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Chainsaw Carving Artists & Auction

20-30 Carvers in Action!

One of the primary features of the Hoosier Hardwood Festival is our Chainsaw Carving Demos & Auction!

Many of our featured artists are Hoosiers, but we’ve also had carvers coming from Alabama, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin! Carvers from all accross the country are welcome!

The carving action will be nearly non-stop with creations coming to life before your eyes!

For an example of the types of carvings you can expect to find, check out the gallery of wood carving pieces our artists made at last year’s festival!

These talented artists will sell / auction off their creations, allowing you to take home a one of a kind piece of art!

  • Silent Auction – Beginning at 11a on Friday and continuing through Saturday at 3p – via a silent auction. Proceeds from this auction will benefit the Boone County 4-H Club!
  • 2 LIVE Auctions – On Saturday from 5-6p and on Sunday from 3p-4p, via a live, in-person auction with the majority of proceeds going back to the artists themselves, to support their great work!
  • Buy-Now Pricing – All pieces will have “Buy Now” pricing that will allow you to purchase art on the spot if you don’t want to test your luck in the auctions.

All art purchased in these auctions must be removed from the fairgrounds by 5pm on Sunday, August 27! So please come prepared to haul away your purchase.

Below you will find images from the past Hoosier Hardwood Festivals! We can’t wait too see what the artists come up with this year!

Chainsaw Artists – Sign Up Below

Calling all Chainsaw Carving Artists

Are you a skilled chainsaw carving artist? If so, we’d love to feature you and your work at the Hoosier Hardwood Festival! Here are some important items to know before you sign up…

The Hoosier Hardwood Festival will provide

  • A 25′ x 15′ space (no tent provided)
  • Logs for carving
  • Exhibitor tickets
  • Complimentary t-shirt
  • Electricity (upon request within form)

All chainsaw carving artists must provide

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
    — Leg, foot, hearing & eye protection required
  • Chainsaw, blades, blow torchers & any other carving tools
  • Certificate of liability insurance
  • One pre-made carved piece to be donated to the charity auction benefitting the Boone County 4-H Club.
  • Two pieces (carved at the Hoosier Hardwood Festiva) for the LIVE auctions.

Helpful recommendations

  • Carvers may enter up to two pieces per LIVE auction.
    — One carved on site (at the HHF)
    — One completed before the event.
  • Tents are not provided, but could provide nice shade.
  • Electrical hook-up is limited, so if you have a generator, please bring it for your electrical needs.

RV / Camping space available

Limited full and partial hookup RV / camping options are available via the Boone County Fairgrounds at a discounted rate. Please indicate on the form below if you would like more information regarding RV / camping spaces.

Hotel Accomodations

We have secured a discount rates at nearby hotels. Please see below for details and a booking link!

Hampton Inn Indianapolis NW/Zionsville

Nightly Rate: $114
Booking Link:
Group Name: Indiana Hardwood Festival
Group Code: CHHIHF

Holiday Inn Express - Whitestown

Nightly Rate: $119
Booking Link: Click here to book - To use the booking link, just click on it, enter your dates of arrival and departure, click on the orange "search" or "book" button, and book!
Group Code: HHF

Carver Sign-Up Form

Chainsaw Carver Sign-Ups