The festival is an event where carvers, collectors, and visitors convene in Astoria, Oregon.  From highly decorative works of art to functional hunting decoys, about 400 different carvings from around the United States and Canada can be viewed. Woodcarvers of all levels – from youth to novices to world champions – compete against their peers for the chance to win prize money and ribbons. There are over 40 different divisions in which an artist can compete.