Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Alternate GPS Address : 200 E Main Street, New Freedom PA 17349

Alternate GPS Address to Rose Fire Company: ​200 E Main St, New Freedom, PA 17349

The alternate GPS address is supplied as 150 E. Main street occasionally sends people to the wrong place, depending on what mapping program you are using If you plug in 150 E Main Street in New Freedom and the map isn't showing you New Freedom, use the second address.

Our venue is a grassy tree shaded park positioned behind the New Freedom Community Center and the Rose Fire Company.We have plenty of space to expand, sprawl, and grow as well as plenty of shade to keep the event cool. We just plead with attendees to mind your footwear choices on our uneven grassy ground!

We also reserve the community center in case of rain (We learned our lesson after the Great Deluge of 2015!) and to have available as an air conditioned space for activities or just a place to escape to for cool down time.

The Shrewsbury exit off of I-83 / Exit 4 is UNDER HEAVY CONSTRUCTION

We suggest the following:

If coming up 83 from the SOUTH Use the exit for MD 439 / Exit 36.

If coming down 83 from the NORTH use the exit for Glen Rock / Exit 8.

Or take Exit 4. Have an adventure. Curse traffic. Regret life decisions.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Entertainment lineup a of 8/19/2019

2019 Events and Entertainment 

Please go here: https://thesteampunkfarmersmarket.blogspot.com/p/events.html  for continued updates, additions, times, and locations. Thank you! 


Eli August with samples from Fablelore 

Eli is back! Returning to the Market with old favorites as well as samplings from his new fantasy-inspired band project, Fablelore!

"The music of Eli August is akin to the waters of a great river. It’s always moving and pushing forward, whether through percussive guitar and banjo, or the urgency of delicately crafted lyrics; the music never looks back.

The Dark Americana music is, at its roots, devoted to romantics and those who reflect upon their days with a certain longing for the past. Eli is often backed by an ever changing East Coast collective called The Abandoned Buildings, who bring rich and earthy orchestrations to the settings imagined in August’s songwriting, from the deep undulations of the ocean, to the quiet mystery of the forest and the openness of the dry and dusty road.

Whether solo, or along with the Abandoned Buildings, Eli will have you tapping your foot, singing along and reminiscing of your own long ago journeys."



Waylon K. Smith 

Waylon will be playing his own music, as well as presenting samples from Fablelore alongside Eli!

Regular Market visitors my recognize Waylon as part of the Positronic Cats from previous years. 

you can find him @waylonksmithmusic on Facebook and Instagram!

Third Musical Act TBA

Other Entertainment

Country Conjuring Strolling Magic with Erick Hershey

Magic returns to the Steampunk Farmers Market! Catch Eric Hershey strolling the grounds early in the day!

"Country Conjuring Magic! from the MAGIC of Erick Hershey is a journey out of the world of reality and into the world of illusion.  Fusing Western Steampunk with 18th and 19th century Americana, Erick weaves mysteries in entertaining performances full of wonder, fun, and laughter.  Audience participation abounds as magic takes place right in front of you... or even in your own hands!

Erick Hershey has performed magic for over 30 years throughout America, and is a member of the Society of American Magicians and the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs."

Gears of Time Hafla 

Start time: Between 3 and 3:30 @ The Belly Dance Tent near the Pavilion

A all ages friendly belly dancing show! Be sure to stick around to watch a number of groups and individuals preform for our Market! Curious about belly dancing? Want to know more? Drop by and see what is going on!

Capt. Andreas Schutzen, Ordinance Exper​t

Vintage weapons Enthusiasts take heed! Special guest "Capt. Andreas Schutzen, Ordinance Expert", will be coming out to our Market with a showcase of authentic Victorian era swords and guns. Stop by Captain Andreas’ table, to witness his display of "Infernal devices a century of innovation by the master mechanics", see demos, and hear tales of these vintage armaments. The display will be divided historically into three eras of Steampunk: Regency (1800­1825), Master Mechanics (1830­1875) and Brave New World (1875­1900)

Drop by his booth to see old favorites from past years, and new additions to his display! (Items not for sale, display only)

Southern York County YMCA Fencing Club
Confirmation Pending

"Learn a sport that spans the centuries! The Fencing program at the Southern Branch YMCA offers a weekly Introduction to Fencing class in three 10-week sessions throughout the year. We will be providing class information and demonstrations"

We have a Facebook group for anyone who's interested: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1041165786026025/

Trinket Trade and Curiosity Swap!

The Steampunk Farmers Market's very own swap meet! Bring your curiosities and trinkets to swap, trade, and barter with others! Tradeable handmade goods up to larger pieces of steampunk paraphernalia welcome.  

Swapping/trading not guaranteed. No registration necessary. Time and Location TBA

Book Swap 

Do you have books that are still in good condition but in need of a new home? Are you looking for new reading material? Drop by the book swap!

At the Book Swap you can:
-Just leave books for others to peruse
-Just look for a new book to take home
-Leave some books AND take some books.

