Come see the best wood carvers in the Sierra Nevada! There will be carving classes, demonstrations and seminars for carvers of all skill levels.
The California Carvers Guild, along with the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce and Visit Yosemite | Madera County, are proud to bring you the 9th Annual Woodcarver’s Rendezvous held at the Oakhurst Community Center April 23-29, 2017. Woodcarvers travel from far and wide to attend this unique event located just outside Yosemite’s southern entrance along Highway 41.
This special week of carving is guaranteed to be fun for the whole family and we would like to extend a special invitation to you to come and join us. There will be Carving Sessions, Demonstrations, and Seminars for all level of carvers: beginning, intermediate and advanced. We will also have crafts and programs for your tag-a-long. The event simultaneously offers many arts and craft programs such as special leather classes and pine needle basket weaving for individuals wanting to partake in the festivities. Or perhaps they would enjoy a week of rest and shopping in our wonderful town. Either way it will be a great week for everyone
Currently, we have several different carving sessions lined up. One registration fee will allow you to attend as many sessions as you like or you may choose to spend the whole week in just one session. The choice is yours.
Registration fee for the Oakhurst Wood Carving Rendezvous is $115.00 for a single person, and $55.00 for the 2nd person, for the entire week. You will need to bring your own carving knives, tools and equipment. The price also includes coffee each morning, Kiwanis breakfast, a couple of dinners and a potluck on Friday night. We had a great time last year hope you can join us.
We will hold a Woodcarving Craft Fair on the final day 10AM to 3PM on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Visitors will be treated to displays of carvers in action, live demonstrations and a vast selection of finished projects. Some of which will be available for purchase. The general public is welcome to stop in throughout the week, free of charge, to observe. There will be a pine wood derby race open to the public. To enter the race, you must follow pine wood derby rules.
We have made lodging arrangements with Comfort Inn 559-683-8282, the High Sierra RV Park 559-683-7662, and Elks Lodge 559-760-8684 or 559-683-2717. Make sure to mention you are participating in the Woodcarvers’ Rendezvous to receive a special rate.