Bluegrass Chainsaw Showdown Coming to Owensboro This Weekend
The Bluegrass Chainsaw Showdown is happening in Owensboro this weekend, where contestants will display their skills in the act of chainsaw carving. The community is invited to watch the sawdust fly as competitors transform a log into a striking piece of art. Because finished pieces will sell directly to the public, we're asking which wood sculpture would you most like to see carved.
BLUEGRASS CHAINSAW SHOWDOWN
Eleven of the most masterful chainsaw carvers from different states are coming to town! For the main event, the carvers interpret their 8-foot log limited to 20 work hours. The carvers compete in 2 quick carve competitions, limited to 1 hour. The 3-day event will take place at the Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront.
The Showdown happens on Friday, November 10th, from 9 AM until 5 PM with the auction starting at 6 PM. It will resume on Saturday, November 11th, from 9 AM until 5 PM with the auction beginning at 6 PM. The final day of the competition will held on Sunday, November 12th, from 9 AM until 1 PM with the auction at 2 PM.
VENDOR SPACE AVAILABLE
Cost: $150.00 for the 3-day event. The event will be outdoors, and vendors are responsible for bringing and setting up all tables, chairs, etc. Each vendor will be provided space for two 10x10 tents.
Conditions for Applications:
•All Vendors are responsible for their own liability insurance and any necessary licenses and permits. You will be required to show proof of insurance and permits before set up.
•All Vendors shall follow all Kentucky law and local regulations.
•All Vendors must properly secure products or items while on the grounds. Glowing Jacks Carvings and Linmar Hospitality have no responsibility for lost or stolen products or items.
•All vendors shall conduct themselves in a professional manner. Glowing Jacks Carvings and Linmar Hospitality reserve the right to ask you to leave with no refund, if we feel professionalism is not being followed.
•No Refunds for cancellations or no-shows.
If you have questions, you can email email@example.com or call Heather Raymer at 270-314-5105.
COMPETITION BENEFITS CHRISTMAS WISH
A portion of the auction proceeds will benefit Christmas Wish, and on Saturday there will be a huge auction with fabulous items up for grabs. Come see us!
Last season revealed how many families were suffering and how committed our community was to help ease their pain. It was a season of giving, so let's look at everything that took place at Christmas Wish last year. You helped 1,940 less fortunate families celebrate the magic of the holiday season. This is why fundraisers like this are so important.
We hope to see you there!
CHOOSE SCULPTURES TO BE CARVED
Because finished pieces will sell directly to the public, we're asking which wood sculpture would you most like to see carved.
As we get ready to celebrate our 47th Anniversary Season of Christmas, let's look back at the record-breaking 2022 season.
Record-Breaking 2022 Christmas Wish Wrap up
Gallery Credit: Barb Birgy