Area Woodcarving Shows and Sales

April 14, 2007 - Menomonie, Wisconsin, 11th annual Northwest Wisconsin Wood Carvers Exposition at the Holiday Manor Convention Center, just south of Interstate 94 at exit 41. Contact Jean Moats at 715-664-8638 or Bob Dahlke at 715-235-9039; e-mail or

April 14 & 15, 2007 - Fargo, North Dakota, Red River Valley Woodcarvers show at the Doublewood Inn, 3333 – 13th Avenue South. Contact Bob Lawrence at 701280-1038 or 77 North 28th Ave., Fargo, ND 58102; e-mail

April 14 & 15, 2007 - Waterloo, Iowa, Northeast Iowa State Wood Carvers 34th annual show and competition at the Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial St. Contact Richard Hanson at 319-266-7009 or 2604 Orchard Place, Cedar Falls, IA 50613.

April 27, 28, 29, 2007 - Ocean City, Maryland, 37th annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition at Roland E. Powell Convention Center at 40th St and Coastal Highway. Call 410-742-7988, or

April 28, 2007 - St. Cloud, Minnesota, Central Minnesota Woodcarvers Association's 29th annual show at the Whitney Senior Center, Northway Drive, St. Cloud, 9:00 am to noon. Contact Gus Fabel at 320-253-8927.

May 4-6, 2007 - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 7th annual Winnipeg Woodcarvers Weekend at St. John's College. Contact Rick Brereton at 204-255-8240 or 11 Brereton Rd., Winnipeg, MB, Canada, R2J 2T7; e-mail

June 3 - 6, 2007 - Harmony, Minnesota, Southeast Minnesota Woodcarvers host second annual workshop at Slim's Woodshed. Contact Slim Maroushek, PO Box 594, Harmony, MN 55939; e-mail slim or call 877-886-3114.

June 4 - 15, 2007 - War Eagle, Arkansas, The War Eagle Seminar, two one-week workshops sponsored by the Ozark Arts and Crafts Fair. Contact Ozark Arts and Craft Fair at 479-789-5398 or 11036 High Sky Inn Rd., Hindsville, AR 72738 or check out their web site at

June 21-24, 2007, Davenport, Iowa, 40th annual International Woodcarvers Congress sponsored by Affiliated Wood Carvers Ltd. Contact Larry Yudis at 563-3599684 (days) 563-355-3787 (evenings);

June 22 -24, 2007, Wahpeton, North Dakota, Wahpeton Carving Weekend at North Dakota School of Science. Contact Gary Paulsen at 701-232-2196 or 1437 20th St. S., Fargo, ND 58103.

July 4, 2007 - Harmony, Minnesota, 14th annual Minowa show and sale at Slim's Woodshed, 160 First St. NW. Contact Slim Maroushek at 507-886-3116 or PO Box 594, Harmony, MN, 55939 e-mail

July 20 - 22, 2007 - Forest City, Iowa, North Iowa Woodcarvers Guild's Waldorf Woodcarving XIV weekend seminars at Waldorf College. Contact Joy Boyken at 515-928-2627 or Box 262, Titonka, IA 50480; e-mail

July 22 -27, 2007 - Crete, Nebraska, Western and Wildlife Art Workshop 16th annual week-long workshops at Doane College. Contact Warren J. Blessing Jr. at 860-742-3253 or 309 Woodbridge Rd., Coventry, CT 06238 or check out his web site at

July 29 - August 3, 2007 - Crete, Nebraska, 31st annual Doane Experience Carving Workshop sponsored by Mid-America Woodcarvers Association. Week-long workshop at Doane College. Contact Sherry LaTendresse at 402-731-3365, e-mail; or Denny Jackson, 402-339-2381, a-mail

July 28 & 29, 2007 - Blackduck, Minnesota, 24th annual Wood Carvers Festival at Wayside Park. Contact Jim Schram, 22089 Cornell Rd. NE, Blackduck, MN 56630.

August 4 & 5, 2007 - Lake Bronson, Minnesota, Annual International Woodcarvers Festival and whittling event at Lake Bronson State Park. Contact Cammie Tayler, 335 S. 4th Ave., Lake Bronson, MN 56734.

August 10 & 11, 2007 - Faribault, Minnesota, Fourth annual Carve-Fest by the Whillock’s at the ice arena on the fairgrounds. Contact or 507-333-4446

August 2007 - Boulder Junction, Wisconsin, 11th annual Musky Area Woodcarvers Workshops. Contact Jim or Mary Jane Mykleby at 715-355-5244 or 5705 Isaiah St., Weston, WI 54476.

August 17-19, 2007 - Blue Earth, Minnesota, 24th annual Upper Midwest Wood Carvers and Quilt Expo at Blue Earth Area High School. Contact Blue Earth Chamber of Commerce at 507-526-2916 or 118 East 6th St., Blue Earth, MN 56013; e-mail

October 2007 - Red Wing, Minnesota, 14th annual woodcarvers exhibition at the Riverfront Centre. Contact Jim Kulstad at 651-388-7503 or
October 2007 - Roseville, Minnesota, Viking Woodcarvers fall show and sale at Har Mar Mall. Contact Russ Scott at 1238 Edmund Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104 or

November 2007 - Fairmont, Minnesota, Mid Southern Minnesota woodcarving show at Five Lakes Centre. Sponsored by the Ceylon Woodcarvers and the Blue Earth Royal Chiselers. Contact Lowell Farland at 507-632-4232, Doug Richards at 507-238-2694 or Bruce Ankeny at 507-526-2483.

November 17 & 18, 2007 - Crystal Minnesota, Fourth annual Metro Carving Weekend at Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Drive, sponsored by the Metro Chapter of the MWCA. Contact Alice Spadgenske at 763-531-8005; e-mail or 5301 Georgia Ave. N., Crystal, MN 55428.

December 2007 - Forest Lake, Minnesota, 25th annual Lakes Area Wood Carvers show and sale at the Northland Mall. Contact Jerry Berg at 651-484-7518; e-mail

January 4 - 6, 2008 - Spicer, Minnesota, Ninth annual Snow-Daze carving weekend sponsored by the Central Minnesota Wood Carvers. Contact Martin "Gus" Fabel at 320-253-8927 or 5850 Rolling Ridge Rd., St. Cloud, MN 56303-0638 or Gen Jansen at 320-252-3966; e-mail

January 2008 - Willmar, Minnesota, The West Central Minnesota Wood Carvers annual show at the Kandi Mall in Willmar, Minnesota (10:00 am. to 6:00 p.m.). Contact Bob Bredeson,