Pennsylvania. 48th annual Woodcarving & Wildlife Art Festival at Millersville University Student Memorial Center, Shenks Lane.

    Sat. 10-5; Sun. 10-4.

    Admission $5.

    Jeff Pretz (717) 940-3311; [email protected]

    • 25 Mar 2023
    • 26 Mar 2023
    • Graham Park, 1508 Aune Drive SE, 4-H Building ; Rochester, MN

    47th Annual Show featuring local and area woodcarvers with tool vendors, People's Choice voting for favorite carving and other great fun! Free admission and free parking! 10:00am to 4:00pm each day. Always check for the latest information.

    For questions, contact: [email protected]

    Rochester Woodcarvers


    • 1 Apr 2023
    • 2 Apr 2023
    • JUMP in Boise, Idaho
    The Idaho Woodcarvers, Boise Wood turners will be hosting the show.  For more information contact them at  208-466-4899.
    • 21 Apr 2023
    • 28 Apr 2023
    • Hill Country Youth Event Center; Kerrville, TX

    April 21-28 — Kerrville, Texas. Texas Woodcarvers Guild presents Spring Roundup at Hill Country Youth Event Center.


    • 21 Apr 2023
    • 23 Apr 2023
    • Duggan Community Hall 3728 - 106 Street NW; Edmonton, Alberta Canada

    Host Club: Northern Alberta Wood Carvers Association

    NAWCA Annual Show and Competition Garage sale and vendor tables

    Contact Phone: 1-780-918-5121

    • 22 Apr 2023
    • Millstream Woodcarvers Clubhouse, 2230 Blanchard Avenue; Findlay, OH

    The show will feature a display of member's recent carving and woodburning projects, demonstration of project creations, gifts for sale, information about club membership and signup for beginning carving classes. Doors to show will open at 10:00am and close and 4pm, Saturday, April 22, 2023.

    Gwen Kuenzli

    Millstream Wood Carvers Club

    • 28 Apr 2023
    • 30 Apr 2023
    • Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1300 3rd St North; Waite Park, MN 56387

    Central MN Woodcarvers & Prairie Wood Carvers-

    Snow Daze 2023 Carve In Seminar. 11 Instructors including Relief, Old World Chip carving, Wood spirits, Santa's, Pyrography, Feathers & Quilting/Fiber Arts. Classes begin on Friday at 2:00 pm. 2 1/2 days of friends, fun and carving. Just wanting to learn or advanced. Open to the public. Check out our website for all class and cost information.


    • 5 May 2023
    • 7 May 2023
    • Missoula County Fairgrounds; Missoula, MT
    Show is open to all wood carvers, wood turners, and pyrographers!
    • 7 May 2023
    • The Oshkosh Convention Center, 2 North Main Street, Oshkosh, WI

    The 2023 Mid Wisconsin Annual Show is the oldest and largest in Wisconsin. The show will be held on Sunday May 7, 2023. Carvers, pyrographers, vendors, demonstrations and judging competition of artistic work will be featured. Open to the public from 9:00AM to 4:00Pm. Contact us for table information.

    Dick Krummick -  [email protected]

    Mid Wisconsin Chippers - [email protected]

    Hosted by: Mid-Wisconsin Chippers

    Oshkosh, WI

    • 20 May 2023
    • 21 May 2023
    • Scottish Rite Center at 6151 H Street, Sacramento, CA.

    Contact phone number: 916-599-1324

    The 2023 Capital Woodcarvers Association and Gourd Artists show will be held on May 20 & 21, with set-up on Friday, May 19. The Capital Woodcarvers Association show is the largest show in California. For the last few years, the shows have been enriched by participation of the local Gourd Societies. Free woodcarving and gourd art demonstrations are given during the show. Participants may enter pieces for judging and /or rent a table for display of their work. 

    • 1 Jun 2023
    • 3 Jun 2023
    • Martha's Orchard, 6578 Co Rd 400E; Clayton, IN

    Woodcarvers roundup for all levels of experience; Caricatures, Decorative Spoons, Fishing Lures, Bark houses etc

    Danville Woodcarvers


    • 3 Jun 2023
    • 9 Jun 2023
    • Doane University, 1014 Boswell Ave; Crete, NE

    402-880-6721, Rohn Collins; Mid-America Woodcarvers Association

    5 days of carving instruction,

    • 14 Jun 2023
    • 17 Jun 2023
    • Osceola County Fairgrounds; Evart, MI

    Woodcarvers Roundup; on-site instruction for all levels of carver; one of the largest roundups in the US.

    Evart Roundup/Floyd Rhadigan

    [email protected]

    • 10 Jul 2023
    • 14 Jul 2023
    • Ellensburg, WA Kittitas Event Center

    The Northwest Carving Academy is a world-class carving event that features instruction on hand and power carving, pyrography, painting, design and basket weaving. Instructors include Ryan Olsen, Rich Wetherbee, Bob Travis, Pat Moore, Debi Edwards, Dick Wilk, Mike Reifel, Izo Becic, Charley Phillips, Jerry Simchuk, Penny Burns and Jeff Gibson.

