Maryland Iron Festival at Catoctin Furnace

May 20-21, 2023 | Free Admission

Celebrate Frederick County's history as an early center for iron making at this festival in the historic village of Catoctin Furnace. The Maryland Iron Festival is hosted by the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society and features blacksmithing demonstrations, live music, vendors, and food trucks. 

This FREE festival will also include a maker's market, guided garden and trail tours, a plein air art show, archeology presentations, and a live iron pour. 

You can find the Maryland Iron Festival event schedule here

Parking Information

Festival goers must park at the Manor Area of Cunningham Falls State Park

Address: 6709 Cunningham Falls Park Road, Thurmont, MD 21788

Park rangers will direct visitors to the parking lots. 

Festival shuttle service from Manor Area parking lot will begin at 9:30AM each day, ending at 7:30PM on Saturday, and at 4:30PM on Sunday. 

Click here for full event information

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