Sparks will fly as Florence-Darlington Technical College’s Eighth Annual Welding Rodeo returns to Francis Marion University’s Arts International on Saturday, April 8, 2017.
This will be the fourth year that the festival has hosted the Welding Rodeo. SCATE Inc. and Lincoln Electric are sponsoring the day-long, free event in Downtown Florence.
The contest starts at 7:30 a.m., with teams of professional and student welders running in a “scrap dive.” Competitors will pick out scrap metal and turn it into pieces of art. The teams will have eight hours to complete their sculpture.
The theme of the competition this year is Automation. A panel of judges will pick the best pieces in the professional and student divisions, and cash prizes will be awarded.
All of the artwork will be auctioned off at the end of the competition to benefit the FDTC Educational Foundation’s scholarship fund.
For more information about FDTC's Eighth Annual Welding Rodeo, contact Jill Lewis at the FDTC Educational Foundation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 843-661-8003.