BGCM 30th Annual Blacksmith Days
May 19-20, 2018
Carroll County Farm Museum
500 S Center St, Westminster, MD


A Look Back at Where it Started
Featuring
Ken Schwarz & Randy McDaniel

Registration & Admission:

  • Camping at the Farm Museum is $25 per night payable directly to the CCFM upon arrival
  • Advanced Registration by May 1st (With Breakfast & Lunch Sat & Sun)..............................$40.00
  • Advanced registration will receive a 30th anniversary bottle opener. One per registration form. Limited quantity available.
  • After May 1st (With Breakfast & Lunch Sat & Sun)................................................................$50.00
  • Sunday only (With Breakfast & Lunch Sun)...........................................................................$25.00
  • Spouse & Children ages 13 to 17 (With Breakfast & Lunch Sat & Sun).................................$25.00
  • Family: You, Spouse & Your Children ages 13 to 17 (With Breakfast & Lunch Sat & Sun)....$80.00
  • Children 13 & Under with Paid Adult (With Breakfast & Lunch Sat & Sun).............................FREE
  • Sat Dinner (Advanced Registration Required).......................................................................$10.00
  • Gates open to paid BSD registrants Saturday & Sunday at 8AM
  • Public Welcome to enter Blacksmith Days event area from Noon to 4:00 PM for the Regular Farm Museum Entry Fee. The Farm Museum is open from 9AM to 4PM. Meals are Not included.
  • Lunch available to the public Sat & Sun for $10.00 per person each day
  • Safety Glasses Required in Traditional Arts Academy building and all demonstration tents

Forged Item Contests

  • Randy McDaniel's Sample Ring.

  • Forge at least three items and the ring out of pieces of 1/2" sq. X 3" long.
    Each item and the ring is forged from a separate 3" piece.
    The items will be judged on quality and complexity of forging, not quantity


  • A wrapped eye tomahawk or colonial axe

Rules: Entries must be forged by the Entrant since BSD 2017; Forging stations available on site to complete contest items; Demonstrators will judge contest on design, technical details, and overall execution; The judges decisions are final; First, Second, and Third prizes will be awarded for each forging contest.

Accomodations

  • Best Western
  • Days Inn

  • Limited on-site, RV and primitive camping available for $25 per night payable directly to the Carroll County Farm Museum upon arrival. Public restrooms are available, No hook-ups or showers. All Campers will be required to complete and sign the Farm Museum Liability Release Statement.

Forged Iron Work Auction

Forged Iron Auction 4:30PM Saturday

Damascus(Pattern Welded) Hammer forged by Nathan Robertson and Rob Decker BSD 2016 - 2lbs 3oz


Ladle and spatula by Ted McNett

Silent Auction Ends at Noon on Sunday

Attendees may consign blacksmithing/metal working tools and equipment Consignments subject to 20% auction commission and Maryland sales tax (6%) will be charged. Include list/description of items to be consigned with registration

Raffle

  • Toolbox and forged tools - More photos coming soon




Raffle 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

Portfolio and Forged Items Display Tables

Bring examples of your work and/or portfolio to network with other smiths and show the public.

For Additional Information Contact:

blacksmithdayschair@bgcmonline.org