Kentucky Wood Expo Events

Chainsaw Carving Competition  - The Chainsaw Carving Competition continued again this year with 5 carvers competing to design the perfect piece to submit to a live auction on Saturday.  The piece that raised the most money determined the winner of the competition who was Abby Peterson, Webster, KY whose carving brought a bid of $3,000 (pictured).  The money was a 50/50 split with Log a Load for Kids raising $2,575 for the Kentucky Children’s Hospital.  Special thanks to all of the carvers for putting on a great show to help the kids.


The Education Expo will give participants a better understanding of the many positive contributions the forest and wood industry makes to their life every day.  There will be numerous hands-on educational activities as well as displays for the students.

Additional activities include "Guess the Weight of a Log" where the prize for the closest guess will be a tablet.  The target audience is 3rd - 8th grades, but the Expo is open to any age that would like to participate. Registration is required and will be taken on a first come, first serve basis.  You can register at:  


2019 Kentucky Wood Expo
Sept. 20 & 21
Masterson Station Park
Lexington Kentucky. 

includes a map of the grounds,
set up instructions and space reservation form 

We hope to see you and many more in 2019.

EVENTS: Forestry Equipment Sales and Demonstrations • Lumberjack Competitions &
Entertainment • Chainsaw Carving Demonstration& Auction • Crafts  

The Kentucky Forest Industries Association, Inc. is anxious to accommodate each
exhibitor to the best of our ability while ensuring a successful show for all involved.
We hope to see you at Masterson Station Park for the Kentucky Wood Expo.



Craft Exhibits


Make plans now to join the Kentucky Wood Expo this September.  Wood craft exhibitors are being solicited now for this event.  Demonstrate your craft and receive a discounted booth rate.

The craft exhibit booths are 10' x 10' or 10' x 20', inside spaces with one table and two chairs furnished per 10’ x 10’ booth.  The charge will be $100 for a 10’ x 10’ booth and $150 for 10’ x 20’ booth.  Additional tables will be limited and are $20 each.  Craft exhibits will be in a covered pavilion or an outside space is also available.  Electricity is provided, but you must bring your own extension cords. 

You are responsible for loading, unloading, and set-up of your exhibit.  Twenty-four hour security is provided.  Special parking permits for exhibitors will be mailed with other instructions. 

Set-up for the craft area will be on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 and tear down will be on Saturday, Sept. 21 after 4:30 p.m.  The gates will open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 




KFIA Link is a monthly newsletter put out by the Kentucky Forest Industries Association to our members.  We have completed our special edition on the Kentucky Wood Expo and would like to share with you.  Click on this link to view the 2017 KY Wood Expo - KFIA LINK - Expo Edition