The chainsaw carving capital of Washington.
Sedro-Woolley staged it’s first 4th of July celebration in 1886, making it the oldest continuous celebration in the state (125 years).
Sedro-Woolley’s 4th of July celebration has been called Loggerodeo for the last 78 years. In 1996 Loggerodeo staged it’s first chainsaw carving competition. It had good prize money, rooms, good food, a meet & greet, the main event cedar logs were 8 ft tall and 3 ft wide, quick carve wood was also cedar. Slabs milled on site were all cedar. The event today still uses all cedar.
The chainsaw carving event consists of several days of family fun, bringing carvers from all over the world to this invitation only competition. You can watch the carvers mold the cedar into beautiful sculptures and purchase many of them at the daily auctions.
Below you will see the many carvings scattered throughout town. Tourists stop to take photos with them throughout the year, and even some of the locals don’t know where they all are.