OAKHURST — The 11th annual Oakhurst Woodcarvers Rendezvous at the Oakhurst Community Center comes to town during the week of Sunday, Apr. 15 through Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018. 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 the Visit Yosemite Madera County visitors bureau, with help from the California Carvers Guild. Perhaps best of all for locals and visitors alike? The public can come and watch carvers up close in the natural environment — for free.
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 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. 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. Lodging arrangements have been made with various locales where those attending may receive a special rate. Check with Larry for details.
Registration fee for the Oakhurst Woodcarvers Rendezvous is $115 for a single person, $170 per couple (same household), for the entire week. There is no charge for watching the woodcarvers.
For more information contact Larry Smith at 559-906-4198 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
4/15/18: Kick-off – Pancake breakfast; Registration starts at 9 a.m.
4/16/18 – 4/20/18: Each day 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (1 hour break for lunch),
4/21/18: Craft and display: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.