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The Town of Frederick will host Chainsaws and Chuckwagons Wednesday July 19 through Saturday July 23 on Main Street in Downtown Frederick. This event will showcase carvers from across the country transforming logs into amazing pieces of art, food truck ‘chuckwagons’, and live music. New for 2017 will be Chainsaws and Chuckles on Friday night, which will feature Front deRanged Improv Comedy Troupe from Longmont, Colorado.
The carving begins Wednesday July 19 with twelve skilled carvers turning tree trunks into beautiful pieces of art. Thursday through Saturday will feature live music, a beer garden and food trucks to enjoy while taking in the wood carvings. On Friday evening 6-8 p.m., visitors can enjoy an interactive improv performance. Watch as players use your suggestions to create scenes, situations, and clever one-liners in an evening of unscripted comedy. Thursday and Saturday at 6 p.m., visitors will get a visual treat with two quick carve auctions that will take place in Crist Park. Carvers have one hour to create a smaller carving that is then auctioned off on the spot. Those interested in being the highest bidder and purchasing a one-of-a-kind art piece should bring cash or checks. On Saturday July 22, the Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Chainsaw Carving Festival from noon to 7 p.m. featuring kid’s activities, live music, a beer garden and a mechanical bull. Festival attendees will pick the winner of the competition by voting for their favorite carving between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.
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.
Event Schedule: Please note that all times are approximate and the carvers choose their own carving schedule throughout the competition.
Event kickoff with carving all day
Carving all day
5 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Live Music by Maya Bennett
4 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Frederick Market
4 p.m. - 8 p.m. – Chuckwagons and beer garden
6 p.m. - Quick Carve
7 p.m. - Live Auction
Food Trucks: Slawpy Barn, El Sabor Jerezano, I Scream Colorado, Have Treats Will Treats Will Travel and Liquid N2 Ice Cream
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Live music
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. – Chainsaws and Chuckles - Front deRanged Improv Comedy Troupe
4 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Chuckwagons and beer garden
Carving until 4 p.m.
12 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Chainsaw Carving Festival kids activities, live music, mechanical bull and beer garden
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Public Voting
6 p.m. - Quick Carve
7 p.m. - Live Auction and Winners Announced