OCT. 6-14 2018

2018 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

The 2018 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational will feature Professional Chainsaw Carvers from all over the world, competing and producing some of the most amazing sculptures you will ever see. 

Chainsaw Sculpture is a relatively new art form that has gained enthusiasts all over the world. The delicate ballet the carvers perform with a powerful chainsaw is mesmerizing. Come and see what all the buzz and chips flying is all about!

The 2018 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational is located at the North end of Balloon Fiesta Park.

We will be raffling ECHO chainsaws and sculptures on competition days to benefit the Albuquerque Area Firefighters Random Acts. We will also have a live auction on each of the competition days with an option to "Buy it Now" for those who may not be able to return for the live auction. The auction/raffle will begin at approximately 5:00 p.m. Each morning will feature a 90-minute quick carve, starting promptly at 8:30 a.m. You will be absolutely amazed to see what these artists can do with a log, a chainsaw and 90 minutes!

Carvings will be available for purchase. Shipping and handling will be available.

We hope you come by and see this fun and fascinating art form in live action. For more information you can contact organizer and Pro Carver Mark Chavez at 1-505-440-8148, or email

Meet the Carvers! 

1st weekend Oct 6th-7th

Jamie Doeren (Abrams, WI)

Lisa Doeren (Abrams, WI)

Chris Hubbart (Hillsboro, IL) 

Ryan Anderson (Reedsport, OR)

Robert Lyon (Payson, AZ)

 

2nd weekend Oct 11th-13th

Bob King (Edgewood, WA)

Chad Haspells (Pagosa Springs, CO)

Mark Colp (Lakeport, CA, Star of Saw Dogs & Carving Kings)

Takao Hayashi (Yamaguchi, Japan)

Jason Stoner (Fairfield, PA)

 

 

 

Saturday October 6       

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

 

1:30 – 5:00 p.m.   

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

Sunday October  7

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

 

1:30 – 5:00 p.m.   

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

Monday October 8

8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations

 

Tuesday October 9

8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations

 

Wednesday October 10

8:30 – 11:00 a.m.

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations   

 

Thursday October 11

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

 

1:30 – 5:00 p.m.   

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

Friday October 12

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

 

1:30 – 5:00 p.m.   

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

Saturday October 13

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

 

1:30 – 5:00 p.m.   

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

Sunday October 14

8:30am – 11:00 a.m.

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Q & A