Backwoods Fest

Backwoods Fest

by Brittany Harris on September 19, 2010

The Backwoods Fest wrapped up Sunday evening.

The crowds gathered for tasty food, good music, and unique arts and crafts. Two wood carvers were in attendance showing off their talents; both artists had two very different reasons for getting involved in the artform.

"Well actually it was my grandpa, he was the first person in my family who I saw making spoons. He would make a big spoon and trade the big spoon for an apple pie," said Spoonmaker Tom Metz.

Bruce Minista of Wood N’ Krafts uses a 137 year old peddle operated saw to carve wood.

"When I was nine my mom bought me my first power tool, and I started out cutting out guns and stuff for the neighborhood kids because back then we didn’t have a lot of money," said Bruce Manista of Wood N’ Krafts.

Metz and Minista were two of 250 artists who came out to display their work for the public.