Chainsaws and Chuckwagons

When: July 14, 15, 16 & 17, 2021
Where: Centennial Park 630 Eight Street, Frederick, CO 80530

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 July 14,15,16 and 17 with live music and food trucks (Chuckwagons)! 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 out to see the completed wood carvings and vote for your favorite masterpiece carving (the big ones). 

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Event Schedule

Wednesday,  July 14

10 am - Event kickoff with carving all day. Carvers will meet to pick their logs and settle in to start carving! Carvers will bring art to sell at their booths located near the carving area.

Thursday, July 15

Carving all day

4 pm - 8 pm: Chuckwagons: Food truck list will be updated here. Check back to plan your meal!

5 pm - 8 pm: Live music

6 pm - 7 pm: Quick Carve

7 pm: Auctioneer with Quick Carve Auction (bring cash or credit card)

Friday, July 16

Carving all day

4 pm - 8 pm: Chuckwagons: Food truck list will be updated here. Check back to plan your meal! 

4 pm - 8 pm: Bonus Farmers market in Centennial Park

Saturday,  July 17

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

12 pm - 7 pm: Chuckwagons:  Food truck list will be updated here. Check back to plan your meal.

12 pm - 7 pm: Free Axe Throwing

12 pm - 6 pm: Live music in the amphitheater.

12 pm - 6 pm: Vote for your favorite masterpiece at the Town tent. One vote per person per entire event.

6 pm - 7 pm: Quick Carve

7 pm - 8 pm: Auctioneer with Quick Carve Auction (bring cash or credit card) and Chainsaw Competition winner announcement.

Volunteers Are Needed! 

Sign up to help in the beer garden, or to be a part of event support or crew! Sign up here.

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

Carvers can complete the 2021 Chainsaw Carver Application to indicate their interest in participating in the 9th annual event on July 14, 15, 16 & 17, 2021. Your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted by Town Staff regarding the status of your acceptance as a carver. Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, April 30, 2021 at 5 PM.

Chainsaw Carver Application

2021 Carvers

CarverBioContact Information
Justin Driver
Farmington, KY

"I have been carving for 6 years. I got bored one day cutting some trees down and thought 'I bet I can carve a wolf out of that tree.' We will just say I carved some ugly firewood that day! Besides carving I like to travel, and I like to spend time with my kids just do stupid things. We just finished learning to juggle (I am still not that good at it but I can do it)."

Once Upon A Log Website
Justin Driver Facebook
Chris Foltz
North Bend, OR
Bio coming soon!Chris Foltz Instagram
Nate Hall
Lincoln, NE

"I’ve always enjoyed working with wood and art in general. I spent 20 years in the advertising industry as a creative director, art director, animator, producer, photographer… you name it. I love doing things with my wife and four kids in my spare time. My wife, Maggie, is also a chainsaw artist. I’m a big sports nut and love to fish when I can get on a lake. I coached football for a number of years. I have an unhealthy addiction to Mountain Dew and I love jelly beans."

Nate Hall Website
Nate Hall Facebook
Philip "Blacka" Kajemusuk
Boulder, CO 
Coming soon!Coming soon!
Michael Koeppel
Wittenberg, WI
"I have been carving for 4 years. Outside of chainsaw carving, I enjoy mountain biking, downhill skiing, and working on old motorcycles."
Michael Koeppel Instagram
Beverly Murray
Westville, OK

"We happened on to a chainsaw competition 7 years ago. I was so inspired and told my husband if I had a chainsaw I thought I could do that. He bought me a chainsaw for Mother’s Day! I went to the woods behind our house and started carving. Two years later I competed in that same competition that inspired me. I enjoy country life on the farm in Oklahoma and love being a Grandma to our 16 grands. I love singing Country Gospel, and playing several different instruments. One of Our favorite places to visit is the beautiful Colorado mountains. We lost our son there so Colorado is so bittersweet to me. Looking forward to coming!"

Beverly Murray Facebook
Joe Srholez
Gypsum, CO
"I’ve been a full time professional carver for 4 years now. I started carving for fun when I was building log homes beginning in 2000. As it went on I began to carve more and more and started to do farmer’s markets and art shows until making the jump to full time."
Sweetwater Trading Post Facebook
Joe Srholez Instagram
Joe Srholez Website
Trevor Rogers
Fort Collins, CO 

"I started carving with a chainsaw about 2 years ago. I first started woodcarving 7 years ago just doing a small relief carving for my great-grandpa on his birthday using some chisels he had given me a while back. I immediately had a passion for carving and working with wood. I started getting into woodturning and using a chainsaw to cut bowl blanks. I loved running the chainsaw so later down the road I decided to give carving a go. I immediately fell in love with it and how fast you can make something.  When I’m not chainsaw carving I’m doing some other form of woodworking, fishing, hiking or just enjoying the outdoors."

Trevor Rogers Website
Trevor Rogers Instagram

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