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 the 2020 County Shows had to be cancelled because of the coronavirus situation and the majority of the 2021 County Shows have been cancelled again this year. There will be no National Competitions this year, but Local Blacksmithing Competitions will be held at the:

Devon County Show on Friday 2 - Sunday 4 July 2021

Oxted and Edenbridge Agricultural Show on Sunday 29 -Monday 30 August 2021 (the Bank Holiday weekend)