“2022 Woodcarving Shows & Events”

Remaining Woodcarving Shows & Events for 2022

The following is a list of the remaining woodcarving shows & events for 2022.  Look for one near you!

September 3 Williamsville, Illinois. Sangamon Valley Woodcarvers’ 31st show at Williamsville Village Hall, 141 W. Main St.; 10am to 4pm. Admission free. Bill Rice (217) 414-4790, williamwrice@sbcglobal.net;www.svwoodcarvers.org.

September 3-4Wheeling, West Virginia. 43rd annual Oglebay Woodcarvers Show in Pine Room at Oglebay Park. Free admission. Email clark@unimaxsystems.com; website www.oglebaywoodcarvers.com.

   September 10 – Janesville, Wisconsin. 16th show sponsored by Rock River Valley Carvers at Rock County Fairgrounds, 1301 Craig Ave.; 9 to 4. Free admission. Email bwkicrandall@gmail.com. Website: rockrivervalleycarvers.com.

September 10 – Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Carve In on the Chippewa at VFW Post 305, 1300 Starr Ave.; 10am to 4pm. Free admission. Rich Thelen1 West Wisconsin Wood Carving Guild, (715) 456-8253.

September 16-18 -Wellington, Ohio. Lorain County Woodcarvers Show at Lorain County Fairgrounds. Fri. and Sat., 9-5; Sun. 10-3. Ann (440) 864-0496; amowery22@gmail.com.

September 17 Muncie, Indiana. Raintree Woodcarvers Show at Delaware County Fairgrounds, 1210 Wheeling Ave.; 10am to 5pm. Randy Sollars (765) 730-0286.

September 17-18 – Denver, Colo. 47th Colorado Carvers Club of Denver Metro Area show at Highlands Masonic Center, 3550 Federal Blvd. Sat. 10-5; Sun. 10-4. $5 per family. www. ColoradoCarvers.org; CCCAnnualShow@centurylink.net.

September 23-24 – Spanish Fork, Utah. Utah Valley Woodcarvers Show at Veterans Memorial Building, 400 N. Main St. Fri. 12-6; Sat. 10-5. Admission $3 (10 and under free). Gary (385) 329-5442; drgaryheaton@yahoo.com. Web: uvwc.org.

September 23-25Honesdale , Pa. 18th Fall Carve In at Cherry Ridge Campsite. No admission fee; cost for materials. Robert Muller (570) 470-2736; rmuller@nep.net. Website: www.cherryridgecarvers.org.

September 24-25 – Colorado Springs, CO.  CCA Carvin’ The Rockies.  Classes with six top-flight CCA member instructors, and vendors on site.  The National Caricature Carvers Competition (open to the public for viewing).  Saturday night social.  CCA carving display.  For applications, entry forms and additional information go to http://www.cca-carvers.org

September 24-25 Wilmot, Ohio. 38th annual Wilderness Center Woodcarvers Show at Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave SW. Saturday 10am to 4pm; Sunday 11am to 4pm. Website: wcwoodcarvers.com.

September 24-25 – Spokane, Washington. Spokane Carvers present 31st annual show at The Hive, 2904 E Sprague Ave. Free admission. Tim (509) 244-3467; spokanecarversinfo@gmail.com. Website: www.spokanecarvers.com.

September 30-October 2 – Astoria, Oregon. 33rd Columbia Flyway Wildlife Show at Clatsop County Fairgrounds & Expo Center, 92937 Walluski Loop. Jerry (503) 884-7905, or Randy (503) 668-8348. www.columbiaflywaywildlifeshow.com

October 1 – Union, Kentucky. River Valley Woodcarvers Carving Expo at Scheben Library; 10am to 4pm. Email John Schneider at msjdschneides@gmail.com.

October 12 Coon Rapids, Minn. Metro Chapter of Minnesota Wood Carvers hosts 17th Woodcarving Weekend Seminar at VFW Post 9625, 1919 Coon Rapids Blvd. NW. Email Roger: dahjrlia@gmail.com, or Tom: Tbshel@comcast.net.

October 1-2 Sevierville, Tenn. Smoky Mountain Woodcarving Club’s 10th annual show at Sevierville Senior Center, 1220 W. Main St. (classes September 28-30). Contact JR Hemmerlein (309) 620-1197; corngrinder50@yahoo.com.

October 7-9 – Poultney, Vermont. First annual Hannah Woodcarving Competition in Scandinavian Flat-plane Style. Cash awards. Peter Ruby (802) 265-8163.

October 8 Saline, Michigan. Saline Carvers annual show and sale at Liberty School, 7265 N. Ann Arbor-Saline Rd.; 10am to 4pm; $3 donation, children 12 and under, free. Contact Tom Jacobson (734) 476-3441; tomjacobson@comcast.net.

