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Tidewater Blacksmith's Guild, Inc. Mission Statement

The Tidewater Blacksmith's Guild is dedicated to preserving the craft of blacksmithing and to increasing public awareness of the history of blacksmithing while at the same time demonstrating that in this automated machine world, things hand made still exist and remain objects of art. The Tidewater Blacksmith's Guild is a local member organization charted under the Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America Inc. (ABANA), a non-profit organization.

Board of Directors Meetings will be the Second Thursday of each month
Our Next Meeting
No Meeting on Sunday the 16th

Sunday September 29th 9 AM – 10 PM

South Hampton County Fairgrounds 26458 New Market Road, Courtland Virginia 23837
Hosted by Gathering Of The Blacksmiths, More Info Click Here

RSVP by Friday, September 15th to guarantee a meal ticket for you at the gate. RSVP will be set up through signup genius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4aafa72da5fa7-8thannual

Fees: Entry is $25.00 for non TBG members. With your entry fee you become a TBG member. Memberships are family based so this includes your minor children and spouse. Pre-Registered guests will be given a meal ticket at check in.

Where: Southhampton County Fairgrounds 26458 New Market Road, Courtland Virginia 23837

Friday September 28th - 2018 500pm
Campers can start arriving and set-up. Feel free to bring your forge. Tent camping is free, site power and water hook ups are $25.00/day.

Saturday, September 29th - 9:00 AM —-Guest Demonstrator Peter Ross will be demonstrating various aspects of Blacksmithing including several projects throughout the day focusing of course on traditional blacksmithing.

1:00 PM - BBQ Lunch will be provided. Pulled pork BBQ with coleslaw, baked beans, iced tea and water.

6:30 PM Crock Pot/Dutch Oven Cook off - Everyone will get a small taste and you can vote for your favorite pot. There will be a crock pot meal contest. Two categories, dessert and main course. The sky is the limit, chili, Brunswick stew, peach cobbler, apple dump, you name it.

Sunday, September 30th -
No scheduled events….Campers can have a relaxing morning, say farewells and breakdown their campsites.

Camping: Tent camping is free, site power and water hook ups are $25.00/day. Limited shower and bath room on site.

Tailgating: Free with paid entry fee/membership. Gallery: Please bring an example of your or someone else's work. It can be your latest project still in the works or a piece you have that you are most proud of.

About Peter Ross
Peter is a very accomplished blacksmith. He was Colonial Williamsburg's Blacksmith for twenty-five years. He has been a regular on The Woodwright's Shop PBS television show as well as published in magazines and other publications. He is most well known for his historically accurate reproductions of kitchen hardware, tools, and locks.



We are very fortunate to have Peter at our Gathering of Blacksmiths and hope you can join us for great day of fellowship and fun.

2nd Wednesday each month is Open Forge,
6PM to 9PM at Don Robertson's Shop
801 Butler Street , Unit 19, Chesapeake Virginia 23323

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