Chainsaws & Chuckwagons
When: July 19, 20, 21, & 22, 2023
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 19, 20, 21, and 22 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).
This Year's Winners!
1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
The Spirit of Halloween Bears on a Canoe Food Fight by
by Chris Foltz by Fernando Dulnuan Philip 'Blacka" Kajemusuk
Carver's Choice: The Spirit of Halloween by Chris Foltz
Did you attend Chainsaws & Chuckwagons? We want your feedback! Any suggestions, thoughts, ideas are welcome. Take the 2023 Event Survey to tell us what you'd like to see changed for this event.
|Ryan Anderson||Salem, OR||From Salem, Oregon, Anderson is back for his second year at Chainsaws and Chuckwagons! After picking up a chainsaw in 2005, he says that the buzzing of surrounding chainsaws, the inspiration for his chosen sculpture, and the music in his ears keep him going! Check out Ryan’s carving creations to see his masterful carvings firsthand.|
|Justin Driver||Farmington, KY||Farmington, Kentucky, brings us returning 2020 Chainsaw and Chuckwagon champion Justin Driver! With twenty years of carving under his belt, he usually has an idea of what he will carve, but the log makes the final decision. Peruse Justin’s gallery of masterpieces to see how he combines his vision with the log's message.|
|Fernando Dulnuan||Wellston, OK||Custom carver from Wellston, Oklahoma, Fernando Dulnuan, returns after placing 3rd place in 2021! His “Colorado Bear” is a Frederick favorite, but his talent does not stop there but can be seen in numerous carvings.|
|Chris Foltz||North Bend, OR||From South Bend, Oregon, 7-time World Champion Chris Foltz returns to Frederick! After winning first place in 2021, he is coming back for more. Inspired by nature, family, friends, and positive childhood experiences, his talent and storytelling are seen through his carvings.|
|Shane Green||Otley, UK||Shane Green is here to carve from Otley in the United Kingdom for the first time! He has produced 25 years’ worth of drawings, paintings, etches, and sculptures and says it all depends on the emotions he wants to express at the time. His work is wonderfully expressive and tells a story unique to Green. Instagram Social Network|
|Nate Hall||Lincoln, NE||Lincoln, Nebraska native Nate Hall is a custom carver returning for another year of Chainsaws & Chuckwagons. From the digital advertising and design field to the field at Centennial Park, he is ready to carve away! Following his artistic passions, his work is a pure reflection.|
|Philip 'Blacka" Kajemusuk||Boulder, CO||International carver Philip “Blacka” Kajemusuk is originally from East Africa and now crafts in Boulder, Colorado. He is a returning carver leaving the Flatirons to carve in Carbon Valley for a weekend! With over ten years of carving experience, Philip finds inspiration from looking at the wood itself, and this technique allows for fresh and new carvings! Facebook Social Network|
|Matt Ounsworth||Fort Collins, CO||Award-winning artist from Fort Collins, Colorado, 2018 carving champion Matt Ounsworth returns! From hobby to full-time profession, Matt is inspired by other artists and the natural world. You can find Matt craftily carving away between the Front Range and the Rocky Mountains!|
|Stevie Songer||Garvin, OK||Stevie Songer is a returning Chainsaws & Chuckwagons carver from Garvin, Oklahoma. Typically carving with his wife, Sandy Songer, they say it is less about the business and more about the masterpiece, and carving for a living is a major plus!|
|Joe Srholez||Gypsum, CO||Joe Srholez has been carving full-time in Gypsum, Colorado, for over five years. Returning to Chainsaws & Chuckwagons, his work is inspired by architecture, landscapes, cultures, and experiences. Combined with his technique developed by the log home industry, we can expect to see a unique, masterful piece from Joe.|
Market vendors have the opportunity to participate in our signature events during a vendor market at the event! To be considered a market vendor, you must fit into one of three categories:
If your business doesn’t fit into one of these three categories, you can still participate in the event as a sponsor!
2023 Sponsor Opportunities
Carve out some time to engage with our community at this regional event! Chainsaws & Chuckwagons draws crowds into Frederick throughout the entire competition as the carvers turn giant logs into beautiful pieces of art! Supporting Chainsaws and Chuckwagons allows the event to flourish and helps provide artwork that stays within the town for years to come. Check out the 2023 Sponsor Opportunities.
Thank you Sponsors!
Logs Provided By
- Apollo Energy
- Carbon Valley Church of Christ
- Ent Credit Union
- FCI Constructors, Inc.
- Lifetime Windows & Siding
- RE/MAX Momentum
- RE/MAX Nexus
- Red Rock Roofing
- Renewal by Andersen
- St. Vrain Sanitation District
- Storm Guard Roofing and Construction
- Tutoring Excellence of Longmont
- JK Transports Inc
- Lodestone Design Group
Notice of Filming and Photography
When you attend this event, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to such recording media and its release, publication, exhibition, and/or reproduction.