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Wood Carving Events in 2024


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  • Space Coast Wood Carvers
    January 27, 2024
    Location: Eau Civic Center 1551 Highland Ave, Melbourne, Florida
    Featuring Wood carving demo’s/raffles/ food/bake goods
    Contact: Tom Anstett 407-325-5424

  • 3rd Annual Nebraska Carving Retreat
    January 31, 2024 to Febuary 3, 2024
    Location: Peter Kiewit Lodge at Mahoney State Park, Ashland, NE
    Featuring: 3- and 4-day classes
    Hosted by Mid-America Woodcarvers
    Contact: wood_chips@yahoo.com

  • Florida Woodcarvers Roundup - Gainesville Florida
    February 13, 2024 to February 15, 2024
    Location: American Legion Post #16, 4701 NW 6th St; Gainesville, FL
    Featuring: 3 day event. 9 classes going at once. Most are 1 day classes but several days may be necessary to complete some projects. Classes 9am to 4pm each day . Blanks and tools for sale. Classes include caricature people, various whittling projects, relief, "quilting" on wood, woodsprits, barkhouses and caricature birds. There are 2 Roundups in FL this year the other being in Northport, FL. See details and costs at www.whittlingshack.com/classes/workshops
    Hosted by Whillock Whittling Shack
    Contact: 941-697-2002

  • Florida Woodcarvers Roundup - Northport
    February 20, 2024 to February 23, 2024
    Location: 4860 Trott Circle, North Port, FL
    Featuring: 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 www.whittlingshack.com/classes/workshops 

Hosted by North Port Woodcarvers Club
Contact: 9416972002

  • 34th Desert Woodcarving Show and Sale
    February 24-25, 2024
    Location: Mesa Convenion Center, 201 N. Center Street, Mesa AZ
    Details: Saturday (9am - 4pm), Sunday(10am - 4pm) , Adm: $10
    Contact: Bobby Gray (480)323-8981, bgray839@gmail.com OR Mark Mosher, outofthewoodsbymark@gmail.com

  • NWA Showcase
    March 23, 2024 to March 24, 2024
    Location: Saratoga Springs City Center, 522 Broadway; Saratoga Springs, NY
    Featuring: craftsmanship of amateur and professional woodworkers. See the gallery of furniture, toys, carvings, turnings, intarsia, musical instruments and much more. Includes: a woodworking competition, a “Toy Factory” for children, experts available to answer woodworking questions, continuous free lectures, demonstrations, vendor exhibits and product sales by national and area businesses.
    Hosted by Northeastern Woodworkers Association

  • 42nd Metro Carvers of Michigan Artistic Creations in Wood Carving Show
    March 23, 2024 to March 24, 2024
    Location: Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Ave., Shelby Township, Michigan
    Details: 10-4pm daily. $7 adm. for adults.
    Contact: Sharon Hill, 586-557-3712, sharon0229@att.net.

  • Rochester Woodcarvers Woodcarving Show
    March 23, 2024 to March 24, 2024
    Location: Aune Hall (formally the 4-H Building), Graham Park (formerly Olmsted County Fairgrounds), 1508 Aune Drive SE, Rochester, Minnesota
    Details: 10am-4pm daily. Free adm
    Contact: Tom Severson, 507-254-5445, rochcarve@gmail.com.

  • Texas Woodcarvers Guild 2024 Spring Roundup.
    April 13, 2024 to April 19, 2024
    Location: Kerr County Youth Activity Center, 3785 Hwy 27 E, Kerrville, Texas
    Details: 9am-5pm daily. Free adm
    Contact:  Robert Rangel, robthewoodcarver@yahoo.com

  • 15th Annual Oakhurst Woodcarvers Rendezvouz 

April 14-20, 2024

Location: Oakhurst Community Center - 39822 Rd 425B, Oakhurst, California 

Featuring: Carving classes, demonstrations, crafts, programs and seminars for carvers of all levels

