MONTEVALLO, Ala. – Alabama’s premier, all-woodworking art festival will celebrate “Shavings, Smoke, and Sound” during its 3rd year in Montevallo’s Orr Park on September 11, 2021. This All Star Shelby County Tourism and Recreation Award winning event will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Enjoy a uniquely Montevallo event with live chainsaw wood carving, woodworking artist vendors, 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, ornaments, and more! 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!

Heather Bailey, Chainsaw Artist (Photo by Chris Jones)

The chainsaw carving exhibition will include a panel of well-known artists: Heather Bailey of Calera, Alabama; Corey Lancaster of Princeton, North Carolina; Justin Driver of Farmington, Kentucky; Dave Marshalek of the Nashville, Tennessee area; and Lucas Pennington of Nancy, Kentucky. An auction of the 15 original artworks carved throughout the day will be held from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m.


Cars By The Creek (Photo by Chris Jones)

The 19th Annual Cars by the Creek car show welcomes all years, makes, and models of cars. Awards will be given to “Best of Decade,” “Best of Show” for Cars and Trucks, and “Best ‘Woodie.’” There will also be a 50/50 drawing and door prizes. Registration begins at 9 a.m.

Children’s activities will 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.

Candlewood Suites Alabaster is the official hotel for the 2021 Tinglewood Festival. Call 205-620-0188 to inquire about special rates.

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, or visit the “Tinglewood Festival” Facebook Page.

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