• Quick Carve Demonstration at the 2018 Rendezvous

    Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous

    April 23 - 25, 2020 in Ridgway, PA

    The 2020 Rendezvous has been cancelled in response to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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21st Annual

Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous

Read about the cancelation of the 2020 Rendezvous in response to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Regarding the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak: Despite there being no reported cases in Elk County, as of March 16, we have decided, out of an abundance of caution, to follow the advice of the CDC and the Pennsylvania Department of Health and cancel the 2020 Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous. We are as saddened as you that for the first time in 21 years the buzz of chainsaws won’t be heard in Ridgway this Spring.

We know that the carvers, public, and local businesses look forward to this event each year just as much as we look forward to planning it. However, because the Rendezvous draws people from all across the United States and internationally, the event has an increased likelihood of contributing to the virus spreading.

We are exploring options to reschedule the Rendezvous for later in the year and will keep carvers and the public informed at chainsawrendezvous.org and facebook.com/chainsawrendezvous

For additional information about this virus, including symptoms, how it is spread, who is vulnerable, how to protect yourself, and current treatment recommendations visit the CDC website directly at cdc.gov

Throughout the Rendezvous there will be opportunities to interact with skilled artists, enjoy live music, and purchase finished pieces directly from the artist.

Come out to watch the live carving! That's right, each carver will start with an 8 foot log to chop away at and shape into a finished piece. If you like what you see, make the carver an offer to take it home with you.

Carvers will be competing for awards in three categories: People's Choice, Social Media Choice, and Carver's Choice.

We hope you will Rendezvous with us April 23-25, 2020 in Ridgway!

Just a few of the carvers attending in 2020

Steve Nelson

Steve Nelson

Brett Sweitzer

Brett Sweitzer


Michael Davis


Snuffy DeStefano


Don't Miss Out

This is an event you'll want to mark in your calendar and invite all your friends to attend

Add to Calendar 04/23/2020 12:00 PM 04/25/2020 5:00 PM true America/New_York 2020 Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous More information at http://chainsawrendezvous.org Ridgway, PA 2020-rendezvous
Elk County Courthouse

Food, Arts & Crafts

Feed your appetite or support local artists


Carver Awards

Carver Awards

Learn how you can help decide two of the three awards we are presenting at this year's Rendezvous

Find where to vote

Vote for 'Best of Show' awards

Thanks to our sponsors