Southern Maine Steampunk Fair

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An indoor-outdoor day-long Steampunk Fair in Kennebunk.

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

ADMISSION: $5.00 per person (FREE for members). Ticket sales support the Museum’s year-round educational mission! Tickets are valid for entry into the Brick Store Museum, the Program Center, and the outdoor campus of the Brick Store Museum. CLICK HERE to pre-purchase your tickets online!

WHEN: Saturday, August 4, 2018, from 11:00am – 5:00pm.

WHERE: At the Brick Store Museum at 117 Main Street in Kennebunk, Maine

WHY: Because!

WHAT:  At the Southern Maine Steampunk Fair, you will find demonstrations and presentations of artwork and craft-making; meet and greet with Steampunk authors; attend a Steampunk Tea Duel; discover crafters of Victorian-futuristic art and crafts; create at our Maker Station; play Victorian lawn games; and much more.

To see images from 2016’s fair, check out images from from New Clear Rain Photography!

Family-friendly costumes are encouraged!

NEW in 2018:

  • Steampunk High Tea Service with the Guild of Extraordinary Gentlewomen
    • Tickets: $30 per person, limited seating to 40 people. Enjoy a host of tea sandwiches, desserts, and paired teas for each course! Click HERE to learn more and purchase tickets!
  • Booth demonstrations;
  • Tea Duel with the Guild of Extraordinary Gentlewomen;
  • Author Joy Reed will sign and discuss her Madame Seraphina Fox book series;
  • Author Leanna Renee Hieber will host a book signing and talk on historical fantasy writing

Schedule of Events:

11:30am: “Victorian Spiritualism,” talk by author Joy Reed

12:30pm: Tea Duel with the The Guild of Extraordinary Gentlewomen

1:45pm: “Historical Fantasy: Where History Meets Possibility,” talk by author Leanna Renee Hieber

3:00pm: “Corsetry and Costume: A Guide to Steampunk Fashion,” talk by author Joy Reed

*Both authors will have a book signing/sales booth during the day

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1:00 – 3:00pm: Steampunk High Tea (click to purchase your tickets) with the Guild of Extraordinary Gentlewomen (maximum 42 guests – $30 per person! All proceeds go to the Museum’s educational programs year-round.)

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Day-long offerings:

Tarot Readings

Snacks/small plates/desserts for sale at the “Steam Café” all day

Maxim’s Desserts food truck (with the infamous ice cream pie!)

Victorian lawn games

Maker Station with free activities

“Get Your Steampunk Name” booth (free)

Steampunk Face painting (free)

Photo Booth & Wandering Photographer

Victorian mini-exhibit from the Museum

Installation of artist David Random’s rockets!

Over 30 artists and makers (See list below!)

 

[[ Need ideas for Steampunk dress and personal decoration? Check out our Pinterest for ideas! ]]

Unique creations and artwork, antiques, lamps, furniture, jewelry and much more will be on display and for sale by featured makers and artisans. Prices range in price from $5.00 to $500.00.

 

What is “steampunk?”

Steampunk often features anachronistic technologies or “retro-futuristic” inventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them. The era’s perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, invention and art all play into the visual culture of Steampunk. Technology may include fictional machines like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne.


2018 Vendors & Performers list

The following makers, crafters, artists and performers will be joining us at the Southern Maine Steampunk Fair. Please visit their pages below to check out what they’re bringing!

Binker Brothers Illuminations
Clockwork Caboodle
Dragonfly Wingz and Artsy Thingz
Faerie Eggs of Kae Glenn
Ferrous UnderWorks
Flights of Francy
Gilded Butterfly
Hellequin
Hinterlands Press
Hybrasil Arts
It’s a Dog’s Life
Martial Artisans
MSR Craft and Creative
Noadi’s Art Original Creations
Playthings Revisited
Sand, Sea & Steam
Steampunk Elements
Steampunk-Lamps.com
Tatted Webs
A Touch of Glass
Victorian Secret
Voltaire Design Studio
The White Raven Tarot Readings

 


Activities:

Croquet on the Lawn

Get your Steampunk Name

Maker Station (free activities!)

Raffle for Steampunk Fun

 


Snacks & Beverages:

Fizz, Tea, and Goodies for sale


Staying in Kennebunk

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The Port Inn Kennebunk is the official inn of the Brick Store Museum and the Southern Maine Steampunk Fair!

By using the link below, you’ll receive 10% off your stay!

Book a Room


Parking information:

There is plenty of parking throughout the downtown area. Please see the diagram below for reference. Parking is always free!

The area circled in red is the site of the Southern Maine Steampunk Fair. Areas marked with a green star are free parking areas. There is also plenty of free street parking on Main Street!

The area circled in red is the site of the Southern Maine Steampunk Fair.
Areas marked with a green star are free parking areas. There is also plenty of free street parking on Main Street!


Interested in becoming a Steampunk Fair vendor?

Registration is open all year.

VENDORS:

To sign up as a vendor for this event, please fill out the Steampunk Fair Registration form and return it to the Museum at your earliest convenience. NOTE: 2018’s Fair is SOLD OUT!