The rendezvous has grown from a small friends and family gathering to become an event that has gained worldwide acclaim

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Brothers Rick & Randy Boni are responsible for the idea of the Chainsaw Carver’s Rendezvous. With the help of their wives, the brothers decided to gather a few friends and family members with the intention of carving designs and figures into wood with chainsaws. The event was small and simple, but would set the stage for this annual event.

The Rendezvous is now the signature event of Appalachian Arts Studio. Each year the event attracts novice, amateur, and professional chainsaw carvers who share this unique art form with the public. Carvers come from all across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Australia, and Denmark. The multi-national event has made people call Ridgway the Chainsaw Carving Capital of the World.

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



Support the Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous

The rendezvous is a free event open to the public organized by Appalachian Arts Studio. To keep the event free, consider making a one time or annual recurring donation to support the operational costs. The amount of the gift is up to you.

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