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Heritage forge at the 2007 NC State Fair
Image - Erin hammering at the 2008 NC State Fair
Image - Robert hammering at the 2008 NC State Fair
Image - Garret Dunn wins a blue ribbon for his metal artwork at the 2008 NC State Fair

2014 Meeting Schedule

1st Quarter 2014 - March 22 at 9:00 A.M.
Dean Curfman's Oak Hill Iron
Morganton, NC

This year's demonstrator was Tom Willoughby from Crown Point, Indiana. He forged an anvil vulture along with a dead tree to perch on using the Big Blu power hammers.

2nd Quarter 2014 - June 28 at 9:00 A.M.
Blacksmiths Shop in Yesterday Village
Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
Gate 9, 27th Street
Winston-Salem, NC

Demonstrator to be announced. Jerry Darnell hopes to have the second volume of his book Forging Colonial Ironwork available at this meeting and have a book signing.

3rd Quarter 2014 - September 13 at 9:00 A.M.
Roger Barbour's shop in Clayton, NC.

Jerry Darnell demonstrating. Jerry will have the second volume of his book Forging Colonial Ironwork at this meeting and have a book signing.

4th Quarter 2014 - November 1 at 9:00 A.M.
J. C. Campbell Folk School
Brasstown, NC 28902

Regional Meeting Schedules


*** See NC ABANA and Other Blacksmiths at Work ***

Fire on the Mountain
Spruce Pine, NC
April 26, 2014
downtownsprucepine.com/Festivals.html

Dixie Classic Fair
Winston-Salem, NC
October 3 - October 12, 2014
www.dcfair.com

North Carolina State Fair
Raleigh, NC
October 16-26, 2014
www.ncstatefair.org