Contact: Denis Ciccarelli - 209-402-3583

Facebook Group: Central Sierra Woodcarvers

  • Prairie Canada Carving Expo
    April 19, 2024 to April 21, 2024
    Location: Pembina Curling Club, 1341 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Featuring: Workshops, short courses, show and competition
    Hosted by: Prairie Canada Carvers Association
    Contact: 204-396-6409

  • Marion Whetstone Woodcarvers Annual Show & Sale
    April 20, 2024
    Location: Dayspring Wesleyan Church, 2431 Marion-Mt Gilead Rd, Marion, Ohio
    Featuring: Woodcarving Show and Sale
    Hosted by: Marion Whetstone Carvers
    Contact: 740-360-3155

  • Karve In 8
    April 20, 2024
    Location: Westby High School Gymnasium, 206 West Ave. 10am-4pm, Westby, Wisconsin
    Details:  Free adm
    Contact: John Sutton, lbarnfarms@gmail.com, or Steve Michaels, 608-769-8498, steve.michaels@westby-norse.org.

  • Southtowns Woodcarver of Western New York Spring Show
    April 20, 2024 to April 21, 2024
    Location: Elma Senior Center, 3007 Bowen Rd, Elma New York
    Details: 10am-5pm Sat., 10am-4pm Sun. Free adm
    Contact: Lyle Morgan, 716-801-0664, morganmxracing@yahoo.com

  • Red River Valley International Wood Arts Festival
    April 26, 2024 to April 28, 2024
    Location: Fargo Air Museum, 1609 19th Ave N ; Fargo, ND
    Featuring: 47th Annual event celebrating the art of woodcarving with classes and a show featuring carvers from Minnesota, North Dakota and Canada. Featured Carver is Vladimir Davydov teaching relief carving.
    Hosted by: Red River Valley Woodcarvers
    Contact: 218-839-4259

  • Charlotte Woodcarvers Show
    April 27-28, 2024
    Location: Central Piedmont Community College campus, Worrell Building, 1228 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204
    Details: Free admission, free parking, visit https://charlottewoodcarvers.com/about/showcase for more info
    Contact:  info@charlottewoodcarvers.com  Phone: (704) 529-1748

  • Millstream Woodcarvers Annual Show
    April 27,  2024
    Location: 2230 Blanchard Avenue; Findlay, OH
    Featuring: Annual Club Members Carving/Pyrographic Show displays members' projects and presents the Jim Slough Award for best carving completed during the past year.
    Hosted by: Millstream Woodcarvers Club
    Contact: 419 859-3363

  • Red River Valley International Wood Arts Festival
    April 27, 2024 to April 28, 2024
    Location: Fargo Air Museum, 1609 19th Ave N, Fargo, North Dakota
    Details: 10am-5pm Sat., 10am-4pm Sun. $5 adm. $10 adm. per family.
    Contact: Rhonda Smith, 218-839-4259, rhondasmith.carver@gmail.com

  • Kettle Karvers Carving Show
    April 28, 2024
    Location: Emil Mazey Hall, 5425 Superior Ave., Cheboygan, Wisconsin
    Details: Free admission, 10am - 4pm
    Contact: Bob Lawrence, 920-458-4947, bob@kettlekarvers@att.net.


  • Montana State Woodcarvers Association Show & Sale
    May 3, 2024 to May 5,  2024
    Location: 1101 South Ave W, Missoula, MT
    Featuring: Their annual show. Carvings, turnings, burnings judged separately. Demonstrations, Raffle, Featured Artist. Admission to the public $5.00. Parallel Virtual Show.
    Hosted by:State Association
    Contact: Show Coordinator Tom Collins (tomcollins875@gmail), Call 406-529-0239

  • North Arkansas Woodcarvers Club’s (NAWC) 44th Annual Woodcarving Show
    May 4, 2024 to to May 5, 2024
    Location: Baxter County Fairgrounds, College and Wade Sts. - 1507 Fairgrounds Dr, Mountain Home, AR 72653,
    Featuring: 10am-5pm Sat., 10am-4pm Sun. Free adm.
    Hosted by: North Arkansas Woodcarvers Club
    Contact: Sandy Smith, 870-431-8070, webmaster@northarkansaswoodcarvers.org.