     Kittitas Event Center

    Ellensburg, WA

    See for registration info


    • 19 Jul 2023
    • 22 Jul 2023
    • Poor Farmers Campground; Fletcher, HO

    Open Roundup with multiple Instructors to assist new and/or experienced carvers; Caricatures, Decorative Spoons, Gourds, Power Carving, Relief, Birds etc

    937-773-7314 or [email protected]

    Buckeye Woodcarvers Roundup

    • 23 Jul 2023
    • 30 Jul 2023
    • Colorado Springs Shrine Club 6 South 33rd Street; Colorado Springs, CO

    Contact phone number: 7199305309

    Pikes Peak Whittlers


    $5.00 adults

    $4.00 military/seniors

    Scouts in uniform free

    Under 12 free with adult

    Mark Goodman ([email protected]) Steve Gurnett ([email protected])

    • 9 Sep 2023
    • 10 Sep 2023
    • Veterans Memorial Hall, 301 Main St; Pleasanton, CA

    Woodcarving Show hosted by the TriValley Carvers


    • 15 Sep 2023
    • 18 Sep 2023
    • Wisdom House; Litchfield, CT

    CT Woodcarvers & New England Woodcarvers 26th annual woodcarving retreat


    • 23 Sep 2023
    • 24 Sep 2023
    • 6 South 33rd Street; Colorado Springs, CO

    The CCA will offer seminars, exhibits and The National Caricature Carving Competition. Vendors will be on site. Tables will be available to rent for sale and displays. This is the only ALL caricature carving event in the country. Saturday night social and a silent auction.

    Contact phone number:  717-951-5569

    • 28 Oct 2023
    • St. Lukes Sport and Event Center, 704 Kirkus St, Proctor, Minnesota

    Carving show open to the public and free. 10 AM to 3 PM. Club members, carvers and carving vendors from the region can reserve a table for the price of one donated item. Raffle held at the end of the day. Raffle tickets are $1.00. Regional vendors include sales of wood, tools, books, other carving items and sharpening services. 


    • 4 Nov 2023
    • Waupaca Recreation Center, 407 School Street; Waupaca, WI

    Waupaca Area Woodcarvers 2nd annual woodcarving show, competition and sale

    Call 715.281.4923 for more information.

Past events

1 Feb 2023 Nebraska Carving Retreat
23 Jan 2023 Rio Grande Valley Woodcarvers Learning Seminar
20 Jan 2023 Rio Grande Valley Woodcarvers Show and Competition
10 Jan 2023 Chip O Texas Show
8 Jan 2023 Port Orange Florida
8 Jan 2023 Friends Carving Club of Port Orange
6 Jan 2023 South West Florida Wood Art Expo and Competition
6 Nov 2022 Waupaca Area Woodcarvers show, sale and competition
5 Nov 2022 Midwest Woodcarvers 51st Midwest Artistry in Wood Show
22 Oct 2022 Tri-State Woodcarvers Club Wonders in Wood Show and Sell
22 Oct 2022 Wonders in Wood Show and Sell
15 Oct 2022 Lake of the Ozarks Annual Show and Competition
15 Oct 2022 Mid-America Woodcarvers Assn 47th Annual Show
12 Oct 2022 51st Annual Houston Area Woodcarvers Show and Competition
8 Oct 2022 31st Catatonk Valley Carving Show
7 Oct 2022 First Annual Hannah Woodcarving Contest
1 Oct 2022 River Valley Woodcarvers Expo
28 Sep 2022 Smoky Mountain Wood Carving Show and Competition
24 Sep 2022 Floyd Rhadigan, CCA
24 Sep 2022 38th Annual Wilderness Center Woodcarvers Show
24 Sep 2022 Carvin' the Rockies
24 Sep 2022 Joe You, CCA
24 Sep 2022 Bob Hershey, CCA
24 Sep 2022 Bob Travis, CCA
24 Sep 2022 Jim Hiser, CCA
24 Sep 2022 Ron Dowdy, CCA
23 Sep 2022 Utah Valley Woodcarver's Show
17 Sep 2022 West County Woodcarvers Show
17 Sep 2022 47th Annual Show, Competition and Sale
16 Sep 2022 Lorain County Woodcarvers Show
10 Sep 2022 Tri-Valley Show & Competition
3 Sep 2022 Oglebay Woodcarvers Show & Sales
11 Aug 2022 Hill & Holler Woodcarving Seminar
24 Jul 2022 Doane Woodcarving Experience
9 Jul 2022 Creede Woodcarvers Rendezvous


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National Wood Carvers Association
PO Box 43218
Cincinnati, OH  45243

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