Annual Show

39th Annual Kaw Valley Woodcarvers Show

Ramada Downtown 420 SE 6th Avenue Topeka, Kansas 66607

The 39th Annual Kaw Valley Woodcarvers show will be November 17– 18, 2018 in Topeka, Kansas. This is the weekend preceding Thanksgiving. The 39th annual show, sale and competition will be held at the Ramada Downtown. The show hours are Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 11-4.

A block of rooms have been set aside for our show. To reserve your room please call Ramada Downtown,

785-234-5400. Tell the desk clerk that you would like the WOODCARVERS SPECIAL rate. A buffet breakfast is provided with each reservation.

Exhibitors and Vendors

* Marty Dolphens has graciously agreed to be our show judge this year. Marty discovered woodcarving nearly 40 years ago and is still amazed every time he creates a piece of art from a block of wood.  He has been teaching his art form for more than 30 years through weekly classes in the Omaha area.  He has taught workshops in Nebraska as well as North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas and Canada.  Marty also enjoys promoting the art of carving. Marty and his wife currently reside in Papillion, NE.

* George Bledsoe of Glenwood, IA will be providing us with wood this year. George can be contacted by email: or by phone: 712-310-4154

* Van Kelly of Norwood, MO will provide a variety of rough outs for sale. Van can be reached by email: or by phone: 417-746-4209

* Vanessa & Scott Hays of Mexico, MO will be bringing cypress knees to this year’s show. Vanessa can be reached by email: or by phone: 573-721-1393

Entry forms and fees are to be mailed to:

Kaw Valley Woodcarvers, P.O. Box 8603, Topeka, KS 66608. Please attach show entry form with your mailing. Show entry form 2018

We look forward to seeing you at our show as a visitor, exhibitor and competitor or to purchase supplies from one of our vendors.

For Questions contact:

Katrina Meredith – co-chair 785-249-4958

Joan Smith – co-chair

Rules and Categories for Judging