Events & Gatherings



Competiton and show

41st annual Woodcarving & Wildlife Festival and Competition, March 21-22, 2015

Millersville—Millersville University Student Fitness Center, Shenks Rd. Hours: Sat 10–5, Sun 10–4. Fees: $5 donation, children under 15 free with adult. This year's theme will be Freedom Is Not Free. Competition, door prizes, books, tools, carving supplies, and free demonstrations. For more information:

Competition and Show

Mid-Atlantic Artistry in Wood Show and Competition

Feb 28-Mar 1—Fairless Hills—Bucks County Technical High School, 610 Wistar Rd. Hours: Sat 10-5, Sun 10-4. Free parking, free demos, door prizes, raffles. A special collaborative club raffle to benefit Freedom Steps. See the website for discount coupon, Contact: (215) 317-1799.





Competition and Show

Niagara Woodcarvers Association 36th Annual Show and Competition, March 28-29, 2015

Niagara Falls—Heatland Forst, 8215 Heartland Forest Rd. (Formerly Kalar Rd.) Hours: Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5. Admission: $3.00, children 12 and under free with adult. Novice, intermediate, and open classes. Contact: Marion D'Amboise, (905) 354-8854,,




Calusa Wood Carvers Show and Sale, February 28-March 1, 2015

Hudson—Veterans Memorial Park, 14330 Hicks Rd. Hours: Sat 10–4, Sun 10–3. Vendors, free demos, refreshments available. $3 donation gives you a great day with carvers and the right to vote in the People’s Choice division. Contact: David Gourley, (727) 376-2180,

Competiton and sale

Highlands Woodcarvers Artistry in Wood Show, February 14, 2015

Sebeing—Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center, 4905 George Blvd. Hours: 10:00-4:00. Donation: $3. Competition and sale; carving demonstrations, vendors, and door prizes. Contact: Eric Maron, (863) 273-6136.

Competition and Show

Rappahannock Decoy Carvers Guild Show, March 21, 2015

White Stone. Hours: 8–5. New classes, new rules. Competition Categories: IWCA Canvas Decoy Championship, Rappahannock gunning decoys, Chesapeake working decoys, Windmill Point-style decoys, buoy decoys (silhouette head only), foam/buoy decoys, youth, bench, contemporary antiques, working and decorative shorebirds. $10 first entry, $5 each additional, $50 maximum; no charge for youth. Grand Champion award. Contact: Heck Rice, (804) 537-5033,




Sauder Village Woodcarver's Show and Sale, October 26-27, 2013

Archbold—Sauder Village. Hours: Sat 10–5, Sun 11–4. $15 admission adults, $8 students (show only). Special Guest Rick Jensen. Contact: Sauder Village, 22611 State Rte. 2, PO Box 235, Archbold, OH 43502, (800) 590-9755;



Competition and Show

Pacific Flyway Decoy Association Wildlife Arts Festival

July 11-12—Sacramento-Double Tree Hotel, 2001 Point West Way. Open, intermediate, and Novice levels. Mail-ins welcome. Carving Categories: decorative floating, CWA Carver of the Year, PFDA traditional hunting (floating pairs), “World Style” Contemporary Decoy gunning shorebirds, and many others. Junior Carver event. Live painting competition, Friday afternoon seminar, Friday night reception, Saturday night banquet and auction. Decoy collectors, appraisals, sales, and trades. Contact: Fritz Zanker, (530) 894-5951; Bob Solari, (925) 687-2013; Maurie Hicks, (541) 899-8239; or






Idaho Artistry in Wood Show, February 21-22, 2015

Boise—The Boise Hotel and Conference Center, 3300 Vista Ave. Hours: Sat 9-5, Sun 10-4. Skill levels from novice-expert. Carving, turning, scroll work, find woodworking, gourd art, pyography. Demonstrations, vendors, raffles, auction, and banquet. CONTACT: Marlies Schmitt, (208) 466-4899,