Reedsport Wins at Annual Oregon Festivals & Events Conference - Oregon Coast Visitors Association

Reedsport Wins at Annual Oregon Festivals & Events Conference

Posted by OCVA / March 3, 2011

Chainsaw receives an Ovation Award!

The Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Sculpting Championships, held in Reedsport over Father’s Day weekend, received this week the prestigious “Ovation Award” for “The Best Performing Art or Fine Art Festival in Oregon,” awarded by the Oregon Festival & Events Association at its Annual Conference in Bend.  This award recognizes the superior talents of chainsaw artists from around the world who take “Art to the Extreme,” Everyone who attends this unique festival is amazed.  This festival is held annually in downtown Reedsport at Rainbow Plaza.
The Reedsport/Winchester Bay Chamber of Commerce has hosted this popular event for the past 11 years.  It helps preserve the cultural heritage of Reedsport and Oregon through the unique art form of chainsaw carving.  It is recognized as the largest and best Chainsaw Carving Show of its type in the world and is helping to promote Reedsport as “The Chainsaw Carving Capital of Oregon.”
The 12th Annual Oregon Divisional Chainsaw Sculpting Championships will take place on June 16-19, 2011. The competition features master carvings and a daily “quick carve” competition.  Quick carve pieces are auctioned daily and are remarkable to watch and have become a real crowd favorite.
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