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Blacksmith Hammer In & Blacksmiths of Kentucky Conference

August 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - August 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

blacksmithing hammer in at Josephine Sculpture Park

Blacksmiths of Kentucky presents

Blacksmith Hammer In and Conference

Saturday, August 10 & Sunday, August 11

Josephine Sculpture Park will host the Blacksmiths of Kentucky‘s annual Blacksmith Hammer In (FREE) & Blacksmiths of Kentucky Conference (paid registration required).
The following activities are free to the general public as part of the Hammer In and are also included with conference registration (see below for details):
Saturday August 10th (10am-4pm)

*Food for purchase by Amazing Gracie’s BBQ 11am-6pm

10:00am-12:00pm – Jeff Farmer Demo: Jeweler’s Anvil 

10:00am-4:00pm — Sale/Barter

2:00-4:00pm – Jeff Farmer Demo: Hot Repousse 

4:00pm – Silent Auction ends 

Sunday August 11th 

9:00-11:00am – Jeff Farmer Demo: Candle Holders 

11:00am – Closing Ceremonies

Paid CONFERENCE registration includes all of the above demonstrations PLUS additional lectures, classes with Jonathan Pinkston, a juried exhibition and competitions. Camping is ONLY available to those who REGISTER ONLINE, sites are limited and you must register in advance to camp. Link for camping is in the registration page.  
Additional events and activities for PAID CONFERENCE ATTENDEES ONLY:
Saturday August 10th
10:00 am – Deliver work to be included in the Exhibition (inside the Art Barn)
10:30-5:00 pm – Gallery Exhibition (inside the Art Barn)
12:00-2:00 pm – Dan Bourlotos Metallurgy Lecture Part I (inside the Art Barn)
4:00 pm – Open Forging begins (participation requires registration)
5:00 pm – Gallery Awards Announcement
6:30-8:00 pm – Forging Competition
Sunday August 11th
9:00-11:00 am – Dan Bourlotos Metallurgy Lecture Part II
Conference fees:
2 Day Pass: $20
Saturday only: $15
Sunday only: $10
Who needs to register?
If you plan to attend the lectures, participate in the competitions or the juried exhibition, you need to register.
If you plan to sell items at this event, you need to register.
If you don’t like to stand in line to get in, you need to register ONLINE in advance.
If you plan to camp, you must register online, in advance for the event and for your campsite.
Who doesn’t need to register?
Kids 15 and under may attend everything for FREE!
Spouses or partners who will only attend the “free to the public demonstrations” listed above do not have to register.
To register for the conference portion of this event please click the button below:
JSP is available for your next event too! Visit Event Rental for more details.


August 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am
August 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm


Blacksmiths of Kentucky


Josephine Sculpture Park
3355 Lawrenceburg Rd
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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