Open Menu Close Menu

US Open Chainsaw Sculpture Championship

Did you know that some have coined our city as "ART Claire"? Well, this event is another reason why Eau Claire lives up to that name. The US Open Chainsaw Sculpture Championship will take place at the Wisconsin Logging Museum in Carson Park on August 11-14, 2022! Guest carvers from near (and really far) will be putting on a show as they compete to make sculptures out of wood. While there will be wood carvers from Wisconsin and other U.S. states, we also will be welcoming carvers from as far as Japan, Australia, and Wales! Scroll to see the full list of guest carvers participating in the US Open Chainsaw Sculpture Championship this year along with ticket information and the schedule of events.

Supported by Travel Wisconsin logo

Ticket Information

General Admission - Half Price Thursday | $6.00

Kids & Seniors - Half Price Thursday | $3.50

General Admission - 1-Day | $12.00

Kids & Seniors - 1-Day | $7.00

General Admission - Event Pass | $25.00

Kids & Seniors - Event Pass | $15.00

**Tickets will be sold at the gate during the event but admission rates will be increased by $2.00.

Schedule of Events

*Kid-friendly activities and concessions will be available throughout this event.

Thursday, August 11, 2022 | 10 am - 6 pm
  • Chainsaw carving
  • Sculpture auction at 7:30 pm
Friday, August 12, 2022 | 10 am - 5 pm & 5 - 10 pm
  • Chainsaw carving
  • 5-10 pm: Social night
    • Pizza, beer & wine
    • Charity auction
    • Quick carving
    • Sculpture auction
    • Meet & greet with guest carvers
    • Entertainment and social time
Saturday, August 13, 2022 | 10 am - 7 pm
  • Chainsaw carving
  • Quick carving
  • Sculpture auction
Sunday, August 14, 2022 | 10 am - 4 pm
  • Chainsaw carving
  • Judging of sculptures
  • Gordon Wall Memorial Hall Dedication Ceremony
  • Award ceremony
  • Final sculpture auction
  • Ohana Pizza Company present on museum lawn (11:30 am-5 pm)

Parking Information

There will be free parking available throughout Carson Park. Shuttles will be available at various locations in Carson Park as well. View the map below for shuttle locations and first aid assistance. 

Guest Wood Carvers

  • Hikaru Kodama from Japan
  • Takao Hayashi from Japan
  • Jake Rhodes from Canada
  • Dave Marshalek from Tennessee
  • Chris Kheuhn from Minnesota
  • Brandon Kroon from Australia
  • John Hayes from Ireland
  • Steven Higgins from Missouri
  • Matt Crab from the UK
  • Chris Wood from Wales
  • Michael Koeppel from Northern Wisconsin
  • Kyle Thomas from North Carolina


More Art in Eau Claire

Plan Your Trip