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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

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