december, 2023

03dec11:00 am4:00 pmAnnual Auction - Sahuaro Ranch

Event Details

AABA Annual Meeting, Banquet, and Auction
Sunday, December 3, 2023
Fruit Packing Shed/Gallery at Sahuaro Ranch
Glendale, AZ

This year the auction will be held on Sunday, December 3 at Saguaro Ranch. Registration will begin at 11 am with food being served at 12 noon. The annual meeting will start at 1 pm, and the auction will start as soon as the annual meeting is adjourned. There will be no cost for registration or lunch as AABA will cover the costs. We will need a head count so please contact Jason LaBrash to RSVP by November 18. Use the post card inserted in this issue, or contact Jason at 602-717-1459 or

We will be in the Fruit Packing Shed again this year. This is the same location as the last several years. Make sure you enter off of 59th Ave and Mountain View. Park in the very first parking lot on the right.

The auction is always a great time to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. This year the food will be catered by a local company, so everyone will have more time to relax and enjoy time with your blacksmith family. Please bring new friends too. We want to expand our blacksmith family, and, if you have a friend who would be interested in blacksmith or even just seeing some amazing blacksmith work, please invite them.

We have our auction annually to raise funds for the Read Carlock Memorial Scholarship Fund. That fund supports scholarships for qualified applicants to further their blacksmith and metalsmithing education. In recent years we’ve auctioned off items such as bottle openers, napkin rings, lamps, wall art, and even tables. You don’t have to make a table to participate, but if you’ve got a project idea that you’ve always wanted to try, here’s a great reason to make it. Maybe it’s a centerpiece for a table or a unique door knocker. Every item donated, large or small, is welcome and appreciated. Craig Riggle, our professionally trained auctioneer, will auction off all the items and many people will go home with some amazing treasures.

We do need help during the auction with spotters and presenters, so, if you are interested, please contact Jason at 602-717-1459 or

Directions to the Fruit Packing Shed in Sahuaro Ranch
Glendale, AZ
• I-17 to Dunlap Ave.
• West on Dunlap (which turns into Olive Ave.) to 59th Ave.
• North (right) on 59th Ave. to Mountain View Rd.
• West (left) on Mountain View
• Take first right into the East Parking Lot.
• Walk from the parking lot to the Fruit Packing Shed.


(Sunday) 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Saguaro Ranch Park

9802 N 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85302

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