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the Gathering of Woodcarvers 

Woodcarving Art Festival 2024 - Oct 11, 12 & 13
"Fun on the Farm"
at the Lyon Farm, Rte. 71 in Yorkville, IL


GOW 2024, has the potential of being one of the best carving festivals we've held since 2017, which was a great year! Now hosted at Lyon Farm in Yorkville, IL, an historical preservation site and non-working farm (no animals in residence) past issues such as pestering flies are NO LONGER  AN ISSUE. We also have a great lineup of instructors, including Vic Hood (Bust Carving with Mallet & Chisel), Dylan Goodson (Relief Carving or Realistic Figure Carving), Roger Stegall (Caricature Carving), Joshua Walters (Carve a Fairytale Cottage in Bark) and Marie McDonough (beginner to advanced pyrography). For details on any class, click on the instructor's name above. NEW this year: Participants who register by the end of July will be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate. (must attend class) 

Some pics from GOW 2023

Clockwise from top left: visitors on hay ride, Hugh Babcock sharpens knives, novice carver Greg Polacheck works on the Indian Chief, Dan Hochleutner (center) concentrates on his relief Indian chief while (left) Bill Siembieda carves a cowboy. In the background Ron Scott confers with Dylan for guidance.

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