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Events are listed alphabetically by state or province within eight geographic regions: New England, Mid-Atlantic, Chesapeake Bay, South, Midwest, West, Canada, and International. We strive to bring you the most accurate and complete listing information available on carving events around the globe. If you would like your show to appear in the Events Directory, or if you need to update your listing, contact Tom Huntington (thuntington@amprycp.com). Upcoming deadlines for additions and changes to the directory are February 1, 2020, for the Spring issue (covering shows from April through September 2020); May 1, 2020, for the Summer issue (covering shows from July through December 2020); August 1, 2020, for the Fall issue (covering shows from October 2020 through March 2021); and November 1, 2020, for the Winter issue (covering shows from January through June 2021).  Note: Unexpected changes do occur. Please contact each show you plan to attend to confirm details. The Events Directory is the property of Wildfowl Carving Magazine. Listings are not to be duplicated in any publication without the magazine’s written consent.


Lancaster County Woodcarvers’ Woodcarving & Wildlife Art Festival Mar 20–22, 2020.
Millersville University Fitness Center, Shenks Ln., Millersville. Hours: Sat 10a–5p, Sun 10a–4p. Admission: $5, free with military i.d. or students. More than 30 exhibitors, competition, door prizes, silent auction, books, tools, carving supplies, hands-on carving lessons, free demonstrations. Guest carver: Fred Henderson, carousel and realistic carver. Contact: Pete Kovarovic, 717.392.4814, Woodchips624@comcast.net; www.lancarvers.com


50th Annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival
Apr 24–26, 2020. 
Roland E. Powell Convention Center, 40th and Coastal Hwy, Ocean City. Hours: Fri 10a–5p, Sat 9a–5p; award ceremony, 5:30p; Sun 10a–4p. Admission: multi-day pass: $10, seniors and students $8, children under 12 free (with adult); group rate for 6 or more: $6 per person. An international event for carvers, collectors, and visitors, with some 1,200 different wildfowl carvings representing more than 150 species from around the world. Competitors of all levels—from youth to world champions—compete for nearly $60,000 in prize money, as well as ribbons, medallions, plaques, and trophies. More than 40 different competitive divisions. Special activities in honor of 50th annual show. Contact: www.wardmuseum.org
Havre de Grace Decoy and Wildlife Arts Festival
May 2-3, 2020. Havre de Grace Middle School and Decoy Museum, 215 Giles St., Havre de Grace. Hours: Sat 8:30a–6p, Sun 10a–4p. Admission: $10. More than 100 artists exhibiting and selling their artwork, plus food, children’s activities, retriever demonstrations, carving competitions, and more. Contact: 410.939.3739, information@decoymuseum.com; www.decoymuseum.com

Rappahannock Decoy Carvers and Collectors Guild Carving Contest
Mar 21, 2020.
Sponsored by the Rappa-hannock Decoy Carvers Guild. At the Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show, 578 Chesapeake Dr., White Stone. Hours: 10a– 5p. Registration Fri, Mar 20, 2p–4:30p, Sat 9a–10:30a. Mail-in entries allowed; mail to William Bruce, 151 Bruce Ave., White Stone, VA 22578. $10 for the first entry and $5 each additional entry. Several divisions for working decoys, bench class, contemporary antique decoys, two divisions for youth carvers, two divisions for buoy decoys. Contact: Mike Burnett, mike@saltywaterdecoys.com, 757.870.8877; or www.rappahannockdecoycarversguild.com
Chincoteague Island Easter Decoy and Art Festival
Apr 10–11, 2020.
Chincoteague Combined School, 4586 Main St., Chincoteague Island. Hours: Fri noon–6p; Sat 9a–4p. Admission: $4, children under 12 free. Local and national carvers and artists of all kinds exhibit and sell their work at this Chincoteague Island tradition. Contact: joanne@chincoteaguechamber.com; www.chincoteaguechamber.com


North Arkansas Woodcarving Show and Sale
May 2–3, 2020.
Baxter County Fairgrounds, 157 Fairgrounds Dr., Mountain Home. Hours: Sat 10a–5p, Sun 10a–4p. Woodcarvers, woodturners, demonstrations, food, door prizes. Contact: Bonnie Davis, 870.431. 8591, dbd12@suddenlink.net; Sandy Smith, 870.431.8070, typesmith@suddenlink.net; www.northarkansaswoodcarvers.org

