Saturday Only! Live Iron Pour: Registration To Create Your Own Cast Iron Relief Tile at the Maryland Iron Festival!


This event is only on Saturday the 21st 

Please note: This activity is sold out online. Ten slots remain open on a first come, first serve basis on Saturday, May 21st. Please inquire when you check in at the registration table at the Museum of the Ironworker on Saturday morning. 


Carve your design into a sandblock and watch it cast in iron live at the Maryland Iron Festival with the help of Keystone Iron Works!

We encourage sandblocks to be purchased in advance, and picked up ahead of time on May 14-15. 

  • With your block you’ll receive instructions on how to create your own design, information about when to drop off your block, and when the live iron pour will take place!
  • Please prepare your scratch blocks at home before the festival. Participants can drop off their finished scratch blocks at the Keystone Iron Works site, which will be  adjacent to 12610 Catoctin Furnace Road, Thurmont, MD 21788 before 12 noon on Saturday May 21, 2022.
  • The live iron pour will take place at that site between 12:30-1:00pm on Saturday May 21, 2022.
  • Cooled tiles can be picked up after 4pm on Saturday May 21, 2022 or anytime on Sunday May 22, 2022.

Sandblock Pickup:
Museum of the Ironworker
12610 Catoctin Furnace Road
Thurmont, MD 21788
Questions: email

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