Media Information

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Common Questions

How many carvers are participating? Where are they from?

We are still accepting registrations for 2023.

Where is the event happening?

The event takes place in Ridgway, PA. All activities will take place at The Ridgway Mills. Check the schedule for the most up-to-date listing of activities.

Are carvers selling pieces during the event?

Yes! Carvers are selling directly to the public at their booth. These are finished pieces that are ready for display in your home. Payment methods vary from carver to carver, so be sure to ask. Most carvers are accepting credit or debit cards these days. Bring a vehicle suitable to take your selections home.

Will there be an auction at this year’s Rendezvous?

An auction will be held on Saturday afternoon following a quick carve event. Pieces created during that quick carve will be auctioned off. Credit cards will be accepted for payment at the auction.

Pieces that carvers work on throughout the week are not being auctioned off. Inquire with the carver directly for their plans for that piece.

Are there other activities happening during the event?

Aside from the daily live carving, there will be food and craft vendors, beer/wine/liquor vendors, and live musical entertainment.

What happens if it rains?

The event is rain or shine. Of course we’re hoping for shine!

Current conditions in Ridgway, PA


Don't Miss Out

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

Elk County Courthouse

Food, Arts & Crafts

Feed your appetite and support local crafters

Who's Attending


Guitarist Painting by Rick Boni

Musical Entertainment

Line-up of talentend musical performers on Friday and Saturdy



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