On Saturday, November 6th, 2021, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Liberty Arts will be holding their 5th Annual Iron Pour in the middle of Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street, Durham.
It’s free to watch this, and it’s amazing.
They’ll be pouring 4,000 pounds of molten iron (3,000 degrees!) into molds.
Fall is looking great around the Triangle, whether you’re looking for something spooky or totally kid-friendly! Check out our HUGE list of fall festivals, as well as our list of pumpkin patches, haunted trails and corn mazes! We have also put together a big list of Halloween events and Trick or Treat events!
Think of it as a “gritty ballet where all the dancers are decked out in helmets and head-to-toe in leathers, dancing around a roaring furnace and pouring red hot metal into molds.”
In addition, the event includes:
- Drumming performances from Batalá Durham
- Fire breathers
- Kid-friendly activities
- Local food trucks
- Craft beer
- Liberty Arts artists’ work for sale
- Hand-blown glass pumpkins for sale
- Beer glasses for sale
- Liberty Arts T-shirts
Want to really get involved? You can create your own scratch block in an upcoming workshop. Scratch a design into hardened sand and watch it get filled with molten iron. The result is an iron tile. The cost is $40 per mold.
The Scratch Block classes take place at the Foundry in Durham Central Park on on many days in September and October, and a couple days in November before the Iron Pour. See the dates of the classes and sign up here.
Upcoming Events in the Triangle -- both virtual and in-personCheck out our full events calendar, where you can enter any date, or look at the events for the next few days here:
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Thursday, October 28, 2021