The next blacksmithing weekend will be held April 6-7, 2019
Old time traditional techniques and lore will be explored, exemplified, demonstrated, and celebrated during this weekend workshop. You will get lots of hands-on experience. Our professional blacksmiths and teachers will attentively guide you on this 3-day weekend long journey back into our American roots.
Try your hand at making a hook, hoof pick, candle holder, or fire poker. More importantly learn foundational techniques that can enlighten an aspect of our history or guide you into becoming more deeply involved in this empowering trade.
This event is open to a small group of adults only. (Special exceptions can sometimes be made for mature minors who are accompanied by a chaperoning parent.) *All tools and materials provided* This workshop is geared towards beginners but advanced students are also welcome...
Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to fire up some new possibilities.
Date/Time: April 6-7
Available Spaces: limited to 12 adults (no unchaperoned minors)
Cost: $375 online, $360 by postal mail (hot meals & overnight rustic lodging included)
Cancellations: non-refundable deposit (1/2 of total) is retained for all cancellations
Road Conditions: 1.5 miles off-road gravel - watch the video(link is external)
Location: 8 miles east of Boone, NC - Base camp at Turtle Island Preserve is just 2 miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway - Bamboo Gap Exit
How To Register:
Option 1: Pay $375 online w/ credit card using the 'Buy Now' button below - and email these forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Option 2: Pay $360 w/ check or money order by Postal Mail - print and enclose these forms to:
Turtle Island Preserve
Attn. Blacksmith Weekend
2683 Little Laurel Road
Boone, NC 28607
After You've Registered:
What to Bring on overnight stays
CRUCIAL Orientation Info
ATTENTION ALL VISITORS: Read Before Entering - Be aware that Turtle Island Preserve is NOT LIABLE for your safety, health or any impairment of it. Enter at your own risk. Your presence represents your acknowledgement that you accept full liability for any damage to you/your children’s person or property. This applies to everyone on the premises or associated with Turtle Island Preserve programs.
WARNING:Under North Carolina law, a farm animal activity sponsor or farm animal professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in farm animal activities resulting exclusively from the inherent risks of farm animal activities. Chapter 99E of The North Carolina General Statutes.
WARNING: Under North Carolina Law, There Is No Liability For An Injury To Or Death Of A Participant In An Agritourism Activity Conducted At This Agritourism Location If Such Injury Or Death Results From The Inherent Risks Of The Agritourism Activity. Inherent Risks Of Agritourism Activities Include, Among Others, Risks Of Injury Inherent To Land, Equipment, And Animals, As Well As The Potential For You To Act In A Negligent Manner That May Contribute To Your Injury Or Death. You Are Assuming The Risk Of Participating In This Agritourism Activity.