Time: Saturday 10 a.m. - Sunday 6 p.m.
Maryland Iron Festival 2023
12607 Catoctin Furnace Rd
Celebrate the region’s history as an early center for iron making at this festival featuring blacksmithing demonstrations; hands-on casting and molding demonstrations by experts from Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site; a live Iron pour with hands-on activities with Keystone Ironworks guided tours of the historic Harriet Chapel; children’s games and activities; live music; a beer and wine garden; food trucks; an artist and maker market; whimsical cannonball tosses and anvil-lifting contests; make it/take it opportunities, guided hikes in nearby Catoctin Mountain Park and more. The museum of the Ironworker is open all weekend too.
Hosted by the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society
This is a regional event, one you might consider if venturing outside Adams County during your visit.