AACB Regional Membership Meetings/Conferences
For exact dates, please check Events Calendar closer to meeting dates.
Most meetings feature a blacksmithing demonstration, food, a general meeting, and an Iron-in-the-Hat (a drawing of tickets to win donated items); some meetings/conferences also include a live auction of donated items and various family programs.
January – Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village in Murfreesboro TN, hosted by Rutherford County Blacksmiths Association (RCBA).
April – Behind the Tennessee Valley Railroad Station in Chattanooga TN, hosted by Choo Choo Forge.
March – Fiddler’s Grove Historic Village in Lebanon TN, hosted by Fiddler’s Grove Blacksmiths Association (FGBA)
May, every other even-numbered year – AACB Conference, Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village, Murfreesboro, TN
May, every other odd-numbered year – Southeastern Blacksmith Association (SBA) Conference, Lion’s Club grounds in Madison, GA. AACB is one of seven regional chapters to host this biannual event.
July – Knoxville TN area, hosted by Clinch River Blacksmith Guild (CRBG).
October – McMinnville TN, hosted by Warren County Blacksmiths Association (WCBA).
November – Annual Meeting, John C. Campbell Folk School (JCCFS) in Brasstown NC, hosted by Brasstown Blacksmiths.
December – Christmas Party, Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville TN, hosted by AACB.