Buzz in the Blue Ridge: A rip roaring good time!
Imagine an event that combines the speed and sound of moto-cross with the skill and accuracy of brain surgery. That's exactly what you'll get when you attend the Buzz in the Blue Ridge Chainsaw Carving Extravaganza says, Mal McEwen, event founder.
Buzz, in its second year, invites festival goers to join him and 16 of the regions best chainsaw artists on July 16-18 for three days of awe-inspiring thrills where typical tree trunks are turned into gorgeous works of art.
It's like nothing you've ever seen live before!
The competition is broken down into designated time slots. Certain portions of time will allow the artists to work on the freeform master pieces they will present at the end of the competition. But they will also be serving up added excitement from time to time during the quick carve portions of the event. Throughout it all, attendees will be able to view the artists at work, get a chance to speak with them and learn more about the unique art form. You'll even get the chance to vote for your favorites.
If your ears need a break from all that buzzing, but you don't want to miss out on the adrenaline rush step away for a moment and check out some of the other activities available at the event including rock climbing, bungee jumping and hot air balloon tether rides, just to name a few.
The location of the event, near Helen at Habersham Winery along Highway 75, also adds to the extravaganza's experience, says McEwen. The winery will be private labeling several wines, including a "Chainsaw Chardonnay." And when you've had your fill of the carving competition, stop by some of the nearby attractions include tubing, putt-putt, shopping, dining and more.
McEwen organized the event here in Georgia because, unlike in other parts of the country, there was nothing like the chainsaw competition here in the Southeast. The event will qualify artists to go on and compete in the Walker, Minnesota CCSAW Championship during late September. General admission is $2, children under 12 are free.
Posted on June 24, 2010 by Christine Foster