|The following Demonstrations may be given by Saltfork Craftsmen Members. Mark these dates so you won't miss out on enjoying these fun and informative demonstrations.|
- Date: April 27th,2013
Rural Heritage Festival 2013, Cherokee Strip Museum in Perry, OK.
Peggy Haxton, Cherokee Strip Museum Director, is inviting SCABA Members to participate in the Rural Heritage Festival by putting on a smithing demo.
The festival this year is on Saturday, April 27th. The Cherokee Strip Museum is on the West edge of Perry near I-35 and just across Fir Ave. from Braum's & the Super 8 motel. The Fir Ave. exit off of I-35 is No. 186. There is construction in the area; you
will need to watch closely for the exit. If you are coming into Perry from the East, come all the way through town past the Ditch Witch factory on Fir Ave./Hwy 64.
Come join in this annual small town celebration and the Spring Fest in down town
Perry. There will be something fun for all ages.
Jim Carothers said he should be on hand by about 8:30 AM to start setting up my forge; and that things usually wind down around 4 PM. Bring your portable forge and some project steel or simply show up; I'll be glad to share my fire and tools with you.
Jim Carothers, 580-336-9213, email@example.com
- Date: June 8th,2013
Drumright Discovery Days, 10am-3pm. Antique Cars, Quilt show, Antique tractors, Arts, Crafts and More Drumright Community Historical Museum, 301 East Broadway,Drumright Oklahoma. For information: www.drumrighthistoricalsociety.org contact Jim Carothers, 580-336-9213, firstname.lastname@example.org, he has demonstrated at this event for several years.
- Date: June 15, 22, 29,2013
Pawnee Bill Wild West Show 3-7pm. each day, Pawnee, OK The Wild West organizers have invited Saltfork Craftsmen to come and use the Ranch Blacksmith shop during their annual Wild West Show to demonstrate for the public. Jim Carothers has participated in this each year so he can give you more information about what to expect. This is a great opportunity to demo for the public and then go down and watch a reenactment of Pawnee
event. Pawnee Bill It is a small shop so space is limited. Pawnee Bill Ranch Web Site, Email Pawnee Bill Ranch. Jim Carothers 580-336-9213, email@example.com
- Date: September 12-20,2013
Oklahoma State Fair 2013
From the June 2013 Newsletter: It's getting to be that time again. Melinda Person from the State Fair has been in contact with the board to see what are plans are concerning being at the State Fair. We have been participating in the Centennial Frontier Experience for the past 4 years and have been having more of the public come by each year to visit and pick up one of our handmade ironwork pieces.
The Fair this year goes from September 12-22. What Byron and I need is for members (especially those that have helped in the past) to look at the calendar at these dates and see when or if they will be able to help. I
know there are special dates like senior day or school day that some prefer to work. We are expected to be at the later, just that the other events in that area shut down and there is not as many people coming through and usually by 6:00 pm you will probably be ready to get out of there.
We have tried several setup and I never get any feedback as to what has worked best. Two forges set up goes through a lot of coal and sometimes you look around the a forge is not being used because the worker
needed a break. One forge set up works as long as everyone is willing to share, that means forging for about an hour and then letting someone else forge while you rest, walk around or visit with the public. Let us know how you think it works best. I also think that 3 members in the forging area at any one time is enough. Get with me with your ideas.
We want to make this fun for everyone. If you plan to work, start now building up your inventory of fine ironwork. Diana, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: September 21- November 3rd,2013
Annabell's Fun Farm
Welsh, OK, Owned by Tim Wright, is looking for anyone interested is setting up on a weekend during their fall activities. If you are interested in participating in this fall pumpkin patch/corn maze and other family friendly activities beginning September 21 through November 3rd. Fridays Saturdays and Sundays you can view their website: www.annabellesfunfarm.com