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...

NC Agricultural Comissioner Steve Troxler and NC ABANAs Tom Watkins at 2016 NC State Fair

Come see NC ABANA Blacksmiths at the NC State Fair. NC ABANA members continuously demonstrate blacksmithing at the blacksmith shop in Heritage Village at the NC State Fair. Stop by see blacksmiths at work and then visit the retail area where you can purchase a wide veriety of items made by our members. A portion of all sales at the blacksmith shop go to support NC ABANA and blacksmithing in NC. Photo above: NC Agricultural Commissioner Steve Troxler and NC ABANAs Tom Watkins forging at the 2016 NC State Fair in the new Heritage Village blacksmiths shop.

2017 Statewide Meeting Schedule

1st Quarter - March 18 at 9:00 A.M.
Dean Curfman's Oak Hill Iron
Morganton, NC

2nd Quarter - June 24 at 9:00 A.M.
Blacksmiths Shop in Yesterday Village
Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
Gate 9, 27th Street
Winston-Salem, NC

3rd Quarter - August 26 at 9:00 A.M.
Bill Brown's studio ( Anvil Arts Studio Inc.)
Linville Falls, NC

Bonus Meeting - November 3 - 4 at 9:30 A.M.
J. C. Campbell Folk School
Brasstown, NC 28902

4th Quarter - December 2, 2017 at 9:00 A.M.
Roger Barbour's shop
Clayton, NC

Open Shop at Dixie Classic Fairgrounds - November 20 - 22 (Thanksgiving weekend)

Regional Meeting Schedules

2018 Statewide Meeting Schedule To Be Announced

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

Burlington mini Maker Faire
Holly Hill Mall
309 Huffman Mill Rd, Burlington, NC 27215
2018 Dates TBA

Fire on the Mountain Blacksmithing Festival
Spruce Pine, NC
2018 Dates TBA

Southern Blacksmith Association Conference
Madison, GA
2019 Dates TBA

Dixie Classic Fair
Winston-Salem, NC
Sept. 29 - Oct. 8, 2017

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

Historic Stagville Plantation Harvest Festival
5828 Old Oxford Highway, Durham, NC 27712
October 21, 2017    12 noon to 6PM

Tobacco Farm Life Museum
709 North Church Street  Kenly, NC
Tobacco Farm Life Museum
November 11, 2017    10AM - 3PM

Yates Mill Harvest Celebration
Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh, NC 27603
September 2018 Date TBA