Next Meeting

Sunday July 9th, 2017

Our next meeting will be July 9th, 2017. We will be having a Hammer-In at Lang Pioneer Village.

Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017
Time Open to Public: 10 am – 4 pm
Set-up Time: 8:00 am – 9:45 am

David Brandow, OABA president, will be demonstrating, along with other blacksmiths using their own forges. Please let David know (david.brandow@gmail.com) if you are also planning to attend so that they can get an idea of how many of us to prepare for.

Check-In: When you arrive, please let parking staff know that you are a demonstrator and that you need to drop your equipment off in the Village. They will let you pass so that you may drive into the Village and down to the Blacksmith Shop to drop off your equipment. Prior to heading to the Blacksmith Shop, please check-in at the Volunteer Check-in Area at the picnic table with an umbrella at the side of the Visitor Centre.

Parking: We will designate parking at the back of the Village for you to park so that your vehicle is relatively close to where you are demonstrating. Please have your vehicle parked by 10:00 am and wait until we close at 4:00 pm to pack up your equipment.

Refreshment: Drinks and snacks will be available in the Visitor Centre Kitchen – entrance is the side door of the Visitor Centre where you checked in. Please bring your own lunch. Our Refreshment Booth will be open (burgers, hot dogs, sausages, etc) but it is typically very busy on event days.

This is Lang's 21st Annual Transportation Day Car & Motorcycle Show, with car enthusiasts from across Ontario showcasing their antique & classic cars and vintage motorcycles, along with horse and wagon rides, an antique bicycle display, log hand-hewing demonstrations and more.

Safety Glasses are *mandatory* whenever you are in the demonstration area.

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The Ontario Artist Blacksmith Association is a group of professional and part time blacksmiths, as well as others who are interested in the field. Some members have a great deal of experience, while others have only a little.

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