World Championship Blacksmith competition Willcox

Photos courtesy of Christine Trnka

Photos courtesy of Christine Trnka

Blacksmiths from around the country and the world will compete in the World Championship Blacksmith competition starting tomorrow, Jan. 29. Blacksmithing is a traditional cowboy trade that continues in the 21st Century.

About 50 competitors will demonstrate their skill in forging steel with competitions and clinics for three days.

Competitions will be held in the afternoon beginning at 1 p.m. Spectators are welcome.

Blacksmithing clinics will be held daily from 8 a.m. to noon.

All events will be held at the Quail Park Rodeo Grounds in Willcox. Admission is free for spectators. Call 1-800-200-2272 for more info.

Photo courtesy of Christine Trnka

Photo courtesy of Christine Trnka

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