Mootenanny 2020 | Blacksmiths & Hunting Camps

Blacksmiths & Traditional Hunting Camps

Brian Noland, Waynesville, North Carolina | MAY 9 & 10

Brian is a third-generation bear hunting native of Haywood County and metal working protégé of Haywood County legend, Charles Miller. An expert 19th century reenactor, horseman and blacksmith, Noland will coordinate the hunting camp with Bob Plott, while also assisting the blacksmith demos.

Charles Brown, Danbury, North Carolina | MAY 9 & 10

Brown is an expert on 18th century frontier skills, particularly hide tanning, and leather work, and is also an accomplished blacksmith and powder horn maker. Brown is one of the few hide tanners and leather workers today that can legitimately claim to process an animal hide from start to finish including harvesting or hunting the animal, skinning it, tanning the hide and then producing a bag or garment from the hide.

David Brewin, Cullowhee, North Carolina | MAY 9 & 10

A former metal working instructor at the Foxfire School in Rabun Gap, GA, the Campbell Folk School at Brasstown, NC, and the Penland Craft School, Brewin also served as a director at the WCU Mountain Heritage Center where he coordinated performers for the annual Mountain Heritage Festival. He'll demonstrate frontier blacksmithing

Kim Palmer, Haywood Co., North Carolina | MAY 9 & 10

An expert hunter and multi-skilled 18th century historian who will conduct a brain tanning seminar and set up a tanner’s camp.

Josh Lyles, Haywood Co., North Carolina | MAY 9 & 10

A blacksmithing instructor at Haywood Community College, expert metal worker and at the hunter’s camp both days, assisted by Brian Noland. He is also an accomplished outdoorsman and historian

Bill Carter, Fuquay-Varina, NC | MAY 9 & 10

An 18th century historian and writer, Carter is a member of the Honorable Company of Horners, which is dedicated to educating about the history, construction and usage of powder horns, blowing horns and drinking vessels throughout history.

Chuck & Peggy Patrick, Brasstown, NC | MAY 9 & 10

The Patricks are instructors at the John C. Campbell Folk School and nationally known artists. Chuck is a great blacksmith, knife maker and basket maker, while Peggy does incredible traditional bead work, hide tanning and basket weaving.