2019 Southern Blacksmith Association Conference
May 16-18, 2019
Madison, GA

Welcome and Thanks!

The 2017 conference celebrated the timeless influence of Philip Simmons on blacksmithing. Thanks to the over 700 attendees of the 2017 conference - we look forward to seeing you in 2019.


The 18th bi-annual 2017 Southeastern Blacksmith Association (SBA) Conference was held at the Lion’s Club Fair Grounds in Madison, Georgia, Thursday May 18th through Sunday May 21st, 2017.

Our 2017 demonstrator lineup was outstanding! A huge thank you to Zeevik Gottlieb, Shelton Browder, Gordon Williams, and Michael Saari!

Other conference events included Green Coal and Cold 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 Philip Simmons Artist Blacksmith Guild hosted this four day homecoming event.

The 2017 theme was chosen in celebration of Philip Simmons.

2019 Conference information will be coming soon!