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Woodcarver’s Show and Sale set for Oct. 27-28

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Oct 18, 2018 at 7:00 PM

ARCHBOLD — Filled with unique artistry, toe-tapping music and hands-on craft activities, the weekend of Oct. 27 and 28 will be a great time for guests to celebrate the beauty of autumn at Sauder Village.

This last weekend of the 2018 regular season will feature the Explore the Crafts event as well as the 32nd annual Woodcarver’s Show and Sale in Founder’s Hall.

Again this year, woodcarvers from throughout the Midwest will gather at Sauder Village for the always-popular Woodcarver’s Show & Sale. Founder’s Hall will be filled with exhibit tables of woodcarvings and supplies representing artists and suppliers from the tri-state region. Not only will guests have a chance to see the artists and purchase their works, they also will be able to learn more about this traditional art form through various demonstrations planned throughout the weekend.

Some of the exhibitor specialties for the annual show and sale include handcrafted wildlife, fish, birds, caricatures, bowls, plaques, ornaments, pens and so much more. There will also be items from artists specializing in scroll saw work, relief carving, woodturning and chip carving. Throughout the weekend guests will enjoy watching woodcarving demonstrations and special performances by Wes Linenkugal and his band in Founders Hall. Linenkugal has been performing at Sauder Village for many years and guests always enjoy his lively music – a traditional part of the annual Woodcarver’s Show.

“We are pleased to have special guest carvers Leah Goddard and Chris Howard and so many other talented carvers joining us for our Woodcarver’s event this fall,” said Kim Krieger, media relations for the show. “Our annual Woodcarver’s Show and Sale provides a unique opportunity for guests to watch carving demonstrations, purchase supplies and maybe even start some holiday shopping.”

On Oct. 27 only in the historic village, guests can enjoy a variety of hands-on activities and special demonstrations as part of the always-popular Explore the Crafts event. During this fun-filled event, craftsmen will share their talents while allowing guests to explore their own creativity. Visitors may want to try pottery, making reed baskets, decorating pumpkins, printing, weaving and making beaded bracelets. Guests can try a string art craft, watch drop-spindle demonstrations and help with a harvest wreath activity. Some of the other hands-on activities planned include decorating a birdhouse, making tussie mussies and pom pom monsters, building with wooden planks and making friendship bracelets.

“Our Explore the Crafts event is a day filled with inspiration and creativity,” Krieger said. “This popular day offers guests a greater appreciation of the talented craftsmen that work each day at Sauder Village.”

The Woodcarver’s Show runs from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. Oct. 27 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 28. Historic Sauder Village will close for the regular season Oct. 28, but will offer holiday lantern tours Nov. 24, Dec. 1, 7 and 8. Call 800-590-9755 or visit the website at www.saudervillage.org for ticket prices, more information or to make a reservation for the Holiday Lantern Tours.

Historic Sauder Village is open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to  5 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. It is closed on Mondays, except holidays.

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