National Wood Carvers Association
PO Box 43218 Cincinnati, Ohio 45243

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

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Upcoming events

    • 6 Jan 2023
    • 7 Jan 2023
    • Punta Gorda, FL

    2 day Wood Art ( any form of Art that incorporates wood) show with cash prize competition, tool & wood vendors and tool sharpening. Hours: 9am - 4pm Admission: $7 per day $12 for both days Details at

    Location: Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, 75 Taylor St, Punta Gorda, FL 33950


    Jim O'Dea

    [email protected]

    (941) 697-2002

    • 8 Jan 2023
    • Adult Center at 4790 S. Ridgewood Ave; Port Orange, FL

    The combination of 5 clubs. No entrance fee, vendors, food vendors and raffle prizes. Show starts at 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Connie Teeters 386-624-2334

    • 1 Feb 2023
    • 4 Feb 2023
    • Peter Kiewit Lodge at Mahoney State Park; Ashland, NE

    Mid-America Woodcarvers Association ; 402-750-5591; 4 days of carving instruction;; Ashland, NE

    • 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, 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

    • 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
    • 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

    • 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


    • 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

    • 5 May 2023
    • 7 May 2023
    • Missoula County Fairgrounds; Missoula, MT
    Show is open to all wood carvers, wood turners, and pyrographers!
    • 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. 

    • 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,

    • 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])


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National Wood Carvers Association
PO Box 43218
Cincinnati, OH  45243

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