With craft beer, food trucks, live music and an artisan marketplace, you won’t want to miss Rivers of Steel’s biggest event of the year! Join the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area at the Carrie Furnaces to celebrate the industrial arts Festival of Combustion this September! Some of the region’s most skilled artists, makers and builders will be showcasing their crafts for you to enjoy. Watch as these artists perform live demonstrations of blacksmithing, glass-blowing, raku ceramics, welding, metal fabrication, and even custom automotive work!
In one of the main events of the festival, The Rivers of Steel’s skilled foundry team will fire up the furnaces and smelt iron, recreating the industrial process that the Carrie furnaces are best known for. Not only will festival-goers be able to witness one of the oldest industrial processes, but they will also be able to partake by carving their very own scratch mold to be cast during the iron pour! Attendees will have access to other hands-on activities including glazing raku-fired vases with Ton Pottery and printmaking with Katy Dement.
Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the gate; Kids under 18 get in free! For more information, or to book your ticket now, visit https://www.showclix.com/event/festival-of-combustion-.