Chainsaws and Chuckwagons

When: July 15 - 18, 2020
Where: Centennial Park, 630 Eighth Street
Planning to attend? Complete our RSVP Form to let us know!
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 Centennial Park and there will be 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). By popular demand, we have added more windows for you to vote, but please only one vote per person for this event! Go to the Town tent on Friday or Saturday to submit your vote for your favorite masterpiece carving.

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Volunteers Needed!

Our goal is to be the leader in safe community events and need your help. Be a part of the Event Attendance Tracking Team or assist with general set up, clean up and event crew needs. Let’s show ’em how it’s done by rolling up our sleeve’s not just for ourselves, but for others. There are many days and time slots available. Sign up today!


Help to keep our community safe and follow the guidance below at all Frederick events:

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Wear a mask 
  • Use our hand-washing and sanitizing stations
  • Keep your distance – stay 6 feet apart
  • Follow our one-way flow of traffic
  • Use credit cards as much as possible
  • Support our carvers and shop for unique wood carvings and works of art!


Event Schedule

Please note that all times are approximate and the carvers choose their own carving schedule throughout the competition.

Wednesday,  July 15

10 a.m. - Event kickoff with carving all day


Thursday, July 16

Carving all day

4 pm - 8 pm: Chuckwagons: Edge Gourmet Street Kitchen, Nacho Mama’s Tacos, Slawpy Barn & Kona Ice

4 pm - 4:30 pm: Community Performance in Amphitheater - En Face Dance Studios 

5 pm - 8 pm: Tim Ostdiek music in the amphitheater

6 pm - 7 pm: Quick Carve

7 pm: Auctioneer with Quick Carve Auction (bring cash or credit card)


Friday, July 17

Carving all day

4 pm - 8 pm: Chuckwagons: Edge Gourmet Street Kitchen, Nacho Mama’s Tacos, Slawpy Barn & Tommy Boy Mini Donuts

4 pm - 8 pm: Bonus Farmers market

4 pm - 8 pm: Vote for your favorite masterpiece at the Town tent. One vote per person per entire event.


Saturday,  July 18

Carvers are finishing their masterpieces. All carvers must finish by 4 pm.

11 am - 7 pm: Chuckwagons: Edge Gourmet Street Kitchen, I Scream Colorado, Nacho Mama’s Tacos, Slawpy Barn & Tommy Boy Mini Donuts

11 am - 1:30 pm: Harmony & Brad music in the amphitheater

11 am - 6 pm: Vote for your favorite masterpiece at the Town tent. One vote per person per entire event.

2 pm - 3:30 pm: Steve Weeks music in the amphitheater

4 pm - 6 pm: Pennies on the Track  music in the amphitheater

6 pm - 7 pm: Quick Carve

7 pm - 8 pm: Auctioneer with Quick Carve Auction (bring cash or credit card) and Chainsaw Competition winner announcement.

  1. 2020 Chainsaw Carvers
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Ken Braun Jr.Montrose, Colorado
@RusticArts
Justin DriverFarmington, Kentucky
Once Upon a Log
Chris FoltzNorth Bend, Oregon
@ChefChainsaw
Kadin GurneyMontrose, Colorado
Justine ParkLongmont, Colorado

Joe SrholezGypsum, Colorado

Hi. My name is Joe Srholez. That’s pronounced Sir-holtz. I’ve been a professional chainsaw artist for 3 years and this is my 4th time competing in Frederick. The warm part of my year is filled with wood carving competitions, exhibition carving and commission work. The cool part of the year is filled with ice work and ice sculpting performances. Whatever free time I have, I enjoy rafting, fishing, hunting, snowboarding and snowmobiling. I’m looking forward to Chainsaws and Chuckwagons 2020! Cheers!

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Kyle ThomasRaleigh, North Carolina
I have been carving for 6 years. I first started competing in 2016 and have been hooked ever since. My favorite types of carvings to do are human figure & fantasy pieces. I am a big stickler about originality & finish work. I won "Carvers Choice" last year and I am looking forward to bringing another original design to the competition this year!
Red Rabbit Wood Carving
Molly WisteHackensack, Minnesota 
Molly started carving the summer of 2008. She has since traveled all over the US for carving events from Pennsylvania to Washington State. Molly also traveled internationally when she was accepted into the Australian Chainsaw Carving Championships in 2017. She loves carving Minnesota Wildlife, water, and people. She is a full-time art teacher at the Bemidji Minnesota Middle School.
Wiste Woodworks

Facebook: @WisteWoodworks

Instagram: @WisteWoodworks


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Carvers Fueled by: Butcher & The Blonde, Georgia Boys BBQ

2019 Event Photos

Sloth rocket carving
Hanging around carving
Freedom ride carving
2019 carver group photo
Chainsaws and Chuckwagons sign
carver on first day
Gnome's first flight carving
Fernando's carving
hummingbird carving
Kraken carving
Cowboy carving
The Moment carving
carving
carving with chainsaw