2017 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

The 2017 AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational will feature Professional Chainsaw Carvers from all over the US and Canada, 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 2017 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!

The theme this year is "Inflate Your Imagination," which will lend itself to some very creative pieces.

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! 

Carvers for Oct 7 & 8:
Pro Carver from Laurel Mississippi: Kenny Scoggins
Pro Carver from Greenbay, Wisconsin: Lisa Doeren
Pro Carver from Allyn Washington: George Kinney

Carvers for Oct 12, 13 & 14:
Pro Carver from Edgewood, Washington: Bob King
Pro Carver from Lakeport, California: Mark Colp
Pro Carver from Bird Creek, Alaska: Jordan Anderson
Pro Carver from Pagosa Springs, Colorado: Chad Haspels
Pro Carver from Kansas City, Missouri: Steven Higgins

 

 

Saturday October 7       

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

 

1:30 – 5:00 p.m.   

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

Sunday October  8

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

 

1:30 – 5:00 p.m.   

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

Monday October 9

8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations

 

Tuesday October 10

8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations

 

Wednesday October 11

8:30 – 11:00 a.m.

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Demonstrations   

 

Thursday October 12

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

 

1:30 – 5:00 p.m.   

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

Friday October 13

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

 

1:30 – 5:00 p.m.   

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

Saturday October 14

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

 

1:30 – 5:00 p.m.   

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Invitational

Sunday October 15

8:30am – 11:00 a.m.

AIBF Chainsaw Carving Q & A