This is way more than a demonstration! Test your forging skills in the authentic historical experience your family has been waiting for! Our smiths have tailored experiences appropriate for all ages and skill levels. Feel the heat, swing the hammer, twist and stamp red out steel into handcrafted experiences your family will never forget. Leave with what you make. Our smiths will take the piece you forged and get it up to our Forged in Fire Championship standards. It's our shop, but YOU BECOME THE BLACKSMITH.
What to expect
at our shop
Not quite sure what our blacksmith experience is all about? Check out this awesome video shot by our friend David DelaGardelle, when he visited from Coal Iron Works. If you still have questions, check out our Frequently Asked Questions.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Peter - Google
A great and unique experience ... it was a very interesting and hands on session that lasted roughly an hour and a half. Don't be afraid to swing is my recommendation!
Amanda - Google
My wife and I made horseshoe knives today and had an amazing time! We can't wait to take our kids.
April - Google
This place was amazing. My son learned so much and made an amazing knife! The staff was very friendly and we even got our picture with the famous Josh from Forge and fire!!
What do you have to say?
We've forged an experience driven shop in the heart of Michigan's "Little Bavaria", an authentic re-creation of an entire German-inspired village. Our blacksmith shop is just a few minutes walk from downtown Frankenmuth, and the famous Bavarian Inn Lodge and Restaurant!
In addition to our handcrafted experiences, visitors will enjoy the architecture, floral gardens, streams, waterfalls, and of course, great shopping opportunities with over 40 stores and attractions in one location at Frankenmuth River Place Shops!