Annual Show March 1st and 2nd 2025

Miami Valley Woodcarvers Assn.

2025 Show! March 1st and 2nd

Sat. 10am-5pm. Sunday 12:30-5pm

We welcome you!

Meet  New Friends!  *Learn from top Instructors

*See and Buy from some of the Top Woodcarvers in the country

  • Free Carving Demonstrations
  • Demonstrations for non-carvers
  • Hourly Door Prizes
  • Carving tool Vendors

 Location: Christ United Methodist Church

700 Marshall Rd., Middletown, Ohio 45044

 Admission Cost $6.00 Each Person 

Scouts Free with an accompanying Responsible Adult

Times : SATURDAY 10:00 AM- 5:00PM SUNDAY 12:30-5:PM

Children Under 12, FREE

Annual Show Information

1. Space will have one 8′ table and two chairs

2. Table must be covered to floor front and sides. NO Bed Sheets, tarps, plastic, or paper covers.

3. Exhibitors furnish own lights and extension cords.  All cords must be held down to floor  with graphers tape. NO Duct Tape

4. No more than 2 exhibitors to a table or space. 

5. Items for sale must be mostly carved but may also have other techniques with the carving. All items displayed must be the work of the exhibitor. Exception: Commercial displays

7.No setups after 9:30 AM Saturday March 6th and No tear down before 5PM Sunday 7th

8. No Alcoholic beverages, smoking or pets at any time.

9. Carving is encouraged during the show. all wood chips must be kept behind the tables.  Because floor is carpeted, please put something down to catch the chips.

10. Ribbons from other shows prior to MVWA shows will not be displayed.

11. The Banquet is catered by  Grecian Delight of Middletown Security is provided during Banquet

        Exibitor agrees to hold harmless Christ United Methodist Church and Miami Valley woodcarvers Assn.

in anyway connected with the use of Christ United Methodist Church. 

from and against any and all claims for personal injuries, death, damages, loses and cost and any other expenses

*Categories changed for 2025 Show, **Please take time to read

Competition Categories and Description Changed for Year 2025 Show ***** Judging is NOW Friday Night 8:00PM

  • A Human Realistic- Exact proportion carved in an accurate representation of subject  
  • B. Animal Realistic-An Accurate representation carved in the round
  • C. Bird Realistic-an accurate representation carved in the round
  • D. Aquatic Realistic- An Accurate representation carved of Subject
  • E. Chip Carving- Flat work or in the round made with precise cuts
  • F. Caricatures- Distortion or exaggeration of the distinguishing features
  • G. Mythical, / Santa- Legendary Characteristic of myths or folk tales
  • H. Relief Carving- Shallow & Deep cuts in a flat panel of wood.
  • I. Miniatures / Whittling-)
  • J. Ornamental- Serving as an ornament or decorative
  • K. Stylized / Abstract – Simplified visual form that emphasizes particular or design qualities
  • L. Open- Carving that does not fit into any other category
  • M. Novice- A carver that has never won a ribbon in any Competition ( not including Club competition or youth competition)
  • N. Wood Burning- Process of burning a design into wood
  • O. Instructor Assisted Carving- Someone who is assisted or has been given aid and support in a Class or a roughout
  • P. Religious – Artistic imagery to inspire
  • Q. Canes / Walking Sticks- carved in original design
  • R. Youth (Ribbon only) Class for all Carvers under 18 years of age
  • Special Awards Given;
  • Best Table-given by MVWC Competition committee
  • Only registered exhibitors or vendors as individuals may enter into competition-(Club tables included-Youth Excluded)
  • This is a TWO day show. NO Registered Exhibitor may leave after one day. ( This includes Club tables that Person or persons show in Competition)
  • Set up times are Friday evening 4:30-7:30 PM – Sat. Morning 7:30AM-9:00AM
  • No set up after 9:00 AM Saturday
  • All entries must have been finished within the last two years.
  • Maximum of TWO pieces may be entered in any given category
  • Pieces will be judged on Originality, Design, Skilled Execution, and Final Presentation.
  • Judges have the right to move any Carving as see’s fit to another category before judging.
  • Competition Judges are ineligible for competition, and their decisions are final. They are not obligated to award any ribbons in any Category
  • First place Category winners will be considered for ” Best of Show ”
  • Competition will be taken in at 5:30-8:00PM
  • Entry Fee for each Piece is $4.00

2025 Show Application

March 1st and 2nd Christ United Methodist Church 700 Marshall Rd. Middletown, Ohio 45044


There is a school in this building – ***EXHIBITORS

*Do Not Come Early you will not be allowed in until 4:30PM

Set Up Times :Friday March 1st 2024 4:30PM-7:30PM
Competition Entries 5:30-8:PM JUDGING Starts at 8:15

You Must be Registered with a table to Enter Competition IF Sharing a table only Two Persons Per Table may enter Competition…

This is a TWO day show NO Exhibitors may leave after one day if you have registered as an Exhibitor

Registered Exhibitor’s Name (PRINT)______________________


  • Signature implies that you have read and accepted all rules for this show



E-Mail Address (print Clearly)__________________________

Exhibitor Tables $ 35_________ Total: $______

Commercial Tables $50________ Total: $______

Banquet Reservations $ 25______ Total: $______

  • Additional Registered Exhibitor (PRINT)___________________
  • Signature of Additional Registered Exhibitor______________________________________
  • Signature implies that you have read and accepted all Rules for this Show




Do you need Electricity? YES_____ NO______

Thank you for your faithful support in banquet donations each year . We are asking for Donations again this year’s. If you are attending this years banquet Please consider that if you would like to receive a gift that you give one. I hope the time of fellowship and sharing will compel you to participate in this time honored, tradition through our show! Thank you!

Name Tags for Show:________________________________

Checks can be made out to: Miami Valley Woodcarvers Assn.

Send Forms to: Teresa Balsbaugh 221 Vanderveer St. Middletown, Ohio 45044

Make checks out to : Miami Valley Woodcarvers Assn.