Monday, September 21, 2015

Post Event Survey

With the 2015 Steampunk Farmers Market behind us, and staff begining the most rudimentary thoughts towards 2016, we would like to hear feedback from anyone who braved the weather to venture out to the event.

All feedback will play a direct hand in helping to shape the future of The Steampunk Farmers Market.

Things will be quiet for a few months now, on both the facebook page and the blog until we are ready to announce anything official for next year.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Thanks To All Who Came Out

The 2015 Steampunk Farmers Market has come and gone, and despite the torrential rains that washed out the second half of the event, we like to think the day was a success!  Those of us behind the scenes are endlessly grateful for all of our vendors, entertainers, and guests that braved the weather to come out and have fun with us on the 12th. Without the people, an event is nothing, and all those who came made the day what it was.

The short day made for a lack of very many photographs from the organizational end. We have a few to go through and post but not many, so if anyone out there has any they would like to share and see posted on the blog feel free to e-mail them to

The York Dispatch also came out and took a few photographs of the event, you can find them here:

A few others have popped up on the facebook page as well:

At present, there are plans for a 2016 Steampunk Farmers Market, though nothing is concrete as of yet. Once information is available, it will be passed along.

Thanks again to everyone who came out yesterday! And special thanks to Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings for their lovely music, Erick Hershey and his strolling magic, and The Enchanted Teapot for entertaining us. Also thank you to Troupe Mirabella for having the desire to preform, just not the ability due to the weather.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Time Draws Near, Venture Out to The Rail Trail Cafe Tonight!

Don't forget to drop by our Early Bird Meet-n-Greet at the Rail Trail Cafe tonight!
6-8PM 117 N Front Street, New Freedom, PA. We look forward to seeing everyone who shows up for our pre-event social gathering.

The Steampunk Farmers Market was also featured in the York Dispatch newspaper today, helping to spread word about our event around the area. In the physical paper, we even had a front-page mention with the main article on the front page top of the section it is printed in. We couldn't be more pleased with such.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Schedule of Events

Here is everything happening at The Steampunk Farmers Market!

The file is a PDF hosted with google docs. If anyone has any issues accessing the schedule, let us know at  

Paper copies will be available the day of the event.

Rain or Shine

Just a notice to everyone that The Seampunk Farmers Market is an outdoor, rain or shine event. Even if the weather is less than perfect, the day will go as planned.

Be sure to check the weather reports, and plan accordingly, especially where any multi-layer and heavy outfits and the temperature are concerned.  While we hope to see some fantastic costumes and outfits, we also do not want to see anyone getting sick from dehydration or overheating if the weather is warm.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Only Days Away!

The Steampunk Farmers Market is coming up fast! Those of us behind the scenes are getting excited to see who comes out to join us, and what kind of fantastical garb people decide to wear.

As a note on garb, ladies and anyone inclined to wear high heels, be mindful of your footwear. The event is being held in a grassy park among trees, so uneven ground is a given. We do not want anyone risking their ankles.

Everyone should absolutely come out to our Early Bird Meet-n-Greet at the Rail Trail Cafe, Friday night. Anyone who shows up will have a chance to win FREE tickets to the 9AM Steampunk Railroad Flyers Train Ride through Steam Into History. We also have a couple of spots to our Tea with the Enchanted Teapot to give away!

See you soon!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Last Chance to Reserve Your Spot For Tea!

If you have been eyeing tickets for the Victorian High Tea with The Enchanted Teapot, this is your last chance! Reservations need to be made by tomorrow. Sign up for tea, treats, and other goodies!

Tickets are $20.00 per person, and must be paid in advance to The Enchanted Teapot. E-mail Erica at with any questions or to reserve your place at tea.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Event: Capt. Andrey Schutzen Ordinance Expert

Vintage weapons Enthusiasts take heed! Special guest "Capt. Andrey Schutzen, Ordinance Expert", will be coming out to our Market with a showcase of authentic Victorian era swords and guns. Stop by Captain Andrey's 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.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Event: Cowboy Conjuring Strolling Magic

The magic of Country Conjuring is excited to be performing at the first Steampunk Farmer's Market in New Freedom, PA! Erick Hershey, aka Flim-flam Sam, will amaze and entertain all ages with illusions performed with a Western Steampunk flair. Catch his strolling magic from 11:00-noon, and stop by his vending booth as well

facebook page:

