Upcoming Events

Mark Your Calendars!

Our Gift to you...

2017 PAABA Calendars
The NEW 2017 Version!!!

PAABA Hotline - Call 724-45-FIRE-1

New!  WRABA Event Schedule below!

THURSDAY NIGHTS - FORT ALLEN  - Open Forge Call Dick Fisher for details! 724-836-3625 See the new addition and take part in the friendly atmosphere. $5 Donation appreciated for fuel.

Demonstrator Opportunity

The Lawrence County Fair would like to have a blacksmith demonstrator.  No charge for the booth, and you can sell your items.   Event takes place during the month of August for one week.  To learn more about dates and times, contact Malinda Marks 724-601-4318


May 13 & 14 – Fort Allen, “Make It and Take It” - Instructors and Hands-On projects Saturday only, Open Forge on Sunday. Enjoy the West Overton Museum Festival this year too!   Lunch available on site.


May 13 – Brad Weber’s – WRABA and PAABA, 9:00, Doug Plance is giving a talk on firearms and representing PAABA.  Always a great time! Come to see a FABULOUS shop and home! Pot Luck Lunch.   Bring Auction Item.  Cross the line to Tappan Lake, Ohio!

88250 Mill Hill Rd, Bowerston, OH 44695


May TBA – ABA Spring Conference, Ripley, West Virginia at Cedar Lakes.

June 17– Compass Inn– Hands-On Event, Make Items for the Compass Inn Gift Shop!

August 19– Steel Welding– 9:00, Dave Custer, read the article on pps. 4-5 to get to know Dave! PAABA Meeting*, Auction and Great PAABA Picnic!

September 22-25 – SOFA Quad State Round-Up

October 21 – Country Fab, Host: Bob Pickens–9:00 We are very pleased to have Tom Willoughby demonstrate for you. Tom was a recent demonstrator at the ABANA Conference in 2016, he is a wealth of knowledge


Providence Meeting House and Quaker Cemetery - Next Work Day is Spring 2017!

 - Calling ALL PAABA Members!!!  PLEASE CALL, so we can plan accordingly!

Let John know if you plan on attending by calling 412-855-6511

MAP - Quaker Church Rd, Perryopolis, PA 15473

WRABA scheduled events in 2017

Western Reserve Area Blacksmith Associates

Saturday May 13: Hammer in: (bring a dish to share plus an item for the iron in the hat sale)
Joint WRABA and PAABA event
Gobbler Forge (Brad Weber’s) 88250 Mill Hill Road Bowerston, Ohio 44695

Saturday June 10: WRABA workday at Burton Century Village (lunch provided)
14653 East Park Street, Burton, Ohio 44021

WRABA 11th annual Conference featuring Dave Custer
Burton Century Village 14653 East Park Street, Burton, Ohio 44021
    Friday June 23: Hands on training in tool making (12 spots available) contact President Ralph     Neumeister for reservations (440) 552-9560
    Saturday June 24: Demonstration of Hammer and punch making skills
    Sunday June 25: Demonstration of advanced tool making skills

Saturday July 8: Hammer in: (bring a dish to share plus an item for the iron in the hat sale)
Joint event of WRABA and NOB: Ky Green’s forge 5115 State Road (route 60) Wakeman, Ohio 44889

Saturday August 12: WRABA picnic at Burton Century Village
14653 East Park Street, Burton, Ohio 44021

September 22-25 SOFA QuadState Roundup 2017, Miami County fairgrounds, Troy Ohio

Saturday October 7: Hammer in: (bring a dish to share plus an item for the iron in the hat sale)
Don Pfaff’s forge 28151 Township Line Road (Mountz Rd), East Rochester Ohio 44625

Saturday November 11: Hammer in: TBD





Care to Get Involved?
We are seeking & updating our demonstrators' list.  Would you like to demonstrate at community days in your area?
You will need:
  • A portable forge
  • And your Own Set-up...
(and if you don't have one and are still interested, we can work with you.)
Contact an officer:
John Steel 724-774-6757
Dave Lint  724-529-7942
Bill Robertson 412-221-2402
Chris Holt 412-741-6171
Check this page frequently as we add more information as it becomes available.  See you soon at a Hammer-In!