International Woodcarvers Congress by Affiliated Wood Carvers, Ltd

Affiliated Wood Carvers, Limited, (AWC) is a non-profit corporation whose primary purpose is to promote the fine art of woodcarving through the sponsorship of world class competitor and seminars at the International Woodcarvers Congress. 


The 56th International Woodcarvers Congress will occur the second full week of June :  

6/10/24 through 6/15/24.

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The International Woodcarvers Congress (IWC), held the second full week in June each year, is a week-long celebration of the woodcarving arts.  Activities during Congress Week include:

Congress Week takes place at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, 1212 E. Quarry Street, Maquoketa, IA . 52060.

The 56rd Congress will occur the second full week of June :  6/10/24 through 6/15/24.

Please note :   "Walk-in" carving will be accepted between  10 am and 4pm Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th at the Jackson  County Fairgrounds show site.  Monday , June 10 from 6:00-8:00am pre-registered ONLY. Absolutely no exceptions will be allowed in at that time

Competition Showroom open 10:00 AM through 5:00 PM Thursday through Saturday.  See Events Information page for more!

Information about the seminars and competition may be found elsewhere on this site; please click the menu items to the left.

The Affiliated Wood Carvers, Ltd, is the sponsoring organization of IWC.  Membership in the AWC and participation in the International Woodcarvers Congress is open to anyone interested in the art of wood carving.  Annual membership includes informational newsletters (available online), reduced admission to the show during Congress Week (upon presentation of your membership card), access to the seminars and competition, and online access to the annual color pictorial Show Report.  We encourage you to join AWC and promote the wood carving arts through participation in the Congress.  Membership runs from January 1 through December 31 and is $25 for those living in the United States and $30 (USD) for those in all other countries.  To download the membership form click HERE.