Western States Conference
A World-Class Blacksmith Conference
From the opening gong up at majestic Timberline Lodge to the closing ceremonies,
this will be a conference to top them all. Hundreds of blacksmiths converging on Mt. Hood
for a jam packed four days of hammer and fire, learning and doing, fun and sun!
Save the dates and make your travel plans:
August 22nd through Sunday August 25th, 2013.
Government Camp, Mt. Hood, OR
PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
WESTERN STATES SNEAK PREVIEW:
Opening Ceremony 11 AM Thursday August 22nd
Partial Lineup of Demonstrators:
Maria Cristalli, Cle Elum WA
Freddy Rodgriguez, Columbia SA – forged human and animal heads
Richard Sullivan, Gun Smith, Williamsburg VA
Jon Laubach, Gun Smith, Williamsburg VA
Bob Kramer, Knife Maker, Olympia WA
Michael Bondi, Richmond, CA
Rick Smith, Carbondale, IL
Partial Lineup for Hands-On:
Mark Aspery and Dennis Dusek demonstrating on National Blacksmith
American Bladesmith Society is sponsoring the Knife Forging Tent
Blacksmith Wars- 4 person Teams – Max 6 Teams, 1st come
Register early, Prize Money 1st -3rd place
Farrier Competition: The Oregon State Farriers association and the Northwest Blacksmiths Association are working together once again to bring you a farriers competition extraordinaire! Cash prizes ,door prizes, trophy’s and the chance to place in this judged competition.
NEW!! Glass Classes: Make glass tiles and beads, multiple workshop hours offered.
Members Gallery: We will have a dedicated and secure building for our member’s gallery.
Please bring your favorite work to share with everyone.
Banquet on Saturday Night at Timberline’s WyEast Day Lodge
Tailgate Sales and Vending (in designated areas only).
Tons of Family Activities in the area, Many accommodation Choices.
GREAT DESTINATION FOR A FAMILY VACATION!