SATURDAY, May 4, 2024 • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
SUNDAY, May 5, 2024 • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


• Whittlers • Woodcarvers • Wood Turners
• Demonstrations • Carving Contest
• Food Available from 11:00 AM
• Woodcarving Door Prizes Drawing Every Hour

You are invited to join us for our 44th Annual Show. This Show is limited to Woodcarving and Wood Turning only and must be the sole work of the exhibitor. No other crafts are permitted.

Hall set up (vendors may unload): Friday, May 3 - 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m
Registration and set up: Saturday, May 4 - 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Show open to public: Saturday, May 4 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 5 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Show tables are $35 for all exhibitors. We will accept requests for 1/2 tables at $20, and will attempt to find partners if you don’t have one. Vendor tables are $40 and must be approved. Anyone wishing to sell anything other than their own wood carvings is considered a vendor. A major tool/carving supplies vendor and wood vendor have been selected. Vendors for the following areas will be considered: cutouts and roughouts. Table applications will be first come, first served. Application and fee must be received by April 18, 2024. Your canceled check will be your confirmation. No refunds will be given after April 18, 2024. Tables will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. TABLE COVERS ARE REQUIRED. Tables are to be covered on four sides to the floor (table cover pattern is available). Electricity is available on a limited basis. The Show Committee reserves the right to accept or reject any applications and is the final authority on all show policies.

A Demonstration Area will be set up to give the public an opportunity to see “how you do that”. If you are interested in demonstrating for approximately an hour, please mark your entry form.

A Carving Contest will be held Sunday at 1:00 p.m. with awards being given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. All exhibitors are eligible to participate. Tools will be limited only to "hand tools" (no power tools, please). Time limit will be one hour.

Exhibitors agree to display, to remain set-up and to be present beginning on Saturday, May 4, 9:00a.m. until Sunday, May 5, 4:00p.m. Carvings displayed on tables must be the work of the carver registered at that table. Overnight security will be provided Saturday night only. Carvings may be left on your table if you choose.

Sales tax must be collected on all sales. Forms will be supplied and included in your packet. You are responsible for the collection, reporting and paying of the tax on any sales. If you do not sell, you still must submit the sales tax form. Simply write that you do not sell - that your carvings are for display only.

If you have any questions or need assistance with your exhibit, please contact any member of the show committee. NAWC reserves the right to disqualify any carving that is considered inappropriate for family viewing.

Decisions of the Show Judge are final.

Only registered exhibitors, (those that have a table for display and are present during show hours) may enter the judging competition. Two exhibitors (Exhibitor A and Exhibitor B) may share one table.

The Show Judge will award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards and if deemed appropriate, Honorable Mention awards will be given.

Categories with less than three entries may be judged at the discretion of the judge.

Carvers must declare in which Division they wish to compete - the Novice Division OR the Open Division. Carvers may enter only one (1) piece in each category.

Any carving entered must not have won a blue ribbon in a previous NAWC Show and must have been carved within the last three (3) years except for Category #50.

All carvings to be judged must be presented to the entry table when each category is called for. No entries will be accepted after judging for that category has started. If an entry has the name of the carver on it, it must be covered. All entries must be accompanied with a completed carving entry form. Carving entry forms will be available at the entry table. Only the Judge and judging committee will be allowed in the judging area during competition. Decisions of the Show Judge are final.

First, Second and Third BEST OF SHOW will be selected from Open Division Blue Ribbon winners. There will be a BEST TABLE DISPLAY award. The Show Judge will select this on Saturday afternoon. The CARICATURE CARVERS OF AMERICA will present an award to a carver of their choice who is registered in the show. A PEOPLES CHOICE award will be presented to an individual selected by those attending the show.



Printable version of mailer - includes rules, categories, map, application, etc..