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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

June 25 at 9:00 A.M.
Blacksmiths Shop in Yesterday Village
Dixie Classic Fairgrounds
Gate 9, 27th Street
Winston-Salem, NC

The fun will start at 9:00am with Paul Spainhour doing the morning demonstration and Ian Thomsen handling the afternoon. There will be a BBQ lunch for around $5 per person. Additionally there will be Iron in the Hat raffles and tailgate sales.

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 ***

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