On September 11, 2015

Grab your goggles, jump into your airship and head to the Springfield Steampunk Festival

Steampunk afficionados head to Springfield for the inaugural Steampunk Festival, Sept. 11-13.

Sept. 11-13 — SPRINGFIELD — The first annual Springfield Steampunk Festival will take place Sept. 11, 12, 13 in Springfield, Vt. Steampunk comes alive in a fantasy retro-futuristic weekend featuring famed performers, workshops, musicians, tea dueling, Stargazer’s Ball, absinthe tasting, Thereminist performance, Victorian era bike ride, trader’s bazaar, Steampunk fashion show, time machine photo booth, telescope observatory tour, talks and more. Presented by the Steampunk Society of Vermont and the Hartness House, the festival features musical groups including Venus Lens Cap, Rusty Belle, Humanwine, Ida Mae Specker & The Honest Mistakes, Suitcase Junket and Tritium Well. Proceeds benefit the Springfield Community Center.

The Springfield Steampunk Festival is a perfect example of the creative economy at work. Springfield is recovering from the loss of manufacturing and the economic recession. The festival highlights Springfield’s rich history of industry and innovation as part of the Precision Valley. The festival highlights Springfield’s creative ingenuity and a renaissance in the town. Tickets and full schedule are available at www.springfieldvtsteampunkfest.com.

Courtesy of Fotolia

Do you want to submit feedback to the editor?

Send Us An Email!

Related Posts

Quechee hot air balloon festival lifts off

June 12, 2024
Hartford Area Chamber Prepares for Balloon Festival Friday, June 14 at 3 p.m. to Sunday, June 16 at 6 a.m. ­—QUECHEE —The Quechee Hot Air Balloon Craft and Music Festival, Village Green, Quechee, the longest running hot air balloon festival in New England, will celebrate its 44th anniversary in 2024 when thousands are expected to…

Otter Valley, Barstow and Hartland school districts pass budgets after multiple attempts

June 12, 2024
Slate Valley to vote for fifth time, Tuesday June 18 By Polly Mikula Editor's note: The story first published as "Many area school districts are still working to pass budgets" has been updated to reflect the passage of school bonds June 11 and 12 for Barstow, Otter Valley and Hartland. While voters in at least…

Gov. Scott vetoes property tax bill, unsettling next year’s ed funding

June 12, 2024
By Ethan Weinstein/VTDigger Gov. Phil Scott vetoed the annual property tax bill on Thursday, setting up a veto session showdown on a piece of legislation that must pass for schools to be funded as usual.  “We must provide property tax relief now. This can’t wait for another study before implementing cost containment strategies,” Scott said in…

Full of hot air

June 12, 2024
This weekend, June 14-16, the skies over the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire will be filled with hot air balloons during the longest running hot air balloon festival in New England. See page 14  for a full schedule of events for the weekend.