Affiliated Wood Carvers, Ltd

International Woodcarvers Congress

Affiliated Wood Carvers, Limited, (AWC) is a non-profit corporation whose primary purpose is to promote the fine art of woodcarving through the sponsorship of the International Woodcarvers Congress.

The International Woodcarvers Congress


The International Woodcarvers Congress is, to the best of our knowledge, the longest running, competitively judged, woodcarving art show in the United States. It is truly the most prestigious show of its kind. Artists from all over the United States, Canada and overseas have competed for cash and awards at the “Congress”.

The show and competition are just a part of the festivities held during “Congress Week”, held the second full week of June in air conditioned facilities at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, 1212 E Quarry Street, Maquoketa, IA 52060. Other activities during the week include a series of carving seminars, the Awards Banquet, the AWC Membership Meeting and the Judges’ Critique Sessions.


The 52nd Congress will be held in Maquoketa, IA, the 2nd full week of June - 6/09/18 through 6/17/18.  To see a list of Congress Week events, please click Event Schedule in the menu bar to your left.