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Second Annual Gathering Of The Blacksmiths


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The Gathering Of The Blacksmiths
When: May 4th, 5th & 6th, 2011
Fees: $35 Entire Weekend/Spouses add $10/Under 18 free
$15 Daily/Spouses add $5
$10 additional weekend charge after April 15th
(See bottom of page to register)
Where: Southampton County Fairgrounds
25548 New Market Road
Courtland, Virginia 23837
Time: Friday (4th) 12:00pm till 10:00pm
Saturday (5th) 8:00am till 10:00pm
Sunday (6th) 8:00am till 4:00pm

Featured Demonstrator: To be announced



Farriers: Group demonstrations including horseshoes

Learning Center:

A chance to get your hands dirty learning blacksmithing techniques according to ABANA guidelines and included in full weekend registration fee

Viking Demonstrations: See some unique blacksmithing with these guys

Ring of Fire: Opportunity to forge and learn from others forging

Free Tailgating: With paid entry fee

Other Happenings: Old Crafts

Gallery open to anyone

50/50 Silent Auction

Iron in the Hat

Meals available by fairgrounds

Bluegrass music Saturday night at 7:00pm

Free tent camping & $20.00 a night for camper hookups
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I was there last year and had a great time. There was a great bunch of people and a lot of different things going on for everyone in a very nice setting. The silent auction also had some very nice pieces in it. I am booked up at this time, so I can't attend. This conference should get bigger and better every year, so if you can make it, don't miss it.

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Thanks for your kind remarks Brian, You were the perfect demonstrator for the first one. If we make it this year we have a line up for next year that has only been seen once and probably will not be again.
Less than a week to go come on out.

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I was there last year and had a blast!! Brian was an awesome demonstrator and teacher and i learned things from him that i hadnt considered before but now put into practice every day now that im smithing fulltime. Due to prior commitments i will have to miss this years event but know that i will be there in spirit. And Travis you better save me a t-shirt!!

Keith
MMM Fab & Forge

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Had a great time at The Gathering!!!!

Seeing Phil Heath forge a very nice boot scraper, and demonstrate some joinery was a treat. Clay Smith made forging a tomahawk look as easy as tieing your shoes. His hammer control was phenominal. The blade was true and straight right off the anvil, no filing necessary except for sharpening the edge.

Thanks TBG for hosting this wonderful event!!!

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I will post pictures tomorrow. As soon as we can work up a real schedule we will anounce next years event. We made a mistake and didn't have a set schedule this year. I think things still went great. The learning center was well used and the demonstrations were first class.
Thanks to everyone that helped make this a success.

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