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!