Carve Wars Chainsaw Competition at the Tuckerton Seaport

By PAT JOHNSON | Apr 24, 2019
File Photo by: Jack Reynolds

Tuckerton — Hear the buzz and whine of up to 10 chainsaw carvers during the second annual Carve Wars Chainsaw Competition at the Tuckerton Seaport on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Life size bears, eagles, sea captains and more will emerge from the flying chips of wood as the crafters attack their donated tree stumps.

Carvers will come from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and even Colorado to vie for prizes and ribbons. They will also do “quick” carving demos so you can watch an image emerge right before your eyes.

Food trucks and craft beer vendors supply and sell food for the day, and the entire Seaport grounds are open with decoy carving, boat building and blacksmith demonstrations. The Tucker’s Island Lighthouse will be open for climbing to the top – and don’t miss the newly installed “Folk Art: 101” exhibit.

Admission of $10 is for both days and includes a chance to win a door prize carving; children younger than 5 and Seaport members are admitted for free.

A live auction of the carvings completed over the weekend will end the day on Sunday.

The Seaport is located at 120 Main St. in Tuckerton. For more information go to or call 609-296-8868. —P.J.

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