21st Annual Blacksmith Days


May 15-17, 2009

at the

Carroll County Farm Museum Westminster, Maryland




Colonial Williamsburg  

 J. Neilson


ABS Master Bladesmith

Shel Browder and Steve Mankowski


Iron Smelt on Friday

Bladesmithing Sat and Sun

 Forging Iron  Sat and Sun



 Forged Items Contests

 Other Demonstrations

            1.  Colonial Fire Shovel  

            2.  Kitchen Knife

Horseshoe Forging ........ MD Farriers 3.  On Site Forging Contest
Brass Casting ........... Walter VanAlstine
Iron Kiss Hammers........ John Larson

Prizes Awarded

Repousse ..................... Kerry Stagmer  
Carving .......................... Ferenc Gregor Admission:

$30.00  In Advance  $40.00 At Gate

Mountain Men                 Bill Chestnut  (Includes Breakfast & Lunch   Sat & Sun)
“Tall Tales”..................... & Mark Haines Sat Dinner $8.00 Extra (In Advance Only)
“Fleece to Shawl........... Fiber Artists Public Welcome  Enter from 12:00 to 5:00 PM
  for the Regular Farm Museum Entry Fee

Eye Protection Required to Watch Demonstrations - Please Remember to Bring Yours


Forged Iron Auction 4:30PM Saturday

Blacksmith Days Raffle Items

1.  Knife Forged by J. Neilson



2.  BBQ Grill and Tools

Forged by BGCM Members





 Check back to see BBQ Tools as they are added


Drawing 4:30 Pm May 17, 2009 at Blacksmith Days

Carroll County Farm Museum

Tickets available through guild members and at Blacksmith Days Sales Table in Pavilion

Tickets - $1.00 Donation - 6 for $5.00 - 13 for $10.00



Silent Auction Saturday/Sunday


Attendee’s  may consign blacksmithing/metal working tools and equipment Consignments subject to 20% auction commission and Maryland sales tax (5%) will be charged.  Include list/description of items to be consigned with registration


Portfolio and Forged Items Display Tables


Bring examples of your work and/or portfolio to network with other smiths and show the public.  The Farm Museum is open to the Public from 12:00-5:00PM on Saturday and Sunday when they may observe Blacksmith Days activities


For Additional Information Contact:

2009 Blacksmith Days Chairman  

Bob Hungerman

(410) -549-3851 


Blacksmith Days Flyer

Schedule of Events

Advance Registration Deadline: May 1, 2009

Registration Form




Best Western

Boston Inn

Days Inn




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Auction Items