Published 10:18 am Friday, January 19, 2024

By Susan Collins-Smith, MSU Extension Service

PICAYUNE, Miss. — Fans of The History Channel’s “Forged in Fire” can see season-six champion Seth Borries demonstrating his skills in person during Forge Day at The Crosby Arboretum.

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Forge Day will be held Jan. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Picayune. This family-friendly event highlights the historic and modern uses of the forge. Experienced craftsmen from across the region will demonstrate blacksmithing and metalworking to current and prospective forgers and hobbyists.

The event will also feature world-renowned knife maker Paul LeBatard along with many other talented, award-winning artisans.

Members of the Gulf Coast Blacksmith Association, Gulf States Knife Makers Association and Mississippi Forge Council will also display their skills.

Admission to Forge Day for nonmembers is $5 for adults, $2 for children 12 and under, and $4 for seniors, first responders and military members. Admission is free for arboretum members.

MSU is an equal opportunity institution. For disability accommodation or other information, contact the arboretum at 601-799-2311.