The Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America (ABANA)
is dedicated to perpetuating the noble art of blacksmithing. A blacksmith is one who shapes and forges iron with hammer and anvil. ABANA encourages and facilitates the training of blacksmiths; disseminates information about sources of material and equipment; exposes the art of blacksmithing to the public; serves as a center of information about blacksmithing for the general public, architects, interior designers, and other interested parties.

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ABANA 2012 Conference Registration


Registration Fee - $275 Per Person - $225 for ABANA Members ($50 discount for ABANA members)
  Membership ID required to Register at the Member Rate- Don't know have your ID?
  Go here to have it sent to you by email: Get Membership ID or Call the Central Office (423)913-1022

$50.00 Late Fee for Registration after 20 Jun 2012

Family members - $25 each  for Spouse, and Children 12- 17, Children Under 12 Free

Day Passes - $75.00 - Available at the Gate

Register On-Line (Pay with Credit Card or Pay Pal)

Mail-In Registration: Download Registration Form



Saturday Banquet Dinner included in Registration

Other meals are not Included

Food Vendor at Fairgrounds

Meals and Meal Plans available at the School Of Mines (Not in Walking Distance)


ABANA has made arrangements with the School of Mines and local hotels for special rates for lodging.

SCHOOL OF MINES at 501 East St. Joseph Street (food plans also available)
ABANA Dorm Rates Start @ $40.00/night
Register on line at: School of Mines Room Registration
Or call Stephanie at (605) 394-6774

IMPERIAL HOTEL – 100 St. Joseph Street – downtown. Call (605) 343-5501 for ABANA RATES @ $60.00/night.

HOWARD JOHNSON INN & SUITES – 950 North Street. Call 888-578-4657(Toll Free) for ABANA RATES @ $103.20/night.

BEST WESTERN RAMKOTA HOTEL – 2111 N. LaCrosse Street. Call (605) 343-8550 for ABANA RATES @ $104.00/night. INDOOR WATER PARK!

RAMADA - 1902 N. LaCrosse Street. Call (605) 342-3322 for ABANA RATES @ $104.99/night.

COMFORT SUITES - 915 Fairmont Blvd. Call (605) 718-4444 for ABANA RATES @ $110.99/night. Earlier dates are available (Monday & Tuesday).

CAMPING - The fairgrounds offers onsite camping for those who wish to camp.
230 spaces available with Water and Electric. Dump Station(Free) on Fairgrounds Property.
Sites $25/Night - Tent Camping - $10/Night - To reserve a Campsite Call 605-355-3861.

ABANA 2012 Conference Attendees Locations as of June 15, 2012