December 3rd
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Traditional Village Christmas 

Free European style Christmas Market complete with artisans, traditional holiday bake table, children’s activities, wreath decorating, food trucks, and a visit from Belsnickel. Unique holiday gifts suitable for the entire family.

12610 Catoctin Furnace Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788

Please pre-order wreaths and roping by October 23rd. We will have limited inventory available on the day of the event. 

Pre-order Wreaths & Roping
Call for Artists/Vendors

Schedule for 2022 Traditional Village Christmas


Coffee and Donuts for sale: Museum of the Ironworker patio from 10am-12:00 noon

-Sauced Savage BBQ Food Truck: Harriet Chapel Parking lot from 10-4pm

-Holiday Bake Sale: Collier’s Log House 10-4pm


-Blacksmithing Demonstration; Artists and Maker Market; Museum tours and gift shop sales (including special North County Christmas gift baskets): Museum of the Ironworker

-Live Music:  Second floor of the Collier’s Log House 12-3pm

-Wreath and roping decoration and sales:  First floor of the Collier’s Log House 10-4pm

-Tours of Historic Harriet Chapel: In the chapel 11-3pm

-Children’s Activities and Crafts: First floor, small room of The Collier’s Log House and in the garden behind the Log House 10-4pm

-Belsnickel Visits the Village: First stop is the Museum of the Ironworker and then the Collier’s Log House and yard. Visits are from 11-11:30; 12-12:30; 1-1:30; 2-2:30 and 3:00-3:30

December 13th

December CFHS Meeting

Tuesday, December 13th,  12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Due to the resurgence of COVID, we will hold a hybrid meeting. You may join us in person at the Museum of the Ironworker or on Zoom. If you plan to join us via Zoom, you can join on your computer or telephone.

If you experience any issues, please call 240-288-7396 and we will help you register. If you plan to join us in person please wear a mask unless actively eating and drinking.

Monthly meetings will require participants to register in advance.

Click here to register to attend our monthly meeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Saturday & Sunday
May 20th & 21st

2023 Maryland Iron Festival

The Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc. will present the fifth annual Maryland Iron Festival during the weekend of May 20 & 21, 2023 in partnership with Cunningham Falls State Park, Catoctin Mountain Park, Frederick County Public Libraries, Visit Frederick, and Harriet Chapel. The free festival will commemorate the state as a center for the craft of ironmakingand feature traditional blacksmithing, period music, food trucks, feats of strength, an artisan and makers market, garden and trail tours, artisan demonstrations, children’s activities, fascinating archaeology talks about the amazing discoveries at Catoctin Furnace, and more. Visitors can also walk the Catoctin Furnace African American Cemetery Interpretive Trail and read the wayside panels and visit the Museum of the Ironworker.