Woodfest Wales

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Woodfest Wales
Location(s)Plas Carreg, Caerwys, Flintshire
InauguratedJune 8, 2002 (2002-06-08)

Woodfest Wales (Welsh: Gŵyl Coed Cymru) is an annual wood carving event that was first held on 8–9 June 2002 in St Asaph,[1] and attracted more than 18,000 visitors in 2004.[2] Among the attractions is a chain saw carving competition.[3] Since 2005, due to its increasing popularity, a second event has been held in May at Margam Country Park near Port Talbot in South Wales, and in addition to activities and displays related to wood, such as chain saw carving, logging competitions, and pole climbing, it includes displays of birds of prey, mountain biking, cookery, arts and crafts and a fairground.[4]


  1. ^ "Woodfest Wales". Forestry & British Timber. HighBeam Business. 6 June 2002. Archived from the original on 9 March 2016. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Efficient Use of Resources - Events and Shows" (pdf). Adroddiad Blynyddol Annual Report 2005-06. Forestry Commission Wales. April 2005. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  3. ^ "Carve Cymru at Gwyl Coed Cymru, Woodfest Wales 2003". Edge of the Wedge (formerly Hardcore Carvers). Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  4. ^ Bagnall, David (July–August 2011). "Woodfest June 2011" (pdf). The Circular - the Newsletter of High Peak Woodturners. High Peak Woodturners. Retrieved 14 March 2012.