October 8-9 – Denmark, Wisconsin. NE Wisconsin Woodworkers Guild hosts 39th Artistry in Wood at Denmark High School. $5 ages 13 and up; free parking. Sat. 9:30 to 4:00; Sun. 9:30 to 3:00. Call (920) 883-6089. newwg.org/annual-show

October 8-9 – Tacoma, Washington. Northwest Carvers Assoc. presents 41st annual show and sale at Waller Road Grange. Website: www.woodcarvers.org. Email jkjohnson.home@gmail.com, or dthompson956@live.com.

October 89 Candor, New York. Catatonk Valley Wood­ carvers Show. Contact Dave Baldwin (607) 687-4164; email davebaldwin108@gmail.com.

October 15 – Omaha, Nebraska. Mid-America Woodcarvers Association’s 47th annual Fall Show & Sale at German American Society, 3717 S. 120th St.; 9am to 5pm. Free admission. Tom Paskach (402) 321-4784. midamericawoodcarvers.com

October 20-30 Pensacola, Florida. Flora-Barna Cutups Woodcarving Club hosts a competition and display at the Pensacola Interstate Fair. Bert Black (850) 476-4105.

October 2223Wayne, New Jersey. North Jersey Wood Carvers present 36th annual Woodcarving, Arts & Crafts Show at Wayne P.A.L. Call Jerry Cetrulo (973) 835-8555.

October 2829 – Archbold, Ohio. Sauder Village Woodcarver’s Show and Sale in Founder’s Hall, 22611 State Route 2. Deb Ridgway (800) 590-9755, deb.ridgway@saudervillage.org. www.saudervillage.org

October 29-30 – East Berlin, PA. Conewago Carvers Woodcarving and Art Show and Sale at East Berlin Community Center. 9 am-4 pm Sat. & Sun. Contact: Doug Gabel, email: douglasjgabel@gmail.com or Kyle Gabel, email: kylemgagel@gmail.com.

October 2930 Asheville, N. Car. Western North Carolina Carvers exhibit at Folk Art Center, Blue Ridge Parkway, Mile post 382. Saturday 10-5; Sunday 10-4. Free admission. Email: johnnieburg@msn.com.

November 5-6 Bellville, Illinois. 51st Midwest Artistry in Wood Show at Belle-Clair Exposition Hall, 200 S. Belt East; Saturday 9-5, Sunday 10-4. Admission $4 (under 12 free). Website: www.midwestwoodca rvers.com.

November 12-13 – Simpsonville, South Carolina. Piedmont Carvers’ 33rd Sculptures and Designs in Wood Show at Simpsonville Senior & Recreation Center, 310 West Curtis Street.

Reader’s Comments

I received some very nice comments from many of my readers on the story of “My Woodcarving Journey” which I posted last week.  I’d like to post some of them here:

“Hi Bob. I enjoyed your life story of your woodcarving. Sorry to hear about your eye problems now. I met you at the Lancaster woodcarving show this year and signed up for your blog. I enjoy your blog and look forward to it. I especially like your woodcarving patterns. Keep up the good work!

Mark Arbogast”

“Great story Bob. I really enjoyed hearing how carvers started. Keep send us your great e mails.  John”

“Thanks for sharing your story.   Dick Bonewitz”

“Hey Bob, I did not know about your daughter’s athletic successes.  Very cool!  I enjoyed reading your article, I went through a period where I used a surgical scalpel.  Sharp for sure, but the blades were like a 100 of them for $10.  Jim Arnold”

“I loved your “How I Became A Wood Carver” story Bob. Thanks. I enjoyed it. I loved the whole shop class part and got a kick out of you using an exacto knife. Love that adorable little camel!  Tracy Czajkoski”

“Interesting to read your woodcarving story! And thanks for the weekly tips and encouragement.  Mike Dize”

“Hey Bob! I truly enjoy wood chip chatter and appreciate all that you put into it! I enjoyed reading your story of how you got into carving.  Ernie Kelley”

“Hi Bob, Thanks for the very interesting article on your journey through your wood carving career. It was a wonderful read … as are all your newsletters. I hope to be able to send you a pic of my work one day. Stay well,

Richard (Carvinlad)”

Thank you very much everyone!  I’m so glad you enjoyed my story.  I had really hoped you would like it, and your words of encouragement are always greatly appreciated.

We have all gotten into wood carving through different paths and for different reasons.  Perhaps some of you would like to share your story about how you became a wood carver.  Send it in and I will be happy to share it with everyone here on Wood Chip Chatter.

Photo Shop

“Photo Shop” is the section of Wood Chip Chatter where carvers can send in photos of their wood carvings for display. It’s your chance to show off your work…sort of a show and tell. The photos will only be displayed and no comments or critiques will be made.  For critiques on your carvings send them in to the “Carver’s Corner.”  Send your photos to carverbobk@woodchipchatter.com.

