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2023 Woodcarver’s Show & Sale

Join us October 27 & 28, 2023, 10 am - 5 pm


37th Annual Woodcarver’s Show & Sale at Sauder Village

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Sauder Village hosts the Midwest’s premier showcase for wood artisans. Woodcarving, woodturning, and woodworking are spotlighted at this annual event.

Join us in Founder’s Hall for live demonstrations, unique shopping, and take in the beauty of our exhibitor’s fine work.

Congratulations to the 2023 Award Winners! 


Wood artisans exhibit their handcrafted work for your viewing pleasure. Caricatures, chip carvings, relief carvings, fine art pieces carved from found logs, carousel animals, and intricately carved boxes are just a few of the pieces that will be on display as part of the juried exhibit.

A variety of woodworkers, woodturners, and woodcarvers are specially selected for their one-of-a-kind works of art. You won’t be disappointed with what they have to offer. Additionally, wood and carving suppliers offer a wide variety of supplies, patterns, and tools for the beginner to the advanced student.

Friday and Saturday demonstrations from skilled artisans at 1pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm.

                      Friday Schedule                    Saturday Schedule                     
      1:00 p.m. Caricature Carving                              
Todd Martin
      Caricature Carving                                       
Todd Martin
2:00 p.m. Carving Faces                              
Tim Crawford
  Disneyland Carousel
Joe Leonard
3:00 p.m. Basic Carving
Tim Crawford
Basic Carving
Tim Crawford

If you would like be considered as an Exhibitor or Vendor please email this PDF for Vendor and Exhibitor Registration to 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 2022. Cash prizes & special awards are given each year, determined by a panel of judges.

The Awards Banquet will be held October 27th at 6 pm for exhibitors and vendors only. The sponsor for this event is King Lumber.

carved-wood-vaseSauder 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 27 & 28, 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 - $24.00, Students (4-16) - $18.00 (Senior, Military and AAA discounts apply)

    Tickets into only the Woodcarver’s Show & Sale - $10.00 (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.


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 Tiffani Graber at 800.590.9755 to join or renew your existing membership.

37th Annual Woodcarver’s Show & Sale at Sauder Village