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DuPage County Fair
The DuPage County Fair Agricultural Sciences & Home Economics and Arts Open Class Competitive Exhibit Divisions are amateur contests open to any person currently residing in DuPage County. An amateur is defined as one who does not derive the major source of their income from teaching/selling the items in the entered classes. Entry into the competition doesn’t start until June 20th. This year they only have two: Adult Junior Class # Class # Class Description 5001 3001 Woodworking item – not from a kit, and made in the last 2 years 5002 3002 Woodworking item – from a kit and made in the last 2 years.
Date: 7/29/2022 12:00:00 AM   ( To )
Location: DuPage County Farigrounds
2015 Manchester Road
Wheaton  IL  60187
Contact: Ellen Sietmann  ((630) 334-6487)

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Turn-On Chicago 2022 - July 29 – 31, 2022
After 10 enjoyable years at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake, the Turn-on! Chicago symposium has a new home. We are excited that the 2022 symposium will be held from July 28-31 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Northbrook, Illinois. 3 days of demonstrations from professional woodturning artists There will be 20 demonstrations on both Friday and Saturday to choose from during 4 – 90 minute rotations each day. There will be 9 demonstrations plus an Instant Gallery Critique to choose from on Sunday during 2 – 90 minute rotations. Trade Show with multiple Vendors Instant Gallery to display your artwork Large classrooms. Hands-On Pen turning activity. Saturday evening banquet and auction. Hotel attached to the conference center. Registration for Turn-On! Chicago 2022 will begin in Mid-February 2022!
Date: 7/29/2022 12:00:00 AM   ( To )
Location: Crowne Plaza Chicago-Northbrook

Northbrook  Il 
Contact: Andy Kuby riverwoodsturner@gmail.com  ((847) 922-8201)

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MIDWEST SCROLL SAW AND WOODWORKING TRADE SHOW
9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday and 9:00 am to 3:30 pm on Saturday Food is available in the cafeteria during the show on both days Held on the Dubuque County Fairgrounds at 14569 Old Hwy Rd, Dubuque, Iowa 52002. This is an indoor event, held in a gorgeous, air-conditioned facility. Two Big Days filled with classes, seminars, demonstrations, contests, door prizes & much more! A unique opportunity to learn about scroll sawing, intarsia, woodturning, woodcarving, pyrography, and much more! Whether you are looking for a new hobby, brushing up on an old one, or just looking for tools and supplies ... this show has it al
Date: 8/5/2022 12:00:00 AM   (9:00am To 5:00pm )
Location: Dubuque County Fairgrounds
14569 Old Highway Road
Dubuque  IA  52002
Contact: the Art Factory  (608-348-8332)

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29th Antique Tool Show and Sale - August 7
Members of the Early American Industries Association (EAIA) and the Mid-West Tools Collectors Association (M-WTCA) will be holding their annual Antique Tool Show and Sale at the Garfield Farm Museum on Sunday, August 1st from 9am – 1pm. This is the only joint show by these two organizations in the mid-west open to the public. Typically, over 30 different collectors will have their tools on display and for sale. Note: This event is not posted on the Garfield Farm website. Please call to confirm the show is happening.
Date: 8/7/2022 12:00:00 AM   (9:00 am To 1:00 pm )
Location: Garfield Farms
Garfield Rd. about 1/4 mile north of IL Rt. 38
Campton Hills  IL  60119
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Illinois State Fair
The 2022 Illinois State Fair runs from August 11th through August 21st. The Fairgrounds are open from 7 a.m. to Midnight for the duration of the Fair. The Fair Administration Office is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the fair. Check the club’s latest newsletter for the six Woodworking classes and the three Holiday Crafts and two Hand Crafted classes where you could also enter. Entry forms have to completed and mailed to the Fair along with entry fees by July 15th. Physical entries have to be delivered to Springfield August 8th or 9th. We will be working on a process for collecting the entries, delivering them to the Fair, and then picking them up from the Fair and returning them to their owners. For information regard FVWWC participation in the Woodworking competition contact Dave Dockstader at president@fvwwc.org
Date: 8/11/2022 12:00:00 AM   ( To )
Location: Illinois State Fairgrounds
801 Sangamon Avenue
Springfield  IL  62706
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Sandwich Fair
Sandwich, IL Great fair for woodworking, but the competition is BRUTAL, especially for wood carving. Definitely worth the price of admission just to see the woodworking. 8 a.m.–11 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 8 a.m.–12 a.m. Saturday; and 8 a.m.–7 p.m. Sunday Please use the Pratt Road entrance to enter the fair parking lot to keep traffic moving and reduce congestion in Sandwich and Rte. 34, especially on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the Fair.
Date: 9/7/2022 12:00:00 AM   (08:00 am To 11:00 pm )
Location: The Sandwich Fairgrounds
15730 Pratt Road
Sandwich  IL  60458
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Mid West Tool Collectors Association Ottawa Meet
Members only but you can join here.
Date: 9/11/2022 12:00:00 AM   ( To )
Location:

Ottawa  IL 
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Segmenting Chicago
Thursday - Sept 22, 2022 3:00 Symposium Check In 3:00 Instant Gallery check-in begins 7:00 Symposium kick-off meeting where you will learn about the weekend plans and have an opportunity to meet the demonstrators and hear what they plan to do. Friday Sept 23, 2022 Symposium Check-in and Instant Gallery Check in begins at 7AM Rotations begin at 8:00. There will be approximately 20 rotations to choose from on Friday A Spouse tour will be scheduled. Watch for more details A beads of courage bag making event will be scheduled for spouses. If you sew, want to try sewing, or just want to meet other spouses. Friday evening events will be scheduled after dinner to keep the learn experience going Saturday Sept 24, 2022 Rotations begin at 8:00 again. There will be approximately 20 rotations to choose from on Saturday. A beads of courage bag making event will be scheduled again for spouses. If you sew, want to try sewing, or just want to meet other spouses. Saturday Evening is the symposium banquet. In includes a good meal, cash bar, entertainment, an awards ceremony, and lots of fun. Sunday Sept 25, 2022 8-9 more rotations are planned for Sunday morning. Event will end at 12:00 noon so you can begin your travel home to try all the new techniques you have learned.
Date: 9/23/2022 12:00:00 AM   (07:00am To )
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel

Northbrook  il 
Contact: Ron@segmentedwoodturners.org  ()

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