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Scenes from Wonders in Wood 2024

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50th Annual Woodcarving Show, Sale and Competition

- Exhibits and Displays

- Free Live Demos

- Carve a '5-minute' owl      or hedgehog

March 15-16, 2025

Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Student Memorial Center

108 Shenks Lane

Millersville, PA

Admission $5

Free admission with Military ID and Students with High School or Post High ID

Free Parking

- Silent Auction


- Door Prizes

2025 Featured Carver: 

Joe You, CCA

(Borrowed from CCA Website)

Joe began woodcarving in 1991 after attending the fall show of the Capital Woodcarvers Association (CWA) in Sacramento, CA. He bought a book, knife, a strop and some basswood and carved by himself for 3 years. He joined the CWA in 1994 and his woodcarving improved. Much of his improvement is due to the numerous caricature carving classes he took from such instructors as Dave Dunham, Marv Kaisersatt, Bob Travis, Dave Stetson, Harold Enelow, Pete LaClair, Gary Batte, Pete Ortel, Jack Price and Joe Wannamaker.

Joe loves caricature carving not only because he has always enjoyed a good laugh and working with wood, but because it allows him to express his creativity in facial and body expressions. There are no limits to the amount of creativity in caricature.

Meet Members of Other Local Clubs

American National Cane Club - This club focuses on canes and walking sticks and meets monthly in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Conewago Carvers - This club which is very active west of the Susquehanna River, meeting in East Berlin, Pennsylvania.

West Shore Woodcarvers - A very active club west of the Susquehanna River, Mechanicsburg (Hampden Township), Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.

Yorkarvers, -  A sister club from the York, Pennsylvania.

PA Delaware Valley Woodcarvers - A sister club from Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

William Rush WoodCarvers - A Media, Pennsylvania carving club.

Pennsylvania Gourd Society -  This club displays their art on/with Gourds.

Vendors to Check Out


Deep Holler Knives, Matt Atland, proprietor from Eastern Tennessee. Matt will also be offering tool sharpening services for a reasonable fee.

Hillcrest Carving, Don Swartz, proprietor/carver, from Lancaster County

Art From the Bark,  Kathryn and Dennis Overcash, proprietor / carver from Rhoadesville, Virginia

Ritter Carvers Inc, Barbara Ritter, proprietor from Colmar

Stadtlander Woodcarvings, Bob Stadtlander, proprietor/carver from Mantura, Ohio

The Carving Glove Guy, Don Butler, proprietor/carver from Michigan

“Spit and Whittle” Demonstrations

Woodcarving Illustrated and Fox Chapel Publishing host an area called "Spit and Whittle" where you can learn some new techniques, and ask questions as you watch a variety of live demonstrations all weekend.

Find the demonstration schedule here.

Show Rules, Applications, and Accommodations

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