This weekend, 4/19 – 21, twenty-five chainsaw wood carvers are coming to town, including two national champions. The event is not just for men; one of the carvers this year is Sylvia Cook from East Tennessee.
Each carver brings two logs, 5-feet long by 2-feet in diameter. At 8:00 a.m. on Friday, they enter their netting-enclosed shelters and start their chainsaws. On Saturday at 4:00p.m. their carvings are auctioned off, with awards going to the top three prices.
Part of the proceeds from the auction goes to a local charity. This years, it’s the Eureka Springs Youth Sports Association.
Entry for the event is free, as is parking. Ear protection isn’t necessary – it’s not that noisy.
Here are photos from 2012: