Booking forms for the 13th English Open Chainsaw Carving Competition are being emailed out now. If you are interested in taking part please contact us.
The English Open Chainsaw Carving Competition, now in its thirteenth year, is a hugely popular part of the Cheshire Game and Country Fair. With over thirty of the best carvers from around the world, you are guaranteed to see some top craftsmanship as these artists battle it out over the three days to win the coveted title.
The chainsaw carvers are amazing to watch! They use wood (sometimes huge bits) to produce beautiful carvings of up to 20 feet high. Each one becomes a sought after work of art.
At the end of the competition the carvings are put up for auction. Seeing wood carved into something beautiful – with a chainsaw is quite wonderful! The atmosphere – the sound – the smell. Without doubt, the 13th English Open Chainsaw Carving Competition will attract many visitors again.
Previous visitors have enjoyed chainsaw carving events and appreciated the skill and talent of
each individual carver. There are three separate competitions over the three days:
Carvers get 25hrs carving time over the three days with logs of a 4ft diameter. This is where the big spectacular pieces are carved and although carvers mainly use the chainsaw they can finish off with any other tools they choose.
On Saturday carvers use chainsaws only (10hrs carving time) with logs up to a 2.5′ diameter.
In the second part of the competition, they can use other tools as well as their chainsaws to produce a larger piece of artwork on the Sunday and Monday (15hrs carving time)
Speed Carving Competition
12 – 12.30pm and 3-3.30pm Saturday and Sunday – both times followed by an auction and 12-12.30 Monday. Carvers have just 30minutes to produce a carving. Logs up to a 2′ diameter.
All carvings will be auctioned off, giving you a chance to take home a unique piece of artwork (delivery can be arranged)
- 30 min Speed Carves approximately 12 and 3pm auctions to follow
- 30 min Speed Carves approximately 12 and 3pm; auction to follow
- 30 min Speed Carve approximately 11.30pm – auction to follow
- Combo auction approx 12.30pm
- English Open Chainsaw Carving Competition overall winners’ ceremony approx 2pm followed by classic auction
We are very grateful to Stokes of England Blacksmiths who are sponsoring the English Open Chainsaw Carving Competition in 2017 and providing stunning handmade trophies for all our winners.