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International Woodcarvers Congress

Competition and Show

June 21-24

Davenport, IA

More information HERE


Creative Wood Carving Seminar

The Wexford Arena - Cadillac, MI

June 24-29

Seminar is open to all wood carvers.

More information HERE

Burke's 16th Annual Western & Wildlife Art Workshop at Doane College.

July 22-27, 2007

Crete, Nebraska

Wood Carving & Sculpting with 11 Top Artist Instructors

For more information, contact Warren J. Blessing Jr., 309 Woodbridge Rd. Coventry, CT 06238, phone 860-742-3253 or email to

Northeast Woodcarvers Roundup

July 22-25

Cherry Ridge Lodging & Campsites, Honesdale PA

Workshop type event open to all carvers

More information HERE

21st Southeastern Woodcarving School

July 20-22

Prattville, AL

A three day event featuring noted carving instructors from throughout the Southeast. Classes in caricatures, birds, relief, realistic animals and others are offered. Craft classes are also offered for non-carvers.

More information HERE

Carv-Fest 2007

August 11 and 12

Alexander Park/Ice Arena, Faribault, MN

Two days crammed with Mini-seminars taught by folks like Floyd Rhadigan, Joe Dillett, Harley Schmitgen, Pat More, Rick Jensen, Marv Kaisersatt, Walt Grittner, "Ol' Don" Burgdorf, Donna Menke, Midge Schmitgen, Ev Ellenwood, Tony Eirckson, Chris Howard, Loren Woodard, Bob Mau, Teri Embrey and more!

Tools and material from Marnie Whillock & Assoc, Carving Magazine,, The Woodcraft Shop, John Kranz Wood and Moore Roughouts

More information HERE


"Spit & Whittle" weekend

Sept. 7-9, 2007

Osceola Fairgrounds, Evart MI

This is an informal get together is open to all carvers or anyone interested in learning the ropes. It is simply a weekend of carving and whittling on whatever you like. For those looking for workshops, some carvers bring blanks and projects for others to do. There will be lots of visiting and just plain ole' 'R & R' meeting new friends and sharing information. Carvers can enjoy this social carving weekend just sittin' round carvin' and chattin' with fellow carvers.

More information HERE

Gathering Of Woodcarvers 2007

September 17 through September 22

The Carving Shop, Somonauk, IL 60552

What is GOW 2007? A Gathering of Woodcarvers with over 35 seminars for all levels of carving.

Where is it going to be? At The Carving Shop with classes under a Big Top tent. For driving directions, see

When is it going to be? Campers arrive on Monday, September 17th. Classes begin on the 18th, and go through Friday the 21st. Campers leave on Saturday 22nd.

When will it start? We'll begin about 6 PM on Monday with a Social (Margarita Seminar) with the instructors introducing themselves and giving information about their seminars. Instructors include: Ol' Don Burgdorf, Jim Byrne, Floyd Rhadigan, Joe Dillett, Gordon Sorenson, Tony Erickson, John Susan, Mike Harmon, Chris Howard, Gene Westerberg, Mel Johnson, Bonnie Graser, Dave Kublank, Bob Mau, Jan Oegema, Sally and David Nye

More information HERE

Woodcarvers Retreat

October 5 - 8, 2007

W. Alton Jones Campus of University of Rhode Island - northwest of Newport, RH

More information HERE


8th Annual Woodcarving Rendezvous II

Branson, MO

October 21-25

Instructors include: Ed Zinger, Gerald Sears, John Engler, Harley Schmitgen, David Sabol, Ron Reed, Jim Willis, Betty Legg and Gerald Copeland

More information HERE

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