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32nd Annual Woodcarver’s Show & Sale

Join us October 27 & 28, 2018


Woodcarvers-workshops-lftThe Sauder Village Woodcarver’s Show & Sale is a special weekend filled with unique artistry and family fun. Founder’s Hall will feature skilled carvers showcasing handcrafted wildlife, fish, birds, caricatures, bowls, plaques, ornaments, pens and so much more. Special guest artists Leah Goddard and Chris Howard will be demonstrating and teaching workshops. The show features vendor tables with carving supplies, woodcarving demonstrations and lively music by Wes Linenkugal.

Awards are given to exhibitors for the following categories: Sauder Award - Best of Show, Specialty Award, Award of Excellence, People's Choice, Carver's Choice and Merit Awards. 

On Saturday in the Historic Village, there will be the Explore the Crafts event for more inspiration and fun.

Congratulations to this year's award winners:

2018 Woodcarver's Show Award Winner

Congratulations to last year's winners, follow this link to view: 2017 Woodcarver's Show Award Winners

Event Overview & Information

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  • Show & Sale - Dates, Hours & Location

    Saturday, October 27, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Sunday, October 28, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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

  • Workshops - Dates, Hours & Location

    Wednesday- Friday October 24-26,  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day

    Workshops are located in meeting rooms at the Sauder Heritage Inn within Sauder Village. Registration is required.

  • Admission:

    Tickets into the Woodcarver’s Show & Sale and entire Historic Village... Adults - $17.00, Students (6-16) - $11.00 (Senior, Military and AAA discounts apply

    Tickets into only the Woodcarver’s Show & Sale - $8.00 (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.


Workshop and Banquet Awards and Dinner Lecture inquires and registration can be done online through our secure website and are processed in the order that they are received.

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Event Highlights


Guest Artists

Leah Goddard & Chris Howard well-known woodcarving artisans will be teaching workshops at the Woodcarver's Show & Sale.

Workshops & Dinner Lecture

All class participants will receive two one-day complimentary admission passes to Historic Sauder Village. You can use this personalized, non-transferable pass on any day of the Woodcarver’s Show.
Sauder Heritage Inn Upper Lobby

Stay and Relax at the Heritage Inn

Enjoy the hospitality and comfort surrounded by a spacious, timber-frame lobby. the beautiful fireplace, hand-forged lamps and railings and an indoor pool with waterfall, 

32nd Annual Woodcarver’s Show & Sale at Sauder Village

32nd Annual Woodcarver’s Show & Sale at Sauder Village

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