AUGUSTA —There will be birds, decoys, wildlife, fish, caricatures, feathers, flowers, canes, walking sticks and bowls.

There will be chip carving, inlay, marquetry, relief carving, chain saw carving, wood lathe and scroll saw.

Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18-19, the Maine Wood Carvers Association will hold its annual woodcarvers and wildlife show and competition at the Augusta Armory.

Marcia Berkall of China, Maine, is the featured artist at this friendly gathering of carvers from New England and Canada, and friend of the arts.

There are usually about 200 carvings entered into competition. Additionally, there will be about 30 booths where carving related vendors and professional carvers display their wares. The annual show— this is the 24th year — also features hourly carving demonstrations. All told, there will be about 450 carvings to view.

The show will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m on Sunday. Admission is $4, anyone under 18 admitted free. The Augusta Armory is at 179 Western Ave.


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