Once again Reedsport is abuzz with the sounds of multiple chainsaws during Father's Day weekend, June 12 through 15, at the Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Sculpting Championships. In the past few years, participants have come from all over the world. The high level of skills shows just how far this artistic medium has come.
This year's theme is "Fish Tales" and the event is limited to 38 pro sculptors and 12 semi-pro. Each participating sculptor has a work/display area, and visitors can walk around and see every one. During the day Thursday through Saturday, you'll see sculptors wielding a chainsaw, creating something discernable from a log. And the chips really fly during the daily quick carve competitions. On Sunday is when these incredible works of art are judged. Besides the chainsaw championships, a car show is planned during the weekend and a live band is scheduled for Friday evening. (800-247-2155; www.odcsc.com)
Oregon Coast May/June 2008