Festival of Combustion

Join Rivers of Steel on October 8, 2022 for the return of the Festival of Combustion! Help us celebrate the industrial arts and American crafts at the Carrie Blast Furnaces and showcase the creativity and innovation our region’s artists, makers, and builders.

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Experience the Festival

The Festival of Combustion features hands-on activities for adults and children alike with demonstrations and experiences throughout the entire day and evening.

Festival-goers can expect a full day of exciting demonstrations and hands-on experiences.

Take a mini tour of the Carrie Blast Furnaces between workshops. Visit the marketplace to score some unique local products created by the region’s most exciting makers. With food trucks, craft beer, and live music all day and night there's plenty to explore!

Pittsburgh's hottest event of the year is back! Details are becoming available so stay tuned here. We can't wait to show you what we have in store for 2022!

Chris McGinnisArts Director & Chief Curator
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2022 Festival of Combustion Sponsors