Festival of Combustion

Join Rivers of Steel in celebrating industrial arts and American crafts at the Carrie Blast Furnaces. Showcasing 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. And dont miss the first ever fireworks display over the Carrie Blast Furnaces at dusk!

Festival-goers can expect a full day of exciting demonstrations and hands-on experiences from iron casting to raku ceramics and more. New Fiestaware Mosaics workshops in 2019 provide an opportunity to create unique mosaic designs using the colorful plate-ware we all know and love.

Take a mini tour of the Carrie Blast Furnaces between workshops and visit the maker marketplace where you'll find hand-crafted creations by dozens of local artists. With food trucks, craft beer and live music all day there's plenty to explore!

With flame performances, fireworks, 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!

Chris McGinnisArts Director & Chief Curator

2019 Festival of Combustion Sponsors