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  • May 19, 2017
  • May 20, 2017
  • Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley,CA


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Hard Rock Hammer-In - CBA Event

DATE: May 19-20, 2017

LOCATION: Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA

THEME: Music and Art in the Gold-Mining Country


Both days before May 16 - $150
after May 16 -     $160

Single day before May 16 - $90
after May 16   -   $100

Registration fee includes all meals.

You must be a CBA member to participate.


Co chairmen are Denis Murphy and Dan Perkins

Info contact is Dan Perkins  (530) 575-0619


Camping:  Available at the Nevada County Fairgrounds $30 dry, $40 full hook-up

For camping contact the Nevada County Fairgrounds

530-273-6217 Ext 221

FLYER: HardRockHammerIn_Flyer.pdf


World-Class Demonstrators include:

• Group project by blacksmiths from Mt Forge in Truckee

Individual Demos by:

• Eric Clausen Nevada County Local Musician/Blacksmith  

• Frank Trousil  from Prague

• Brett Moten of Reno

• Erin Simmons of Placerville

• Ian Brooks from England

• Mark Aspery from Wales

• John Williams from Sacramento

Saturday night: 'tri-tip' dinner and Auction
Bring something for the GALLERY, Auction and IRON-in-HAT

Friday EVENING group FIRE & MUSIC with YOUR demonstrators playing the music, all to join in.

 But wait there is MORE!!!…

Arrive a day early May 18th as you are 'all' invited to a swaree in the 'Touchmark Garden'. NOON to Nite Nite.

Horsdoovers, salads, sodas, 'gin' fizzes PLEASE RSVP & BYOB. See over 300 different plants species and Artist Blacksmith Touchmarks. Visit the small gallery with the PRICELESS 'Freddy R. and the CBA Kids of O'fest' Sculpture on display donated for a year by owners Mary and John Graham. Come Hang out with us!

Sit • Stay • Chat • Blacksmiths

STAY an extra day or two and visit Other area attractions: 

• Empire Mine one of the oldest, largest and most prosperous HARD-ROCK gold mines in North America. Artifacts and living history.

• North Star Powerhouse Mining Museum, gold mining artifacts, including a working Stamp Mill and Cornish Pump, the largest Pelton Wheel ever constructed. 

• Malakoff Diggins of the hydraulic mining days filled with Gold rush history.

• Bridgeport and south Yuba River State Park to actually gold pan, wildflower and bird walks along the mighty river. Walk one of the largest covered bridges.

• Quaint towns with museums, shops and galleries: Nevada City, Rough and Ready, Camptonville etc. Even Allegheny and Forest City, CA to VISIT the working mine: the Sixteen to One Underground Mine Tour (Full-day trip)

California Blacksmith Association

5505 Santa Cruz Ave.

Richmond, CA  94804

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