Events, Gatherings, and Wood Carving Shows 2021

Join the wildfowl carving community by exploring its many different gatherings across the nation, from wildfowl carving competition to wood carving shows 2018. Visit this page to learn about the best events of the year happening in your area: big sales, waterfowl shows 2018 and decoy shows 2018. Updated regularly, this collection of events keeps you posted on all upcoming wildfowl carving extravaganzas, organized by state so that you can know what’s nearby—or so you can plan a trip to visit. All the information is here in one spot—from addresses to dates to prices—which lets you focus on the truly important task of enjoying the great carvings you are sure to see. Plus, if you are planning an event or gathering of your own, let Wildfowl Carving Magazine know. We will include it here so the rest of the carving community can come and share in the festivities of their favorite craft.







Images of Nature Carving Show and Competition
Apr 29–May 1, 2022.
Whitecroft Hall 314, 52313 Range Rd 232, Sherwood Park. Hours: Sat 2p–5p, Sun 10a–2:30p. Free admission. Registration: Fri 1p–6p, Sat 8a–9:30a. $8 per entry. Junior, novice, intermediate, and open levels. Categories: decorative Life-size waterfowl non-floating, smoothies, champagne, songbird, super-slicks, decorative life-size, decorative miniature, exotic North American wildlife, hunting decoy. Trophies, medallions, cash, and purchase awards. Contact: Curtis Blair, 780.238.0267, Blair.awca@gmail.com

British Columbia



New Brunswick

New Brunswick Wood Carving Competition and Sale
Oct 1-3, 2021. Sir James Dunn Academy, St. Andrews by the Sea. Competition for carvers at all levels. Categories for all types of wood carving. Purchase awards: Belted in flight ($1500), BlueKingfisher jay ($1500), American Kestrel ($1500), Relief sawmill theme ($500), 8” Santa ($300), Any Whale ($300), Youth carving ($150). Two theme competitions: Any Heron, and Cats (bird, animal, caricature, etc). Workshops, demonstrations, carving supplies, knife carving competition. Contact: Walter Bidlake (walter.bidlake@yahoo.ca) www.nbcarving.ca


Competition and Show


Nova Scotia



Reflections of Nature Carving and Art Show and Competition
Oct 23–24, 2021.
Prairieland Park Hall B, 503 Ruth St. West, Saskatoon. Hosted by the Saskatchewan Wildlife Art Association. Registration Oct 22, noon–8p. Hours: Sat noon–5p, Sun 9a–4p. Admission: $10, children under 12 free. Gala Opening 7p Sat; tickets $25, advance purchase only. Includes wine/cheese, live/silent auctions, featured artists’ presentation. Featured artist: Sarah Lightfoot Wagner. Workshops, live and silent auctions, demos, special events, vendors. Check website for competition guide. Contact: http://reflectionsart.ca; swaa1986@gmail.com










New Hampshire

New England Woodcarvers Spirit of Wood Show
Oct 24, 2021.
FieldHouse Sports, 122 Tallwood Dr., Bow. Hours: 10a–3p. Judging starts at 9:30a. Carving competition, plus turning, scroll sawing, intarsia, woodburning, etc. Vendors, raffle, demonstrations. Contact: Jan LeClair, jmlsings@yahoo.com;; https://www.newc.org/spirit-of-wood-show

New Jersey




New York



Conewago Carvers Woodcarving and Art Show & Sale
Oct 30–31, 2021.
East Berlin Area Community Center, 405 North Ave., East Berlin. Hours: 9a–4p. Admission: $4, free for veterans, active military, and 12 and under. Free parking. Vendors, carvings, food. Featured Artist: Kathy Overcash. Contact: Kyle Gabel, 717.676.7612; Doug Gabel, 717.676.7611, douglasjgabel@gmail.com; info@conewagocarvers.com; www.conewagocarvers.com