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Event: Troupe Mirabella Bellydancing

We are happy to announce that Troupe Mirabella, a bellydance group, will be coming out and preforming!
"Troupe Mirabella is a local bellydance troupe based out of MGM Dance Studios in Shrewsbury. We'll be performing a few routines for you along with a demo. Always wanted to try bellydance? Here's your opportunity!"
Come and see Troupe Mirabella at 1:15PM

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Shout Out to Jeff Mach and The Steampunk World's Fair

Big shout out to Jeff Mach and The Steampunk World's Fair for promoting our event through the Steampunk World's Fair facebook page. Presuming you have managed to not hear about SPWF, go check them out!

Event: Costume Contest

Bring out your finest finery and craziest contraptions as The Steampunk Farmers Market will feature a costume contest! We have some great prizes stashed away!
Exact categories/number of categories to be determined based on turnout, though there will be a Pet category if your fuzzy, feathered, or furred friend have an outfit of their own they wish to put on display!

To enter, just gather at the appointed time and location.
Location and Time: To Be Announced

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Event: New Freedom Train Station and Museum

6-8PM Friday September 11th
Address: 117 N Front Street, New Freedom, PA

While visiting at the Rail Trail Cafe, wander over next door to experience the New Freedom Train Station and Museum. Since the Cafe and Station share opposite ends of the same building, you can't miss one so as long as you visit the other! Bring your camera to take a photo aboard the Pennsylvania RR cabooses and enjoy a free museum tour.

There will also be a book signing with Brenda Yarrison, the author of "Tales Along the Tracks", a short booklet of stories taken from the tales Brenda shares while acting as a volunteer hostess upon the train at Steam Into History. Books are $6 per copy.

Event: Trinket Trade and Curiosity Swap

A new event for the roster! We are hosting a Trinket Trade and Curiosity Swap.

This event is open to anyone, and o participate just bring 5-10 small handmade items to trade with others for their trinkets! Small jewelry items, buttons, stickers, patches, home made soap samples, small crafts, anything you have made that you wish to swap with friends for something new.

The only rules: No selling, and no food items please to be courteous to those with allergies.

Location: Picnic table area at the pavilion.
Time: to be announced.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Early Bird Meet and Greet at the Rail Trail Cafe

Friday, September 11th, come join us for a casual social gathering at the Rail Trail Cafe in New Freedom! If you are already in town for the event, and looking for something to do, we would be happy to see you here! Come chat, meet new friends, and buy a cup of great coffee!

The Rail Trail Cafe is just a short distance down the tracks from Steam into History and across the street from/shares parking with The Hodle where our Saturday Night Social is being held.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Event Correction

The title of the Social at the Hodle has been corrected to reflect that it is a Saturday event, not Friday.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Event: Saturday Night Social at the Hodle

Saturday September 12, at The Hodle, 6PM till ?
Address: 106 N Front Street, New Freedom, PA
Come and gather, indulge in adult beverages, a full menu of great food, and the good company of friends new and old to close out the day of The Steampunk Farmer's Market! The Hodle is a historic New Freedom location once known as "The Colonial Hotel and Tavern", originally serving as a hotel for the thriving local train industry and was considered "the place to stay". Steampunk garb is welcome! We hope to see you there. 

Information about The Hodle borrowed from their Facebook page:

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Event : Tea with the Enchanted Teapot

Hello tea lovers!

We are pleased to announce that The Steampunk Farmer's Market will be hosting a High Tea  put on by The Enchanted Teapot!  The tea menu will include 3 tea sandwiches, 3 desserts, a scone with clotted cream, and two varieties of tea. The tea will also feature tea dueling!

This event will take place from 12-1PM, in the New Freedom Community Center. Tickets are $20.00 per person, and must be paid in advance to The Enchanted Teapot. E-mail with any questions or to reserve your spot before they are gone!

Tea will include the following:
Cucumber Sandwiches
Turkey Cream Cheese and Jam Sandwiches
Chicken Salad with Grapes Sandwiches
Fruit Salad
Wheel Mechanism Cookie
Steampunk Themed Gold Mini Cupcake
Scones with Clotted Cream
Earl Grey Tea
Chocolate Strawberry Tea

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Pets are Welcome at the Steampunk Farmers Market!

