National Wood Carvers Association
PO Box 43218 Cincinnati, Ohio 45243

Phone (513) 561-7045

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Upcoming events

    • 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

    • 8 Jul 2023
    • 14 Jul 2023
    • 503 West Willow Creek Road, Creede, CO 81130

    Come to beautiful Creede, CO to take classes at the unique venue: Silver Mine Community Center. We have just shy of 20 instructors teaching a variety of classes. You are sure to find a class that suits your needs and ability level. Spouses are welcome to take some of the non-carving classes that we offer, also!

    This event is our 32nd Annual Rendezvous and is widely attended by woodcarvers from all over the United States.

    Creede Woodcarvers

    • 8 Jul 2023
    • 9 Jul 2023
    • Cook Forest Sawmill Center for the Arts, 140-170 Theatre Lane, Cooksburg, PA 16217

    Woodcarvers Festival: "Spirit of America"

    July 8 - 9, 2023 Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This festival features carefully hand-carved creations which are judged by professional carvers. In addition to the carvings, we are adding other wooden works of art to the festival. These impressive works of art are displayed throughout the weekend, and many are available for purchase. A carving class, demonstrations, and vendors round out the festival.

    Cook Forest Sawmill

    814 927-6655

    • 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

    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 ( Steve Gurnett (

    • 11 Aug 2023
    • 13 Aug 2023
    • Sir James Dunn Academy, 180 Kings St.; Saint Andrews by the Sea; New Brunswick, Canada

    New Brunswick Woodcarving Association

    Competition for carvers at all levels. Categories for all types of wood carving. A number of purchase awards. Two theme competitions: Any Plover and Marine Mammals. Workshops, demonstrations, carving supplies, knife carving competition. Check out our website for details: or contact Walter Bidlake (


    • 11 Aug 2023
    • 12 Aug 2023
    • Central Park Community Center, 1500 South Main Street ; Broken Arrow, OK

    Festival of Woodcarving and Folk Arts for Show and Sale, 9AM-5PM, Free Admission


    • 2 Sep 2023
    • Williamsville Village Hall, 141 West Main Street; Williamsville, IL

    Sangamon Valley Woodcarvers

    Show, Sale and Competition 


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

    Woodcarving Show hosted by the TriValley Carvers


    • 10 Sep 2023
    • 11 Sep 2023
    • Apex Community Center. 6842 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO 80003

    Colorado Carving Club

    Wood Carving Show, Competition and Sale


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

    CT Woodcarvers & New England Woodcarvers 26th annual woodcarving retreat


    • 16 Sep 2023
    • 17 Sep 2023
    • Cambria Veteran's Hall at 1000 Main St.; Cambria, CA

    Central Coast Chapter 7 of CCG

    24 local and statewide carvers will display and sell their carving art. A carving competition will be held at 1 pm both days, and a drawing will be held for individual carvings.

    Cambria Veteran's Hall at 1000 Main St.; Cambria, CA


    • 16 Sep 2023
    • 17 Sep 2023
    • Carnes Gym @ Town Hall 5th St. ; Big Stone Gap, VA

    12th Annual Carv - In Show and Sale hosted by Mountain Tradition Woodcarvers club. A woodcarving show, sale and competition on Sept 16 & 17, 2023. Open, Intermediate, Novice divisions. Saturday show is from 9-5, with a VIP Dinner at 6pm for the first 50 that register. Sunday the show will also be from 9-5. On Sunday we also have church for anyone that wants to join at the Jessee Lee RV Park. Prize money for Best of Show, Open, Intermediate, Novice; and People Choice. We will also have a couple contest during the show times. We will also have a raffle and silent auction going on. Our show is free to visitors. Registration fee is $20 for the first 1-20 carvings. please follow us on      @mountaintradition on instagram. please contact us at or call 276-220-6818 Victoria Eldridge for more information.

    Mountain Tradition Woodcarvers Club          276-220-6818

    • 22 Sep 2023
    • 24 Sep 2023
    • Lyon Farm, Rte. 71; Yorkville, IL

    Oswego Area Karvers/Fox Valley Carving Club

    The G.O.W. is moving to a NEW venue and will share the historic Lyon Farm with the Kendall County Historical Society during their annual "Fall Festival" with plenty of displays and activities. We hope to share the art of woodcarving with visitors of all ages and backgrounds. Currently, instructors include Vic Hood: Busts, Dylan Goodson: Relief & Realistic Figures, Denny Neubauer: Caricatures, Gene Westerberg & Leo Sondgeroth: Woodpecker, Mike Noland: Cottonwood Bark. Go to


    • 23 Sep 2023
    • 24 Sep 2023
    • The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW, Wilmot, OH 44689

    Free Admission: Come see award winning carvers with their art available for purchase. Raffles, Door Prizes, Tool Vendors, Food, and Chainsaw carving will also be there.

