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

2015 Meeting Schedule

1st Quarter 2015 - March 21 at 9:00 AM
Dean Curfman's Oak Hill Iron
Morganton, NC
Oak Hill Iron is the home of the Big Blu power hammer and always puts on a great show at the 1st quarter NC ABANA meeting. Lucas House of Raleigh, NC will demonstrate making a door pull. The afternoon demo will feature various tools and techniques forging bronze and aluminum. Lunch will be served ($7). In addition to the demonstrations there will be vendors, Iron in the Hat raffle, and tailgate sales.

Southeastern Blacksmith Association (SBA) Conference
May 14 - 16, 2015
Lionís Club Fair Grounds,  Madison, Georgia
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2nd Quarter 2015 Extra Meeting Ė June 6 at 9:00 AM
Peter Rossís Shop  in Silk Hope, NC

2nd Quarter 2015 - June 27 at 9:00 AM
Blacksmiths Shop in Yesterday Village
Dixie Classic Fairgrounds    Gate 9, 27th Street,  Winston-Salem, NC
Ian Thomsen will demonstrate in the morning and Paul Spainhour will demonstrate after lunch. Lunch will be available for a nominal charge. Additionally there will be an Iron in the Hat raffle and tailgate sales.

3rd Quarter 2015 - September 12
The Island Farm
Manteo, NC

Folk School Meeting - November 6 - 7, 2015
J. C. Campbell Folk School
Brasstown, NC 28902

4th Quarter 2015 - December 5 at 9:00 AM
Roger Barbour's Shop in Clayton, NC

Regional Meeting Schedules


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

Tobacco Farm Life Museum
February 28, 2015  10 Am - 3 PM
709 North Church Street, Kenly, North Carolina

Fire on the Mountain Blacksmiths Festival
April 25th, 2015
Downtown Spruce Pine NC. Locust St, Spruce Pine, NC 28777
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Mini Makers Faire Burlington, NC
April 25, 2015  10 AM - 5 PM
Holly Hill Mall,  Burlington, NC

Historic Crafts Demonstration
June 20, 2015  11 AM - 3 PM
Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh, NC

Fall Harvest Celebration
September 19, 2015  11 AM - 3 PM
Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd., Raleigh, NC

Dixie Classic Fair
Winston-Salem, NC
October 2 - October 11, 2015
www.dcfair.com

North Carolina State Fair
Raleigh, NC
October 15-25, 2015
Oct. 13-23, 2016
Oct. 12-22, 2017
www.ncstatefair.org

Tobacco Farm Life Museum
November 21, 2015  10 Am - 3 PM
709 North Church Street, Kenly, North Carolina