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Woodfest: Celebrate the wonders of woodworking April 27-28

Apr 2nd, 2019 | Category: Crafts

by Matthew Zabel

SEDRO-WOOLLEY – High school students from across Northwest Washington will show their woodworking and technology skills at WoodFest Timber to Tech, April 27-28 at the Sedro-Woolley High School gym. Admission is free. Guests can see and vote for their favorite wood projects.

See the amazing work of students and master craftsmen during the WoodFest Timber to Tech event April 27-28 at Sedro Wooley High School. Also visit the hands-on demonstrations and fun activities for all ages. COURTESY PHOTO

See the amazing work of students and master craftsmen during the WoodFest Timber to Tech event April 27-28 at Sedro Wooley High School. Also visit the hands-on demonstrations and fun activities for all ages. COURTESY PHOTO

In addition, the Northwest Corner Woodworkers Association and the Northwest Washington Wood Turners will demonstrate their tools and techniques. The Boy Scouts will hold the Pinewood Derby. Vendors will sell handcrafted woodwork and other products. Visitors can win prizes from the many drawings or bid in a silent auction, and check out the hands-on demonstrations for all ages.

“Woodworking requires great attention to detail, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and those skills are valuable in all careers,” said David Vandette, of the Northwest Corner Woodworkers Association. “At WoodFest, you’ll see how our local young people have developed those skills and built beautiful and innovative projects in the process.”

WoodFest also includes activities in downtown Sedro-Woolley: English tea and tours of the beautifully landscaped Willowbrook Manor, and hayrides, chainsaw carving and wine tasting at the Perkins Family Farm / Eagle Haven Winery, just outside Sedro-Woolley.

Hosted by the Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce, WoodFest enters its 21st year, and it continues to grow. WoodFest is part of the month-long Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. This year’s sponsors include: Cedar Country Lumber, E&E Lumber Inc., FastCap, Laborers’ International Union of North America chapter 292, Northwest Corner Woodworkers Association, Pacific Woodtech, Skagit / Island Counties Builders Association and the Skagit Speedway.

For more information, see the Woodfest page on Facebook, or visit www.sedro-woolley.com.

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