My good friend Vern Freer from Ontario, Canada sent in a few photos of some cute carvings his carved from scrap wood.  Vern writes:

“Hi Bob,

Thanks again for critiquing “Gerry”.   It’s good to have input and I appreciate all of your suggestions.  The caricature heads will probably just remain as a group of heads on dowels instead of bottle stoppers – they give me an audience while carving.   

I just wanted to share a recent couple of carvings.  I had some scrap wood left over from another project – one scrap reminded me of a bird in boots so I decided to see if I could find it in the wood.  His name is Earl E. Byrd and he meets up most mornings with Winthrop the worm for breakfast.

Vern Freer

Ontario, Canada”

I’m glad my suggestions were helpful, Vern, and thanks so much for sending in the photos of Earl E. Byrd and Winthrop!  They are two great little carvings.  Very cute, especially put together, and an excellent use of your scrap wood.  I’m looking forward to seeing what you create next!

Free Pattern

Here’s something for our spoon carvers:

News & Announcements

The International Association of Woodcarvers has upcoming Zoom meetings on the following Saturdays at 3PM EST with special guest presenters.  Check them out…

Zoom:  310-460-3575


9/3 – Daniel Clay

9/10 – Jack Loring

9/24 – Carvin’ The Rockies (Live broadcast)

10/1 – Chris Gardea

10/15 – Nikki Reece

10/22 – Bob Hershey

10/29 – Rod Gatlin



The Jersey Hills Wood Carvers (JHWC) club is a small but growing group of wood carvers sharing their time, knowledge and joy of woodcarving.  The JHWC generally meets from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursday of each month (when school is in session) at the Jefferson Township High School wood shop classroom.

Membership is “FREE” and open to anyone interested in woodcarving regardless of their ability.

JHWC’s Upcoming Meetings and Events

Sept. 15th, 29th

Oct. 6th, 20th

Nov. 3rd, 17th

Dec, 1st, 15th

For more information contact:

Al Santucci  alsantucci4@gmail.com  President

Bill Brunner  billbrunnerdesign@gmail.com  newsletter/website editor

Or visit:

Website:  https://www.jerseyhillswoodcarver.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/736479646821641/


We are in serious need of your contributions to Wood Chip Chatter.  Your questions and comments help to keep this blog active and going!  Effective discussions are one of the best ways to learn about the topics that interest you.  Remember, there’s no such thing as a dumb question.  Plus we would all love to learn about the unique tips, techniques and products YOU use in your woodcarving process.

We also need more photo contributions to the “Carver’s Corner” and “Photo Shop”.  My “Carver’s Corner” is a great way to get constructive critiques on your carvings so you can learn where to improve on your next ones, and I’m sure you all have some terrific carvings to share in my “Photo Shop” section.  Photos of your carvings liven up the blog’s appearance and make it more interesting. 

Please send your questions, comments and photos to carverbobk@woodchipchatter.com.  They will be greatly appreciated.

Funny Bone

Published by carverbobk

I’m a self taught award winning wood carver who has been carving since I was a teenager. I enjoy instructing other carvers, especially beginners.

4 thoughts on ““2022 Woodcarving Shows & Events”

  1. Hi Bob, I’m taking you up on your offer to send in a “HOW I BECAME A WOODCARVER” story. Your story inspired me to write mine. See attached. It’s just under 500 words, I can edit down if it’s too long. I look forward to hearing other stories. Thanks again for a great blog and all your efforts. Tracy Czajkoksi ________________________________


    1. Hi Tracy,
      Thank you for writing. I would love to read your story as I am sure everyone else would too, but your attachment didn’t come through. Try sending it again to my personal email address at rwkoz51@gmail.com
      I think we will have better luck there.
      Thanks and have a wonderful weekend!
      Bob K.


  2. Hi Bob, Thanks for your amazing job with your Blog. I read every issue with pleasure. This weeks is particularly great because I have been able to find a couple carving clubs that are not too far from me and will be attending their upcoming shows.  Due to the recent passing of my wife of 57 years I have not been able to concentrate enough on carving. I’ve just these last couple weeks been able to dust off the carving bench and do a few easy pieces , which I’m including a couple photos of. I’m also sending a humorous photo I recently found on FB   Have a great week and know I am a fan and follower of your blog. 

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone


    1. Hi Jim,
      Thanks for writing and thanks for your kind words about Wood Chip Chatter. I just want to let you know that your photos didn’t come through. Try sending them again to my personal email address at rwkoz51@gmail.com
      I think we’ll have better luck that way. Thanks and have a Happy Labor Day!
      Bob K.


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