Schedule of Events
17TH ANNUAL HAMMER ON THE HILL
Join us this year at Big Blu for our yearly Open House and Hammer-In. We will have Iron-in-the-Hat, tailgating, tool sales, and much more. This includes an all-day demonstration by the world-renowned artist and designer-in-iron Ellen Durkan. She will demonstrate the forging of one of her signature necklaces while giving insight into her unique understanding and approach to the trade. There will also be a Sunday morning class and lunch with Ellen giving a deeper dive into her approach to design. Space in this class is limited so REGISTER NOW before all the seats are taken!
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Location: 3308 Frank Whisnant Rd, Morganton, NC 28655
26 June 2021 Demonstation - Free and open to the public
9am - 3pm
Meeting and Demonstrations (Lunch avalable to purchase On Site)
27 June 2021 Class - Registration only
9am - 12pm
Morning Class (Lunch Included)
2021 3rd Annual Hammer In
17 JULY, 2021, 9am - 5pm
Location: Rutherfordton, North Carolina
24 - 26, SEPTEMBER, 2021
Location: Troy, Ohio
14 - 16, OCTOBER, 2021
For 48 years, ABANA has not had a place to call its home. In 2020, the Board of Directors voted to give ABANA a permanent home in Johnstown, PA. Johnstown has a rich historical presence in the Steel and Iron industry. It only made sense that ABANA’s first permanent home be in the historical steel town known as Johnstown. In 2021, ABANA will host this inaugural Festival to welcome the ABANA membership to Johnstown. We have lots in store for the Festival. Check out our demonstrators.