Oktoberfest Demonstrators Needed in Sullivan, IL

The Sullivan Chamber & Economic Development is looking for Blacksmiths to demonstrate at Oktoberfest on:

Friday, October 20, 2017 from 6pm-8pm
Saturday, October 21, 2017 from noon-8pm
On The Square
Sullivan, IL 61951
For more information, please contact:
Malinda Calhoun-Hurt

Demonstrators needed for Lake County Harvest Festival

The Lake County Fairgrounds is looking for blacksmiths to demonstrate for their Harvest Festival in Grayslake, IL on September 23rd-24th. If you are interested, please call (847)680-7200 and ask for Emily Coroneos or John Maguire.

New Websmith in Town

Hello IVBA family,

My name is Chris Vranek and earlier this year I was asked if I wanted to take over the day-to-day operations for the IVBA website.  I decided to give it a shot, so I’ve been handed the keys to this buggy and I will attempt to keep this site a great place to meet and come together as smiths, colleagues, and friends.

To that end, I’ll also be working on our Facebook page.  Please come visit and share your latest smithing projects, ideas, photos, and local events so we can all enjoy them together!


See you around, and keep smithing!