Backwoods Fest

by Brittany Harris on September 19, 2010 at 10:44 am

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.