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.

2018 State Wide Meeting Schedule

State wide meetings start at 9 AM unless otherwise noted. The meetings normally start with a morning demonstraton, followed by lunch and Iron - in - the - Hat Raffles of donated items. After lunch any NC Abana business or news will be discussed and then the afternoon demonstration. Additionally throughout the day there are tailgate sales by members and vendors. Lunch is usually served onsite for a small fee.

4th Quarter - December 1
Roger Barbour's Shop
Clayton, NC
Program TBA

1st Quarter 2019

2nd Quarter 2019

3rd Quarter 2019

Regional Meetings

In addition to the state wide meetings regional groups accross the state have local meetings. Select this link Regional Meeting Schedules to see the contact information for the regional group and the local meeting schedule.

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

Burlington mini Maker Faire
Holly Hill Mall
309 Huffman Mill Rd, Burlington, NC 27215
2019 Dates to be announced

Fire on the Mountain Blacksmithing Festival
Spruce Pine, NC
2019 Dates to be announced

Southern Blacksmith Association Conference
Madison, GA
May 16 - 18, 2019

Dixie Classic Fair  website
Winston-Salem, NC
2019 Date TBA

North Carolina State Fair
Raleigh, NC
October 11-21, 2018
October 17-27, 2019
October 15-25, 2020
October 14-24, 2021
October 13-23, 2022

Tobacco Farm Life Museum  website
709 North Church Street  Kenly, NC
BBQ Cook Off Challenge  November 10, 2018  BBQ and family fun activities

Yates Mill Harvest Celebration  website
Yates Mill County Park
4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh, NC 27603
Annual Fall Harvest Celebration - 2019 Dates TBA  11AM - 3PM