The Cape Breton Blacksmith Assoc. is pleased to offer The 1st Annual "Hammered at The Fortress" hammer-in, Sat/Sun October 22nd & 23rd. There is no fee to attend this event, however membership in the CBBA is required - $35.00 Cdn. - payable at the event. The CBBA is a registered affiliate of the Artist Blacksmith's Association of North America.
This promises to be a very popular event with blacksmiths and knifemakers from throughout the Maritimes offering workshops and demonstrations. There will, of course, plenty of forge(gas and coal) and anvil space available for your own pounding needs. You don't need to bring anything, but if you have tools and steel... that'd be good.
The Fortress is located on the rugged Atlantic shoreline in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia.
The fee to stay in the barracks are $25 per person per night. There are a number of showers that can be made available to participants. Lunch is $15, breakfast is $10 including taxes and gratuities. Both will be offered on Saturday and Sunday by the Fortress.
** I live a stone's throw away from the Fortress and we have plenty of tent space available for attendees. We(my wife and I) also have one guest bedroom available if needed. We will also be hosting a party for attendees on the evening of Sat, 22nd, at our house.**
Here's your chance to visit beautiful Cape Breton Island, voted N. America's #1 island destination by Travel & Leisure Magazine. Create a true vacation around the hammer-in by coming a week early to catch some of the Celtic Colors concerts, and touring the world famous Cabot Trail.
The Fortress of Louisbourg is the largest reconstruction project in North America. The original settlement was founded in 1713 by the French and developed over several decades into a thriving center for fishing and trade. Fortified against the threat of British invasion during the turbulent time of empire-building, Louisbourg was besieged twice before finally being destroyed in the 1760s. The site lay untouched until well into modern times, when archaeologists began to reconstruct the fortress as it was in the 18th century.
Where are we? Here: http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=Louisbo...ed=0CEUQ8gEwAw
Please contact me with any questions or concerns.
We look forward to seeing you there!!