2024 Dates will be May 30th – Jun 2nd

The Jim Seery Memorial 35th Annual Hammer-In blacksmith event.

Jim Seery Memorial Hammer In 2024

Hello Smiths!
In answer to many questions, YES, there will be Hammer In again this year! I apologize for getting this out late. I have been dealing with some health issues since February which have required my time and attention. BUT, things are set up for Hammer In 2024

Dates are Thursday, May 30, through Sunday, June, 2 once again at Rusty May’s place west of Loveland. Basically it’s the same song, next verse. You may come in and start setting up Thursday morning and hammer away to your heart’s content (or your arm’s stamina) the weekend. As usual camping on the river side, parking on the highway side. Forge setups in the middle.

The only real question mark this year will be the status of the river. It looks to be a fair runoff this year, but there is no guessing what the state of the river will be. Last year was a big water year but we had no problem there, but at this point there is no telling. Please keep this in mind!

I do owe everyone an apology for being so late this year. I have been involved dealing with health problems, but will be set up myself at Hammer In.

As usual, this is an adult activity, with attendant risks, You are responsible for yourself and anyone you have with you, especially any young people. I also ask that any dogs be kept on leash and controlled. We need no dog fights or dogs on the highway. And please, everyone have appropriate clothing and safety gear.

We will have hoses with water for slack tubs and other uses. I have not yet ordered porta johns, and don’t know what the cost will be this year. Since GSI was bought out, probably more.. Small campfires are OK, but plan to bring your own fire wood.

Look forward to seeing you all there!

Jan Manning & Jim Taylor

Directions: From I-25, highway 34 exit west, through Loveland (like going to Estes Park. All the way through Loveland west until you cross the Big Thompson River over the bridge. The site is 100 yd past the bridge, on the right. You’ll see camp. Be aware there is a LOT of traffic on Hy 34 there so be careful coming and going at the site.

If you need, Loveland has grocery stores, motels and restaurants easily available . Come and go as you please. This event is open to anyone interested in working hot iron.