Chainsaws and Chuckwagons

When: July 14, 15, 16 & 17, 2021
Where: Centennial Park 630 Eighth Street, Frederick, CO 80530

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 July 14,15,16 and 17 with live music and food trucks (Chuckwagons)! 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). 

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And the winners are.....

First Place and Carver's Choice - Remember Me by Chris Foltz

5H8A8018_Photo Zach Mahone

Second Place - Moose on the Loose by Justin Driver

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Third Place - Colorado Bear by Fernando Dulnuan

5H8A8011_Photo Zach Mahone


  1. 2021 Chainsaw Carvers

2021 Carvers

CarverBioContact Information
Justin Driver
Farmington, KY

"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
Fernando Dulnuan
Wellston, OK
Coming soon!Coming soon!
Chris Foltz
North Bend, OR
Coming soon!Chris Foltz Instagram
Nate Hall
Lincoln, NE

"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
Boulder, CO 
Coming soon!Coming soon!
Michael Koeppel
Wittenberg, WI
"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
Matt Ounsworth
Fort Collins, CO
Coming soon!Coming soon!
Joe Srholez
Gypsum, CO
"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
Trevor Rogers
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

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