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Fort Klock Blacksmiths’ Gathering and Hammer-In

​Eighth Annual Fort Klock Blacksmiths’ Gathering and Hammer-In June 11th and 12th, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM each day

10 Am -5 PM

Eighth Annual

Fort Klock Blacksmiths’ Gathering and Hammer-In

June 11th and 12th, 2016

10 AM to 4 PM each day

7214 St. Hwy. 5 St. Johnsville, New York 13452

Come join us at the eighth annual Fort Klock Blacksmiths’ Gathering and Hammer-in! Once Again, this weekend event will be held in the 1811 Blacksmith Shop on the grounds of Historic Fort Klock. The Hammer-in Starts on Saturday the 11th and ends on Sunday the 12th of June, 2016. Attend for an hour, or make it a weekend. Admission to the Hammer-In is FREE.

The Fort Klock Blacksmith Shop is part of historic Fort Klock, a revolutionary war historic site. The Blacksmith Shop houses 2 stone forges in an early 1800’s stone building still standing on its original site.

Hammer – In activities planned include smithing demonstrations, hands on instruction for beginners, open forge time, a Forging Contest on Saturday Afternoon, Food for Sale and a pot luck lunch each day, camping, and more, smithing!

If you've never tried your hand at blacksmithing but always wanted to do so, now is your chance!

Smiths wishing to demonstrate or teach please let Steve know ASAP. If you have a portable forge set up there is PLENTY of space for set -up and you’re encouraged and welcome to do so! Last year we had 5 additional forges!For those wishing to make a weekend of it, there is plenty of space for camping. Camping is primitive, in the open fields near the smithy. Folks wishing to set up on the evening of Friday the 10th are more than welcome to do so, please inform the event coordinator Steve Gurzler if you plan to arrive on Friday.

The Fort's buildings will be open to the public this weekend for tours of the fortified homestead, colonial dutch tithe barn and outbuildings.The event is free, but there is a materials fee for the smithing contest.

Any and all donations to the Fort would be GREATLY appreciated; there is much to be done here at the Fort to maintain the historic smithy and buildings.

Event CoordinatorSteve Gurzler 518

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