Events Calendar

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.

June 2, 2017
  • IBA Summer Conference

    June 2, 2017June 4, 2017 
    Tipton County 4-H Fairgrounds, Tipton, IN

    Demonstrators: Robert Taylor, Brotherhood of Friendly Hammermen, Gordon Williams.
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    Contact: Gary Phillips (765)798-8316

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June 9, 2017
  • IVBA 34th Annual Summer Conference

    June 9, 2017June 11, 2017 
    Thresherman's Park, Pontiac, IL

    Save the date, more info to come!

    Contact: Gary Riss (815) 672-2684

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