Show Features

I want face-to-face opportunities to learn what’s new and how my business can expand

ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES.  The AWFS®Fair offers countless opportunities that’ll, teach, enlighten and entertain you, all at the same time. Be sure to spend ample time on the exhibit floor, because the practical and relevant information you want is easily accessible here.

Click here to see the 2021 attendee brochure.

 



Visionary New Product Awards

Make this your first stop and see a full-scale display of the industry’s newest product launches. Preview this year’s entrants of the prestigious AWFS Visionary Awards, which honors the best new products of the year.


First-Time Exhibitor Showcase
 

The right new product from the right resource could change the way you do business. Meet exhibitors new to the show, see their newest products in a dedicated showcase, and find out what they can do for you.

 

IndustryIndustry 4.0 Exhibitor Showcase

Check out our showcase highlighting Industry 4.0 and the technology that will heavily influence the future of manufacturing including: Artificial Intelligence; Augmented and Virtual Reality; Robotics; 3D Printing; Cloud Computing; Internet of Things (IOT) and Internet of Services (IOS).


2021 Tool Tour

For the first time, we are bringing you the AWFS®Fair Tool Tour! Exhibitors who specialize in hand and power tools will be placed around the show floor. Attendees will be able to go on a tour of all these exhibitors and see what fun new tools they can snag for their shop! Read more.


Stop by AWFS®Fair Live for events and sessions throughout the show.

2023 Schedule and details available in early 2023.

All events at AWFS®Fair Live are FREE to all registered AWFS®Fair exhibitors and attendees; additional session registration is not required.

 

Rapid Fire Presentations

Join us on the show floor for a variety of short, single-focus topics, as industry experts showcase the latest must-see technologies, hardware and software products critical to today’s consumer. The event will feature 15-minute presentations to divulge what’s new with some of the hottest companies in woodworking. Stop by to learn and network with the experts. Each day will focus on a different theme. See the full 2021 Rapid Fire schedule here.

 


“WED Talks” Wood EDucation Talks

Join us for free and brief presentations by experts and wood industry community members on the topics they are passionate about…including workforce development, community engagement, new products, and more at the AWFS®Fair Live stage. See the 2021 WED Talk recordings here.

 

A Conversation with Chris Kuehl

and AWFS® Executive Vice President Angelo Gangone
Thursday, July 22, 2021

Chris and Angelo will elaborate on topics discussed during the morning keynote and expand on issues specific to the wood industry in this informal session.



Fresh Wood Student Woodworking Competition

Glimpse the future of the industry in this exciting student contest. View entries and cast your vote for the People’s Choice award at the Fresh Wood booth. Attend the Student Competition Awards Ceremony at the AWFS®Fair live to find out which students will take home awards. Learn more here.

 

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Turning to the Future Student Wood Turning Competition

American Association of Woodturners (AAW) is proud to present the Turning to the Future student competition, featured at the AWFS®Fair! High school and post secondary students will submit projects made with lathes; finalist projects will be on display and winners will be announced at the award ceremony at the AWFS®Fair live booth. Learn more here.

 

AAW live lathe-turning Demos with Stuart Batty

Join the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) for live lathe-turning demonstrations with AAW members. Our turning demonstrations will showcase innovative and exciting turning techniques each day of the show.

 

 


 

Closets & Organized Storage Pavilion

Co-Sponsored by Closets & Organized Storage Magazine, this Pavilion
is hotter than ever! This year, as an exclusive Closets & Organized Storage Pavilion event, we are introducing The Great Closets Challenge.

The Great Closets Challenge

This is a  three-part challenge, including a Designer Challenge, a Fabricator Challenge, and an Installer/Assembler Challenge that has attendees fighting to beat the clock to assemble and install a custom designed storage unit on the show floor. For more information on the challenge, click here.

 

Be sure to include a stop at the Top Shelf Design Awards Hall of Fame in booth #4551, showcasing winning designs from the annual Closets & Organized Storage competition. The Pavilion is complemented by the full-day Woodworking Network Closet Symposium taking place on Monday, July 19.

 


 

DestroyResponsiblyDestroy Responsibly

AWFS® Fair is dedicated to a greener footprint while giving back to the community by once again hosting Destroy Responsibly during the AWFS® Fair.  WEIMA America is excited to return as the Official Recycling Partner of the 2021 AWFS® Fair in partnership with AWFS, Freeman and Repurpose America. WEIMA America will supply a shredder system, complete with infeed and discharge conveyors.  All wood waste from the show floor will be transported to a local Las Vegas location.

 


 

PrintWoodwork Career Alliance Skill Evaluator Training

Creators of the Wood Manufacturing Skill Standards conduct on-site training to qualify candidates as Skill Evaluators—individuals able to assess and certify students and professionals on the tool and machine standards. The training is open to professionals and educators (teachers may qualify for discounts on the training). To become a candidate for Skill Evaluator training, go to www.woodworkcareer.org.