Fun, Food, & Views: National Chainsaw Speed Carving Championship – this Weekend in Gračišče by Stična

By , 03 Jun 2022, 17:08 PM Lifestyle

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In the last sunny days before a week that’s forecast to be rainy, Lavrič' Hut in Gračišče by Stična will host an annual Chainsaw sculpturing festival.

The sculptors are already there, preparing for the speed carving competition which takes place at 16:00 on Saturday, June 4th,  in front of a variety of visitors – including picnic goers, weekend mountaineers, families and everyone else interested in great countryside views accompanied with some local folklore entertainment.


Photo: Lavrič's Hut, Facebook

The speed carving competition with about 15 chainsaw artists from Slovenia will take place at 16:00 on Saturday. Each artist gets 60 minutes to carve a wooden sculpture. The sculptures are then assessed by a commission, who declares a winner.


The speed carving competitors, 2016   Photo: Lavrič's Hut, Facebook


An example of a speed carving result from a training session     Photo: Gregor Tršar, personal archive

A workshop on safe chainsaw handling will take place at 11:00 on Sunday, presented by the Slovenian Forest Service.

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