AWFS 2023

AWFS Fair is an important event for thousands of woodworking manufacturing professionals who need cutting-edge ideas and technology to help their businesses.

AWFS Fair 2023 will once again bring the entire global industry together for an in-depth review of the new developments and advances that are driving the market.

Participants benefit from high-quality educational programming, the College of Woodworking Knowledge, an expanded show floor that features top suppliers and resources, and a variety of opportunities to network, learn and acquire the relevant information and strategies to help them grow along with their industry.

Show Dates & Hours

July 25-28, 2023

Exhibit Hall Hours
Monday, July 24 (Dealer/Distributors Only*)
9:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday, July 25 (First Official Show Day)
9:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday, July 26
9:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday, July 27
9:00am - 5:00pm

Friday, July 28
9:00am - 2:00pm

For up-to-the-minute Show information, go to

*Dealer/distributor hours: only attendees with Distributor badges will be able to access the show floor.




Join us for a full day of networking and industry education programming, available the day before the opening of the AWFS® Fair exhibit halls and brought to you by Woodworking Network! Choose from the CNC Bootcamp or the Closets Symposium. All July 24 symposium registrations include lunch, leadership reception, and AWFS® Fair exhibit hall registration. Register now.

Monday, July 24, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Las Vegas Convention Center, West Hall
$350 early bird thru May 31, $420 regular


CNC Bootcamp


CNC Bootcamp is an intensive workshop for those who are relatively new to CNC manufacturing or looking to buy their first CNC. Moderated by Will Sampson, Editorial Director of FDMC, the day will cover selecting the right CNC machine, integrating it into your operation, choosing and using the tooling, dealing with dust collection and vacuum issues, and getting onboard with the software you need.

Add the CNC Bootcamp to your AWFS® Fair Registration


Sponsored by:

Castaly       Laguna


The Closets Symposium

Closets & Organized Storage

The Closets Symposium, moderated by Michaelle Bradford, Editor of Closets & Organized Storage, will educate designers, fabricators, retailers and installers on the most current design, marketing, and business topics of relevance to these industry professionals seeking to profit from this growing and exciting market niche.

Add the Closets Symposium to your AWFS® Fair Registration



Woodworking Network Leadership Reception


Introducing the Woodworking Network 40 Under 40 Class of 2023!

Monday, July 24
4:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Las Vegas Convention Center, West Hall
Registration fee: $65 plus applicable fees

Sponsored by:
The Paintline

Join the July 24 symposium participants to kick off the AWFS®Fair with this networking event and meet the next generation of woodworking professionals. Open to all July 24 symposium registrants (included in symposium and bootcamp registration) and all AWFS® Fair attendees with separate event registration. For those not registered for the Closets Symposium or CNC Bootcamp, the cost to attend the reception is $65 (plus applicable fees) and includes 2 drink tickets.

Register for the Leadership Reception


Craftsman's Challenge

Veneer Tech Craftsman's Challenge award winners announced at AWFS

To recognize this year's award-winning projects featuring excellence in veneering, Woodworking Network proudly presented the Veneer Tech Craftsman's Challenge Award Presentation at AWFS. The presentation was held at Woodworking Network's booth (#4447) at AWFS on Thursday, July 22nd at 4:30pm PT and was hosted by Brendan Linehan and Will Sampson of Woodworking Network. David W. Lamb, a cabinetmaker in Canterbury, New Hampshire captured the Grand Prize in the Veneer Tech Craftsman’s Challenge for 2021 with a contemporary styled furniture piece called “New Hampshire Secretary.”

AWFS Video

Brad Cairns gives a tour of the Best Damn Doors booth at AWFS 2021

"What do you hate more than anything?", Brad Cairns, owner of Best Damn Doors in St. Thomas, Ontario asked his customers. They all said "Sanding!". Brad takes us on a tour around their booth at AWFS 2021 in Las Vegas including a showcase of their new sanding robot.  Brad is also a popular lean manufacturing columnist for FDMC Magazine and will be exhibiting at the upcoming WMS show being held November 4-6 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. 


An MDF product made from rice straw? Eureka!

Will Sampson, editorial director of Woodworking Network/FDMC Magazine, interviews Jeff Wagner, Executive Chairman at CalPlant, about the company's new MDF product Eureka at the recent AWFS 2021 in Las Vegas. Eureka is made from renewable post-harvest rice straw.