Catawba Valley Woodcarver's Competition
Best of Show (2022)



  • The Hickory Museum of Art has been a part of Extravaganza several shows. They have provided youth activities such as soap carving and other activities of interest such as pottery, cane/rush work, book making, art decoy construction, and more!
  • Annual Woodcarving Competition and Show Sponsored by: Catawba Valley Woodcarvers Association
  • Morris Schlesinger Demoed: Fluting – both Spiralling and straight flutes – both days, Sharpening 101 – using Trend Diamond stones, and Turning of Bowls – From Log to Bowl
  • FREE Apples – Folks from 15 states enjoyed North Carolina apples!
  • Demos by Marquetarians of the Carolinas
  • NCWoodturner’s Association: Hands on instruction on working on the lathe – Learn to Turn a Pen
  • Western Piedmont Woodcrafters
  • – How to: Light sabers on the lathe, Golf Tee Puzzle Game (similar to what you see on the tables at restaurants), Scroll Saw, Pyrography, Sharpening, and Hand Plane Use demos
  • Carolina Mountain Woodturners will have their Turning Learning Center at our event for the 7th straight year!
  • In 2011, over 5,000 consumers attended this woodworking event
  • 45 plus Vendors represented with specials, giveaways and expert advice!
  • Western Piedmont Community College: Courtney Long demonstrate pottery. Western Piedmont Community College will display a selection of student woodworking projects. Stop by and meet the College’s Professional Crafts: Wood instructors, learn about woodworking classes, free visiting artist workshops and other opportunities.
  • Carolina Scrollers Winston Salem, North Carolina The Art of Intarsia
  • Jerry Measimer turn wooden hats, birdhouses, and other wonderful things
  • Nick Cook – Special Turning Demos
  • FREE Admission, Parking & Live Demos & Classes
  • Test Drive a Lathe – Sponsored by NC Woodturners Association
  • SHOW SPECIALS throughout the event
  • Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations
  • Carving Raffle – WAS A MUST SEE!
  • Michele Parsons Pyrography demo’s – Parsons Wood Artistry –
  • GRAND PRIZE $1,200 Gift Certificate
  • Door Prizes at the event
  • In 2010, over 4,500 consumers attended this woodworking event
  • Morris Schlesinger Re-visited the Classic Rude Osolnik Candle Holder Demo
  • Jerry Measimer demonstrated How to Turn Hats
  • James Barry with Trend sharpened knifes and taught methods to keep your knives razor sharp
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