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Carving Sessions And Demos At Woodcarvers Rendezvous

Photo courtesy Visit Yosemite | Madera County

OAKHURST — The 12th annual Oakhurst Woodcarvers Rendezvous at the Oakhurst Community Center comes to town during the week of Sunday, Apr. 7 through Saturday, Apr. 13, 2019.

“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,” says organizer Larry Smith.

Woodcarvers travel from around the state and beyond to attend this special week of carving and camaraderie, sponsored by the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce and Visit Yosemite Madera County, with help from the California Carvers Guild.

Throughout the week at various times, the public is welcome to stop in and watch carvers up close in the natural environment. There is no charge to attend as a member of the viewing public.

Photo courtesy Woodcarvers Rendezvous

The Rendezvous is made up of carving sessions, demonstrations, and seminars for all level of carvers: beginning, intermediate and advanced, along with crafts and programs for spouses and significant others.

The event offers arts and craft programs along with the opportunity to rest and shop in the beautiful Central Sierra.

Carvers will bring their own carving knives, tools and equipment. In addition to carving workshops and programs, the price for participation in the Rendezvous also includes some meals — contact organizers for details.

On the last day, there’s a Woodcarving Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. At that time, 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.

Photo courtesy Woodcarvers Rendezvous

Lodging arrangements have been made with various locales where those attending may receive a special rate. One registration fee will allow attendance to all sessions or one session to allow carvers to pick and choose the sessions. For more information contact Larry or Jean Smith at 559-906-4198 or woodtat@icloud.com Registration fee for the Oakhurst Wood Carving Rendezvous is $115 for a single person, $170 per couple (same household), for the entire week.

The price 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,” Larry adds.

Woodcarvers Rendezvous courtesy Visit Yosemite | Madera County

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