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Maryland Iron Festival

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days 

Blacksmithing & Casting Demonstrations, Live Iron Pour, Log hewing, Live Music, Guided hikes in Catoctin Mountain Park, Plants & Flowers, Trails, Tours, Artist & Maker Market, Children’s activities, Bake Sale, “Feats of Strength” Challenges, Food trucks, Plein Air artists, Beer & Wine Garden

Important event and parking information

Please park at Cunningham Falls Stare Park! Enjoy a complimentary shuttle ride to the event location or take a short 1/4 mile hike to the event. Once here, stop by our information booths to check in and grab a map.

Parking and short shuttle ride6708 Cunningham Falls Park Road, Thurmont, MD 21788

Event Address12610 Catoctin Furnace Rd., Thurmont, MD 21788

Note to guests: ID required for Beer & Wine Garden. 90% of the festival is outdoors, and masks will not be required. However, we are recommending that people consider wearing masks in our small, ca. 1820 historic structures. Thank you for understanding. 

Event Map & Schedule 

Click on the map to open it as a PDF in a separate window for printing

Location update! Please note that today (Sunday, May 22nd) Van Wagner and Slim Harrison‘s performance location has changed. Both performances will now take place in the Museum Area. 

Activity Information & Registration

Saturday only! Live Iron Pour: Registration to Create Your Own Cast Iron Relief TileKid Friendly: Registration for Free Plaster Casting Activity Hosted by Hopewell Furnace

Information for Vendors & Artists

Calling all Bakers! Participation Needed In The MIF Bake SaleArtist/Vendor Information to ParticipateVendor GuidelinesPlein Air Artist Registration

Maryland Iron Festival Hotels

Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

  • TownePlace Suites Frederick for $144 USD per night
  • Courtyard Frederick for $154 USD per night

Book your hotel room now! You can reach the Courtyard directly at 301-631-9030 and the TownePlace Suites directly at 301-624-0050. Don’t forget to mention the Maryland Iron Festival when you make your reservation. You can also book online.

  • Start Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022
  • End Date: Monday, May 23, 2022
  • Last Day to Book: Monday, May 2, 2022
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