Festival of Combustion

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Saturday September 28

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1:00 PM  –  10:00 PM

Join Rivers of Steel for its signature event, the Festival of Combustion—a celebration of industrial arts and American crafts!

Showcasing the creativity and innovation of our region's artists, makers, and builders, the daylong festival includes hands-on activities, craft demonstrations, live music, tours, an artisan marketplace, food, festivities, and much more.

New this year to commemorate its fifth anniversary, the Festival has expanded evening performances! Rivers of Steel and 91.3 WYEP are excited to present acclaimed Nashville singer-songwriter Nikki Lane headlining the show, with the throwback rock and roll sounds of the Ruen Brothers, an English duo from a blue-collar steel town, getting the evening started.

Fireworks, flame performances, an evening iron pour, and a host of arts activities will also light up the night in the western courtyard of the Carrie Blast Furnaces.

A family-friendly event, new hands-on activities this year include Fiestaware Mosaics and free kids zone workshops for the little ones. Live demonstrations include iron casting, blacksmithing, glassblowing, raku ceramics, welding, fabrication and more!

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!

Get your tickets in advance and save $10! Tickets will be available online until 11:59 PM on September 27.  Gate price will be $40.  

For daytime tickets only, click here