Upcoming Events

Mark Your Calendars!

Our Gift to you...

2019 PAABA Calendars - NEW!

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.    Closed until April 2019



January 19 - Depreciation Lands - 9:00, Potpourri of Presenters on a Variety of Subjects. Year in Review, PAABA Meeting, Election, PAABA Library, and More!  Remember to bring a key ring for the “Key Ring Tree” (made by Chuck Hughes) to support the Depreciation Lands Museum!   Bring an auction item to support PAABA too! Lunch will be available for a donation of $5.00.


February – “Chili-fest” has been moved to November at Steve Kontaxes’ Shop in Perryopolis, PA. Join us at a new shop with new hosts for a great day….details will follow!


March 23 – Dave Vincenty’s - 9:00


April 20 – Rices Landing - 9:00, Fort Allen’s Fearsome Foursome and ABA Smiths demonstrate 4-U! Boy Scouts will be grilling for lunch.


April 27 - Fort Allen - 9:00, Open days to enjoy and introduce yourself to the shop.



May 18 - Brad Weber’s – 9:00, Always a great time! Come to see a FABULOUS shop and home! Brass Pour by Bob Pickens. Learn how to make a foundry for yourself! Bring a dish to share and an Auction Item, proceeds are evenly distributed between WRABA and PAABA.


June 15 – Compass Inn Museum - Hands-On, 9:00 Come and support the day by making items for the Gift Shoppe located at the site.  Ed Appleby is Host, all level of smiths are invited!


August TBA –  Steel Welding


September 26-29 - SOFA


October TBA - Country Fab


NEW! November TBA - Steve Kontaxes Shop in Perryopolis—”Chili-fest”! 9:00





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 Simmons 330-385-1393
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!