Summer Forge & Feast : Blacksmithing and Campfire Cooking Workshop

Date(s) - 08/03/2019
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Event Details

Come forge your own campfire tools and cook with them, too! During this hands-on workshop at Cleveland Blacksmithing, you’ll learn the basics of forging iron by making your own outdoor cooking tools. Then, we’ll welcome special guest Sarah Lohman, a culinary historian and outdoor cooking instructor, as we learn to prepare an open-fire meal using the tools you just made. Of course, afterwards, we feast!

Forge and Feast


2pm – 5pm : First, we’ll start off with a 3 hour forging session, where you’ll have the opportunity to jump right in and start building your campfire cooking tools at the anvil using basic forging techniques covered throughout the class. The first item you’ll create is a grill fork, to be used during the evening’s outdoor cooking class. In the remaining time, other items to forge may include a spatula, steak turner, fire poker, iron trivet, lid lifter, or even a simple cooking spit. Participants can expect to complete 2-3 pieces.

6pm – 8pm : After we finish forging, we’ll take a break and reconvene outside for our Campfire Cooking Class where Sarah will teach us the four basic open-fire cooking techniques;baking, roasting, frying, and boiling to prepare an outdoor meal using the tools you made. While helping to prepare our meal, you’ll learn how to build a bad-ass cooking fire, tell temperature without a thermometer, and how to tell the doneness of food by using all of your senses.

8:30pm : We feast! Menu includes: (subject to variation)

– Toasted Cheese

– Spatchcock Chicken

– Pork Tenderloin

– Roast Bone Marrow with Bread

– Roast Squash and other veggies

– Roast Pineapple

This fun and informative full day of forging and feasting guarantees good times and enthusiastic hands-on instruction. As always, the things you make are the things you take – which means your new campfire cooking skills are sure to get you mad cred on your next outdoor adventure!

  • No previous metalworking or outdoor cooking experience is necessary.
  • Cost includes all steel, fuel, and other shop supplies involved in introductory instruction.
  • Cost includes cooking lesson and your meal.
  • You need to be covered from the waist down. Closed-toe shoes are a must!
  • BYOB and an afternoon snack. We will provide plenty of water.
  • It will be a day of summer temps, hot forges, and campfires – we highly encourage coolers, extra t-shirts, and bandanas!


Class size is limited.


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