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Cultivating the art, heritage, and recreation of the river towns of Columbia, Marietta, Wrightsville and surrounding areas

Musselman-Vesta Iron Furnace Center

26 Furnace Road

Marietta, PA 

Open Seasonally on Sundays 1 PM - 3 PM

Rivertownes Meetings: First Wednesday, 6:30 PM

Pig Iron Fest

The Pig Iron Fest remembers and celebrates the once thriving anthracite iron industry. The iron foundries played a vital role in establishing the riverfront region in and around Columbia and Marietta, and the Annual Pig Iron Fest and Car Show on the last Sunday of September serves as a celebration of the region's industrial heyday. 

 

There is a focus on the historic aspects of the iron foundries and the role they played in building the region, but there are also opportunities to have fun with a great car show, family-oriented events, food, and live music. Food vendors offer a wide variety of food and beverages.

Children can enjoy activities such as hayrides, pumpkin painting, games, and crafts in the Kids' Zone. Historical tours of the furnace ruins are offered throughout the day. 

The event is sponsored by the Donegal Area Rotary Club and the Lancaster County Department of Parks and Recreation. Rivertownes PA USA is proud to participate in celebrating the great regional history.