Steampunk September

Live Performances Every Sunday

Catnip Junkies

Live September 6

The lights dim as a banjo plucks a soft tune accompanied by a string bass. Suddenly the tempo picks up and the horns sound out cueing a tap dancer to take the floor beside the singer, producing a dulcet melody. Catnip Junkies is a bunch of cool cats who really know how to swing. From NOLA jazz and classic swing all the way to jazzed up modern pop songs, Catnip Junkies plays it all. They are a band dedicated to breathing new life, not only to old songs, but to current tunes as well.

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Thomas Benjamin Wild Esq

September 12

Singer, entertainer and all round dapper chap, Thomas Benjamin hit internet fame with his song, “No More f*cks to Give,” and continues to shock and amaze crowds with his hilarious lyrics and catchy tunes.

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The Roving Corsairs

September 19

We are The Roving Corsairs; a band of Sky Pirates of the highest order! We roam the land and skies searching for the finest Celtic and Nautical tunes with which to entertain and dazzle. Our quest has begun, join us!

Tips info:

Venmo @rovingcorsairs

The Art of Brian Kesinger

Featured Vendor/Artist

Brian Kesinger is an American illustrator, author and animator who has worked at Walt Disney Studios for 20+ years. His works are steeped in Victorian steampunk art. Two of his most popular characters are the unlikely duo of Victoria Prismall, an independent young lady, and Otto (Italian for ‘eight’), her live-in octopus who is a friend, butler and pet. They have appeared in books, prints, T-shirts, and more. Kesinger has published his first illustrated book on the couple, Walking Your Octopus: A Guide to the Domesticated Cephalopod. He describes it as “a satirical look at how we all can get a little carried away with how we raise our pets. It’s certainly inspired by my own dog Scout but also inspired by the ups and downs of raising two young children with my wife. My hope is that the book speaks to not only steampunk fans but pet owners and parents as well.” Thirty full-page illustrations portray the couple at home and about, bathing, biking, dating, cooking, playing croquet, pumpkin carving, and other activities necessary for the spiritual well-being of an intelligent and worldly octopus.

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Midnight Orchid Design

Featured Vendor

My clothing line covers, but is not limited to: Belly dancing, steampunk, Fairies and all woodland or water creatures, street wear, dystopian and just about anything I can think up.  Many of my items are upcycled and I love the challenge of the right custom design.  I have had the luck to be featured in a few magazines: Coswise, Observer Good Times Ct., and Dark Beauty for my designs.  I have headed up and been involved in many fashion shows (COGS, Steampunk Fredrick, and SPWF to name a few), and have started being involved in maker’s panels.  I have been very lucky to work with amazing models in the US to Germany. Photographers from Jill Hart, Bob Plant, Greg Buyalos of GB3Arts, CCR Pictures, JP Photography, Babette Daniels Photography, Dancers Eye, and many more.  The last few years I have been running, designing, making and traveling with Midnight Orchid Design and loving the journey it is taking me on.  I love the feeling of watching a clients face light up when something fits right and makes them feel beautiful. 

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Karnevil

Live September 13

Roll up, roll up fiends and fans for a whip cracking, glass smashing, spike hammering good time! Step right up and gaze in amazement as the Karnevil crew astounds, amuses, confounds and confuses like no other danger act in the known world can! Featuring supervillain extraordinaire and king of the bullwhip Dr. J.R. Whitcomb as well as the pain-proof woman Lady Gypsy, Karnevil is guaranteed to satisfy all your adrenaline needs.

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Virtual Steam Train Tour

September 17

Train conductor, Bill McNally invites you to take a virtual step into a steam train. View the insides of the cabins and learn about the locomotives that were an integral form of transportation in the 1800s.

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Venmo @Bill-McNally

Wheeler Stone

September 5

Wheeler Stone (aka Doc Stone) is the owner-operator and principal Artist of Doc
Stone Studios in Frederick MD. He has been a leather artist and Metal worker for
over 25 years and is recognized for his designs worldwide. Type Steampunk into
any search engine and you will see one of his completely original designs in just
a few pictures. As owner-operator of the Key City Steampunk Festival in
Frederick MD and the owner of Steampunk Frederick MD, Wheeler brings his
theater and production skills to the public with an upcoming event that is in its 4th
successful year. As the Makers Maker, Wheeler throws his heart and soul into
his Art and shares his techniques and knowledge freely. Wheeler’s workshop’s
reflect his propensity for fun and shenanigans while also leaving his audience
with valuable take home information to further their own projects.

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Wheeler Stone

Featured Vendor

Wheeler Stone (aka Doc Stone) is the owner-operator and principal Artist of Doc
Stone Studios in Frederick MD. He has been a leather artist and Metal worker for
over 25 years and is recognized for his designs worldwide. Type Steampunk into
any search engine and you will see one of his completely original designs in just
a few pictures. As owner-operator of the Key City Steampunk Festival in
Frederick MD and the owner of Steampunk Frederick MD, Wheeler brings his
theater and production skills to the public with an upcoming event that is in its 4th
successful year. As the Makers Maker, Wheeler throws his heart and soul into
his Art and shares his techniques and knowledge freely. Wheeler’s workshop’s
reflect his propensity for fun and shenanigans while also leaving his audience
with valuable take home information to further their own projects.

