Saturday, October 7, 2023
9 AM to 2 PM,
at the Courthouse Lawn.
“To promote the unique history of Columbus, carved out of the wilderness, and encourage the continuance of the handmade arts through education, public display, and civic involvement.”
The Discover Columbus Committee announces an event for the whole family. We are hosting a Wood Carvers and Whittlers Festival in October 7th. The festival promises to be a unique, fun-filled day with a variety of local and regional amateur and professional wood carvers, whittlers, turners, and suppliers showing, selling, and giving demonstrations. With inflatables, other kids’ activities, and music, this family-friendly festival is sure to please. The Festival is located on the historic Antebellum Courthouse lawn in conjunction with the Columbus Farmer’s Market on Courthouse Street.
Enjoy this video of the 2019 Festival.
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Discover Columbus is seeking:
Wood Carvers, Turners, Whittlers, Amateurs, Professionals alike.
New and Vintage
VENDORS and EXHIBITORS
The space fee for exhibitors and vendors selling merchandise is $25.
PLEASE NOTE: Hobbyists that sell are not required to provide a tax ID.
Anyone seeking information about participating in this event contact Ms. Ernie Kan by phone:828-899-5111 or by Email
The application deadline is September 23, 2023
Festival Flyer 2022
Please download the Woodcarvers and Whittlers Festival Flyer 2023 and post it in your church and other appropriate venues!
Discover Columbus is hosting the annual Wood Carvers, Whittlers, & Wood Crafters Festival on October 7th, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Polk County Courthouse. This festival continues to promise a unique, fun-filled day with a growing variety of local and regional amateur and professional wood carvers, whittlers, turners, and wood crafters, and showing, selling, and giving demonstrations. Local restaurants are nearby.
This year’s festival promises many vendors with a wide range of handmade woodcraft items including Carved Cowboys & Fishermen, Wooden Toys & Games, Cutting Boards, Jewelry Boxes, Puzzles & Games, Native American Flutes, Turned Bowls & Boxes, Ornaments, Foot Therapy Rollers, Spoons, Spatulas and Spurtles, Tables & Benches, Bird Houses, Rocking Horses, Carved Wood Spirits, Walking Sticks, Planting Dibbles.
Volunteers are also needed to help. Contact us here or call 1-828-894-8236