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

2016 Statewide Meeting Schedule

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 ***

Heritage Day at Historic Oak View County Park
4028 Carya Drive  Raleigh, NC 27610
Oct. 1, 2016   10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Dixie Classic Fair
Winston-Salem, NC
Sept. 30 - Oct. 9, 2016

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. 13-23, 2016
Oct. 12-22, 2017

BBQ Cook Off Challenge at the Tobacco Farm Life Museum
709 North Church Street  Kenly, NC
Tobacco Farm Life Museum
November 12, 2016  10am-3pm