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Blacksmithing & Brews

Lake Toxaway, United States

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Experience hosted by Earthshine

3 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Blacksmithing & Brews
Here’s your chance to experience the basics of shaping hot steel with a hammer and anvil in our unforgettable blacksmithing workshop. You’ll fire up the forge with our seasoned educator Moriah, who’s been teaching hands-on living history at Earthshine for over sixteen years. He’ll guide you every step of the way, helping you work a piece of rough steel into a one of a kind, hand crafted knife form you can take home. You’ll stoke the coal fire, hammer glowing metal straight from forge, and learn all kinds of history, lore, techniques, and tricks about the craft.
After the workshop, you can enjoy a local brew on the front deck of our main lodge overlooking Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Mountains. You can take it easy, soaking up the mountain views while you sip, or keep working to refine your project, taking it from the rugged, fresh out of the fire look to a smoother, cleaner finish.
No experience is needed and all equipment is provided. Ages 13+ are welcome, but you must be at least 21 to be served beer. If you’re under 21, we’ll provide lemonade, tea or sparkling water. Each person participating will take home their own wrought iron crude knife form that can be used as a letter opener or simple spreading utensil and take-home kit with a few essential tools you can use to turn your project into a piece of art worth displaying.
Blacksmithing & Brews
Here’s your chance to experience the basics of shaping hot steel with a hammer and anvil in our unforgettable blacksmithing workshop. You’ll fire up the forge with our seasoned educator Moriah, who’s been teaching hands-on living history at Earthshine for over sixteen years. He’ll guide you every step of the way, helping you work a piece of rough steel into a one of a kind, hand crafted knife form you can take home. You…

Earthshine's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Drinks
    For those 21+, enjoy a locally brewed beer on the porch with the mountain v...
  • Equipment
    We provide the blacksmithing equipment (forge, anvil, rough steel, coal fir...
From $125
/ person
Fri, Mar 12
$125 per person
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
$125 per person
Sat, Mar 13
$125 per person
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
$125 per person
Fri, Mar 19
$125 per person
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Join 2 other guests
$125 per person

Meet your host, Earthshine

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 5 Reviews
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Our blacksmithing instructor, Moriah, has been teaching living history at Earthshine Lodge for over 17 years. He teaches, not only the basics of blacksmithing, but also the history and context around the art. Passionate about both blacksmithing and storytelling, Mo is a wealth of knowledge about the local area as well.
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Where you'll be

The living village at Earthshine Lodge was built as an educational village. Thousands of school age children have come through the "Pioneer Village" over the past 30 years to learn about North Carolina and American history. Kids are able to learn homesteading skills such as weaving, candle-making, blacksmithing, etc., by getting hands-on in the Pioneer Village. Now, adults can join in the fun with Blacksmithing & Brews.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Wesley
February 2021
This was a great experience! My girlfriend and I had an amazing time learning the history of smithing and the beers were nice too!
John
December 2020
Gorgeous location and a fantastic activity for small groups. Moe was a great and informative instructor and everyone had plenty of interactive time on the anvil
Tyshawn
December 2020
Excellent experience; everyone was friendly and helpful! My fiancé and I learned so much about the blacksmithing process, and we have some cool knives to show for it. The beer at the end of the tour while overlooking the mountains was a lovely touch. Highly recommend!
Excellent experience; everyone was friendly and helpful! My fiancé and I learned so much about the blacksmithing process, and we have some cool knives to show for it. The beer at t…
Patricia
January 2021
Awesome Experience
Sue
November 2020
Such a great experience!! We had an incredible time!

Choose from available dates

5 available
  • Fri, Mar 12
    1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    $125 per person
  • Sat, Mar 13
    1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    $125 per person
  • Fri, Mar 19
    1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Join 2 other guests
    $125 per person
  • Fri, Mar 26
    1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    $125 per person
  • Sat, Mar 27
    1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    $125 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 13 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.