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Welcome to Fire on the Prairie!

Get ready for an unforgettable day filled with excitement and creativity at the Prairie Arts Center in North Platte on October 5th, 2024. Whether you're a seasoned bladesmith enthusiast or simply curious about the art of forging, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Event Highlights:

  • Friday Night Meet & Greet: Meet the talented bladesmiths who will be showcasing their skills during the competitions as well as the judges History Channel's "Forged in Fire' Champions, Chris O'Brien, Peyton Ramm, and Garrett Elting!  Engage in conversations, share insights, and build connections with passionate individuals from the forging community.

  • Historical Presentations: Immerse yourself in the rich history of bladesmithing with captivating presentations by experts Andy Miller and Rick Windham. Learn about the historical significance of Union Pacific train springs, Osage Orange hardwood, and the art of bladesmithing.

  • Knife Gallery: Marvel at the craftsmanship of the competitors' creations displayed in our knife gallery. Witness the diverse styles and techniques showcased in each unique blade. Then take a stunning blade home 

  • Dutch Oven Cooking Demos: Experience the flavors of the prairie with mouthwatering Dutch oven cooking demonstrations led by Rick. Sample delicious dishes cooked over an open fire and learn traditional cooking methods passed down through generations.

  • Artisan Vendors: Explore a curated selection of artisan booths offering unique handcrafted goods. Discover one-of-a-kind treasures and support local artists and craftsmen.

  • Food Trucks: Indulge your taste buds with a variety of delectable offerings from our lineup of food trucks. From savory barbecue to sweet treats, there's something to satisfy every craving.

  • Cash Bar: Quench your thirst and relax with a refreshing beverage from our cash bar. Enjoy a selection of drinks as you soak in the excitement of the competition.

$10 ticket/ Children 10 & under free

Don't miss your chance to be part of this thrilling event celebrating the artistry of bladesmithing. Join us for a day filled with creativity, history, and culinary delights at Fire on the Prairie!

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