The Company supports 12 County Shows during the course of each year. Blacksmiths from all over the country exhibit their work and take part in live forging events; the results at the County Shows form the basis of the National Blacksmiths' Competition.

TV's Alex Jones tries her hand at blacksmithing at the Great Yorkshire Show 2015
Alex Jones GYS

Points from each Show are aggregated together and the overall winners in each category (Static Competition and Live Forging) are honoured at our annual Michaelmas Awards Luncheon in London.

Unfortunately, all of the 2020 County Shows and the majority of the 2021 County Shows were cancelled due to Covid but they returned in 2022. The local Blacksmithing Competitions will be held at the County Shows being held in 2023.