    The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave SW, Wilmot, OH 44689

    The Wilderness Center Woodcarvers

    • 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

    • 21 Oct 2023
    • German American Society 3717 S. 120th St.; Omaha, NE

    Mid-America Woodcarvers Association

    Mid-America Woodcarvers Assn presents the 48th Annual Fall Show & Sale at the German American Society. Chainsaw carving and Wood Turning demos. Vendors & Raffle. 9am - 5 pm. Free Admission. For information: Tom Paskach (402)321-4784 or website

    Tom Paskach (402)321-4784

    • 21 Oct 2023
    • Extension Office, 21st 21st Sreet N and Ridge Road in the Sunflower room; Wichita, KS

    Great Plains Woodcarvers

    An open show and sale including woodcarving, woodworking, sculpture. This is a one-day event with no competition or judging. 


    • 28 Oct 2023
    • 29 Oct 2023
    • East Berlin Area Community Center (EBACC), 405 North Avenue, East Berlin, PA 17316

    Conewago Carvers

    Woodcarving and Art Show and Sale. Carvers and Artists. Carvings, artwork and carving tools and supplies are available for purchase. Carving demonstrations, silent auctions and door prizes each day.


    • 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. 


    • 28 Oct 2023
    • 29 Oct 2023
    • Belle-Claire Exhibition Hall; 200 S Belt East; Belleville, IL

    Come and see some of the best carvers, woodworkers, and homemade crafts from around the country display their artwork at one of the largest shows in the country!  Show is open to all hand-crafted items.  There will be carving demonstrations, wood and tool vendors, and tool sharpening. 

    Applications available on the website.

    Competition judging by Judge Rick Harney.

    Admission $5; Children under 12 are free.

    Contact: or

    • 29 Oct 2023
    • DeForest Area High School, 815 Jefferson Street, DeForest, WI 53532

    October 29, 2023, join the Capital Area Woodcarvers & Badger Woodturners for their 32nd Annual Show and Sale.

    Carvers, turners, vendors, exhibitors, demonstrations, People's Choice competition will be featured. Open from 9:00AM to 4:00PM.

    FREE ADMISSION. For more details, contact: Cindy Potthast Dave Hiller

    Capital Area Woodcarvers & Badger Woodturners


    • 3 Nov 2023
    • 4 Nov 2023
    • Trinity United Methodist Church 607 Airport Road, Huntsville AL 35802

    Admission is FREE to the public!

    This is one of the oldest shows/competitions for woodcarvers in Alabama. There will be competition in many categories with $2000 total prizes awarded. There will be demonstrations and a raffle of many hand-carved items and carving tools. This will also be an opportunity to sign up for free classes and to purchase unique gifts, woodcarving supplies, and books from our exhibitors.

    North Alabama Woodcarvers Association


    • 5 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.

    • 18 Nov 2023
    • Hampden Township Community Building, 5001 Hampden Park Drive Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

    Annual Show and Sale featuring; Wood Carving Displays, Demonstrations, Carvings for Sale, Carving

    Supplies for Sale, 100% of the Carved Ornament Sales Benefit Charity

    Hampden Township Community Building, 5001 Hampden Park Drive Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

    West Shore Wood Carvers


    • 12 Jan 2024
    • 13 Jan 2024
    • Charlotee Harbour Convention & Event Center, 79 Taylor St, Punta Gorda, FL

    Florida's largest wood art show featuring woodcarving and wood turnings among other wood art forms. A 2 day show on Friday and Saturday 12,13 January 2024 Competition with cash prizes, vendors, demonstrations, and art sales. 9am to 4pm

    SWFL Woodcarving, INC


    • 20 Feb 2024
    • 23 Feb 2024
    • 4860 Trott Circle, North Port, FL

    4 day event. 12 classes going at once. Most are 1 day classes but several days may be necessary to complete some projects. Classes 8am to 4pm each day . Caricature, woodburning, chip carving, relief, quilting on wood, animals and birds. See details and costs at 

    North Port Woodcarvers Club


Past events

1 Jun 2023 Central Indiana Woodcarvers Roundup
20 May 2023 Capital Woodcarving Association and Gourd show
7 May 2023 47th Annual "Artistry in Wood"
5 May 2023 Montana State Woodcarvers Assoc Show & Sale
28 Apr 2023 Snow Daze Learning Seminars 2023
22 Apr 2023 Millstream Wood Carvers Annual Show
21 Apr 2023 Spring Roundup
21 Apr 2023 Northern Alberta Wood Carvers Association Annual Show
15 Apr 2023 Marion Whetstone Carvers Annual Show and Sale
14 Apr 2023 46th Annual Red River Valley Wood Art Festival
1 Apr 2023 Idaho Artistry in Wood Show
25 Mar 2023 47th Annual Rochester Woodcarvers Woodcarving Show
13 Mar 2023 Ozark Woodcarving Seminar
11 Mar 2023 48th Annual Woodcarving and Wildlife Art Festival
11 Mar 2023 Wonders in Wood, Lancaster County Wood Carvers
4 Mar 2023 Miami Valley Carvers Show
1 Mar 2023 Vermont Studio Center - Residency Progrm
9 Feb 2023 Florida State Fair woodcarving Show and Competition
9 Feb 2023 Florida State Fair Woodcarving Competition
7 Feb 2023 Florida Woodcarvers Roundup / North Port
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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