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Blacksmiths Festival 2019
April 27 - April 28
Footscray’s Maribyrnong River will ring with the sound of hammer hitting anvil during the fourth biennial Blacksmith Festival on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April. This years festival ‘Forged with Fire’ will bring together blacksmiths from across Australia, Canada and USA to showcase this not-so-lost trade.
*Master artist blacksmith Jake James from Canada will lead a four-day collaborative sculptural challenge involving twelve blacksmiths, working in teams.
*Elizabeth Belz from Memphis, Tennessee, USA, will lead the festivals first dedicated women’s artistic blacksmithing and a spoon making workshop.
*A chance to forge your own blacksmiths knife.
*The popular ‘give it a go’ sessions for those with no experience at all.
*New fire-free kids forging area.
*Extended hours on Saturday night program
*Live music by energetic local band Babaganoush
*Food by BlueBonnet BBQ from their impressive hand-made smoker
*Pirate ship outdoor bar sponsored by Two Birds Brewing.
*Blacksmith tools and hand-forged items on display and available for purchase throughout the weekend.
The Blacksmiths Festival is sure to have something to light your fire. To find out more check out the festival website blacksmithsfestival.com.