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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

2016 Statewide Meeting Schedule

June 25 at 9:00 A.M.
Blacksmiths Shop in Yesterday Village
Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
Gate 9, 27th Street
Winston-Salem, NC

The fun will start at 9:00am with Paul Spainhour doing the morning demonstration and Ian Thomsen handling the afternoon. There will be a BBQ lunch for around $5 per person. Additionally there will be Iron in the Hat raffles and tailgate sales.

August 27 at 9:00 A.M.
Blacksmith's Depot in Candler, NC

The morning demonstrator will be John Gruber, head armourer of Surly Anvil, and the afternoon demonstrator will be Doc Cudd of Barnardsville Ironworks. There will be Iron in the Hat raffles and tailgate sales. Lunch will be served for a modest fee.

November 5 at 9:30 A.M.
J. C. Campbell Folk School
Brasstown, NC 28902

December 3 at 9:00 A.M.
Roger Barbour's shop in Clayton NC

There will be Iron in the Hat raffles and tailgate sales. Lunch will be served for a modest fee.

Regional Meeting Schedules


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

Yates Mill Harvest Celebration
September 17, 2016  (11AM 3PM)
Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh, NC 27603

Dixie Classic Fair
Winston-Salem, NC
www.dcfair.com

North Carolina State Fair
Raleigh, NC
Oct. 13-23, 2016
Oct. 12-22, 2017
www.ncstatefair.org