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

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

Additional 3rd Quarter Meeting (Tentative) - September 9 at 9:00 A.M.
The Island Farm
Manteo, NC

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

4th Quarter - TBA

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

Regional Meeting Schedules


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

Fire on the Mountain Blacksmithing Festival
Spruce Pine, NC
April 29, 2017

Southern Blacksmith Association Conference
Madison, GA
May 18 - 20, 2017
www.sbaconference.com/

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

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

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

Tobacco Farm Life Museum
709 North Church Street  Kenly, NC
Tobacco Farm Life Museum
2017 Dates TBA

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