The Mid-America Hammer-In is the American Bladesmith Society’s largest Event.  Very centrally located in the Midwest United States it continues to grow and offer unparalleled access to information for beginners to advanced smiths.   Hosted by the Southern Ohio Forge and Anvil Blacksmith Association, the facilities are second to none at the Miami County Fairgrounds in Troy, Ohio.  Demonstrations are held in several well-equipped areas just foot steps away from each other.  We have an excellent barbeque being brought in for food and there will be live music on Saturday night.  These additions with the on site camping also makes this Hammer-in the social event of the year.

Our lineup of demonstrators this year is impressive, with ABS Mastersmiths and other experts in their fields that you have probably always wanted to meet. The weekend will include learning opportunities for fledgling forgers to Master Bladesmiths, its own knife show, and physical performance testing for Journeyman and Master Bladesmith certification (no judging this year).

For a full list of demonstrations and schedules check here for updates:2024 MId-America Hammer-in

Call Joel Worley, Hammer in Coordinator, at 937-638-9518 or email [email protected]  for more information about this event.

Pre-registration will be open until August 16, 2024 and then will close, but all are welcome to register at the door, on site registration cost is $90 for the weekend, so please register early.

Please come and join us, we have plenty of room, plenty of knowledge available for you all to soak up.  See you in Ohio!  Cindy.

Please note, camping donation have gone up to $30 for electric hook up and remain $15 for primitive.  You will take care of camping through the Miami County Fairgrounds on site or call (937) 335-7492 for reserving.