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This event is all about the carvers! Chainsaw carving is an art combining modern tools (chainsaws) with the ancient art of wood carving. Our carvers depend on festivals and competitions to support their livelihood. You can support them by:
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Carvers begin working on their log at 10 am on Wednesday, July 20 and must finish by 4 pm on Saturday, July 23.
Our carvers will arrive at Centennial Park to pick logs and start their carvings at 10 am on Wednesday, July 20. Carvers will continue their carvings all day through Thursday July 21, Friday, July 22, and Saturday, July 23. Check out our event schedule on the main page for more details.
Market vendors will be at Centennial Park from 4 pm – 8 pm on July 22! If you like homemade soaps, jewelry, jams, and baked goods, take some time to browse through our booths. Our small town markets are a wonderful opportunity to support local business and find unique handcrafted items.
Carvings that are kept by the Town are spread out all around Frederick so that they can be visited and admired by all of the Town’s residents. If you would like to find a particular carving, check out our Arts In Public Places Map.
The public gets to vote on Saturday, July 23 from 12 pm to 6 pm only.