3rd Annual Tinglewood Festival

Tinglewood 4. A variety of childrens activities will be provided
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Heather Bailey of Calera, Ala. is one of the five chainsaw carvers who will be creating one-of-a-kind pieces throughout the day. Photo: Chris Jones.

Alabama’s premier, all-woodworking art festival will be held in Montevallo’s Orr Park on September 11, 2021. This All Star Shelby County Tourism and Recreation Award winning event is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free. Enjoy live chainsaw wood carving, woodworking artist vendors from throughout the Southeast, Tim Tingle’s Whittling Contest, and a wooden boat race. Festival-goers will find everything from knives, wooden bowls, vases, jewelry, and toys, to handcrafted furniture, bird houses and ornaments. There will also be a classic car show—the 19th Annual Cars by the Creek—a variety of children’s activities, axe throwing, and food vendors on site. Live music runs all day during the festival with a wide variety of styles from patriotic, folk/Americana, R&B, vintage country and Western, and even an Elvis tribute! The chainsaw carving exhibition will include a panel of well-known artists and an auction of 15 original artworks carved throughout the day will be held from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. Children’s activities include a “make and take” art project from The Art Studio, the “Balloon Guy,” Dr. Bob’s Traveling Snake Show, Alabama Wildlife Center, and more.

Car Show at Tinglewood Festival
The 19th Annual Cars by the Creek car show welcomes all years, makes, and models of cars, and registration begins at 9 a.m. Photo: Chris Jones.

Tinglewood Festival is inspired by a special section of Orr Park, where local artist Tim Tingle has carved faces and creatures into the dead parts of living cedar trees since a fateful ice storm in 1993. The festival is organized by the Montevallo Chamber of Commerce, Montevallo Main Street, and the Montevallo Arts Collaborative as a signature event for the City of Montevallo. For more information, visit tinglewoodfestival.com or the “Tinglewood Festival” Facebook Page. †

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