Website

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The Marvelous Mechanical Musical Maiden

Live September 20

A solo storytelling cabaret. Discover this woman, once flesh and blood like you, who tangled with the Wizard of the Electric Age and lost her voice to a body of brass. This is her story of love, rebellion, and catastrophic whimsy. Will your spark wake her?

 

The Marvelous Mechanical Musical Maiden emits her music right from her person by way of a wearable looping device integrated into her clothing. She’s got no strings to hold her down as she spins a scene spanning over 100 years, several love affairs, wars, and one fateful run in with a resourceful megalomaniac known as Thomas Edison.

 

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Mike OJ

September 26

Come Lords and Ladies to enjoy the chaotic and fun magic of Mike OJ, (sort of) Professional Mage! Come for a performance of fun, laughs, and magic. Mike will bewilder and dazzle you and make you “Believe in the Magic of the World” once more. Come see Cards! Coins! Bottles! And Extreme Danger! Appropriate for all ages!

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Tal Talks

September 9 & 23

Have you ever wanted to know more about the performers or vendors that travel the world to bring joy and excitement to the masses? Well, now is your chance to learn about what performers go through to entertain you or what kind of work vendors put into their crafts. I will be interviewing people from all over who have taken the most amazing journeys and boy do they have a story to tell.

Full Interviews only available for Patrons

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Just in Tyme Boots

Featured Vendor

Affordable Leather Boots, Hats, Gloves, Pouches and More for Medieval, Renaissance, Pirate, Fantasy, Steampunk, Cosplay or whatever you are into!

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Atticus Oldman’s Steampunk 2020 Webzine

Produced deep in the heart of Clockwork Caledonia’s ancient capital Auld Aether Reekie by Atticus Oldman, broadcaster, event organiser and host of the Steampunk Almanac website – The Steampunk 2020 webzine has embarked upon a mission to showcase the finest in Steampunk creativity and for the uninitiated provide a glimpse into the mind and imagination under the top hat an’ behind the goggles.

In addition to traditional webzine content, Steampunk 2020 also contains a growing archive of multimedia such as audio files and videos as featured in and linked directly from each edition’s articles, exhibitions and stories – The webzine’s website ‘companion’ not only hosts the Steampunk 2020 download library but is being developed to provide additional information, exclusive material and much.. much more!

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Laloopna Hoops

Live September 27

Selena the Sorceress of LaLoopna Hoops is back! She had so much fun visiting the Market of the Moons last summer, she knew she was definitely visiting again! With feats of prop sorcery and just a hint of sassiness, Selena is always happy to put on a show and share her secrets to unlocking everyday magic. With magic wands, hula hoops, and more, Selena guarantees fun for the whole family!

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Bloody Historical: Hello Girls

September 2

Whether you need mermaids, pirates, steampunk, sailing vessels, gangsters with classic cars, we have you covered! Bloody Historical is insured for, and specializes in The Golden Age of Pirates but is available for historical lectures, interactive demonstrations, full out battles on sea or land or stage shows for any era or time period you may think of between the medieval era and World War Two.

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The Mad Tea Party at Davenport Manor

Interactive Mystery Game

Salutations Investigator!

I have invited you here to help get to the bottom of the strange occurrences that have been going on at Innsmouth. I have been studying history and the occult for many years, and have come to the conclusion that something is rotten in Innsmouth. You see, one year ago today, there was a tea party at Davenport Manor. Every guest mysteriously disappeared and the groundskeeper went mad. After this, there has been a thick fog covering the town and sightings of monstrous creatures near the water. More people have gone missing since that fateful day. The town has a long history of occult practices and communing with creatures of the deep. In an attempt to flush out the culprit or culprits, I have decided to recreate the tea party with the most likely suspects. If we work together, perhaps we can figure out who is behind all of this chaos, and how to put an end to it? 

Become a patron to have access to the full game, get all of the information, chat with me in a private chatroom, and see all clue videos before the general public.

Winners of the game will be posted in order of their success.

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Tuttleworks

Featured Vendor

“Tuttleworks bridges fantasy and reality with steampunk lighting created from pipe fittings and up-cycled hardware.  I obsess over the aesthetics and quality of each and every lamp, and they make the ultimate conversation piece!

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Greencloak: Hunter’s Legacy Trilogy Book 1

Featured Author

Suken Anisaria is just starting out as a bounty hunter in a floating city riddled with crime, corruption and magical convergences powering everything from rail-cars to crossbow bolts. He’s got years of training under his belt, a hatful of his dead uncle’s debts to pay off, and the talent and drive to make it in the dangerous world of bounty hunting. When a warrant goes up for a notorious thief-turned-murderer, he jumps on the chance to take it, knowing that success will cut years off of his career advancement.  

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Festival Dates

We are going virtual this year! Join us streaming on Facebook and YouTube on July 25 and Aug. 1 

Festival Times

July 25th:

   10am-7pm is Family Friendly Faire Fun!

   7pm- 12am is our 18+ Market After Dark

August 1st:

  10am-7pm is Family Friendly Faire Fun! 

Directions

97 Fairgrounds Road, Cummington, MA

Tolgy Wood

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