Affiliated Wood Carvers, Ltd

International Woodcarvers Congress

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 the International Woodcarvers Congress.


The Affiliated Wood Carvers, Ltd

Membership to the AWC and participation in the International Woodcarvers Congress is open to anyone interested in the art of woodcarving. Annual membership includes informational newsletters, reduced admission to the show during Congress Week (upon upon presentation of your membership card), access to the seminars and competition, and a copy of the annual pictorial Show Report. We encourage you to join AWC and promote woodcarving through participation in the Congress. Membership runs from January 1st to December 31st and is $20 for those living in the United States and $25 (US Funds) for those in all other countries. To download a Membership Application click HERE


The International Woodcarvers Congress

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

  • Competition in over 95 separate categories
  • Open to the public woodcarving show in air conditioned space.
  • Educational seminars in air conditioned facilities that cover a variety of carving and related subjects, as well as saminars for the non-carver
  • Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday evening
  • Judges' Critique Sessions
  • Annual AWC Membership meeting

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

The 53rd Congress will occur in Maquoketa, IA, the 2nd full week of June - 6/13/20 through 6/21/20.

Competition Showroom open 10:00 AM through 5:00 PM Thursday thru Saturday; 10:00 AM thru 4:00 PM Sunday.  See Event Information page for more!