10th Annual Blacksmith Art & Music Festival Saturday, September 28th, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Experience the ancient art of blacksmithing! Family art activities, music, arts & crafts, vendors, food and more.
Today we attended the 10th Annual Blacksmith Art & Music Festival at Riverfront Park in downtown Fitchburg, Massachusetts...and it was such a great time I HAD to write a post about it!
We got there early to set up our RusticCraft tables and tent...so we got to see all the blacksmith equipment being unloaded and set-up---heavy stuff! The Junior ROTC was there for the day being INCREDIBLY helpful--unloading our vehicle and all our supplies/ tables/ tent---and even setting them up for us---A+ Gals and Guys.
The Blacksmithing started by heating up all their coals in the early morning....SMOKE everywhere! I had a hankering for s'mores kinda immensely.
There was live music...many huge art murals by Revival Gallery in Fitchburg...there were many Arts and Crafts vendors....A fancy Rolls Royce...A hydroponic garden setup and solar panel setup...felted wool soaps and natural dyed yarns, handcrafted natural soaps, many options for jewelry, hand blended spice combinations, hand felted wool ladies purses...natural honey....chair massage....even handcrafted wood wands!
We visited all the food vendors....YUM.Chaibo from Fitchburg has some AMAZING Gelato.....Pizza from Zedas...and a really amazing Steak Insanewich from SuperFans. MMM
The Live Forge-In Blacksmithing competition seemed fierce....and like a close race from afar.....they made some amazing stuff during the day! Doors Handles, Candle Holders, Toilet Paper Holders.....and in really different designs. There were also all kinds of cool stuff they must have made in previous years available.
We appreciate so much having the opportunity to be a part of this awesome tradition! Can't wait til next year! =)
Check out our pics of the event below! Click on the pics to enlarge.
Fitchburg Art Museum: http://www.fitchburgartmuseum.org/BAMF.php
Achla Designs: http://www.achla.com/
Fitchburg Cultural Council: http://www.mass-culture.org/Fitchburg
Central Massachusetts Art & Agriculture Coalition: http://www.fitchburgfarmersmarket.com/
Vendors and Exhibitors... that I could find links to =)
RusticCraft Designs: http://rusticcraftdesigns.com/
Revival Gallery, 713 Main Street, Fitchburg MA: https://www.facebook.com/RevivalGallery
Atlantic Green Energy: http://atlanticge.com/
Gerry Martel Automotive Art: http://collectorcarappraiser.com/
NuBodi Massage: http://www.christopherbenoit.com/
Rollstone Studios: http://rollstoneartists.com/
Soapy Green: http://www.soapygreen.com/
SuperFans Deli: http://superfansdeli.com/
Zedas Pizza: http://www.zedaspizza.net/