Join blacksmiths from around the world for Forge300, an international blacksmithing event held in the reconstructed 17th century French Fortress of Louisbourg, located on the stunning island of Cape Breton in Nova Scotia, Canada. 

2013 marks the 300th anniversary of the Fortress of Louisbourg;  the largest historical reconstruction project in North America. Louisbourg300, is a grand fête celebrating the founding of Ile Royale-modern day Cape Breton Island-with Louisbourg as its capital. 

The Cape Breton Blacksmiths Association is partnering with the Fortress of Louisbourg Association and Louisbourg300 to host Forge300, Cape Breton's first international blacksmithing event. 

Held within the awesome Fortress of Louisbourg, from July 4-7, 2013, Forge300 will bring together top professional blacksmiths from around the world to celebrate the craft and culture of traditional and contemporary blacksmithing during the Louisbourg300 celebration. Blacksmiths from near and far will be travelling to Cape Breton to participate and some of the demonstrating smiths include: Lorelei Sims, Michael Budd, Peer Meerding and John Mason. 

Already being toted as "the place to visit in Canada in 2013" by  vacay.ca, Louisbourg300 is going to be a grand celebration where "vibrant cultures meet diverse heritage and awe-inspiring vistas in a celebration of sea and stories, music and military, community and cuisine".  

To register for the event or to obtain more information please visit www.cbblacksmiths.com or contact the Cape Breton Blacksmiths Association at 902 756 4766 or info@cbblacksmiths.com