2023 Batson Bladesmithing Symposium
March 31, April 1-2 2023



Don't miss the 34th Annual Batson Bladesmithing Symposium & Knife Show conducted at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park in McCalla, Alabama.











The 2023 conference theme is Gathering to Learn.
Celebrating the process of bringing smiths together to exchange knowledge and experience in blacksmithing.

The 20th bi-annual 2023 Southeastern Blacksmith Association (SBA) Conference will be held at the Lion’s Club Fair Grounds in Madison, Georgia, Thursday May 18th through Saturday May 20th, 2023.

Our 2023 demonstrator lineup will include: Liam Hoffman and Matt Jenkins.

Other conference events will include Green Coal classes, family programs, the Local Talent Forge, Iron in the Hat, forge and tool box raffles, a variety of vendors, our Friday night Banquet, Auction, and Forging Competition – plus other surprise events along the way! The Florida Artist Blacksmith Association will be hosting this three day homecoming event.