Ferrous Festival

Ferrous Festival

Thank you for joining us for another spectacular Ferrou Festival in 2022!

Ferrous will be back in Hereford in 2024 - we hope to see you then.

International Festival of Artist Blacksmithing. 

 First launched in 2017, Ferrous is a ten-day festival celebrating the craft of blacksmithing.

Learn about the remarkable blacksmithing tradition through hands-on live forging experiences, workshops, exhibitions and more. 

Past Festivals

Discover the highlights from the first two Ferrous Festivals!

Ferrous 2019

Ferrous returned in 2019 to celebrate the natural world through the craft of blacksmithing. 

Visitors could have a go at forging their very own seed marker to take home, along with a packet of wildflower seeds to plant and help support the bees. 

The ten-day event also included a wide range of exhibitions (including the 'Measured Making 150mm Challenge' and 'Celebrating the Natural World' projects), workshops, lectures and films.

Ferrous 2017

Our inaugural festival saw the city centre come alive with to the sights and sounds of six hot metal forges.

Blacksmiths and members of the public gathered in High Town to contribute a forged Ginkgo leaf to be added to a seated garden arbour that is housed permanently at St Michael’s Hospice.

About the Organisers

Ferrous Festival is a partnership between Hereford City Life (a brand of Hereford Business Improvement District) and Hereford College of Arts. 

Hereford College of Arts

Hereford College of Arts is a dedicated arts college with a specialist focus on art, media, design, popular music and performing arts.

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Hereford City Life

Hereford City Life is a brand of Hereford Business Improvement District, who work to deliver projects and investment in the city centre.

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