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.

August 5, 2017
  • Rantoul Boy Scout Jamboree

    August 5, 2017 
    Rantoul, IL

    Contact: Harold Hohulin, call (309)965-2355 and leave a message.

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August 11, 2017
  • UMBA Summer Conference

    August 11, 2017 @ 8:00 amAugust 13, 2017 5:00 pm 
    Badger Steam & Gas Engine Club, S3347 Sand Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913, USA

    Friday Beginner Blacksmithing Class
    Saturday & Sunday Demonstrator: Ernie Dorrill

    Contact: Mike Garrett, (414)899-3569
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August 12, 2017
  • Dean Coonrad Memorial Hammer-In

    August 12, 2017 
    Pana, IL 62557, USA

    Contact: Steve Knowles (217)428-2766

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  • Grand Reopening Rasmussen Blacksmith Shop

    August 12, 2017 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm 
    Rasmussen Blacksmith Shop Museum, 300 S Main St, Lewistown, IL 61542, USA

    Lewistown Society for Historic Preservation is looking forward to the Grand Re-Opening of the Rasmussen Blacksmith Shop on August 12, 2017 starting at 10:00AM. There will be food on site along with a blacksmith working in the shop.

    For more information, please refer to their Facebook page:

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