Chainsaws and Chuckwagons

Check out our 2019 Event Sponsor Options !

2019 carver line-up listed below.
When:
July 17-20, 2019
Where: Main Street in Downtown Frederick (between Fourth St. and Fifth St. next to Crist Park) 105 5th Street, Frederick CO 80530

Calling all Chuckwagons! (Food Vendors) 


Calling all food trucks! Chainsaws & Chuckwagons is looking for food trucks and food vendors on July 18 & 19 from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 20 from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Please submit your online application today!

For more details, contact our Events Coordinator


2019 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 18th and Saturday, July 20th 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.

Stay tuned for Thursday and Friday event details.

On Saturday, July 20 bring the whole family to Crist Park to see the completed wood carvings, vote for your favorite and see the winners 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.

Event Schedule: Please note that all times are approximate and the carvers choose their own carving schedule throughout the competition.

Wednesday,  July 17:

10 a.m. - Event kickoff with carving all day

Thursday, July 18:

Carving all day

4 p.m. - 8 p.m. – Chuckwagons and beer garden

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.  - Quick Carve

7 p.m.  - Live Auction

Friday, July 19:

Carving all day

4 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Chuckwagons and beer garden

Saturday,  July 20:

Carvers are finishing their masterpieces. All carvers must finish by 4 pm.

11 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Chainsaw Carving Festival with kids activities, live music, and a beer garden

4 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Public votes for their favorite masterpiece. one vote per person. You must be present between 4 pm - 6 pm to vote!

6 p.m. - 7 p.m.  - Quick Carve

7:00 p.m. - Auctioneer with Quick Carve Auction and Chainsaw Competition winner announcement

11 am - 7 pm - Chuckwagons, Live Music in the Gazebo, Free Kids Activities:

This 4-day event has something for everyone to get involved. From answering questions at the town tent to sweepin' up sawdust, the fun never ends! Contact Angela Wilson.                                                                                           
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2019 Carvers

2019 Chainsaw CarversFromInfo
Ken Braun Jr.Montrose, Colorado@RusticArts
Justin DriverFarmington, KentuckyOnce Upon a Log
Philip "Blacka" KajemusukBoulder, Colorado
Justine ParkLongmont, Colorado
Matt OunsworthFort Collins, Colorado MattOChainsaw



Joe SrholezGypsum, ColoradoSweetwater Trading Post 
Kyle ThomasSussex, WisconsinRed Rabbit Wood Carving
Jake SwansonLowell, Vermont
Nate HallLincoln, Nebraska3 Timber Studio


  1. Sponsorship Information
  2. Volunteer Information

A special thanks to the 2019 sponsors who make this event possible: Anadarko, Chick-fil-A Larkridge, Elm Sponsors American Arborists, JK Transports, Premier Members Credit Union, Stapp Interstate Toyota, St. Vrain Sanitation, Renewal by Anderson  and United Power. 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. 

2018 Winners

Prizes

1st Place: Matt Ounsworth with "RAWwwwww!" $2,000.00
2nd Place: Ken Braun Jr. with "Elephant Play"  $1,500.00
3rd Place: Justin Driver with "Roar-A-Saurus" $1,000.00
Carvers Choice Award: David Lish with "Angels in Woodwork" $500.00

2017 Event Photos

various art
sculptures for sale
Sculpture
eagle
Molly
sculpter
sculpture horse
bull
kids game
music
Bear sculpture
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