  • The 48th Annual Mid-Wisconsin Chippers Woodcarving Show
    May 5, 2024
    Location: The Oshkosh Convention Center, 2 N Main St., Oshkosh, Wisconsin
    Details: Competition & Sale themed “Artistry in Wood” , 9am-4pm $5 adm. Children under 12 free
    Contact: Dick Krummick, rkrummick@att.net.


  • 47th Doane Woodcarving Experience
    June 1, 2024 to June 7, 2024
    Location: Doane University, 1014 Boswell Ave., Crete, NE
    Featuring: 15 or more outstanding instructors. Advance Registration is required
    Hosted by: Mid American Wood Carvers
    Contact: Rohn Collins, 402-880-6721  rohncollins@cox.net
    Website:  http://www.thedoaneexperience.com/

  • Kitsap County Artistry in Wood Show
    June 8, 2024 to June 9, 2024
    Location:  Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton, WA 98310. 
    Featuring: Further information as well as our prospects, entry forms and vendor forms are available on their website. https://www.kitsapcarvers.org/ 
    Contact: Pete Goetz - goetzpete123@gmail.com

 

  • Annual International Woodcarvers Congress
    June 10, 2024 to June 15, 2024
    Location: Jackson County Fairgrounds; 1212 E. Quarry Street Maquoketa, Iowa 52060
    Featuring: A quality show that is open to the public. Hundreds of carvings will be submitted into competition to be judged. Carvers will come to Maquoketa, Iowa from across the United States and abroad to attend seminars taught by some of the best carvers in the world.  Stop in and observe some of the seminars, visit vendors for your carving supplies and enjoy the show.  For more information visit our website(s): www.woodcarverscongress.org.  www.awcltd.org. Facebook: Affiliated Wood Carvers
    Hosted by: Affiliated Woodcarvers
    Contact: Cindy Potthast - cynthia.potthast@gmail.com or 608-712-2989

  • Creative Wood Carving
    June 17, 2024 to June 21, 2024
    Location: 101 Recreation Avenue, Osceola County Fair Grounds; Evart, MI
    Featuring: Creative Wood Carving is formerly the Floyd Fest. It will follow the MWCA Roundup at the same location just as the Floyd Fest did in 2023.
    Hosted by: MWCA
    Contact: 616-901-3933

  • Show Me Gourd Society Art Festival
    June 29, 2024 to June 30, 2024
    Location: Kenneth E. Cowan Civic Center, 500 E. Elm St. ; Lebanon, MO
    Featuring: Experience the Fine Art of Gourds! Gourds are an excellent medium for artists and some of the finest (Nationally recognized) gourd artists will be at this show. In addition, wood carvers, painters, basket makers, fiber artists, and more will join us to teach, display and sell both art and supplies. Some of the highlights are: • Workshops on a variety of art media with teachers from around the USA • Vendors selling both art and supplies • free demonstrations • An amazing gourd art competition • Fine Art Raffle • Live Auction • Silent Auction For more information go to www.Showmegourdsociety.org Artists wanting to teach or vend should complete an application available on our website www.showmegourdsociety.org or contact Toni Mickle: smgsvendor_workshop@yahoo.com.
    Hosted by: Show-Me Gourd Society
    Contact: 314-540-7201

