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.) 



National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art & Practices: April 3-6, 2019 at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham, Alabama.

Iron 50: 50th Annual University of Minnesota Iron Pour: Friday, May 3 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.

F.I.R.E. (Foundry Invitational and River Exhibition) Annual Foundry Conference: mid May at the Metal Museum.                                                                                                                      Contact James Vanderpool for info.


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

28th Annual Turkey Pour: (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.


Intercollegiate Festival of Fire at Salem Art Works, Salem, New York (last from September 21-23, 2018).

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)