Florida Winter National Wood Art Expo and Competition
Jan 10–11, 2020.
Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center, 75 Taylor St., Punta Gorda. Hours: 9a–4p. One of the premier woodcarving shows in the country since 1986. Admission: $7 one day; $12 both. Hundreds of entries for competition, vendors of all kinds (wood, tools, blanks, dust equipment, art supplies and more), demonstrations, raffle, silent auction, artists’ displays and sales. Contact: Gary Johnston 716-628-7042; flwoodartexpo.com
Space Coast Wood Carvers Show
Jan 25, 2020.
Eau Gallie Civic Center, 1551 Highland Ave., Melbourne. Hours: 9a–3p. Admission: $3. Competition categories: waterfowl, bark, relief, caricatures, canes and walking sticks, open. Raffles, food, demonstrations, vendors. Contact: Tom Anstett, 407.325.5424, tomironsides54@yahoo.com
Highlands Woodcarvers Woodcarving Show
Feb 8, 2020.
Sebring Recreation Club, 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Hours: 10a–3p. Admission: $3. Carving competition, tool and wood vendors, food, door prizes. Contact: Robert Seybolt, 863.471.6077;  highlandswoodcarvers.com


The North American Vintage Decoy and Sporting Collectibles Show
Apr 21–25, 2020.
Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles. MegaCenter exhibit hall event hours: Fri 2p–7p, Sat 9a–2p. Admission $5. Room-to-room trading, two-day decoy auction, nearly 350 dealer tables, carving demonstrations, silent auctions, free appraisals. Contact: 586.530.6586; midwestdecoy.org

Cedar Valley Woodcarvers Art of Woodcarving Show
Mar 7–8, 2020.
Kirkwood Linn County Regional Center, 1770 Boylston Rd., Hiawatha. Free admission. Judged competition, no separate levels. Carvings must have been completed within two years of the show. Contact: Don Lund, 319.683.2864; klund@sharontc.net
International Woodcarvers Congress
June 13–21, 2020.
(Competition showroom open June 16–21). Jackson County Fairgrounds, 1212 E Quarry St., Maquoketa. The longest running competitively judged woodcarving event in the U.S. More than 116 categories. Contact: www.awcltd.org

The Gathering 2020
Apr 18–19, 2020.
Perham Area Community Center, Perham. Sporting collectibles, art, duck decoys, and world’s largest fish decoy show. 150 tables, buy, sell, trade. With more than 30 carving contests, including the Youth decoy Midwest Nationals. Contact: www.nfdadecoys.org; perhamshow@gmail.com

Kansas City Elegance in Wood Show and Sale
Mar 13–14, 2020.
The Pavillion at John Know Village, 400 NW Murry St., Lees Summitt. Hours: Fri 10a–6p, Sat 10a–5p. Sponsored by KC Wood Carvers (a Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Kansas City Woodworkers Guild). Contact: Jim Brock (show chair), carverbrock@gmail.com

Ohio Decoy Collectors and Carvers Vintage Decoys and Wildlife Art Show and Sale
Mar 14-15, 2020.
Strongsville Holiday Inn, 15471 Royalton Rd., Strongsville. Hours: Sat 9a–4p, Sun 9a–3p. Admission: $5, free to ODCCA members and children under 17. Over $11,000 in cash prizes, 22 carving and painting contests, including palm frond decorative and decoy, rest of the marsh and miniatures, cocktail bird, vintage decoy, IWCA-style decoy, IWCA-style shorebird, IWCA working decoy, IWCA decorative, fish decoy, jigging stick, and more. Flat art contest. Friday night kids’ paint, meet-greet and buy-sell. Saturday night auction, cocktail party. Wildfowlers single and rig pool contests, raffle. Painting seminars, supplies. Collector hunting and fishing memorabilia for sale in ballroom and room-to-room. Student entries free! Contact: Dwane Ong (vendors): dwaneodcca@gmail.com, 734.934.2548; Vince Ciola (general information), 937.935.0657, VinceCiola@gmail.com. Room reservations: 877.408.2913. See www.odcca.net for discount code and contest rules.


Desert Woodcarving Show and Sale
Feb 22–23, 2020.
Mesa Convention Center, 201 N. Center St., Mesa. Hours: Sat 9a–5p, Sun 10a–4p. Admission: $10. Judged woodcarving show open to all levels. Vendors, sales. Contact: Herb Miller, herbmiller@cox.net; www.desertwoodcarvingshow.com

Pikes Peak Whittlers’ Woodcarving and Woodworking Show and Competition
May 16–17, 2020.
Colorado Springs Shrine Club, 6 South 33rd St. Colorado Springs. Hours: Sat 10a–5p, Sun 10a–4p. Admission: $3 adult, $2 military and children, children under 12 free with paid adult admission. Contact: Steve Gurnett 719.339.5164; sgurnett@comcast.net

Idaho Artistry in Wood Show
Mar 21–22, 2020.
JUMP Boise, 1000 W. Myrtle St., Boise. Hours: Sat 9a–5 pm, Sun 10a–4 pm. Registration Mar 20, 1–5 pm. Competitors from all skill levels. Woodcarving, woodturning, fine woodworking, pyrography, scrollwork, and gourd art. Raffles, vendors, silent auction. Contact: Doug Rose, 208.856.8856, roseboise@yahoo.com; or Rich Froehlich, 208.442.7167, cdmrichieboy@gmail.com; www.idahoartistryinwood.net

