Fire on the Mountain Blacksmith Festival - NC Blue Ridge

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Fire on the Mountain Blacksmith Festival

April 30, 2016 - May 1, 2016

Fire on the Mountain is an annual celebration of the art of the blacksmith, held the last Saturday in April in downtown Spruce Pine, NC. The event is a partnership between Spruce Pine Main Street, Penland School of Crafts, and the Toe River Arts Council. Each year, the festival contains:- A month long exhibit of new work by artist blacksmiths, culminating in a closing reception the Friday night before the festival
– A featured Master Blacksmith who demonstrates multiple times at the festival, presents a lecture at Penland School, and conducts a Master Demonstration workshop the Friday before the festival
– Several invited demonstrators who share their talents at the festival
– Vendor blacksmiths selling their wares, and demonstrating techniques in their booths
– Tool vendors
– A free hands-on tent, where the public can sign up to try their hands at blacksmithing, assisted by blacksmith volunteers
– Food!


April 30, 2016
May 1, 2016


Downtown Spruce Pine
Locust St
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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