About The Festival of Combustion

The Festival of Combustion is back! Join Rivers of Steel in celebrating American craft and the industrial arts at the Carrie Blast Furnaces. Showcasing the creativity and innovation our region’s artists, makers and builders, the day features blacksmithing and glass blowing demonstrations, along with the firing of raku ceramics and stations for welding, metal fabrication and even custom automotive work!
Headlining the demonstrations, Rivers of Steel’s skilled foundry team will fire up furnaces and smelt iron–a scaled down version of the industrial process Carrie is remembered for. Festival-goers can get involved by carving a scratch mold to be cast during the iron pour. More hands-on activities include glazing raku-fired vases with Ton Pottery and printmaking with Katy Dement.
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!
Tickets are available online for $10 in advance or $15 at the gate; kids under 18 get in free! Ticket price includes all demonstrations and entrance to the marketplace. Optional activities are individually priced.

2018 Sponsors:


LOCAL PGH                          


2018 Partners:

sponsor-ton-pottery        sponsor-pgh-glass-center     sponsor-mobile-sculpture


Festival of Combustion 2016


FoC 2018
Saturday September 29, 2018
12:00pm – 5:00pm
All Ages Welcome

2018 Poster

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