Visitors will see blacksmiths at work, woodturning, stone carving, medieval re-enactments and the making of armour and replica weapons.
The sound of hammer on hot metal will ring out around Mont De Lancey Historic Homestead for the Australian Blacksmithing Show. Photo: Bill Longshaw / freedigitalphotos.net
At $10 entry for adults (kids are free) and with free tea, coffee and cake thrown in, this has to be one of the best-value-for-money events to come along in quite some time.
Mont De Lancey is home to a group of more than 50 amateur blacksmiths, members of the Wandin Blacksmithing Group, who meet each weekend in the properties authentic blacksmith shop.
The group aims to keep the ancient art of blacksmithing alive by sharing their knowledge and skills with the public and offering 4-week training courses for those who might be interested in learning the art of forging metal with the anvil and hammer.
The next classes begin on Saturday 3rd September. Cost of the course is $220 and includes all equipment & materials needed and the use of all necessary tools.
Fifty amateur blacksmiths use the anvil at Mont De Lancey to forge all manner of iron work. Photo Jeff Ratcliff / freedigitalphotos.net
If you're interested, call Oskar on 0434 533 217 or email oskarhuecherig@gmail..com
Mont De Lancey is at Wandin, 48 kilometres east of Melbourne, about a 55-minute drive via the M3, the Eastern Freeway.