Welcome To The North Georgia Highlands Seafood Festival


Wood Carving is one of the oldest forms of sculpting and remains a popular craft to this day.

In the Carvers Village, you will be able to visit with and observe independent craftsmen from around the region!

Appalachian Mountain Carving
Rick Rivera

I live a very simple life on the Valley River in the Appalachian Mountains where I've been carving for a few years now. I trek these mountains and local rivers searching for that perfect representative of Mother Nature which to carve Wood Spirits - Guardian's of the Forest.

My art is very spiritual to me, therefore, before each hike, I ask God to protect me from harm, and than the Guardian's of the Forest to guide me towards the pieces they wish me to use to represent the great protectors of these luxurious mountains.

Chain Saw Artist
Jeremy Buckner