COOK FOREST — The 2019 Cook Forest Chainsaw Carvers’ Roundup kicks off Thursday at 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily during the event weekend.
Carving begins on Thursday featuring 16 chainsaw carvers transforming the logs into beautifully crafted pieces of art all weekend long. Admission is free.
Chainsaw carvers participating this year are Ernest Quinn, Amber Long, Todd Gladfelter, Adam Tate, Elaine Foys, Bob Anderson, Jim Fife, Kevin Black, Doug Ryan, Phil Yordy, Randy Rupert, Brian Fox, Bill Kohler, Travis Burrows, Steve Nelson, and Don Cyphert. There will be an auction on Saturday at 4 p.m. and on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Registration for the auction begins at 3 p.m. each day.
The Sawmill Craft Market will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. along with additional craft vendors set up in the large classroom. Stock car driver Charlie Powell will also be at the Sawmill on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for autographs and pictures with his race car. Don’t forget to enjoy some kettle corn as well.
For more information, call the Sawmill at (814) 927-6655.