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22nd Annual Woodworking Extravaganza

  • Presented By: Klingspor Woodworking Shop
  • Dates: October 21, 2022 - October 22, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Hickory Metro Convention Center
  • 1960 13th Ave. Dr. SE
    Hickory, NC 28602
  • Friday 9 AM - 6 PM Saturday 9 AM - 4 PM
  • Price: Free
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Each year in October, Klingspor's Woodworking Shop sponsors and hosts the ONLY woodworking show of its kind in North Carolina, Woodworking Extravaganza, at the Hickory Metro Convention Center in Hickory, NC. Folks from the surrounding fifteen states travel to attend. In 2010, for example, over 4,500 consumers attended the woodworking event.

Free admission, parking, demos, classes, door prizes, and more. Plus, the Catawba Valley Woodcarving Competition will be held with several entry options.


Hickory Metro Convention Center and Visitors Bureau