Woodfest 2015

Woodfest is an annual celebration of woodworking and student achievements. This year it will be occurring from April 11 & 12, 2015. It is at the beginning of Skagit Valley Tulip Festival and is a sanctioned event of the Tulip Festival. Consequently, Woodfest is a wonderful way to begin enjoying the many activities scheduled throughout Skagit County.

Woodfest aims to draw a variety of vendors and display booths from chainsaw carvers, wood turners, traditional carvers, wood crafters, artisans, high school woodworking exhibits, and educational exhibits.

Woodfest also invites schools from around Skagit Valley to bring their woodworking crafts for the Student Competition as well as Alumni to show off previous work.

In addition to all the wonderful wood-related vendors, visitors may also tour the many carvings and murals in downtown Sedro-Woolley, enjoy and bid on items at the silent auction, and drink espressos and Italian sodas as well as eat food and candy from Sedro-Woolley High School Associated Student Body Concessions.

Northwest Washington Woodturners has had a long standing partnership with Woodfest through contributing to the silent auction, display and sales of our work, and live wood turning demonstrations. This year we are once again helping to promote wood shop programs in our area schools. We will have several of our mini lathes set up for club member use along with the large Robust lathe (if you have something more ambitious to work on). Two display/sales tables will be available; one will be for donations of members’ work with the proceeds going to our Educational Outreach program managed by George Way. The other table will be available for sale or display of your work.

This year due to a scheduling conflict the event will be held in the Cascade Middle School gym rather than at Sedro-Woolley high school. Cascade is located on SR9 about a long block from the junction of SR 9 and 20 on the east side of Sedro-Woolley.

A signup sheet will be available at the next regular (February) meeting for those who plan to participate. This is always a great event providing an opportunity for the club to promote the craft and art of wood turning. Thank you in advance for your help and involvement.

Dennis Shinn
Woodfest Event Chairman
NWWT Past President

April 11 & 12, 2015
Cascade Middle School
905 Mcgarigle Rd
Sedro-Woolley, WA