Showcase for 2020 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak!
NY State Governor Cuomo announced that there will be no gatherings greater than 500 people within NY State as of 5pm March 12th. This means the event is cancelled for 2020.
Woodworker’s Showcase General Information
March 28th & 29th, 2020
Saturday 10:00 – 5:00
Sunday 10:00 – 5:00
Entrance fee is only $15/adult per day with children 12-under free (with adult supervision)
Each year, the Northeastern Woodworkers Association (NWA) presents a fine woodworking exposition featuring hundreds of pieces of furniture, toys, carvings, turnings, musical instruments, and miniatures by the region’s finest woodworkers. This will be the 27th consecutive annual Woodworker’s Showcase.
Woodworkers Showcase includes a woodworkers’ competition and awards, a special theme display, exhibits by guest organizations, experts available to answer woodworking questions, continuous free lectures and demonstrations, and special exhibits and sale of products by national and area businesses of interest to woodworkers.
The entrance fee of $15 per adult and children 12 and under are free with adult supervision gets you into this amazing show. We have introduced advanced ticketing on our website this year and hope this makes the experience that much easier to enjoy. As a reminder, there are no other fees for any of the items listed below which include professional lectures on numerous aspects of woodworking, viewing fine woodworking exhibits, and viewing the vendor booths. Children can share the wonderful experience of actually making wooden toys children can take home and then be reminded of the honorable and creative field of woodworking.
Exhibits by Regional and Professional Woodworkers – Be Part of the Gallery and Show Your Work
This premier woodworking event each year is a two-day show held at the City Center in Saratoga Springs. It provides an opportunity for amateur and professional woodworkers to exhibit their work and to learn from their peers. More than 500 items are exhibited, from all aspects of woodworking. These include small and intricate items, carvings, turnings, through large pieces of furniture and sculptor. While this is not a juried exhibition, makers can elect to have their work judged by a panel of nationally known woodworkers.
Showcase Exhibit Forms & Info
The Showcase exhibit is open to all who wish to show their work, and there is no fee for registering items whether they are for display or judging.
For instructions and registration of your Exhibit items:
- CLICK HERE for our Online Registration (preferred) or
- CLICK HERE for our Printable Registration form (still works fine)
For more information on categories and the 2020 Woodworker Challenge: CLICK HERE.
Please make sure you meet the submission deadlines on the exhibit entry application! PLEASE NOTE: All turnings will be entered into the Totally Turning Instant Gallery.
Continuous Schedule of Seminars on Tools and Techniques
Lectures on a wide range of woodworking topics, presented by nationally and regionally recognized professionals and amateurs, are held concurrently in a number of lecture rooms throughout both days. Many of the 5000 to 6000 people who attend the show each year come for these lectures which are all part of the $15 entrance fee. The schedule of the classes will be available soon.
Sales and Exhibits of Tools and Materials by National Manufacturers and Local Suppliers
Vendors and suppliers from various aspects of woodworking will have sales booths inside our 12,000 square feet space. If it is related to woodworking or woodturning, it will likely be on display and for sale in this portion of our show. This area features many ongoing woodworking demonstrations.
Continuous Schedule of free Demonstrations
Other features of the show include toy-making, wood turning, carving, and scroll sawing by local woodworking enthusiasts and clubs, You are welcome to visit their displays, watch the ongoing demonstrations, and ask questions to aid in your own woodworking projects.
Toy Shop Open to All Children under 12
Bring your children, grandchildren, nieces, or nephews to make their very own toys at no additional fee. Each child has the opportunity to go home with their own toys of their own work. What a wonderful experience to share!
Lodging Accommodations for Showcase
The Saratoga Hilton has special rates for our event. Use the following link to make your reservations to get the special NWA Showcase & Totally Turning pricing: https://book.passkey.com/go/NortheastWoodWorkers2020
Parking ! ! !
Parking for the event is available at locations around the City Center. IMPORTANT: Due to construction of a new parking garage there is limited parking near the center. View a current printable parking map.
Saratoga Springs has a host of fine dining establishments from formal to fast food and chain restaurants. Many are within easy walking distance of the event. The host hotel often has a fast food line in the lobby for the attendee’s convenience.