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2016 Caro Winter Fest Chainsaw Carving Competition

December 16 2015 at 1:27 PM
Debra Lipan  (Login CaroWinterFest)

Saturday, January 23, 2016
Hours of Competition :
9am – 10am / Quick carve / to be given to promoter for silent auction. Top carver with most money bid in silent auction gets $100.
10am- 4pm / Main carving / to be kept by carver or for possible sale.
4:15pm / Judging begins / 3 judges selected by Caro 150 Winter Fest.
5pm / Event results announced and checks handed out at that time.
Log Information : Approximately 4’6”- 5’ tall x 16”-18” wide for main piece
Quick carve log approximately 3’ tall x 12” wide.
There will be a log lottery…Logs will be numbered…Carver to draw number for log…Logs will be as close as possible to being exactly the same.
Log Deposit Fee : Carver to send in a $25.00 refundable log deposit fee with application. Checks or money orders to be made out to Caro Winter Fest
Judging will be based on 5 criteria, Design & Artistic Impact, Effectiveness of Design, Use of Material, Difficulty of Carving, and Craftsmanship
Payout for event:
1st : 2nd: 3rd: 4th: 5th: 6th:
$1000.00 $500.00 $250.00 $125.00 $75.00 $50.00

Each winner will receive a check for the prize amount along with a ribbon.
Caro Winter Fest Chainsaw Carving Competition

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Rules and Regulations
1. Entry deadline is Saturday, January 16, 2016
2. Log deposit fee of $25.00 must be paid.
3. Carving to be done with a chainsaw only.
4. Signed Waiver must be submitted.
5. All equipment must be operated in a safe and responsible manner.
6. Carver to come equipped with the following:
Personal safety gear
Fire extinguisher
10’x10’ or larger canopy tent with safety netting

7. Carvers may display previous carvings for sale.
8. Competitor and one other person will be given a free Saturday gate pass. All others will be charged the regular gate fee.

For more information contact Debra Lipan at 989-673-7424 or visit
Entry deadline is Saturday, January 16, 2016
Caro Winter Fest Chainsaw Carving Competition
Saturday, January 23, 2016
City________________________________State________________ Zip_____________
Home Phone_________________________Cell Phone___________________________
E-Mail Address______________________________________________
Previous Number of Competitions Entered  1-5  6-15  More than 15
Previous number of 1st Place Spots________________
Previous number of 2nd Place Spots________________
Years of Carving Experience_______________________

Please email photos of your previous work, if available to We may be using these photos in upcoming advertising.

Waiver for “Caro 150 Winter Fest” Chainsaw Carving Competition

I, ___________________________________, state that I am a participant in the Caro 150 Winter Fest Chainsaw Carving Competition, which is being held on January 23, 2016. I do hereby assume any risk for any and all injuries that I might receive by virtue of being a participant in the aforesaid activity and as a condition to become a participant in the aforesaid activity, I do hereby release and forever discharge the Caro 150 Winter Fest organization, coordinators, sponsors, staff, and volunteers from any and all liability whatsoever for any injury that I may receive by virtue of the participation in the aforesaid activity and do specifically assume all risks associated thereby. By signing this form I also release my right to have photos and video footage taken of myself.
Signature ______________________________________________ Date__________________

Printed Name _________________________________________

Please return completed application, signed waiver and $25.00 log deposit to :
Caro 150 Winter Fest 326 S. State St. Caro, MI 48723

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