The Affiliated Wood Carvers, Ltd. hosts the International Woodcarvers Congress in Maquoketa annually.



Membership in Affiliated Woodcarvers and participation in the International Woodcarvers Congress is open to anyone interested in the art of woodcarving.

Membership includes informational newsletters, reduced admission to the show during Congress Week, access to seminars and the competition and a copy of the annual, pictorial Show Report.

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

  • Competition in over 116 separate categories
  • Public woodcarving show in an air conditioned space
  • Educational seminars that cover a variety of carving and relation subjects
  • Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday evening
  • Judges’ critique sessions
  • Annual Affiliated Wood Carvers Annual Membership Meeting




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