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.

March 24, 2018
  • 25th Annual Hammer-In at Pioneer Village, Scott County Park

    March 24, 2018 @ 9:00 amMarch 25, 2018 12:00 pm 
    Scott County Park, Long Grove, IA

    Demonstrator: Nathan Allen, he will be doing projects representative of 18th & 19th century blacksmithing in small shops. Many will involve forge welding!

    Trade item: Something with a leaf
    Potluck lunch on Saturday. Will have auction of donated items.
    Tailgaters welcome!

    Contact: Bob Tuftee, (563) 349-3369

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