Artist Blacksmith Association of North America 2020 Biennial Conference

    Event Date: June 3-6, 2020
    Event Location: The Washington County Fairgrounds

    Washington County Fairgrounds

    ABANA 2020 Saratoga is on its way! It is THE blacksmithing get-together that you have been waiting for. We have a distinguished array of demonstrators in eight separate demo sites, a 20 forge teaching area, a youth teaching site, lectures, competitions, vendors, tailgating, family programs, members’ gallery, auction and BBQ and the Blacksmith’s Arm Pub. There will be a Saturday night dinner and coffee and donuts early mornings. Also there will be food available onsite all four days. Whether you are a novice, a part-time smith or a full time professional there will be something for everyone, including time to sit and share ideas, techniques, and learn from each others' experience. Even for those who are just curious about blacksmithing this is the place to see smithing at its best. You won’t find a better place for all things blacksmith whether you come for just a single day or the entire four days.

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