  • Northwest Carving Academy 2024
    Juy 8, 2024 to July 12, 2024
    Location: Kittitas County Fair Grounds Event Center;Ellensburg, WA
    Featuring:a week long carving master classes with nationally recognized carving teachers from around the country. This year’s carving instructors include Izo Becic (European sculptural and relief carving), Rohn Collins (realistic animal carvings), Jeff Gibson (chip carving), Tom Henscheid (spoon carving and tool making), Pam Moore (figurine carving), Ryan Olson (charicature carving), Jerry Simchuk (bird habitat design, carving, and painting), Bob Travis (caricature carving), Rich Wetherbee (human figure carvings), and Dick Wilk (NW native carving). Anita Wells will also be teaching Nantucket basket construction and there will be a quilting circle. Registration is open now. For more information check our website: www.nwcarvingacademy.com
    Hosted by: NW Carving Academy Board
    Contact: (503) 718-8391

  • Creede Woodcarvers Rendezvous
    July 13, 2024 to July 19, 2024
    Location: Underground Mining Museum and Community Center, 503 W Willow Ck Rd., Creede, Colorado
    Featuring: Free adm. $30 adm. for class registration.
    Hosted by: Creede Woodcarvers
    Contact:Marianne Benjamin, 719-648-6854, maben4580@gmail.com.

  • 56th Annual International Woodcarvers Congress
    June 10, 2024 to June 15, 2024
    Location: Jackson County Fairgrounds, 1212 E Quarry St., Maquoketa, Iowa
    Featuring: Daily for seminars from 10am-5pm Thurs., Fri., and Sat.
    for the competition. $5 general adm. $ 4 adm. for seniors. $2 adm. for members. Children under 12 free.
    Contact:Cindy Potthast, 608-712-2989, cynthia.potthast@gmail.com.

  • 14th Annual Buckeye Woodcarver's Roundup
    July 17, 2024 to July 20, 2024
    Location: Poor Farmers Campground, 7211 Lostcreek-Shelby Road, Fletcher, Ohio, 45326
    Details: $20 early admission, $25 at the door, Family rates available(children 18 & under), 9AM to 5PM. Camping available at $35 per night.
    Contact: Barb Foster - (937)214-0790, jim.barbfoster@att.net
    Website: www.buckeyewoodcarversroundup.com

  • 22nd Northeast Woodcarvers Roundup
    July 21, 2024 to July 26, 2024
    Location: Cherry Ridge Campsite, 147 Camp Rd., Honesdale, Pennsylvania
    Details: Adm free
    Contact:Bob Muller, 570-470-2736, rmuller@nep.net

  • Rock River Valley Carvers’ Show and Sale
    September 14, 2024
    Location: Rock County Fairgrounds Craig Center, 1301 Craig Ave, Janesville, Wisconsin
    Details:  9am-4pm. Free adm.
    Contact: Brad Crandall, 608-931-0188, bwkicrandall@gmail.com

  • 21st Fall Carve
    September 20, 2024  to September 22, 2024
    Location: Cherry Ridge Campsite, 147 Camp Rd., Honesdale, Pennsylvania
    Details: 9am-4pm daily. Free adm
    Contact: Bob Muller, 570-470-2736, rmuller@nep.net.

  • West Wisconsin Wood Carvers Guild’s Carve In on the Chippewa
    September 28, 2024
    Location: Brick House Pub and Banquet Room (not handicap accessible), 2233 Birch St, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
    Details: 10am-4pm. Free adm
    Contact: Charlene Lynum, 715-497-6296, thelynums@gmail.com.

  • Conewago Carvers Woodcarving and Art Show and Sale
    October 26, 2024 to October 27, 2024
    Location: East Berlin Area Community Center. 405 N Ave., East Berlin, Pennsylvania
    Details: 9am-4pm Sat. and Sun. $5 adm. Children 17 and under, veterans, and military free.
    Contact: Doug Gabel, 717-676-7611, douglasjgabel@gmail.com



2 comments


  • Veryl G Kroon

    This is great… please continue to distribute the list of upcoming carver conventions, education, and shows. We can learn from each other and advance our own skills through these events.


  • Dan Burgette

    You missed the big one I go to. The Ward World Wildfowl Carving Championships in Ocean City, MD the last weekend in April.


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