Woodcarver's Auction

Fairgoers have enjoyed the thrill of watching Gary Keenan and T.J. Jenkins use chainsaws to carve masterpieces out of wood at the Iowa State Fair. This is your opportunity to take one of these unique carvings home. The Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation will host the 2021 Woodcarver’s Auction as a hybrid with some items sold in person and other items sold online.

In Person Live Auction:

  • Sunday, August 22 – 3:30 PM
  • Penningroth Media Center, John & Emily Putney Family Cattle Barn

Online Auction:

  • Woodcarvings will be available to view starting Friday, August 20 at 10 AM
  • Online Bidding opens Saturday, August 21 at 10 AM
  • Closes Sunday, August 22 at 5 PM
  • View the Online Auction information

Fairgoers can come and watch the wooden creations emerge as Keenan and Jenkins carve four times throughout each day during the duration of the Fair, August 12 - August 22, at 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 3:30 PM and 5:30 PM. Past carvings have been wildlife animals and sport’s team logos! Prepare to be amazed as you watch these skilled woodcarvers in action. The carving takes place between the First Church and Pioneer Hall.