Woodcarvers' 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 hosts the Woodcarvers' Auction as a hybrid with some items sold in person and other items sold online.

In Person Live Auction:

  • Final Sunday of the Iowa State Fair – 3:30 PM
  • Penningroth Media Center, John & Emily Putney Family Cattle Barn

Online Auction:

  • Online Bidding opens second Saturday of the Iowa State Fair at 10 AM
  • Closes final Sunday of the Iowa State Fair at 5:30 PM

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 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.