Coming to Ventures Bar & Grill in Fosston MN, Sept 10th! “Forged In Fosston”
This blacksmithing event, in conjunction with the East Polk Heritage Days
will feature several blacksmiths, knife makers and metal artists from the region who will be demonstrating their craft. (12pm – 5pm)
We’re fortunate to have as one of our demonstrators, Douglas Swenson from Hawley, MN.
Doug is an accomplished smith who’s been a judge at the 2013 International Blacksmithing competition in Iceland. Doug and his family routinely demonstrate at the Midwest Viking Festival and the annual Scandinavian Hjemkomst Festival in Moorhead, MN.
Doug will be bringing his Viking age Blacksmith Forge and dressed in period Viking age clothing.
Also demonstrating is the one and only Joshua Quayle from Bagely, MN. A gifted new comer to the knife making arts. Joshua’s blades are unique, fully functional and lean toward the fantasy realm of knife making.
From New York Mills, Jerry Hobbs a very talented craftsman from J.H blacksmithingwill also be on site showcasing his traditional hunter/outdoorsman style of blade making.
Fosston, MN native Tony Roed. A Knife maker and metal artist from Stony’s Custom Designs will be swinging his hammer, demonstrating traditional blacksmithing techniques and forging a blade or two on his large Swedish anvil.
Also from Fosston, Leon Bitker (The Rose Man) will be sculpting metal roses on site as well. Leon likes to get audience participation during the creative process of his metal roses.
Last but not least, Jeffrey M. Olson from Olson Iron Works, who also hails from his hometown of Fosston, MN. A metal artist who specializes in the ornamental and sculpture side of the metal arts. Jeff will be demonstrating traditional blacksmithing techniques.
All these artists and craftsman will be demonstrating at the same time so you’ll be sure to see a lot of blacksmithing action.
We all look forward to you stopping by Ventures Bar and Grill in Fosston, MN this coming Saturday, Sept 10th from Noon until 5pm.