We plan to host another Iron Pour event.

We will be announcing the information as we confirm dates and details. In the meantime, see the information below about our past event.

2018 frankenmuth iron pour

The Frankenmuth Arts Council is pleased to present an Iron Pour event on October 19 and 20, 2018. The event will be held at the Heritage Park in conjunction with the Big Country Fest.

The basic premise of an iron pour as it pertains to our event, is the recycling of cast iron. In this process, scrap cast iron is repurposed by first being broken into small fragments and heated until molten. The molten metal is then poured into a hardened sand mold which has been custom-carved by an iron pour participant. Once the metal has safely cooled, the resultant artwork can then be removed; a process not unlike soap or candy making.

The pour will occur in the evening of Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th. The event is free for the public to come and watch. It’s a spectacular event to witness as the furnace is fired up and the molten metal is poured in to the many molds created by community participants and local artists. On Friday and Saturday morning, scratch tile workshops will be held for participants who have registered for the event. They will learn how to create custom molds for the casting process. A special workshop will also be available on Saturday, October 13 at Hargash Artist Studio for those who desire to spend more time working on their piece. Suggested uses for your custom-made cast iron piece of art are stepping stones, a name or address plaque, or just a fun item for display. The cost to design your own mold is $65.

It does not require an art degree to make your scratch tile. We are creating an opportunity for those who would like to try their hand at and experience the metal casting process. As mentioned earlier, several workshops will be offered to teach the process. The workshops as well as the pour itself, will be held at Heritage Park in conjunction with the Big Country Fest. All Iron Pour participants will be given free admission to the Big Country Fest as part of their registration. The FAC would like to recognize and thank the Frankenmuth Women’s Club, the Saginaw Arts and Enrichment Commission and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs for their support in helping to bring this event to our community.

There are a limited amount of workshops available. If you would like to participate in this year’s event, please register soon to secure your spot.

space is limited, book now!



October 19-20, 2018
Workshops 9a-2p
Pours start around 6p



The cost to design your own mold is $65. You must pre-pay when you register.



Heritage Park
601 Weiss Street
Frankenmuth MI 48734