Start: August 1, 2021
9:00 am
End: August 1, 2021
2:00 pm

Get ready for the HIGH OCTANE chainsaw carving competition that is entertaining crowds across the country!

Carve Wars showcases the excitement and wonder of this unique artistry. This family-friendly FREE event will take place right in the base area at Purgatory Resort.  Big thanks to Kroegers Ace Hardware, our presenting sponsor for this event!


Throughout the weekend, renowned chainsaw artists will compete for prizes and awards while performing visually stimulating live shows and creating masterpieces that the whole family will enjoy!

The event also features meet-and-greet opportunities with artists and live demonstrations.

The Carve Wars event includes two exciting live auctions, where the carvings are sold to the highest bidder.

Check out this Carve Wars video for a taste of what this event is all about!

This is an event you do not want to miss!



9am:  Carving begins

5pm: Saws down



9am:  Carving begins

3pm:  Auction!  Rain site: Hoody’s Lodge in the base area.



9am: Carving begins

2pm: Auction!  Rain site: Purgy’s in the base area.


Note on the auctions:  Weather permitting, the auctions will be held outdoors on the festival pad.  If we move indoors due to rain, capacity may be limited based on Covid restrictions.  We will also allow bidders out on the patio.

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