Events: 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 50: 50th Annual University of Minnesota Iron Pour: Friday, May 3, 2019 at Department of Art Foundry, Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota

2:00 – 6:00 PM, Iron Pour; 7:00 PM Fire performance. More Information link. (Foundry Tree photo shoot.)

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

6th annual Little Pour on the Prairie: June 1, Vermillion, South Dakota. Contact Chris Meyer 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
Intercollegiate Festival of Fire at Salem Art Works, Salem, New York. September 20-22, 2019.
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
Festival of Combustion: 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


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.)

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. (Foundry Tree photo shoot.)

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:,  phone:  608.308.1113 (Foundry Tree photo shoot.)


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)