Chainsaws and Chuckwagons

When: July 20-23, 2016

Where: Main Street in Downtown Frederick
105 5th Street, Frederick CO 80530 


Event Details

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 on Main Street in Downtown Frederick and there will be live music and food trucks, or Chuckwagons as we like to call them, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights!

On Saturday, July 23rd bring the whole family to Crist Park to see the completed wood carvings, vote for your favorite and see the winners announced while enjoying live music and fun activities!

The Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce is also bringing the CO Craft Beer Round Up to Crist Park on the 23rd for beer-loving adults.

Event Schedule: 

(please note that all times are approximate and the carvers choose their own carving schedule throughout the competition)
Wednesday - Competition begins at 10am, carving all day
Thursday - Carving all day, Food truck (Slawpy Barn and Flex-Able Food Trucks) from 4pm-8pm, Live Music from 4-6pm, Quick Carve at 6pm, Auction at 7pm
Friday - Carving all day, Food trucks (Slawpy Barn, El Sabor Jerezano and Em's Ice Cream) from 4pm-8pm, Live Music from The 101st Army Country Band 6-8pm
Saturday - Carving until 5pm, Food trucks (Slawpy Barn, Em's Ice Cream,Rocky Mountain Slices, and Trattoria Oreganata) from 12pm-8pm, Vote for your favorite carving between 5pm and 7pm, Quick Carve at 6pm, Winners announced at 7:30pm

Carver List:
Ken Braun Jr. - Rustic Arts
Stephen Collin -
Orlando Cordova
Bud Hainzinger -
Evan Henley - Moose King Chainsaw Art, evansartss productions
Larry Keithley
Robert Lyon
Matt Ounsworth - Mattochainsaw
Joe Wenal - Rocky Mountain Carvers

2015 Winners

2015 brought seven remarkably talented carvers from all over the United States and you can see all the carvings and fun photos from the event in our Facebook photo album. The winners were:

1st Place:

 Brooks Abeln with Spirit Guides

2nd Place:

 Ken Braun Jr. with I Am Groot

3rd Place:

 Bryan Valdez with Miracle Mile

Carvers' Choice Award:

 tie between Stevie Songer and Ken Braun Jr.


1st Place: $2,000
2nd Place: $1,500
3rd Place: $1,000
Carver's Choice: $500


Calling all Carvers! If you're a carver interested in participating in the Chainsaws and Chuckwagons Carving Competition, please email our Events Coordinator or fill out the Carver Application.


Interested in helping with the Chainsaw Carving Competition? Check out the available spots and sign up!


If you'd like to support Chainsaws and Chuckwagons, please view our Sponsor Form to see the benefits and options for partnering with the Town of Frederick. You may also email Events Coordinator, Brooke Cunningham to get more information.