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2022 Woodcarver’s Show & Sale

Join us October 28 & 29, 2022, 10 am - 5 pm


35th Annual Woodcarver’s Show & Sale at Sauder Village

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The Midwest’s premier showcase for wood artisans and craftspeople! Sauder Village hosts the area’s finest woodcarvers, woodworkers, woodturners and suppliers. This show will inspire you!

Quality exhibitors and vendors fill Founder’s Hall. This year’s event will host live demonstrations by skilled artisans.

Congratulations to the 2022 Award Winners!

    Friday Schedule   Saturday Schedule
  1:00 p.m. Relief Carving
Roger Strautman
  Relief Carving
Roger Strautman
  2:00 p.m. Caricature Faces
Floyd Rhadigan
  Caricature Faces
Floyd Rhadigan
  3:00 p.m. Wood Burning
Ann Wenger 
  Decorative Spoon Carving
Keith Radick


FREE Activity for Kids – Build a toy boat!
Saturday, October 29, 10:30 a.m. – until kits are gone

Sauder Village Junior Historians will assist children, ages 8+ y.o. sand and assemble a toy boat. A limited number of free kits are available on a first come first served basis. One kit per child.

This free activity for kids is made possible by a generous gift from GL Resources.


Interested in being a Vendor or Exhibitor at the Woodcarver’s Show? Find out more by following this link to a Vendor or Exhibitor Registration Form. This is a juried show. Exhibitors/Vendors must provide photographs or a website of your work along with your application to be considered.

Annual Awards – Follow this to last year's winners: Woodcarver's Show Awards 2021 - link has been unpublished. Thanks to our sponsor, GL Resources, cash prizes & special awards are given each year, determined by a panel of judges.

Woodcarvers Show best of show 2021Sauder Award – Best of Show

Purple Ribbon – 1st Place

  • Glass Green Apple
  • $225 Cash Prize

Red Ribbon – 2nd Place

  • Pottery Plate
  • $175 Cash Prize

White Ribbon – 3rd Place

  •  Pottery Plate
  • $125 Cash Prize

Award of Excellence  (presented for overall display – 3 awarded)

  • Blue Ribbon
  • Pottery Plate
  • $125 Cash Prize


Carver Award  (voted by fellow carvers)

  • Ribbon

Merit Awards – Woodcarving, Woodworking, Woodturning

  • Ribbon awarded to each specialty
  • $50 cash prize

People’s Choice Award

  • Ribbon


Event Overview & Information

  • Show & Sale - Dates, Hours & Location

    Friday & Saturday, October 28 & 29, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    The Woodcarver's Show & Sale is located in Founder's Hall at Sauder Village for the general public.

  • Admission:

    Tickets into the Woodcarver’s Show & Sale and entire Historic Village... Adults - $22.00, Students (6-16) - $16.00 (Senior, Military and AAA discounts apply)

    Tickets into only the Woodcarver’s Show & Sale - $9.00 (Must be purchased in Founder's Hall where exhibit is located.)

    Sauder Village Members receive FREE admission to the Woodcarver’s Show & Sale and entire Historic Village.
  • Group rates:

    Bringing a group of 20 or more? Special group rates and arrangements are available by calling our Group Sales Department at 800.590.9755.


Looking for a discount on the workshop offered? Become a member of Sauder Village, a 501c3 non-profit organization. Your membership offers you discounts for select workshops and classes, in select venues across Sauder Village like Threads of Tradition Quilt Shop, the Gift Shop, the General Store, the Barn Restaurant, the Doughbox Bakery, Sauder Heritage Inn and Campground and are given a full year of general admission to Historic Sauder Village and discounts for Member events! You can also feel good knowing that your supporting membership helps provide wonderful family experiences and educational opportunities for all ages throughout the year and helps to preserve the past for many generations to come.

Follow this Membership link to join as a member online or call Debbi Russell at 800.590.9755 to join or renew your existing membership.

35th Annual Woodcarver’s Show & Sale at Sauder Village