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Wild Fowl Show ­ Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area

September 20th & 21st from 9am - 5pm each day

Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area - 2 miles south of Kleinfeltersville on Hopeland Road in Lancaster County will hold its 17TH Annual Middle Creek Wild Fowl Show. The event will be held on September 20th & 21st from 9am - 5pm each day. Admission is free, but donations are graciously accepted and benefit the Wildlands Trust Fund to preserve wild lands. The show features over 60 wildfowl carvers and artists from as far away as Florida, Rhode Island and Canada. Retriever demonstrations will be at 10am and 12noon on Saturday, and at 11am and 2pm on Sunday. Two different retriever clubs will display their dogs' abilities, both with water retrievals, and upland retrievals. Decoy competitions will be held at 1pm with the winners announced at 4pm on Saturday. A goose and duck calling contest will be held at 2:30pm on Saturday. For further information or directions, call 717-733-1512.

Tri-City Carvers Wood Carving & Art Sale
Sunday September 28, 2003
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Horizons Center, Saginaw MI


o Wildlife Art
o Caricatures
o Birds
o Relief Carvings
o Carousel Animals
o Human Figures
o Canes
o Chip carvings
o Carving Tools and Supplies
o Carving competition
o Chain saw carving demonstration


o Door Prize drawing for Fine Art Carvings at 3:30 PM
o Food
o Additional door prize drawings every hour
o Free parking

For more information visit the Tri-City Carvers web site HERE

3rd Annual Audubon Society of Rhode Island Bird Carving and Wildlife Exposition
Saturday and Sunday, October 18 & 19, 2003, 10am-4pm

Admission $5/adult, $3/child

Come see some of New England's best bird and wildlife carvers display their finest work. Carving demonstrations each day.

Audubon Environmental Education Center
1401 Hope Street (Route 114)
Bristol, RI 02809
(401) 245-7500
More information HERE

Frankenmuth Carving Show

October 19, 2003 at Frankenmuth, MI High School

Wood Carvers Guild of Frankenmuth

More information HERE

22nd Annual Mid-South Woodcarving Show and Competition

November 1st, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, November 2nd, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Huntsville Depot Roundhouse

320 Church Street, NW

Huntville, Alabama


The North Alabama Woodcarvers Association's (NAWA) 22nd Annual Mid-South Show and Competition will be held November 1st and 2nd, 2003, at the Huntsville Depot Museum Roundhouse, Huntsville, Alabama. Booths for sales (no commission fee) are available for professional and amateur woodcarvers. Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded. A security guard remains in the Roundhouse all night.

Divisions and Categories

Open Division, 18 Categories

Intermediate Division, 5 Categories

Local contact: (256) 881-5897, (256) 881-2544, (256) 864-2099, or email NAWASHOW(at)YAHOO(dot)com.

Prizes will be awarded at 3:00PM Sunday. Winning carvers must be present to receive their awards. Exhibits must remain in place until 5:00PM on Sunday.

Wildlife Art & Carving Expo

November 8th & 9th

Topsfield, Massachusetts

Carvers, artists, and collectors are looking forward to the Wildlife Artisans 11th annual Wildlife Art & Carving Expo which is sponsored by the Wildlife Artisans Association. The show will be held on November 8th & 9th at the Topsfield Fair Grounds ( Rt #1-Topsfield, Massachusetts). Hours 10-4 Sat, 9-4 Sun.

Carvers and artists from all over the Northeast as well as Canada and as far away as California usually compete. There are many competition categories and the Massachusetts State Championship will be awarded to the Best in Competition piece along with $600 which is co-sponsored by Wildlife Carving Magazine. There will be wild bird demonstrations, carving demonstrations, vendor booths, a mini-auction, a Saturday evening banquet, and plenty of friendly carvers and judges to who will be happy to answer questions on bird anatomy, carving techniques, painting etc. Mail-in entries are welcome and will be handled professionally.
For more information call Jim White at 978-768-7218

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