NC ABANA is the North Carolina affiliate of ABANA the Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America, Inc. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization run by volunteers dedicated to promoting and sharing the art of blacksmithing. more information about NC ABANA...

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

March 19 at 9:00 A.M.
Dean Curfman's Oak Hill Iron
Morganton, NC

April 23 at 9:00 A.M.
Silk Hope, NC

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

August / September (Date TBD) at 9:00 A.M. Linville Falls, NC

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

December (Date TBD) at 9:00 A.M.
Clayton NC

Regional Meeting Schedules

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

Tobacco Farm Life Museum
February 2016 (Date TBD)  (10am - 3pm)
709 North Church Street, Kenly, North Carolina

Burlington mini Maker Faire
April 23, 2016   (10am - 5pm)
Holly Hill Mall
309 Huffman Mill Rd, Burlington, NC 27215

Fire on the Mountain Blacksmithing Festival
April 30, 2016   (10am-4pm)
Spruce Pine, NC

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

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