Awards & Prizes

Cast a vote for your favorite piece

There will be three award categories for 2018 and the public gets to decide the winners in two of them! People’s Choice and Social Media Choice. Carvers will decide amongst themselves who takes home the Stihl Carver’s Choice award.

Husqvarna People’s Choice

To vote for Husqvarna People’s Choice you must attend the event and cast your vote at the Appalachian Arts Studio Information Booth located by the Ridgway - Elk County Chamber of Commerce.

Appalachian Arts Social Media Choice

To vote for Appalachian Arts Social Media Choice you will need a Facebook account in order to like photos in the “2018 Social Media Choice “ photo album on our Facebook Page.

Stihl Carver’s Choice

Carvers will recieve information for how to vote for Carvers Choice during check-in.

Just a few of the carvers coming this year

Michael D McGuire

Will Lee

Will Lee

Doug Ryan

Doug Ryan


Josh Dagg


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 04/26/2018 12:00 PM 04/28/2018 5:00 PM true America/New_York 2018 Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous More information at Ridgway, PA 2018-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

Ridgway YMCA Triathalon Participants

Run. Bike. Paddle.

Happening the same weekend as the Rendezvous is the 37th Annual Ridgway YMCA Triathlon and Challenge

Ridgway YMCA site

Ridgway YMCA Triathalon

Carved Ace of Hearts card

Feeling Lucky?

Top carvers rip through logs at the Seneca Allegany Casino to create sculptures for you to place the winning bid on.

More info on the Facebook page

Carving at the Casino

Thanks to our sponsors

  • Husqvarna
  • Pennsylvania Great Outdoors
  • Stihl
  • Advanced Disposal
  • Straub Brewery
  • Elk County Foods
  • Arbortech Tools
  • TomBob Outdoors
  • Seneca Resources
  • Wood-Mizer
  • Ridgway Borough
  • First National Bank and CNB Bank
  • St. Mary's Chevy
  • Peke Safety
  • Hud-Son Forest Equipment
  • Hampton Inn, DuBois, PA
  • Maple Shade Mansion
  • Gateway Lodge
  • The Royal Inn