The 41st Annual Rochester Woodcarvers Show was held March 25-26, 2017 at the 4H Building on the Olmsted County Fairgrounds.
Carving Show Photos – click on the following links to see photos of the show.
Mike Snyder – Featured Carver – The Rochester Woodcarvers Club Board of Directors selected Mike Snyder as the Featured Carver for the 2017 Annual Show. Mike has a long history of a variety of officer responsibilities as well as behind the scenes support. In the photos, you’ll see that Mike has a wide variety of carving and puzzle interests. Check out his work!
Raffle carvings – Each year, our Rochester Woodcarvers Club members and friends like the Zumbro Valley Woodturners, donate wonderful items to the club that we can use for our raffle. Because we have such high quality items that attract our visitors who generously purchase raffle tickets for their favorite items, we generate enough revenue so that we can offer free admission to all our guests. Thanks again to all those who donated and supported our raffle!
People’s choice carvings – Active Rochester Woodcarvers Club members have the opportunity to enter a carving into our People’s Choice competition where our club members and show visitors can vote for their favorite carvings. Carvings are returned to the owners at the end of the show. Photos of the top three carvings will be used in promotional materials for the next year’s show. 1st place was awarded to Ben Manor for his “Rocky Mountain Elk”, 2nd place went to Terry Johnson for his “Self Employed” scene depicting a Moonshiner’s project and a Revenuer’s dream, 3rd place went to Cheryl Jones for her Bull Moose at the lake relief. Congratulations to these three, thank you to those participating and a huge thanks to those voting!
Candid photos from the show – Wayne Hendrickson helped out again this year by creating this collection of candid photos of the show. Thanks Wayne, it is great to have these memories of all our friends and visitors!
2017 FOX47-TV visit – (click here) Anchor/reporter Tori Bokios stopped by to visit our show.
2017 Post Bulletin review – (click here) Reporter Jeff Kiger and photographer Elizabeth Nida Obert stopped by the show.
Video created by Edward “Mike” Wick
2017 Annual Show – (click here) to see a video prepared by Mike Wick showing a review of our show complete with music and surprises! Mike Wick looks for interesting wood projects and posts them on a Sons of Norway District 1 Facebook page. In his search, he found the Rochester Woodcarvers Annual Show information and decided to see what we were all about. Mike took all the photos in this video and prepared the music, Photoshop editing and final product to share with us. Thanks Mike! You can check out other videos Mike has created on YouTube at (click here).
2017 Advertising/Publicity Information
2017 Show flyer – (click here) to see the 2017 color flyer, print your own copy and share as you like!
2017 Show bookmarks – (click here) to see the 2017 bookmark, print your own copy and cut them on the lines!