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

The 2017 schedule will be announced soon.

Regional Meeting Schedules

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

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

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

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

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

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