AACB Blacksmith Conference
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, May 14-16, 2020
Welcome! Fellow Blacksmith Enthusiasts!
We would like to welcome everyone to the 2020 AACB Conference. We strive to make each conference better than the last! We are very excited to bring Ellen Durkan from Delaware, and Dave Custer from Kentucky as our Featured Demonstrators. In addition, we have three outstanding AACB members performing demonstrations throughout the Conference. Our lineup includes Mike LaMarre, Rob Robinson, and Lee Oates. This will be a great opportunity to see some of the best talent AACB has to offer.
Early birds will enjoy the best of the terrific Tailgate Sales, and the numerous Vendors scheduled to be present. Everyone is encouraged to bring your own tailgate items to sell or trade.
During the Conference you will be able to browse and bid on the numerous IITH (Iron-in-the-Hat) and Auction Items on display. Bring your own special items for the Auction and IITH. Also, please bring in any unique pieces you have for Show-and-Tell. All proceeds help AACB promote blacksmithing at individual forges and workshops.
Green Coal Classes from AACB instructors and a fantastic lineup for our Family Programs this year. Kentucky Leather and Hide will be teaching the layout and assembly of a working knife sheath, and Baskets by Barbara Boone will instruct on how to weave and assemble a basket.
The Forging Contest is scheduled for Friday night. We don’t yet know what the theme will be, but it’s always a “big hit” (pun intended!).
The Conference location at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village offers a unique experience of days gone by and is within walking distance to numerous shops, restaurants, and Murfreesboro’s historic downtown square area. If you enjoy history, Murfreesboro is home to numerous pre-civil war estates as well as the Stones River National Battlefield.
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Clint “Buzz” Busbee &
2020 Conference Co-Chairmen