Chainsaws and Chuckwagons
When: July 14, 15, 16 & 17, 2021
Only the most masterful chainsaw carvers can turn giant logs into beautiful works of art and we’re bringing them to Frederick to compete against each other! The carving competition will take place in mid-July with live music and food trucks, or Chuckwagons (food trucks)! Hour-long quick carves will be auctioned off on the spot on select days of the event.
Don't forget! This is a competition. Bring the whole family out to see the completed wood carvings and vote for your favorite masterpiece carving (the big ones).
Carvers can complete the 2021 Chainsaw Carver Application to indicate their interest in participating in the 9th annual event on July 14, 15, 16 & 17, 2021. Your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted by Town Staff regarding the status of your acceptance as a carver. Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, April 30, 2021 at 5 PM.
"I have been carving for 6 years. I got bored one day cutting some trees down and thought 'I bet I can carve a wolf out of that tree.' We will just say I carved some ugly firewood that day! Besides carving I like to travel, and I like to spend time with my kids just do stupid things. We just finished learning to juggle (I am still not that good at it but I can do it)."
|Once Upon A Log Website|
Justin Driver Facebook
North Bend, OR
|Bio coming soon!||Chris Foltz Instagram|
"I’ve always enjoyed working with wood and art in general. I spent 20 years in the advertising industry as a creative director, art director, animator, producer, photographer… you name it. I love doing things with my wife and four kids in my spare time. My wife, Maggie, is also a chainsaw artist. I’m a big sports nut and love to fish when I can get on a lake. I coached football for a number of years. I have an unhealthy addiction to Mountain Dew and I love jelly beans."
|Nate Hall Website|
Nate Hall Facebook
|Philip "Blacka" Kajemusuk|
|Coming soon!||Coming soon!|
|"I have been carving for 4 years. Outside of chainsaw carving, I enjoy mountain biking, downhill skiing, and working on old motorcycles."||Michael Koeppel Instagram|
"We happened on to a chainsaw competition 7 years ago. I was so inspired and told my husband if I had a chainsaw I thought I could do that. He bought me a chainsaw for Mother’s Day! I went to the woods behind our house and started carving. Two years later I competed in that same competition that inspired me. I enjoy country life on the farm in Oklahoma and love being a Grandma to our 16 grands. I love singing Country Gospel, and playing several different instruments. One of Our favorite places to visit is the beautiful Colorado mountains. We lost our son there so Colorado is so bittersweet to me. Looking forward to coming!"
|Beverly Murray Facebook|
|"I’ve been a full time professional carver for 4 years now. I started carving for fun when I was building log homes beginning in 2000. As it went on I began to carve more and more and started to do farmer’s markets and art shows until making the jump to full time."||Sweetwater Trading Post Facebook|
Joe Srholez Instagram
Joe Srholez Website
Fort Collins, CO
"I started carving with a chainsaw about 2 years ago. I first started woodcarving 7 years ago just doing a small relief carving for my great-grandpa on his birthday using some chisels he had given me a while back. I immediately had a passion for carving and working with wood. I started getting into woodturning and using a chainsaw to cut bowl blanks. I loved running the chainsaw so later down the road I decided to give carving a go. I immediately fell in love with it and how fast you can make something. When I’m not chainsaw carving I’m doing some other form of woodworking, fishing, hiking or just enjoying the outdoors."
|Trevor Rogers Website|
Trevor Rogers Instagram
Calling all food trucks (chuckwagons)! Are you interested in being a food vendor at Chainsaws & Chuckwagons? Complete the online application to participate in the event. We're looking for you to commit to one or more date of the event - Thursday, July 15, Friday, July 16 and/or Saturday, July 17.