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20th annual Whittle the Wood schedule

Craig Press Staff
Chad Stratton slices into his stump during the Quick Carve competition at the 19th annual Whittle the Wood Rendezvous.
Andy Bockelman

The 20th annual Whittle the Wood Rendezvous kicks off Wednesday at Loudy-Simpson Park.

The yearly celebration of art, music and more begins with a dozen woodcarvers from across the country convening to select a stump that they will spend the rest of the week crafting into a masterpiece.

Carvings runs for four days, and the fun keeps rolling Friday with live music by local musical act Black Mountain Riot and The Movers & Shakers.

A Friday night mixer By Craig Chamber of Commerce features a preview of the entries in the Bear River Young Life Classic Car Show, which will take place Saturday morning in downtown Craig.

At Loudy-Simpson Saturday, the morning begins with the Friends of Moffat County Education 5K, followed by events including the Thunder Rolls cornhole tournament, Quick Carve Competition, and music by Tylor & The Train Robbers, leading up to the announcement of Whittle the Wood winners and the final concert by headliner Leftover Salmon.

20th annual Whittle the Wood Rendezvous schedule

Wednesday, June 12
9 a.m. Stump selection and carving until dusk

Thursday, June 13
9 a.m. Carving until dusk

Friday June 14th
9 a.m. Carving until dusk
4:30 p.m. Live music by Black Mountain Riot
5:30 p.m. Bear River Young Life Barbecue and Classic Car Cruise at Yampa Valley Bank
6:30 p.m. Live music by The Movers & Shakers

Saturday June 15th
8 a.m. Friends of Moffat County Education Wake the Whittler 5K and Family Fun Run
9 a.m. Carving
10 a.m. Beer garden, arts and crafts and food vendors
10 a.m. Shuttles begin
10 a.m. Bear River Young Life Classic Car Show in downtown Craig
1 p.m. Quick Carve Competition
1 to 4 p.m.  Thunder Rolls Cornhole Tournament
3 p.m. Live music by Tylor & The Train Robbers
3 p.m. Carving competition judging
5 p.m. Carving competition winners announced
5:30 p.m. Live music by Leftover Salmon
8 p.m. Last shuttle

— All events at Loudy-Simpson Park unless otherwise noted. Admission free Friday. Saturday tickets $5 in advance, $10 at the gate for adults. Free to ages 12 and younger. For more information, visit whittlethewood.com.


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