Chainsaws and Chuckwagons

When: July 14, 15, 16 & 17, 2021

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 in mid-July with 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 out to see the completed wood carvings and vote for your favorite masterpiece carving (the big ones). 

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  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 
Bio coming soon!Coming soon!
Kyle Thomas
Raleigh, NC
Bio coming soon!Red Rabbit Wood Carving website

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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