Coastal Carvers 28th Annual Artistry in Wood Show
Jan 18–19, 2020.
Chinook Winds Convention Center, 1777 NW 44th St., Lincoln City. Hours: Sat 10a–5p, Sun 10a–4p. Free admission, free workshops for kids and adults, raffle, Saturday evening banquet and auction. Guest artist: Everett Koontz. Theme: Oregon Animals. Contact: Kathy Jensen, 503.856.4158, jensenka17@yahoo.com

Rio Grande Valley Woodcarving Show and Sale
Jan 10–11, 2020.
Nomad Shrine Club, 1044 W. Nolana, Pharr. Hours: 10a–4p. Admission: $3 donation. Judged competition, demonstrations, displays, vendors. Competition open to members and non-members. Contact: www.rgvwoodcarvers.org
Rally on the Rio Woodcarving Seminar
Jan 13–18, 2020.
Nomad Shrine Club, Pharr. Six days of carving classes with well-known instructors. Classes vary in length and complexity and begin at 8a and end at 4:30p. Contact: Rio Grande Valley Woodcarvers, www.rgvwoodcarvers.org
Coastal Bend Wood Carvers Show and School
Feb 1–2, 2020.
Aransas Pass Civic Center, 700 W. Wheeler Ave. Aransas Pass. Hours: Sat 10a–6p. Sun 10a–3p. Admission: $5 donation for adults; children free. Open, intermediate, novice, and junior categories. Classes February 3–7 featuring nine well-known teachers. Contact: Thomas Kreyling, kreyling@swbell.net, 314.623.0208; www.texascarvers.org

Kitsap Woodcarvers 34th Annual Juried Show
Mar 14–15, 2020.
West Side Improvement Club, 4109 West E St., Bremerton. Hours: Sat 11a–5p; Sun 10a–4p. Free admission. Contact: Mark Campbell, 360.536.6155; www.kitsapcarvers.org; kitsapcarvers1a@gmail.com


Alberta Wildlife Carving Association “Images of Nature” Spring Carving Show and Competition.
May 1–3, 2020.
Whitecroft Hall 314, 52313 Range Rd, 232 Sherwood Park. Registration Fri 4p–7p, Sat 8a–9:30a (late and out-of-town entries). Entry fees: $8 per entry. Open, intermediate, and novice levels. Categories: decorative life-size waterfowl non-floating, smoothies, champagne, songbird, super-slicks, decorative life-size, decorative miniatures, exotic North American wildlife competition, hunting decoy competition. Trophies, medallions, plus cash and purchase awards. Information and entry forms are posted on website. Contact: Glenn Maber, 780.907.0454, gmaber@yahoo.com; www.albertawildlifecarving.com

30th Pacific Brant Carving and Art Show
Apr 4–5, 2020.
Parksville Community Center, 132 E. Jensen Ave., Parksville. Hours: Sat 10a–5p, Sun 10a–4p. Admission: $5. One of Canada’s best-known wildlife woodcarving competitions, including birds, fish, other carving styles and woodworking; seminars, auctions, and sales by wildlife artists, photographers, and sculptors. Contact: bill.beese@gmail.com; www.thebrant.ca

Prairie Canada Carving Championship Show and Competition
Apr 18–19, 2020.
Pembina Curling Club, 1341 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg. Hours: Fri 4p–7p (drop-off), Sat 7a–8a (drop-off), 9a–4:30p, banquet at 5:30p, Sun 9a–4p. The 34th annual event showcases a variety of carvings, including waterfowl, song- and shorebirds, fish, traditional carvings, as well as stone, bark, bone, and antler carvings. Plus multiple workshops. Contact: bdyoung@mymts.net; www.prairiecanadacarvers.com

Canadian National Wildfowl Carving Championship
Mar 20–22, 2020.
Manulife Financial Sportsplex, RIM Park, 2001 University Ave E., Waterloo. Deadline for pre-registration: by mail, Mar 9; by email, Mar 16. On-site registration Fri 9a–8p; Sat 7:30a–9:30a. Show hours: Fri 12–5p, Sat 10a–5p, Sun 10a–4p. More than 200 bird carvings on view at four levels. Competition in a large number of divisions; educational seminars. Contact: 519.634.8070; pfortune@rogers.com; www.canadiannationals.net
Quinte Wood Carving Competition and Show
Apr 18, 2020.
Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre, 265 Cannifton Road, Belleville. Competition divisions include six for wildfowl (including two duck floating division) plus general carving. Classes include novice, bench class, and youth. Carving Supplies for tools and wood. Silent auction, raffles, rental tables, and food. Contact: David Hatton, 613.969.9736; quintewoodcarvers@yahoo.ca


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