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Sunday afternoon July 20 through Thursday July 24, 2014
NorthEast WoodCarvers Roundup
Cherry Ridge Campsites and Lodging,Inc., Honesdale, PA 18431
click here for facility info

Don't forget about the Fall Carve In, sponsored by the Cherry Ridge Carvers Club and held at the Cherry Rdige Campgrounds - September 26 to 28, 2013 Starts at Noon on Friday the 26th and ends around 3:00 PM on Sunday 28th. Click here.

Welcome to the 12th Annual NorthEast WoodCarvers Roundup

Continuing with 4 days of classes again year!. Registration/Welcome on Sunday, classes Monday thru Thursday, departing Thursday evening or Friday.

The NorthEast WoodCarvers Roundup is a very un-structured, no pressure, carefree carving event with very few guidelines. No matter what your age, if you already carve, would like to improve your skills, or would like to learn how, come for a few quiet days of wood carvers getting together to have a great time cutting up!!! Carving classes Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday 9 till 12 and 1 to 4 something and Thursday until 3pm. The only instructional cost would be for materials needed for the workshops. Non carving Visitors are welcome at anytime during the Roundup.

Registration for the Roundup is required when you arrive, there is no pre-registration before you arrive. There will be a registration table in the main building where you can register starting Sunday afternoon at 3pm. Everyone attending the Roundup must complete a "Roundup Registration" form with a "waiver of liability". As an option, individual class "sign up sheets" will also be available. You can only sign up in advance for a specific workshop once during the Roundup, you cannot sign up to repeat the same class on multiple days. However, as with any workshop, if there is an open seat at the table in the morning that hasn't been reserved in advance, you are welcome to sit in the class regardless of the number of days you have had previously. The intent of this limitation is to give as many people as possible the opportunity to sit in the class. If there is still a question regarding this issue please ask at the general meeting on Sunday night.

Classes end at 3pm on Thursday so you may travel home or stay over and relax as desired.

The 2014 class descriptions are being posted as instructors submit them.
To see those we have so far click here for 2014 classes

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Events and Activities;

Monday Evening; Woodcarvers Auction; Bring your leftovers, unused tools or other woodcarving related items. Also Music in Central Park Honesdale.
Tuesday Evening; Ice Cream Social and Club Exhibit and Show and Tell - Clubs attending the Roundup have a chance to exhibit some of their members carvings
Wednesday Evening; Pot Luck Supper and Ball Carving and rolling contest
Plus Raffles & Daily Door Prizes

FRIENDSHIP CANE RAFFLE. If you would like to participate by making and carving your own block the size is 2 x 2 x 3 with a 3/4 inch hole (a 1/16th oversize would help ensure dowel fits). This is the most popular raffle at the Roundup. The NEWR will have some extra blocks if you forget yours. See anyone at the Registration table.

T-Shirts E-PRINTS of Honesdale will have T-Shirts available during the Roundup, one color only, also carving totes.

NON CARVING CRAFT WORKSHOPs: We are looking for anyone interested in sharing a craft, let Bob Muller at rmuller@nep.net know if you could lead one.

CHILDREN'S WORKSHOPS * Hope to have some, if you can volunteer to lead one please contact Bob Muller at rmuller@nep.net Nominal fee.

Women's Table for chatting, knitting and sharing your craft or just relaxing, come over and join in, all are welcome.

The Cherry Ridge Carving Club will be performing the many tasks required to make the roundup a success again this year. If you are interested in volunteering to help or want to join a woodcarving club in the Honesdale area call the President Bob Muller at 570-448-9017. The club web site is here.

The Fall Carve-in is also sponsored by the Cherry Ridge Carvers Club and held at the Cherry Rdige Campgrounds the end of September. Click here for Fall Carve-in.

Facilities at Cherry Ridge Campground Facility picture not yet available Facility picture not yet available Facility picture not yet available
for directions Map and Directions to the campground.

If you are interested in attending the next Roundup call and make your accommodations as soon as possible, get a confirmation and KEEP it.

Cherry Ridge Campsites and Lodging,Inc. 147 Camp Rd,Honesdale,PA 18431 is usually full up a year in advance, they usually have a waiting list for rooms and RV sites. Click here to see facilities. give Cherry Ridge a call and check: (570)-488-6654. but if they are full, there are other options below.

Other campgrounds in the area include:
County Side Family Campground (570) 253-0424. Click here to see facilities.
Ponderosa Pines Campground (570) 253 2080. Click here to see facilities.
Keen Lake Camping & Cottage Resort 7.2 miles 155 Keen Lake Road, Waymart, PA 18472 (570) 488-6161 Click here to see facilities.

Motels in the area include

Delaware & Hudson Hotel (a new motel approximately 6 miles from Cherry Ridge)
100 Terrace St,
Honesdale, Pa.
Phone 570-253-1392
web site Click here for Delaware & Hudson Hotel

Hotel Wayne - 1829 hotel renovated again in 2009, 5.6 miles
1202 Main Street,
Honesdale, PA
570-253-3290
Click here for Hotel Wayne

Gravity Inn 7.5 miles
56 Gravity Planes Rd,
Waymart, PA 18472,
(570) 488-6918
Click here for Gravity Inn

The Lodge at Keen Lake, 7.2 miles
15 Warren Rix Dr.,
Waymart, PA 18472;
570-488-9300;
Click here for The Lodge

East Shore Lodging 10 miles
2487 Route 6
Hawley, PA 18428
(570) 226-3293
Click here for East Shore Lodging

The Settlers Inn 10 miles
4 Main Avenue
Hawley, PA 18428
(570) 226-2993
Click here for Settlers Inn

Best Western Pioneer Plaza 14 miles
25 South Main Street
Carbondale PA 18407
Phone: 570/536-6020
Fax: 570/536-6079

The Comfort Inn Pocono Lakes Region 16 miles
117 Twin Rocks RoadI-84 exit 17 and PA 191
Lake Ariel, PA, US, 18436
1-800-523-4426 or 570-689-4148
Click here for Comfort Inn

For others go to Click here for the visitors guide

If you know of another good place to stay not listed above please send info to Jim O'Dea at JEODEA@aol.com

Want to stop and sight see on your way to/from the Roundup?? see this web site for ideas along the way.

George W. Reinfried Jr., 78, of Lancaster died Monday, Nov. 29, 2010 at Conestoga View, after a lengthy illness. George was one of the founders of the NorthEast Woodcarvers Roundup, continuing to help organize and promote it for the first 8 years.

Click here for a note about George from Maura Macaluso

Chip Carving instructor, barber, jokester and all round great guy Nick "Koz" Sciortino died on Jan. 17, 2012 click here for memorial by Lancaster County Woodcarvers


Click on the 2013 Roundup Report and to see class descriptions.


Click on the 2012 Roundup Report to see class descriptions.


Click on the 2011 Roundup Report to see class descriptions. To see some pictures of the event click here. and here


Click on the 2010 Roundup Report to see class descriptions.


Click on the 2009 Roundup Report to see class descriptions.


No 2008 Roundup report is available.


Click on the 2007 Roundup Report to see class descriptions.


Click on the 2006 Roundup Report to see class descriptions.


Click on the 2005 Roundup Report to see class descriptions.

Anybody have pictures from 2004 roundup I can post here? contact Jim O'Dea jeodea@aol.com

Pictures from the 2003 Roundup can be seen by clicking on the 2003 Roundup Pictures to view the fun.


Founding Organizers (L-R) Jack Miller,George and Ann Rienfried George and Ann Rienfried  picture not yet available Jack Miller picture not yet available

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Links to Woodcarving Clubs

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