Northwest Blacksmith Association


Date(s) - 10/27/2017 - 10/29/2017
All Day

Swap Meet & Hammer-In in October!!

NWBA Blacksmith Swap Meet & Mini-Conference
October 27,28, 29, Friday – Sunday
at the Mentoring Center and Fairgrounds, Longview, WA
~ So Much More than a Swap Meet ~

  • Open forge on Friday and Saturday night! *
  • Blacksmiths’ Swap Meet – All Day Saturday! Huge tailgating area! Vending in the tailgating area is open to anyone. Attendance to swap meet free of charge, and will be open to public buyers. Surcharge for vending booth is $10, except for Orphan Vendors.
  • Orphan Vendors’ Booth! Orphan Vendors (folk with less than $65 worth of stuff to sell) may sell in the Orphans’ booth for a 15% service charge. This booth will be staffed, so Orphans can go play.
  • Three demonstrators*
        Saturday AM – David Tuthill ‘sculpture’
        Saturday PM – Andy Dohner ‘fly press tooling’
        Sunday AM – Darryl Nelson ‘making it look easy, tips from a master’
  • “Masquerade Metallique” contest! Make a mask out of metal and bring it to this event. Anything from aluminum foil to pattern-welded stainless is allowed. Masks will be on display and all participants will vote for Crowd Favorites. Prizes will be awarded!

* Mentoring Center activities require NWBA membership. $30 cover charge for full weekend or portion thereof. Cover charge is in addition to vending surcharge.


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Cowlitz Expo Center and NWBA Mentoring Center

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