Saturday Sepember 11 thru Sunday September 12
We’re very excited to welcome two-time Forged in Fire contestant Robby Bowman of Iron Mountain Metal Craft to the Putnam County Homecoming Celebration.
Robby appeared in Season 3, Episode 5 of The History Channel’s Forged in Fire and again in Season 4, Episode 5 featuring a selection of “Fan’s Choice” favorites.
When not appearing on Forged in Fire Robby owns and runs Iron Mountain Metal Craft, the only blacksmith’s shop in Pigeon Forge, TN outside of Dollywood and the only shop open to the public to learn and craft their own items! Lessons and special events are held daily for blacksmiths of all ages and experience levels and visitors get the chance to learn from Robby himself!
Robby will be joining us for both days of the Putnam County Homecoming Celebration! (September 7-8, 2019) and will be signing autographs, taking photos with fans, demonstrating forging techniques with actual on-site forging, and also have a selection of his amazing, hand-crafted items and merchandise availabor sale from the Iron Mountain Metal Craft exhibitor booth located right on Main Street, Winfield!
The oldest attending this years Homecoming 82 years young
The youngest attending this years Homecoming 4 weeks old
Traveled the longest distance to attend this years Homecoming. Merritt Island Florida
Scott Teays Elementary School
Hurricane Middle School
Buffalo High School
The Putnam County Homecoming is an annual event held in Putnam County West Virginia. It has been a county festival since 1929 making it one of the oldest celebrated here in the county. The homecoming main festivals are always held on the second Sunday of September. It is believed that it only rains every 75 years on this date; anyway that is what we have been told. Whoever came up with that piece of information must have had some inside track on the weather. The event is special because of the down home family atmosphere, it is a place families reunite with old friends and neighbors visit with neighbors and meet new friends. It is an event that shut down the main road and we watch our children, neighbors and friends march in the Grand Parade.
My name is Mara Jane McGrew. I attend Winfield High School. Throughout the school, I currently participate in many activities. I am a member of National Honor Society, Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Key Club, Pilot, Link Crew, and also secretary of the senior class student council. I am a returning defensive starter for the WHS Girls Soccer Team, the point guard for the WHS Girls Basketball Team, and a hurdler on the WHS Girls Track Team. When I’m not busy with in school activities, I spend my time volunteering at the Ronald McDonald Charity House, as well as volunteering at the Putnam County Animal Shelter. I am a lifeguard at FMC Sports Club and I’m also a member of River Ridge Church where I’m involved in the youth group. In my free time, I like to exercise and travel. I also enjoy spending time with friends, family, and my two dogs, Dax and Eva. In the future, I plan to attend West Virginia University to pursue Pediatric Nursing.
We select only the best food vendors from the area. The entertainment is always top notch as we always present some of the best talent here in Putnam County.