Watching someone else create art can inspire you to create your own, just like watching someone dance at a party can inspire you to stop dancing forever. See art in action with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $22.50 for Chainsaw Carving Showdown package for one (a $45 value)
- $27.50 for Chainsaw Carving Showdown package for two (a $55 value)
- $39.50 for Chainsaw Carving Showdown package for four (an $80 value)
Each package includes event tickets ($10 per person), a voucher for $30 worth of carnival food, and one parking pass ($5)––except for the four-person package, which comes with two parking passes. Children under 15 enter free.
During the showdown, chainsaw craftsmen carve original wood sculptors in front of crowds at the festival, which runs on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26 at Ellijay Marketplace. The festival culminates in an auction, where art enthusiasts can purchase finished sculptures. Alternatively, visitors can win a sculpture in a raffle; one raffle ticket is included in each entry. Outside of chainsaw sculpting, the autumn festival also features family-friendly rides, a jamboree where guests can hang out on hay bales and listen to bluegrass, and arts and crafts stations for hands-on fun.
Ellijay Marketplace changes with the seasons. During the summer, an open-air flea market sprouts at its perimeter and during the colder months, it's a purely indoor shopping center. And while it's less seasonal, the indoor space is far from static. The merchandise in the 10,000-square-foot consignment center, for example, rotates regularly, as do the antiques and curiosities sold at live auctions. Local retailers, such as The Man Cave Shop and Kristina Lee's Boutique, also show their wares at select indoor tables. Visitors can shop the market's quirky finds, or simply browse while listening to the eclectic bluegrass performances.