I have eleven local carvers signed up for a "Chainsaw Carver Jamboree" in Lac Du Bonnet, Manitoba, Canada, August 5&6.
We are tagging onto an existing Music Festival that draws 10,000 people. No horns blowing to stop carving, no judging, no prizes, auction with 100% to the carver (buyer pays the carver directly). Carver supplies their own log so they have control over size and log quality. Carvers may also display and/or sell carvings.
Sort of like a hybrid "Rendezvous".
I am off to a one day beginner workshop today with four new "wanna-bees".