Northwest Blacksmith Association

ABANA Conference 2016

Date(s) - 07/13/2016 - 07/16/2016
All Day

2016 ABANA   Conference  Salt Lake City

July 13-16

The 2016 Conference theme is EDUCATION — the reason ABANA was started! There will be hands-on demonstrations, teaching tents, seminars, and evening forging competitions! All metalsmiths and farriers are welcome, there will be something for everyone! It all happens under tents on a grassy open area, along with air-conditioned buildings!

• Vendors
• Tailgaters
• A kids’ tent
• Iron in the Hat
• Auction
• and the Saturday night dinner is a sit-down dinner in the main ballroom, served to you by the caterers! No standing in line, everyone will eat at the same time!

Conference Demonstrations

The conference focus in on Education, giving you multiple opportunities to participate with all the featured metal crafts – Blacksmithing, Damascus Billet, Farrier Forging, Repousse, Fold-Forming, Patination and Youth Forging. Main demo tents will feature Bladesmithing; Forging Steel Bronze and Copper as well as Aluminum Sculpture.

Beginning to advanced demos: architectural and sculptural blacksmithing, repousse, foldforming, damascus billet making.
Expanded teaching tents and new youth and farrier tents: participate with the demonstrators
Experience the design and building of a custom railing with an on-site install
Professional seminars on building and marketing your business, how to photograph your work, and the future of blacksmithing
Reserve your host NOW, pay later; on-site camping available
Demos sites: on grass & in air-conditioned buildings
Gourmet food trucks, Saturday night dinner
Fine art gallery with auction and marketplace


Easy Travel: Fly in to the SLC airport and take a metro train to the FairPark and hotels!

Great Food: 8-10 Gourmet food trucks, starting with breakfast, with some onsite until 10:00pm!

Great Lodging: Hotels or on-site camping . . . your choice!


To find out more and register, visit
Artist-Blacksmith’s Association of North America (ABANA)
259 Muddy Fork Road, Jonesborough, TN 37659


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Fairpark, Salt Lake City Utah

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