Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous

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Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous

This week-long event is one of the largest chainsaw carving events of its kind, drawing carvers from all corners of the globe and thousands of visitors. Held at the very tail end of winter, the Rendezvous is the perfect way to ring in Spring in mid-March annually! But bundle up. Watch carvers’ live demonstrations all day, purchase carving art, enjoy vendors and don’t miss the exciting auction on the last day. Located in Ridgway on the southeast corner of the Allegheny National Forest & Surrounds landscape, the Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous will thrill your senses - from the sound of chainsaws running, to the sight of intricately carved wood art, to the cheerful crowd enjoying the brisk early Spring air.

Things to do


Carved Wood Sculptures

Roar! Shop or just browse a variety of chainsaw art, ranging from entry-level priced mushrooms and bears, to large and ornate carvings of wolves, eagles, Sasquatch, dinosaurs and more!

Live Demonstrations

Watch the chips fly!

All throughout downtown Ridgway, visitors can watch up close as the best chainsaw carvers in the business make art before their eyes. Take in the sights and the sounds of chainsaws!


Bid on Chainsaw Art

Stick around for the hours-long live Auction on the last day. Packed with excitement and competition, visitors can bid on donated chainsaw carvings with proceeds going back to support the annual event.


Fun for all ages!

Bundle up! Various craft and food vendors are also available. Kids of all ages will enjoy the more outrageous carvings of dinosaurs and wildlife!

One of the largest Chainsaw Carving gatherings in the world!

You never know what you'll find at the Chainsaw Carver Rendezvous that you have to take home. If you plan to purchase, be sure to drive the proper vehicle to fit your sculpture! Many towns across the PA Wilds have publicly displayed chainsaw carvings that honor the region's unique role in this art-form.