Chainsaws and Chuckwagons

When: July 15 - 18, 2020
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 (food trucks)! Hour-long quick carves will be auctioned off on the spot on select days of the event. 

Don't forget! This is a competition. Bring the whole family to Crist Park to see the completed wood carvings and vote for the "People's Choice" masterpiece carving (the big ones) while enjoying live music and fun kids activities!

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  1. Carver Info & Application
  2. Chuckwagon Info & Application

2020 Chainsaw Carvers

Chainsaw CarverFromInfo
Ken Braun Jr.Montrose, Colorado@RusticArts
Justin DriverFarmington, KentuckyOnce Upon a Log
Chris FoltzNorth Bend, Oregon
Justine ParkLongmont, Colorado
Niels Ejnar PetersenOdder, Denmark
Joe SrholezGypsum, ColoradoSweetwater Trading Post
Kyle ThomasRaleigh, North CarolinaRed Rabbit Wood Carving
Joe WenalRifle, ColoradoRocky Mountain Carvers
Molly WisteHackensack, Minnesota Wiste Woodworks

Interested in competing in the Chainsaw Carving Competition? Email Communications & Engagement Specialist, Jessica Hill.

  1. Sponsorship Information
  2. Volunteer Information

Chainsaws and Chuckwagons draws crowds into Downtown Frederick throughout the entire competition as the carvers turn giant logs into wonderful pieces of art! Since Chainsaw Carving Competitions are very rare in this area, it attracts people from all over the region to check out the carvings! In addition to being a fun event, the Town also benefits from the Chainsaws and Chuckwagons event by being able to keep the large carvings for added artwork around Town. Supporting Chainsaws and Chuckwagons allows the event to continue to flourish and helps provide artwork that stays within the town for years to come!

If you'd like to support Chainsaws and Chuckwagons, please complete the Sponsorship Form, available beginning Friday, January 3, 2020. You may also email Communications and Engagement Specialist, Jessica Hill to get more information. 

2019 Event Photos

Sloth rocket carving
Hanging around carving
Freedom ride carving
2019 carver group photo
Chainsaws and Chuckwagons sign
carver on first day
Gnome's first flight carving
Fernando's carving
hummingbird carving
Kraken carving
Cowboy carving
The Moment carving
carving with chainsaw