Chainsaws & Chuckwagons

When: July 20, 21, 22 & 23, 2022
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 20, 21, 22 and 23
with family entertainment 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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New for 2022 - Axe Women Loggers of Maine

Introducing the Axe Women Loggers of Maine, who will be joining the Chainsaws & Chuckwagons entertainment this year! This all-female team of logging sports athletes has world champion choppers, sawyers, logrollers, and axe throwers. These lumberjills are geared to bring some high-octane entertainment. Learn more about this exciting team and check back for show schedules. 

Volunteers Needed

Can you donate your time to support this great event? We're looking for people who can carve out 2 - 4 hours in their day for this community opportunity. Sign up today.

How do I get my own carving?

This event is all about the carvers! Chainsaw carving is an art combining modern tools (chainsaws) with the ancient art of wood carving. Our carvers depend on festivals and competitions to support their livelihood. You can support them by:

  1. Visit carver booths to shop and purchase a unique wood carving. 
  2. Come to the quick carve auctions on Thursday and Saturday and bid on a quick carve. Go to the Town tent to sign up for a bid paddle. The quick carves start at 6 pm and carvers have one hour to create a one of a kind carving. Bid on a carving at the live auction that will take place in the park (near the carving area). 
  3. Meet the carver and purchase the masterpiece they are carving for the competition. You have four days to haggle with our carvers and finally buy that large wood carving for your property! How do I do this? Go to the event, watch the transformation and talk to the carver about your bid. Very important - review the Masterpiece Purchasing process!  The Town of Frederick Arts Commission will have the opportunity to outbid you. All bids will be finalized by the Town on Saturday, July 23 no later than 4 pm. Questions? Contact Jessica at 720.382.5512.

2022 Carvers

Carver Bio Contact Info
Ryan Anderson
Salem, OR
Bio coming soon!Ryan Anderson Instagram
Justin Driver
Farmington, KY
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Fernando Dulnuan
Wellston, OK
Bio coming soon!Coming soon!
Chris Foltz
South Bend, OR 
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Nate Hall
Lincoln, NE
Bio coming soon!Nate Hall Facebook
Philip "Blacka" Kajemusuk
Boulder, CO
Bio coming soon!Coming soon!
Matt Ounsworth
Fort Collins, CO 
Bio coming soon!Coming soon!
Joe Srholez
Gypsum, CO 
Bio coming soon!Joe Srholez Instagram
Joe Wenal
Orland, ME
Bio coming soon!Joe Wenal Instagram
Molly Wiste
Hackensack, MN
Bio coming soon!Molly Wiste Facebook


Market Vendors

New for 2022 - market vendors have the opportunity to participate in our signature events during a farmers market at the event! To be considered a market vendor, you must fit into one of three categories (Grower/Producer/Food, Artisan/Crafter, or Non-Profit) and complete the Market Vendor Application (application available January 1, 2022). If your business doesn’t fit into one of these three categories, you can still participate in the event as a sponsor!

Thank you Sponsors!

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Questions? Contact our Communications & Engagement Specialist for more information.