The Southwest Virginia Blacksmith Guild is an ABANA Affiliate serving smiths in Roanoke, Bedford, Blacksburg, Christiansburg and the rest of southwestern Virginia. We meet on the 3rd Saturday of each month, usually from 2 - 4 pm.


Meetings are held at either
Great Road Craft Guild

1812 Big Spring Dr.

Elliston, VA 24087


Historic Smithfield Plantation

1000 Smithfield Plantation Rd.

Blacksburg, VA 24060 (completely surrounded by the Virginia Tech campus)

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are free and open to the public.


Blacksmithing is a lot of fun, but comes with inherent dangers. All members, demonstrators, and guests are responsible for using appropriate safety equipment and for using safe working methods. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. The Southwest Virginia Blacksmith Guild, its officers, members, demonstrators, guests, hosts, writers, and the editor disclaim responsibility for any damages, injuries, or destruction of property as a result of the use of any information published in the guild newsletter or website, or demonstrated at workshops, meetings, or conferences. Every effort is made to insure the accuracy and the safety of information provided, but the use of any material is solely at the user’s own risk. Attendees at organization functions and classes consent to the use of their images in publications, social media and web pages of the Southwest Virginia Blacksmith Guild. Unless otherwise noted, all content is available for use by nonprofit blacksmithing and metalsmithing groups, provided the source is cited. 

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