Blacksmith Shop - Merchants Despatch Transportation 1904
The Northwest Ohio Blacksmiths hold regular business meetings on the 3rd Saturday of the months of January, March, July, September and November. These meetings are held at at the shops of different members. Family members are invited and there is a pot-luck meal.
On the 1st Saturday of all the other months we have "Open Forge" meetings, for smiths only, at various blacksmith shops. Bring your own sack lunch for these meetings.
The 1st weekend in May is our annual "Hammer-In" held at Historic Auglaize Village near Defiance, Ohio. This is a Friday - Saturday - Sunday event. We invite a well known smith to demonstrate his/her skills. This event requires a registration fee. Friday evening is "Anvil Stew" time with everyone bringing something for the pot.
Saturday evening is a catered banquet followed by a raffle and auction of handmade items. There are hands-on classes for new smiths on Saturday morning and afternoon and Sunday morning.