19th Annual Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Carving Championships
The Reedsport / Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 19th Annual Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Carving Championship in Reedsport, OR. The event will be taking place at 313 Rainbow Plaza starting June 14th and concluding on June 17th, beginning at 7:30 each morning.
During the four-day event Carvers will work on their main show pieces to be judged on Sunday. Each day they will also have 90 minutes to complete a Quick Carve. These pieces are auctioned off at the end of each day to the highest bidder.
Admission is $5 daily. For $15 you can get a pass for all four days of the event. We ask that you please leave your pets at home.
You can see beautiful and unique art being created throughout the four-day event. There are food and craft vendors. We have door prizes during our daily auctions. Auctions are held at 5:30 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 2:00 on Sunday.
For more information on this event please visit www.oregonccc.com or call the Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce at 541-271-3495.
When Bob and Cindy King decided to start a chainsaw carving competition they thought of their hometown Reedsport, Oregon. In 2000, Reedsport became the home of “The Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Carving Championship.” In it’s 19th year this show continues to grow and attract Carvers from all around the world.
In 2011, The Oregon Festival and Events Association awarded this event the Ovation Award for “The Best Performing Art Festival of Oregon.” The talented works of the chainsaw artists at the Reedsport show have brought recognition to the City and in 2011 the State Legislature passed a resolution naming Reedsport “The Chainsaw Carving Capital of Oregon.”
The Show consists of two main events:
The Master Carving - Artists have 4 days to complete their main sculpture. The Carvers start working on their Master Carvings at 7:30 am and continue through the day.
The Quick Carves - Each day of the competition the Carvers create wonderful finished pieces in 90 minutes. Quick Carves happen every day from 10:30 am to noon.
Finished Quick Carve sculptures are auctioned off to the highest bidder starting at 5:30 pm Thursday through Saturday, and 1 pm on Sunday. The Master Carvings are sold individually, and the prices vary among the artists, so it is best to talk directly with the Carver.
Father’s receive Free Admission to the Umpqua Discovery Center on Father’s Day, June 17th, from 12pm-4pm! Come learn about local history and bring the kids for some fun learning! See our ad on this page!
Take a Break At The Lakeside Brewfest
Boat in, fly in, bike in, walk in or drive into Lakeside and enjoy a party in the palms at the Lakeside Brewfest! Grab your favorite Oregon craft brew, w brew, wine or cider, listen to rockin’ music and enjoy great grub at the beach on the shore of Tenmile Lake.
Father’s Day Weekend June 15-16, 2018. Hours: Friday 4-9 pm, Saturday 12pm-9pm
Admission (Drinking): $10 Admission (Non-drinking) : $5 Children Under 18 Free
Friday 4:30-9pm: Balance Trick Reggae
Saturday 12-2:30pm: The Men From S.U.R.F.
Saturday 2:45-5pm: 3 Man Slam
Saturday: 5:30-9pm: Coos Rhythm & Blues Quartet
For more info go to www.lakesidebrewfest.com.
Check Out Jeeps at the "Jeep Junction" in Florence
Saturday June 16th will be our second annual “Jeep Junction” event at Johnston Motor Co. where we celebrate the birth of the ‘jeep’ in WWII, and the iconic vehicle it has become. If you’re a Jeep owner, join us and register at the event starting at 9:00; display opens to the public from 10:00 until 2:00. Florence Siuslaw Lions Club will be there with their food cart.
This event is sponsored by Johnston Motor Co., Tony’s Garage and Scott Ryland Plumbing. Be sure to bring Dad out for a treat on Father’s Day weekend!
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