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
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
Food Trucks with Tasty Offerings
Beautiful setting close to Zion, Bryce, N. Rim, Best Friends and more!
Jack of All Trades
Daniel and Sharla Chamberlain
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.