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Welcome to the 2023 SBA Conference

UPDATE – January 19, 2021 – The Board of Directors for the SBA Conference has voted to postpone the conference until the next cycle year (2023) due to the current COVID-19 regulations in place, the status of case spread and expected additional preventative measures that will impact a May 2021 conference date.

The conference will resume on the 3rd weekend in May 2023 with FABA hosting as was planned for 2021.

The 2023 conference theme is Gathering to Learn. Celebrating the process of bringing smiths together to exchange knowledge and experience in blacksmithing.

The 20th bi-annual 2023 Southeastern Blacksmith Association (SBA) Conference will be held at the Lion’s Club Fair Grounds in Madison, Georgia, Thursday May 18th through Saturday May 20th, 2023.

Our 2023 demonstrator lineup will include: Liam Hoffman and Matt Jenkins

Other conference events will include Green Coal classes, family programs, the Local Talent Forge, Iron in the Hat, forge and tool box raffles, a variety of vendors, our Friday night Banquet, Auction, and Forging Competition – plus other surprise events along the way! 

The Florida Artist Blacksmith Association will be hosting this three day homecoming event.