Open Forges at Mt. Vernon’s Pioneer Village blacksmith shop the 2nd Saturday. Bring dish for Pot luck lunch. The Sugar Grove Forge is located at Sugar Grove Nature Center and is open the 3rd Saturday of each month. Lunch is on your own. We are at the Carlinville shop for a work day every Wednesday from about 10:00 to 3:00 any one wanting to fire up a forge is welcome. Steve Knowles shop in Decatur has open forges on the 2nd Saturday of the odd months for those in the Decatur area.
Attention all members that demonstrate at various fairs, festivals or old time reunions – please contact Augie Schimdt at (618) 254-9235. To add your event to this website, share your submission via the contact us form.
SOFA Quadstate Conference
September 23, 2017 – September 25, 2017
Miami County Fairgrounds, Troy, OH
Several demonstrators every day, TBA.
Visit sofablacksmiths.org for more information.
Beginning Blacksmith Class
September 30, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sugar Grove Nature Center, 4532 N 725 East Rd, McLean, IL 61754, USA
Max. 10 participants per class. $50 fee for members of Sugar Grove Nature Center or IVBA members/$60 for non-members. Fee includes lunch, tools, and materials. Must be registered and prepaid one week before class starts.
Contacts: Bill Kauffman (309)208-2505
Sugar Grove Nature Center (309)874-2174
Upper Midwest Regional Blacksmith Conference 2017
October 9, 2017 – October 14, 2017
Thresherman's Park, Pontiac, IL
Demonstrators: Mark Aspery and Pep Gomez.
Visit http://umrbc.org/ for more details.