The Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous started as a backyard gathering of  six chainsaw carvers. In 2000, this group took chainsaw carving to a whole new level by inviting others to join in the festivities. Since that time, the rendezvous has grown to become the largest event of its kind and has evolved into a partnership of community and artistic spirit. Each year becomes a challenge to be better than the last!

There is an open invitation to all chainsaw carvers wishing to attend the Rendezvous. It is an opportunity for carvers to share, sell, market and share who they are and what they do! To be able to measure the growth of the industry while moving the art form forward! And to challenge their abilities and encourage their performance! This was the intention when the event started, and remains so to this day.

The event has come a long way since the early days. More and more carvers attend each year, which leads to more exciting opportunities and developments for the future.

Our website

Our website is always growing as a part of the Rendezvous. Whether you’re a carver looking to show your skills, or a spectator interested in learning more about carving, our website provides a one stop shop for the Rendezvous. Check back often for updates, photos, and information!

Contact Info


Questions, comments, or general inquiries can be directed to the Appalachian Arts Studio.

PO Box 554 | Ridgway, PA 15853