Chainsaws and Chuckwagons

When: July 18-21, 2018

Where: Main Street in Downtown Frederick (between Fourth St. and Fifth St. next to Crist Park)

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 Thursday, July 19th and Saturday, July 21st at 6 pm, visitors will get a visual treat with the hour-long quick carves. Carvers have one hour to create a smaller carving that is then auctioned off on the spot. Auctions will take place in our Crist Park gazebo. Those interested in being the highest bidder and purchasing a one-of-a-kind art piece should bring cash or checks.

Join us for "Chainsaws and Chuckles" on Friday, July 20th from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Bring your family and friends for interactive improv performances and good clean fun!

On Saturday, July 21st 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 kids activities! Stay tuned for a full list of live music, kids activities, chuckwagons (food trucks) and more happening all afternoon! Public voting will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and winners will be announced right after the quick carve auction.

Food Vendors

We couldn't have a Chainsaws and Chuckwagons event without rounding up some food trucks! If you are interested in being a "chuckwagon", i.e. food vendor at this year's event, please fill out and send in our food vendor application.

Our 2018 carver spots are filled! if you would like to be added to a waitlist, please email Angela Wilson.

2018 Chainsaw CarversSite with Carver info
Brandon Wilson 

Dee "Blacka" Kajemusuk

Joe SrholezSweetwater Trading Post
Justine Park
Ken G Braun JrRustic Arts
Matt Ounsworth
Robert Lyon
Stevie SongerSonger Carving

  1. Sponsorship Information
  2. Volunteer Information

A special thanks to the sponsors who make this event possible: Elm Sponsors American Arborists, Anadarko Petroleum, Frederick Power & Light, Stapp Interstate Toyota, and Oak Sponsors Black Fox Realty and Georgia Boys BBQ. 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, Angela Wilson to get more information. 

2017 Event Photos

various art
sculptures for sale
sculpture horse
kids game
Bear sculpture


2017 Winners


1st Place: Joe Wenal with "Whoooo" $2,000.00
2nd Place: Doug Moreland with "Treed" $1,500.00
3rd Place: Bryan Valdez Redmoon with "Running Wild" $1,000.00
Carvers Choice Award: Justin Driver with "Keeping the Wolves Away" $500.00