Iron Events List: Upcoming and past iron-casting events

Upcoming and past iron-casting events:                                                                                                                                                           (This is a changing and hopefully expanding database of iron pours. It does not necessarily reflect events the Foundry Tree will be at.) 



*Iron Pour and Fund Raiser for Fallbrook, CA.  October 19, 2019. Contact: Rich Stewart on Facebook for more information.


*Casey Westbrook Memorial Iron Pour. Detroit, MI.  October 26, 2019. Contact: Carl Goines on Facebook for more information.


*(FE)male Pour Peoria, by Black Dog Metal Arts : November 2, 2019. 12pm to 8pm at Peoria Art Guild 203 Harrison Street, in Peoria, IL. Contact: for more information.


*Past Present Future:A performance pour celebrating the first 40 years of the Scottish Sculpture Workshops. November 2, 2019, SSW 1 main Street. Lumsden. Aberdeenshire. AB54 4JN. Contact : for more information.


*University of Wisconsin Whitewater Annual Iron Pour: November 9, 2019. Contact : Facebook Messsenger Teresa Lind for more information.


*SIUC (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) Iron Pour: November 9, 2019. Contact : Carey Netherton at for more information.


*First Annual Iron Pour, Part of the Goree Diaspora Festival. Goree Island, Senegal Africa, a UNESCO Global Heritage Site: November 22-24, 2019. Please contact Phillip Harrison of Penumbra Design Studio. Email:, Text only: 443.618.7973


*Museum of Black Civilizations First Annual Iron Pour, : December 6th…, 2019. Please contact Phillip Harrison of Penumbra Design Studio. Email:, Text only: 443.618.7973


*The Iron-R Project:  Cork City, Ireland. Exact dates pending in April 2020. Contact: James L Hayes



*Iron Pour at the MIXXER, Winston, North Carolina: September 28, 2019. Contact : for more information.

*Harvest Iron Pour: September 21, 2019. Evening pour. Annual production/performance community iron pour by Nordic Iron at BronzeAge Art Casting, Sioux Falls, SD. Contact: Jordan Eaton of Nordic Iron  Rick Haugen of BronzeAge

*Intercollegiate Festival of Fire at Salem Art Works, Salem, New York: September 20-22, 2019.

*Lamberton Hot Iron Days: 15th Annual Iron Pour, Lamberton, Minnesota: September 6-7, 2019. Friday the sand shop opens at noon with a 10PM pour. Saturday the sand shop opens at 8AM with a 4PM pour. , forthcoming Facebook post closer to event. Contact: for more information.

*Iron Pour!!! Chilton, WI. August 24, 2019. Contact: Teresa Lind on Facebook for more information.

*Franconia Sculpture Park: Resident Artists Iron Pour. Shafer, MN.  August 10, 2019. Contact: for more information.

*Forged in Fire: An Iron Pour and Glassblowing Event: August 9-10, 2019. Aug 9, 12:00pm-August 10, 4:00pm.  Saturday, Aug. 10 will feature an iron pouring at dusk. Second Annual event, a spectacular two-day showing of the visual arts in Frankenmuth: 245 S. Main Street, Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734 (Corner of School and Main Streets) Contact via FacebookForged in Fire

*Igneous Metal Arts Community Iron Pour at the Caponi Sculpture Park: August 4, 2019, Eagan, Minnesota. Contact for more information.

*Franconia Sculpture Park: Community Collaboration Hot Metal Pour. Shafer, MN.  August 3, 2019. Contact: for more information.

*Midwest FireFest: FeLion Studio’s Sand Tile Carving and Iron Pour. July 27, 2019. (

*Sculpture Trails 10th annual Fire@Nite  July 27, 2019. Family Fun, Fire, Music and Molten Iron from 12-10pm, (Foundry Tree photo shoot.)

*16th Annual Down on the Farm: July 3-7, 2019 Pour on July 6th, 2019. Contact Kelly Ludeking at for more information.

*The Sun Pour: June 22, 2019. 8:00-10:30pm.  Annual production/performance community iron pour by Nordic Iron at BronzeAge Art Casting, 1110 N Weber Ave, Sioux Falls, SD.  Contact: Jordan Eaton of Nordic Iron Rick Haugen of BronzeAge

*Summer Solstice Iron Pour: June 21, 2019 from 6pm to 12 am at Free Cycles Bicycle Forrest, 732 S. 1st Street West, Missoula, Montana. Contact Jesse Blumenthal via Facebook Messenger for more information.

*Igneous Metal Arts at the MN Museum of Mining: June 8, 2019, Chisholm, Minnesota. Contact for more information.

*Keystone Iron Works Arts on Fire: 10 years of Iron Birthday Party June 7, Festival and Pour June 8, 2019, Scranton, Pennsylvania. Keystone Iron Works Facebook group for more information.

*6th annual Little Pour on the Prairie: June 1, 2019, Vermillion, South Dakota. Contact Chris Meyer at for more information. (Foundry Tree photo shoot.)

Iron Pour at Lynden Sculpture Garden: 1st Annual Scratch Tile Workshop and Iron Pour:  Was held Saturday, May 25, 2019 Workshop from 10am-2pm. Pour starts at approximately 3pm. Website for more information: Phone contact: 414-446-8794 (Foundry Tree photo shoot.)

F.I.R.E. (Foundry Invitational and River Exhibition) Annual Foundry Conference: Was held May 15-17, 2019 at the Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee Contact James Vanderpool for info.                

Iron 50: 50th Annual University of Minnesota Iron Pour: Was held Friday, May 3, 2019 at Department of Art Foundry, Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota More Information link. (Foundry Tree photo shoot.)

National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art & Practices: Was held April 3-6, 2019 at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham, Alabama. (Foundry Tree photo shoot.)


*Festival of Combustion: Was held September 28, 2019. 1:00pm-9:00pm, Rivers of Steel’s biggest event of the year at Carrie Blast Furnaces in Rankin, PA. Contact: Chris McGinnis

2019 Pour’n Yer Heart Out: 10th Annual Community Iron Pour Event. Was held Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 10am-7pm. At the Crucible Night Club 3116 Commercial Ave., Madison, WI 53714. Website for more information: Contact:

Annual Thanksgiving Iron Pour, The Gravy Pour:  (32nd Annual Was last held on November 20, 2018) University of Minnesota Foundry, MN Contact: Tamsie for information.

Annual Turkey Pour: (28th Annual Was last held on November 17th, 2018), Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY. Contact: Ken Payne at for more information. 

UNF Fall Iron Pour: (Was last on November 10th, 2018 from 4-8 pm) At the University of North Florida, 1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224 . Contact Jenny K Hager for info.

MeltDown Annual iron pour at the National Casting Center foundry @ Alfred University, School of Art + Design (Was last held on Nov 3rd, 2018 noon til dusk). For more information contact

SUNY Oswego, Tyler Art Building, The Pit. (Was last held on October 16, 2018) Contact: for info.

Midwest FireFest (last July 28 & 29, 2018)

Sculpture Trails

Biennial (plus)

International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art (last in Scranton, PA from May 28-June 2, 2018)

Western Cast Iron Art Alliance conference (last in Granite City, Illinois from October 3-7, 2018)

9th biannual Iron Tribe 2019 Was held Feb 28-March 2, 2019. Symposium, casting sessions, and art exhibition at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Please contact David Lobdell for more information.