BGCM and Carroll County Farm Museum Schedule of Events

Date Event
Jan 8 - 10, 2016
Annual Bill Gichner Memorial Hammer-In
Featuring Tom Willoughby
Registration Form
Jan 9 - 10, 2016
BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing
Jan 14, 2016
Open Forge 6-9PM
Jan 17, 2016
BGCM Monthly Meeting
Trade item: A rose
Jan 30 - 31, 2016
Forging a Rose and Flowers
Feb 6 - 7, 2016
BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing
Feb 11, 2016
Open Forge 6-9PM
Feb 21, 2016
BGCM Monthly Meeting
Trade item: A heart
Feb 27, 2016
Dan Boone's Pasture Party 2016
7381 Parrish Rd, Louisa, VA
Event details
Mar 2 - 30, 2016
BS-101 Wednesday Evenings Beginner
Mar 5 - 6, 2016
BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing
Mar 10, 2016
Open Forge 6-9PM
Mar 13, 2016
BGCM Monthly Meeting Annual Chili Cook-off
Bring you best chili. New this year cornbread competition
Trade item: A bowl or vessel
Mar 19 - 20, 2016
Reforging Hammers
Apr 9 - 10, 2016
Basic Damascus
Apr 11 - 14, 2016
Super BS-101 Beginner
Apr 14, 2016
Open Forge 6-9PM
Apr 15 - 17, 2016
BGOP Spring Fling
Featured demontrators Jymm Hoffman & Richard Sullivan
More info here
Apr 16 - 17, 2016
Basic Knife Making
Apr 24, 2016
BGCM Monthly Meeting
Trade item: A door knocker
May 12, 2016
Open Forge 6-9PM
May 21 - 22, 2016
Contests (revised 11/17/15)
1. Forged wrapped eye tomahawk (head only)
2. Forged candle stick or holder
3. Decorative twist sample no longer than 6 inches
Please share our half page flyer
Jun 4 - 5, 2016
BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing
Jun 9, 2016
Open Forge 6-9PM
Jun 12, 2016
BGCM Monthly Meeting
Trade item: An item with a cutting edge or grill tool
Jun 25 - 26, 2016
BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing
Jul 14, 2016
Open Forge 6-9PM
Jul 17, 2016
BGCM Monthly Meeting
Trade item: Jewelry
Jul 30 - 31, 2016
BS-202 Intermediate Blacksmithing
Aug 6 - 7, 2016
BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing
Aug 11, 2016
Open Forge 6-9PM
Aug 14, 2016
BGCM Monthly Meeting (DATE CHANGED)
Trade item: A Blacksmith Tool
Aug 27 - 28, 2016
BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing
Sep 8, 2016
Open Forge 6-9PM
Sep 25, 2016
BGCM Monthly Meeting
Trade item: Tabletop Paper Towel Holder
Caitlin Morris showing techniques learned during "The Metal Metamorphosis" class at the Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing
Oct 1 - 2, 2016
Tool & Jig Making
Oct 5 - Nov 2, 2016
BS-101 Wednesday Evenings Beginner
Oct 8, 2016
Peter Ross at Jerusalem Mill Blacksmith Shop
Peter Ross is coming to the Blacksmith Shop at Jerusalem Mill, Gunpowder Falls State Park, 2813 Jerusalem Rd, Kingsville MD 21087 There will be a Jerusalem Mill Blacksmith Guild Hammer Down on Saturday, 8 October, 2016 from 10am to 4pm. $20 with pre-registration by 1 Oct. $25 after the 1st. There will be: Iron-In-The-Hat, auction and tailgating. Includes a free picnic lunch. Bring a chair.
Oct 13, 2016
Open Forge 6-9PM
Oct 15, 2016
Tidewater Blacksmith Guild 6th Annual Gathering of the Blacksmiths
Southhampton County Fairgrounds
Courtland, Virginia 23837

More information as available
Oct 22, 2016
9th Annual BGCM Principio Hammer-In 9AM-4PM
Featuring Derick Kemper of Damselfly Forge. He will demonstrate a traditional Viking multi-bar laminate. http://damselflyforge.com/

Admission - Bring an item, preferably handmade by you, for the Iron in the Hat

Tailgating - Time to sell your extra tools and items, clean out your shop and bring items to sell. This may include finished items you have made.

Show and Tell - Bring some of your current projects to show, receive constructive feedback, or trouble shoot a project.

Hosted by Harris Metalsmith Studio (Google Map).
Oct 23, 2016
BGCM Monthly Meeting
Trade item: Item with a Leaf
Oct 29 - 30, 2016
Basic Knife Making
Nov 5 - 6, 2016
BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing
Nov 10, 2016
Open Forge 6-9PM
Nov 12, 2016
Holiday Party at Bear Branch Nature Center
Join your fellow blacksmiths for dinner and cheer. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.
Trade item: Handmade holiday ornament and/or Cookie Exchange (1 dozen w/recipe)
Nov 12 - 13, 2016
Forge Welding
Nov 19 - 20, 2016
Making tongs
Dec 3 - 4, 2016
BS-101: Beginner Blacksmithing
Dec 8, 2016
Open Forge 6-9PM
Dec 10 - 11, 2016
Intermediate Knife Making: Blades
Dec 18, 2016
BGCM Monthly Meeting
Trade item: A Cross

Dates subject to change

Demonstrators are needed for the Farm Museum's Historic Forge

on the Special Event Dates listed above as well as anytime the Farm Museum is open.

Contact to volunteer.