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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

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

Ken Thomas of Sevierville, TN. will be the morning demonstrator and the afternoon demonstrator will be Jason Knight from Charleston, SC. Olong with the great demos, there will be Iron in the Hat raffles, auction of donated items, and tailgate sales. Lunch will be catered by Mountain Burrito at $7 per person.

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

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

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

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 ***

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
www.dcfair.com

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