Maker Marketplace, Tours, Food Trucks and Beer, Oh My!

There’s so much more to do at the Festival of Combustion.  Make a day of it!  From fireworks and food trucks to a makers’ marketplace and tours of the site, there’s plenty more to discover. Don’t miss out on a new exhibition of cast iron artworks created by the hard-working folks working the foundry!

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Visit the PG&E Marketplace

1:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Rivers of Steel is excited to partner with Pittsburgh Grit & Heritage to bring a curated selection of the area’s most talented makers and artisans who will be selling their wares throughout the day.  Get some early holiday shopping in or grab a piece of local art to add to your own collection.

COST = Marketplace entrance is included in festival admission.

tour guide speak to onlookers while on tour at the festival of combustion

Mini Blast Furnace Tours

1:00 – 6:00 p.m.

A festival experience at Carrie Furnaces would not be complete without a guided mini tour of the facility.  Experience the wonder and beauty of this 20th century industrial marvel and hear about what it was like to work the mill from those who actually did.

These tours sell out! We recommend signing up earlier in the day.

COST = $10/person; sign up onsite.

Group Tours the Iron Garden

Iron Garden Tours

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Discover how nature has reclaimed this post-industrial landscape on a free tour of the Carrie Furnaces’ Iron Garden. You’ll explore a dense variety of ecological grown and learn about Rivers of Steel’s “addition by reduction” approach to working these wild gardens and grounds.

COST = Tour is included in festival admission; sign up onsite.

Food Trucks!

1:00 – 9:00 p.m.

The Festival of Combustion will have no shortage of great local food this year so come hungry!  Whether its burgers you like Hibachi or something a bit lighter, there are options for  both meat lovers and vegetarians at this year’s event.  Food trucks will be on site all day and evening. And it goes without saying there will be some cool treats for the kiddos.

COST = Available for purchase; item costs vary.

festival tents and crowds

Craft Beer

1:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Selections from Voodoo Brewery will be available for purchase throughout the day. Plus a variety of local craft beers will be available during the evening performances.

COST = Available for purchase.

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