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 2-4, 2024! 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 all over the world! Find carver & event information along with a link to purchase tickets below.

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Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 1, 2024 - Meet the Chainsaw Carvers

Meet the chainsaw carvers from 5-8 PM at the Chippewa Valley Museum, bid on a selection of sculptures, and hear singer/songwriter Jim Nelson. View the event here.

Friday, August 2, 2024

10 AM - 7 PM - Live Music at 8 PM

  • Chainsaw Carving
  • Exhibitor Fair
  • Sculpture Auction
  • Food Trucks
Saturday, August 3, 2024

10 AM - 7 PM

  • Family Fun Day (Entertainment and activities for children and adults)
  • Chainsaw Carving
  • Quick Carving
  • Exhibitor Fair
  • Sculpture Auction
  • Food Trucks
Sunday, August 4, 2024

10 AM - 4 PM

  • Chainsaw Carving
  • Exhibitor Fair
  • Food Trucks
  • Judging of Sculptures
  • Award Ceremony
  • Final Sculpture Auction

A man carving a sculpture out of wood at the 2022 US Chainsaw Sculpture Championships in Eau Claire, WI


1. Takao Hayashi | Japan
2. Jake Rhodes | Canada
3. Sam Bowser | Scotland
4. Chris Kuehn | Minnesota
5. Ryan Villiers | Canada
6. Dawna Ceriani | Pennsylvania
7. Nathan Howard | Pennsylvania
8. Chris Wood | Wales
9. Jesse Toso | Canada
10. Kyle Thomas | Michigan
11. Michael Koeppel

Guest Wood Carvers

1. Bill Baker | Illinois
2. Lisa Doeren | Wisconsin
3. Mike Fraboni | Wisconsin
4. Garret Wendlandt | Wisconsin
5. Songer's | Oklahoma
6. Bill Kandzoria | Wisconsin
7. Paulo | Brazil
8. Dayton Scoggins
9. Steve Higgins
10. Jeff Coss
11. John Hayes
12. Jenna Ceriani 

Parking Information

There will be free parking available at Carson Park in the large lot east of the football and baseball stadiums. Shuttles will be available from the parking lot to take you to the event area on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. View the map below for shuttle locations and first aid assistance. 

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