Fire on the Mountain is an annual celebration of the art of the blacksmith, held the last Saturday in April in downtown Spruce Pine. The event is a partnership between Spruce Pine Main Street, Penland School of Crafts, and the Toe River Arts Council. Each year, the festival contains a month-long exhibit of new work by artist blacksmiths, a featured Master Blacksmith who demonstrates multiple times at the festival, presents a lecture at Penland School, and conducts a Master Demonstration workshop the Friday before the festival, several invited demonstrators who share their talents at the festival, vendor blacksmiths selling their wares, and demonstrating techniques in their booths, a free hands-on tent, where the public can sign up to try their hands at blacksmithing, assisted by blacksmith volunteers. We'll have great food. too!