What you cannot do:
Exchange books for money.

Donated books do NOT have to be reclaimed if you do not wish to come back for them. Donated books that are not reclaimed will be held for future book swap activities, placed in local Little Libraries, donated, or ultimately recycled so they may live again.

Macaroni Kid Kids Crafts and Activities 

Drop by and see the Macaroni Kid and see the variety of fun activities she has planed for our youngest Steampunks! They have multiple things in store for us this year! 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Vending Registration for SPFM 2019 and Two New Shows!

The Steampunk Farmers Market will be returning on August 24th, 2019 for it's fifth year anniversary!  We are starting vending registration earlier than ever in hopes that we can make the 2019 Market the biggest yet!

Alongside the Steampunk Farmers Market, from the same staff and organizers, two new special events are being added to the New Freedom Farmers Market's calendar that may appeal to our Market and Steampunk crowds.

The New Faeriedom Festival, April 27th 2019 

With Spoutwood retiring their long-running and long-cherished Fairy Festival as of the 2018 season, the New Freedom Farmers Market aims to keep a piece of that magical spirit alive in the area, at similar time of year, for 2019. Our goal is to transform the grounds of the farmers market and the New Freedom Community Center into a magical springtime fairy wonderland for the day, full of music, joy, activities, creativity, food, other entertainment, and of course a little fairy magic. This festival is one of two new festivals being brought to the Farmers Market for the 2019 season.

The New Faeriedom Festival is, as of this time, not officially affiliated with the Spoutwood Fairy Festival.

The Throwback Bazaar and Farmers Market, September 28th

Evoking the sense of nostalgia that comes with the memory of Saturday Morning Cartoons paired with sugary breakfast cereal, the Farmers Market is hosting New Freedom’s very own mini comic book, sci-fi, fantasy, cartoon, and pop culture event!

The second of two new festivals, The Throwback Bazaar and Farmers Market is crafted in the theme of other larger comic book and pop culture conventions, just on a smaller scale. We aim to have a collection of comic book and toy vendors (both retro/vintage and modern), an Artists Alley for comic book artists (both published and aspiring) to show off their work, possibly live music, and if we are lucky - find a modestly priced Special Guest or two to sign autographs (book authors, voice actors, tv actors, etc).

The application forms for ALL THREE of the New Freedom Farmers Market/ New Freedom Recreation Council 2019 events (New Faeriedom Festival, Steampunk Farmers Market, Throwback Bazaar are ready in nice handy combo forms! You can sign up for just one event, or multiple all at once. Interested in vending in multiple events but aren't entirely sure if you can do the ones later in the year? You can do a second application when you are ready. Only interested in the New Faeriedom Festival? Then just disregard all sections labeled for Steampunk and Throwback.

For vending, we have a two part application system for 2019. Part 1 is the online google forms application. If you are approved, you will receive Part 2, a 'receipt' laying out all your chosen options/events and your complete total which you will then have to mail into the New Freedom Borough Office with your payment.

Looking to be a guest, entertainer, or activity host at one of these events? Check out the entertainer application form. We would love to hear from you!

Vendor Application Form:

Entertainer application Form:

Curious about these three events and want to know more? Check out their facebook pages! (Info on the Throwback Bazaar is a bit thin still, as it's the latest in the year of all three events and our focus is mostly on the fairy festival at the moment)




Friday, August 24, 2018

2018 Vendor Sponsor: Silverwolf Leather

We would like to thank Silverwolf Leather for pitching in a little extra and sponsoring The Steampunk Farmers Market 2018!

"Handcrafted creative leather couture and accessories. We make beautiful leather goods from pouches, journals, and flask/bottle holders, to corsets, bustles, kilts and more! We also offer custom collaboration for these and items we haven't thought to make yet." 

See examples of our work at www.silverwolfleather.com, or find us on Facebook."

                                                             Be sure to drop by their booth and take a perusal of their wares!

Thursday, August 23, 2018

2018 Vendor Sponsor: All Geared Up Repurpose

Heap some love on our vendor sponsor, All Geared Up Repurpose! 

"Recycle!  Repurpose!  Restore!  Oh my!  I find parts and pieces from the past and give them a new life to "light your way."  My steampunk lamps are all original, unique, and a whole lot of fun."

When roaming the Market on Saturday, be sure to take a peek at all the lovely work! 

2018 Vendor Sponsor: Autumn Covenant Leather Creations

We would like to thank Autumn Covenant Leather Creations for pitching in a little extra and sponsoring The Steampunk Farmers Market 2018!

Specializing in unique, ready-made, genuine leather accessories for a variety of cosplay genres. Looking for something completely unique? Ask about custom work!

Want to get a jump on things and contact them ahead of time or see more of their work, check out their website.

Be sure to drop by their booth and take the time to admire their lovely work! 

Here is our Schedule of Events 2018 flyer!

This is the event as it currently stands. Any additions or alterations and we will roll out a change to the file and roll out an update post. 

Feel free to print out your own copy to bring along with you! The file is formatted to be printed double sided.