Chainsaw Carving

Watch the thrill of speed carving, and take your chance to buy a piece of bespoke art at the auction.

Chainsaw Carving at Retrofest events

There will be speed carving demonstrations at all our events.  Three speed carves each day, when the carvers have 30 minutes to produce a carving using chainsaws and power tools.  Then the thrill of an auction where all the carvings are auctioned off.  This is a fabulous chance to buy a piece of bespoke art.

You will also have the chance to talk to the carvers and, if you wish, commission a carver to make you a unique sculpture.

Speed Carve Competitions

To add to the thrill this year, there will be speed carving competitions at two of the events - Charlton Park Estate and Bodrhyddan Hall.  Ten carvers will be going head to head to over the weekend to see who will be crowed speed carving champion.

At Newstead Abbey there will a smaller group of five carvers still doing three speed carves a day but no competition.

Ian Murray carving at RetroFest events UK
Chainsaw Carving at Retrofest Events UK

If you are a chainsaw carver, and wish to be a part of the RetroFest carving team for 2020, please either e-mail us or complete the contact form. Tell us a bit about yourself and your carving.