2015 Craft Shows

 

We are busy in the Blacksmith shop year-round, and occasionally take the forge on the road to some exciting outdoor venues. Smoky Mountain Iron Ware will be at the following locations:

 

 
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motherearthnews.com/fair

April 11-12, 2015

Mother Earth News Fair

Come see us demonstrate at MENF where you'll find hundreds of regional and national vendors featuring sustainable lifestyle products and services. Enjoy more than 150 practical, hands-on demonstrations and workshops. Held at Western North Carolina Agricultural Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, NC.

Saturday 9AM-7PM, Sunday 9AM-5PM

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bearonthesquare.com

April 18-19, 2015

Bear on the Square Festival

On this weekend you'll find our fine products in Historic Dahlonega, Georgia. Take a fun trip out to see us demonstrate our smithing skills and enjoy this yearly celebration of the Southern Appalachian culture, including music, art and folkways. Dahlonega is a picturesque town in the foothills of the North Georgia mountains, and this year's event, the 19th annual, will be held in and around the town's Historic Downtown Square. Dahlonega, Georgia.

Saturday & Sunday, 10AM-5PM

 
 Photo: Cory Podielski

Photo: Cory Podielski

October 3-4, 2015

John C. Campbell Folk School Fall Festival

We are a staple at the Folk School's Fall Festival. Here you'll visit 200 fine craft exhibitors tucked along the school's winding wooded paths. Watch more than 40 artisans demonstrate traditional and contemporary crafts. Fill your ears with bluegrass, gospel, folk, and Celtic music on both days. Tap your toes to clogging, Morris, and Garland dance performances throughout the weekend. Children will enjoy pony rides, petting alpacas, and visiting animals at the Humane Society's pet adoption booth. Local non-profit vendors will offer tasty foods to satisfy attendees' appetites. Brasstown, NC.

Saturday and Sunday 10AM-5PM

 Photo: Lauren Kriel

Photo: Lauren Kriel

Event News

Product Testing

At Smoky Mountain Ironware we like to make sure that our products perform up to our standards before offering them to the world. Our latest product testing event fine-tuned our newest design, the forged Cheese Knife.

After an evening of cheese loving friends testing variations of these elegant knives, we settled on a knife that has a pleasing combination of ergonomic shape, ease of use and visual attractiveness. It felt great in the hand, and handled several different types of cheeses very well.

Our smithy is busy forging the final design for you to add this excellent knife to your own cheese & wine gathering. You and your guests will revel in the beauty and fine performance given by this hand made Cheese Knife from Smoky Mountain Ironware.

Oh, and our Cheese Knife also did well enough cutting the home prepared smoked sausage and meats we tried it on, that it gave us an idea for a new product - the Charcuterie Knife. It would be a similar design with a few key changes and a longer blade, especially suited to cutting cured meats. Look for this companion knife in the coming months.