Hammerfest Celebrates the Multi-faceted Art of Crafting Metal

Demonstrations to Spark your Interest

Classes to Fuel your Knowledge

Vendors to Supply Your Needs

Activities to Make it Fun

Join us for the second annual Kanab Hammerfest, a metal craft festival featuring 15 live demonstrations and 17 hands-on classes. It will be an action packed day designed for metal craft enthusiasts of all genres and skill levels. There will be blacksmithing, knife making, armor making, coppersmithing, welding and fabrication, jewelry making, bit and spur making, reclaimed metal plasma art, tool making, historical re-enactors and renaissance buffs!

There will be fun for the whole family with these activities; forge your own miniture sword; test your quick draw skills; pose with an anvil and hammer for an old time, tin-type photo; compete in the anvil toss contest; test to see if you have the hand strength to be a blacksmith in the "Hang 100 seconds, Win $100" contest; and bury the hatchet at the ax throwing range.

Additionally, there will be tool and equipment sales, a knife show, craft vendors, delicious noms from the food trucks, a silent auction, and the opportunity to meet past contestants from the hit reality TV show, Forged in Fire.

Event Tickets are $30 per person. Children 14 and under are free but must have an Event Ticket and be accompanied by an adult at all times. Event registration grants you access to any and all of the day's demonstrations plus the ability to audit the classes. If you would like to participate in the classes, additional fees apply. It is strongly recommended that you pre-register for classes, as space is limited. Class fees do not include your Event Ticket and class fees vary based on the class.

2021 demonstration and class Offerings

Forging Damascus Billets Demonstration and Classes

Welding Aluminum and Steel Demonstration and Classes

Coppersmithing - Raising a Ladle Demonstration

Forging Life-Like Flowers Demonstration

Armor Making Demonstration

Blade Grinding Demonstration and Class

Building a Knife Scabbard Demonstration

Forging Tools for the Forge Demonstration

Forging on Coal Demonstration

Tree of Life Wire-Wrap Pendant Class

Bladesmith, John Harris Q&A Planning to Pricing

Gas Forge Building Workshops

Vaquero Style Spur Making Demonstration

Life-Like Botanical Forms Class

Twist Hook


BBQ Steak Hook


Sword Hilts and Handles Demonstration

Punch and Chisel Forging Class

Tong Forging Class

Forged Turkey Feather Demonstration

Fabulous Tools of Fabrication Shop Tour and Demonstration

Animal Head Forging Demonstration and Class

Forge Your Own Mini-But-Mighty Sword FREE Activity

Tomahawk Throw Activity

Meet Past Forged in Fire Contestants

Tool Sales and

Vendor Booths

Food Trucks with Tasty Offerings

Beautiful setting close to Zion, Bryce, N. Rim, Best Friends and more!

the Demonstrators

Gordon Williams

Zion Blacksmith School

Kenny Robinson

Waterman Welding

Ryan Weeks

Ryan W Knives

Mark Henderson

Blue Rose Forge

Karen Tappendorf

Metal Artist

Carson Pate

Traditional Blacksmith

Trent Denison

Jack of All Trades

Daniel and Sharla Chamberlain

Leather Craftsmen

Joshua Von War Bear

Renaissance Man

Sonny Stotlar

Horseshoe Artist

Ben Warth


April Witzke

Event Organizer

The Venue

The Metal Plex

2540 Hwy 89A, Kanab, UT 84741 Just North of the Utah/Arizona border

The Metal Plex is five acres that houses two seperate metal working businesses; Blacksmith Adventures in the smaller building by the highway and Waterman Welding and Machining.