Tour the historic town of Ridgway and see the 5-foot tall chainsaw carvings of fun wood animal sculptures decorating the streets.
Local chainsaw carver Zoe Boni’s first carving experience was at the Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous in 2003, which inspired her to become a full-time carver later that year.
Benezette, home of Pennsylvania's wild elk herd is only 45 minutes away. Seeing an elk for the first time is an extraordinary experience and something you will never forget!
Welcome to Ridgway, Pennsylvania!
Hundreds of chainsaw carvers from across the country and around the globe meet in the historic town of Ridgway to share ideas and showcase their special talents. Last year, over 15,000 spectators came to watch them carve and create the magnificent masterpieces by chainsaw and other carving tools transforming a simple log into a unique masterpiece!
Stop and smell the sawdust!
Events and activities are happening all week! Get the entire family together and visit Ridgway, Pennsylvania for some sawdust fun!
Featured artists will be putting on demonstrations and educational "how to" workshops. Stop in and see the galleries, specialty shops and businesses for a taste of the small-town charm! Delicious food will be served at restaurants along with luncheons and dinners hosted by local churches and organizations.
The highlight of this week-long event is the annual auction. Each carver is asked to donate at least one carved item. The auction will be held on the final Saturday and you will have the opportunity to take home the pieces you've been watching all week. Carvings make perfect yard ornaments, indoor or outdoor decorations and unique, one-of-a-kind gifts!
Carved items include everything from statues, welcome signs, benches and even a kitchen sink!
Looking for a place to stay the night? Rooms fill up fast, so book early! Click here to find a convenient hotel, cozy bed & breakfast, or even a rustic cabin near Ridgway.