Festival of Combustion
October 7 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Celebrate the industrial arts and American crafts at the Carrie Blast Furnaces across from the Great Allegheny Passage in Braddock, Pennsylania. The Festival of Combustion, a signature event of Rivers of Steel, features live music throughout the day and evening from local and regional artists along with tethered hot air balloon rides with views over the beautiful Monongahela River (weather permitting)! Evening festivities include flame performances, an evening iron pour, a host of arts activities, and a one-of-a-kind fireworks display over the Carrie Blast Furnaces National Historic Landmark beginning at dusk.
Workshops and demonstrations at the Festival of Combustion offer a chance for folks to get a closer look at the action and even make something of their own to take home that day. Whether your interest is artistic or industrial, each of the following activities reflect the type of creative hard work that built America and enables visitors to enjoy an authentic, site-based experience. All workshops are appropriate for both kids and adults alike
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!