Image reads: California Blacksmith Association Spring Conference. The lighter side of forging. 2023. CBA and Vista Forge logos are represented.

California Blacksmith Association is holding its Spring Conference on April 13-15, 2023 at Vista Forge in Sothern California.

The site is part of the Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum, a 55-acre facility with plenty of camping sites for tents or trailers. The event will feature some famous guest artists and demonstrators from around the world, a large, hands-on education area, plenty of open forges, contests, games, great food, and all the things you love about a conference.  The site also features plenty to see and do for family and friends, including a working sawmill, a weaver’s barn and spinner’s cottage, model railroads, a clock museum, and lots of working steam and gas engines and tractors. Start planning now to take part in the gallery and auction, or just attend to see some creative and talented blacksmiths up close.

More information (including online and mail-in registration links) can be found on their website.