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  • August 16, 2024
  • 8:00 AM
  • August 17, 2024
  • 9:00 PM
  • Felton, CA
  • 42


(depends on selected options)

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We encourage everyone with an interest in blacksmithing, the metal arts, etc., to come to the Hammer-in at Roaring Camp. It will be open to the public for viewing; everyone will be able to watch as our demonstrators push the boundaries of hot metal, bring ancient techniques to life, and share with the larger community their talent and dedication to the blacksmith’s craft. However, only CBA members who pay the registration fee may work at the anvils and forges. 

DATE: August 16-17, 2024

LOCATION: 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton


Full Hammer-In - Register on or before July 14, 2024 - $125
Full Hammer-In - Register after July 14, 2024 - $140
Single Day Hammer-In - August 16 OR 17 - Register Before July 14, 2024 - $85
Single Day Hammer-In - August 16 OR 17 - Register After July 14, 2024 - $105

REGISTRATION: Here on the CBA website. Registration is open till August 14, 2024 or until our maximum of 50 registrants is reached.

DEMONSTRATORS: Ellen Durken, Jake Trogden and John Barron. Education team with Mark Aspery and David Thayer.

AUCTION, IRON IN THE HAT, NAIL TREE: Once again, we will have an auction at the Saturday night banquet. Iron in the Hat tickets will be sold throughout the event, and IITH will be run before dinner on Saturday night. Bring items you’d like to donate for either the auction or IITH. And be sure to make a nail for our nail tree!

MEALS: Breakfast and lunch will be available onsite. Friday night potluck. Saturday night dinner - $35 (full meal, non-alcoholic drinks included) 

T-SHIRTS: Will be available at the hammer-in.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Limited free on-site tent camping.

Overnight RV/Camper parking is available. These are parking spots only, no water, power, or dump station.
• Camping may also be available in nearby parks.
• There are other motels nearby in Felton, Ben Lomond, Scotts Valley, and Santa Cruz.


DIRECTIONS: SR-17 to Scotts Valley. Take exit #3 at Mt. Hermon Rd., turn right and drive 3.5 miles to Felton. Turn left on Graham Hill Road, and drive 1/2 mile to Roaring Camp (it’s on your right, 5401 Graham Hill Road).

PARKING: Attendee parking permits for the main Roaring Camp lot, and for registered campers, will be distributed for printing by August 14. 

HAMMER-IN CONTACTS:  Bill Kasper at,  Michael Suwczinsky at


Ellen Durken

     Demo topic TBD.

Jake Trogden

     Demo topic TBD.

John Barron

     John will be demonstrating a copper and steel rose.


Mark Aspery

     Hands-on at the forge: Suffolk Latch. Check this out using Mark's YouTube videos on his channel. Start here:

David Thayer

     Hands-on project is a trivet.

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