Woodcarving & Wildlife Art Festival
Mar 12–13, 2022.
Millersville University Student Memorial Center, Shenks Ln., Millersville. Hours: Sat 10a–5p, Sun 10a–4p. Admission: $5, free with military i.d. or students. Theme: Spring to Life! Exhibitors, competition, door prizes, silent auction, books, tools, carving supplies, hands-on carving lessons, free demonstrations. Featured carver: Mike Dieter, decoy and Santa carver. Contact: Pete Kovarovic, 717.392.4814, Woodchips624@comcast.net; www.lancarvers.com


Rhode Island






North Arkansas Woodcarver Club’s Woodcarving Show and Sale
May 7
8, 2022. Baxter County Fairgrounds, College and Wade Sts. Hours: Sat 10a–5p, Sun 10a–4p. Free admission. Contact: Sandy Smith, 870.431.8070; www.northarkansaswoodcarvers.org; webmaster@northarkansaswoodcarvers.org



Florida Winter National Wood Art Expo and Competition
Jan 7–8, 2022.
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; $10 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

Highlands Woodcarvers Woodcarving Show
Feb 5, 2022.
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 


CANCELLEDLouisiana Wildfowl Festival
Oct 2–3, 2021.
Castine Center, Pelican Park, Mandeville. Sponsored by the Louisiana Wildfowl Carvers and Collectors Guild. Hundreds of carvers from across the country compete for thousands in prizes. Comprehensive website with 2021 Program, Boy Scout information, competition rules book, entry forms and more. Contact: Gene Hebert, 985.790.9184; www.lwccg.com  



North Carolina


Rappahannock Decoy Carvers and Collectors Guild Carving Contest
Mar 19, 2022.
Sponsored by the Rappahannock Decoy Carvers Guild. At the Rappahannock River Waterfowl Show, Women’s Club of White Stone, 560 Chesapeake Dr., White Stone. Contact: www.rappahannockdecoycarversguild.com or www.rrws.org/contest

West Virginia




Idaho Artistry in Wood Show
Apr 2–3, 2022.
JUMP Boise, 1000 W. Myrtle St., Boise. Hours: Sat 9a–5 pm, Sun 10a–4 pm. Registration Apr 1, 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


Midwest Artistry in Wood
Nov 6–7, 2021.
Belle-Clair Exposition Hall, 200 S. Belt East (South Belt East at Highway 159), Belleville. Hours: Sat 9a–5p, Sun 10a–4p. Admission: $4, under 12 free. Contact: https://midwestwoodcarvers.com



















Sauder Village Woodcarver’s Show and Sale
Oct 29–30, 2021.
Founder’s Hall at Sauder Village, 2201 State Rt. 2, Archbold. Hours: 10a–5p. Admission: $9. Skilled carvers showcasing handcrafted wildlife, fish, birds, caricatures, bowls, plaques, pens, and more. Vendors, demonstrations, and music. Featuring guest artist Alec LaCasse. Workshop Wed–Thur. Contact: www.saudervillage.org/woodcarvers

Ohio Decoy Collectors and Carvers Vintage Decoys and Wildlife Art Show and Sale
Mar 18–20, 2022. Holiday Inn Cleveland South, 6001 Rockside Rd., Independence. 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, cocktail fish decoy, 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 expanded auction, cocktail party. Sunday morning 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; Room reservations: 216.524.8050, use ODC code. See www.odcca.net for contest rules, membership and contact.






Birds in Art Exhibition
Sept 11–Nov. 28, 2021.
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, 700 North 12th St. (Franklin & 12th), Wausau. Since 1976, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum has presented the best contemporary artistic interpretations of birds and related subject matter in two- and three-dimensional artworks in all media other than crafts and photography. Approximately 100 juried works. Contact: info@lywam.org; www.lywam.org




Desert Woodcarving Show and Sale
Feb 26–27, 2022.
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: www.desertwoodcarvingshow.com




Pikes Peak Whittlers’ Woodcarving and Woodworking Show and Competition
October 9-10, 2021.
Colorado Springs Shrine Club, 6 South 33rd St., Colorado Springs. 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



CANCELLED Coastal Carvers 28th Annual Artistry in Wood Show
Jan 15–16, 2022.
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. Theme: Oregon Animals. Contact: Kathy Jensen, 503.856.4158, jensenka17@yahoo.com









Great Britain




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