To all our attending pet-owners, your furry,fuzzy, feathered, and even scaled friends are welcome to join you for your day of fun! We just ask that all attending animal companions are friendly towards other creatures, leashed, well behaved, and picked up after.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Steam into History "Steampunk Railroad Fyers" Train Ride

Tickets for the Steam into History "Steampunk Railroad Flyers" train ride are now available!

Located less than half a mile down the street from The Steampunk Farmers Market, the ride departs promptly at 9 A.M. from New Freedom, and will make a roughly 25 minute round trip ride to Railroad Run and back. Tickets are only $4 + $1 ticket/processing fee.

For more information about the train, the station, and location please check out the Steam Into History website:

Hope to see you on the train! 

Steam Into History Station
2 West Main Street
New Freedom, PA 17349

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Welcoming Eli August And The Abandoned Buildings

We are pleased to announce that Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings will be preforming at the Steampunk Farmers Market! They will be coming out and putting on an acoustic performance for everyone to enjoy.

So, spread the word and come on out September 12th to support the band and the Steampunk Farmer's Market!

More updates on events and activities will come as they are finalized.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Looking for Vendors and Entertainers/Hosts!

The Steampunk Farmers Market is on the hunt for vendors and volunteers to help us put on a better show!

 Please check out our Application page for the downloadable application link and more information. 

We are seeking:
  • All types of Steampunk themed vendors 
    • Crafts - Artists - Authors - Clothing - Jewelry - Etc
    • Even if you are not strictly Steampunk, if you feel your wares would appeal to the Steampunk crowd you will be welcome.  If you are unsure, contact us first. 
  • Entertainers Presenters Hosts and Performers
    • Do you have an idea for something fun and want to participate? Do you want to put on an act, sideshow, or other presentation? Feel free to apply via the application, or contact us first if you wish to run your idea past us.  We are looking for volunteers to help us put on a better show! 
      • We may also be looking for those willing to host events Friday afternoon or evening if there is interest in doing so. 
    • If you wish to put on an event that you do not intend to profit from/collect payment for ( Ex: hosting a drum circle, game, or item swap) contact us and we may waive the $10 spot fee.  
    • If you have a larger side event that you would like to put on with us, but would wish to sell tickets to in advance, contact us with your idea pitch an we will try to work something out. You may be responsible for selling your own tickets and collecting the payment. 
    • Cosplay groups and nonprofits are welcome. Any group not intending to sell merchandise or make a profit is welcome to ask for a free spot. 
    • Do you have a Steampunk themed group that wishes to have a presence at our event? Contact us!
  • Food Trucks and Food Vendors

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Steampunk Farmers Market 2015 - New Freedom, PA


What is the Steampunk Farmers Market?

The Steampunk Farmers Market is a slightly unusual, and hopefully  unique event gearing up to bring the anachronistic flair and creative ambition of the Steampunk world to New Freedom, PA and the surrounding communities. We aim to support the local communities and small business, support local history by drawing attention to Steam Into History just down the hill from the event, and open the minds of a small town to worlds outside of their own.

The event is being held through the New Freedom Recreation Council, which aims to bring free-to-the-public fun and entertainment to all ages and interested (time)travelers. We are also in association with the New Freedom Farmer's Market, and The Steampunk Farmers Market will run alongside the normal weekly market, thus the origins of our name. So yes, The Steampunk Farmer's Market will be an actual farmers market with fresh produce, baked goods, and a handful of other local vendors!

All through the season, The New Freedom Farmer's Market puts on small side events of various themes and scales. An event may be as simple as local kids get a free table at the market to sell their wares, or local artists being offered a free table for that weekend. There are larger goings on include  organized fundraiser runs, and events with extra vendors and entertainment events such as Yogis Take the Park  and The Steampunk Farmer's Market.   The latter two are some of the more ambitious events, and the Steampunk Farmer's Market is aiming to be one of the largest!

The Steampunk Farmer's Market is a (officially) one day Steampunk themed event, slated to occur on September 12, 2015, starting at 10AM and running basically until the event naturally comes to a close be it 2PM as the paperwork is marked, or later in the afternoon/evening. The hours seem short, we know, but we are using that time frame as a minimum basis and going from there. We are also attempting to un-officially expand the event by way of side events and activities the day before, the evening of the 12th or even the day after if there is enough interest or offers by outside groups to host their own activities with us. For this year though, the vendor hours will only be occurring on Saturday.

We hope to see you there!