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.

May 26, 2018
  • Carlinville Spring Festival

    May 26, 2018May 27, 2018 
    Carlinville, IL

    More information to come!

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June 1, 2018
  • IBA Summer Conference

    June 1, 2018June 3, 2018 
    Tipton Fairgrounds, Tipton, IN, United States

    Demonstrations by:  Pep Gomez & Nathan Allen.  Also featuring Bill Conyers power hammer rebuild demo.

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June 8, 2018
  • IVBA June Conference

    June 8, 2018June 10, 2018 
    Threshermen's Park, 14975 E 2200 N Rd, Pontiac, IL 61764, USA

    Demonstrator: Eddie Rainey of Gallop Forge, Milner, GA

    Beginner’s Training Class held on Friday, Pre-Registration required, contact Harold Hohulin at 309-965-2355 to register.

    For more information, contact Gary Riss at 815-257-2634.

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