The Maryland Iron Festival

Sept. 18-19/CATOCTIN FURNACE-The Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc. presents the third annual event from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with Cunningham Falls State Park, Catoctin Mountain Park, PopUp Frederick, Harriet Chapel, Frederick County Public Libraries and Visit Frederick. This will be an entirely outdoor, open-air event. Masks will be required for all attendees and will be provided free to all. Enjoy blacksmithing, woodturning, and casting demonstrations; live entertainment, ranger-led tours in Catoctin Mountain Park; tours of historic Harriet Chapel, “Feats of Strength” games and challenges; an artist and maker market; children’s activities; activities from the Frederick County Public Libraries; Scales and Tales birds of prey program; an interactive display from Hagerstown and Frederick Railway Historical Society and more! The Museum of the Ironworker, featuring our new forensic facial reconstructions, will be open to one-way, limited group traffic. Food trucks and a bake sale will be onsite. The event is free but donations are welcome. All proceeds will be used for the ongoing restoration of the historic village structures, a critical need. >MORE