It's that wonderful time of the year, the Catawba Valley Woodcarvers show at the Convention Center in Hickory, NC. The show is in conjunction with a woodworking show benig sponsored by Klingspoor. It draws a fair number of carvers and has some good talent represented.
For me it's a time to get together with friends and see what is new in the world of Caricature Carving. I hope to get together with Allen Goodmen and check out his knife offerings (been saving my pennies). Its also a chance to add to my woodcarving collection, I hear there are some Hobos and Santas that will be passing through.
If your in the area drop in, it's free, and they even hand out free apples!!