Monday, August 29, 2016

Special Thanks and SPFM2016 Media Coverage

Well, The Steampunk Farmers Market 2016 has come and gone. We were bigger, better, and more fantastic (and significantly dryer) than last year! We estimate no less than 700 people having rolled through during the day, with possibly as many as 400 on grounds at one time! We are beyond thrilled with the turnout and how smoothly everything went.

We have some special thanks we would like to extend out to a few key groups that make our event possible, and as successful as it was.

Thank you to the New Freedom Recreation Council and the New Freedom Farmers Market for backing our event and providing us the foundation upon which the Steampunk Market is possible. Without the support of the Market and Council we would not have our event. If you are local, feel free to drop by our regular Saturday Farmers Market, 10 to 1. Not every weekend can be a Steampunk weekend, but the Farmers Market continues even without such special events. I know the regular vendors would appreciate seeing return faces!

We would also like to thank Steam Into History for working with us and hosting the Steampunk Radio Flyers Train Ride for the second year. I am sure everyone who has gotten the chance to enjoy the train thanks them as well for participating!

Then there is The Rail Trail Cafe, which has been invaluable in their support of our Market. They host our Friday Night Early Bird Social, and they function as more or less our planning head quarters. So huge thanks to them for putting up with us and for everything they do!

Our event was also graced by the presence of at least two newspapers this past weekend. Thank you to everyone who gave them the time to either speak to them, or to allow them to take photographs. Media representation is an important part of helping to promote awareness of our event as it helps to reach more people which will hopefully result in a larger show next year!

Check out the photographs taken by the York Dispatch

Also, take a gander at the lovely video that Shane Dunlap of the Evening Sun put together for us. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Last Minute Schedule Adjustments

There has been a couple last minute tweaks to the schedule!

The Costume Contest has now been moved to 1:30PM so that it is not cutting so close to the train ride or conflicting with the end of the Seance show.

The Trinket Trade has been moved INSIDE the community center where our traders can trade in the comfort of glooorious air conditioning!

Rail Trail Cafe Meet-n-Greet Social Tonight!

Just a reminder to all of our guests that we are kicking off The Steampunk Farmers Market tonight at the Rail Trail Cafe in New Freedom PA, 6-8PM!  Join us at 117 N Front Street, New Freedom, PA for socializing and good company.

Hope to see you there!

Feel free to express your interest in attending, and share the event via the Facebook event page!
Also visit the Rail Trail Cafe's page and give them a "like"!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

T-shirt Update

We are disappointed to say that our 40 shirts that we ordered will not make it in time to be sold at the event. Ooshirts dropped the ball, missed multiple guaranteed arrival dates, and straight up lied to us that the shirts would ship today and arrive by tomorrow when they were originally due by the 17th. As of tonight they have not shipped and they did not answer any customer service calls, emails, or messages placed this afternoon.

Pre-ordered shirts will be shipped out when they arrive and we will put the rest up for sale through the blog and Facebook page once we have them on hand.

Business Sponsor: The Comics Closet

Another business, The Comics Closet, has stepped forward and become a sponsor of our event!

Comic books and other collectibles - Come see what's hiding in our closet.

"The Comics Closet is located in Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania, right in the Market Square Shopping Center right off Route 3001, a minute or two drive away from Exit 4 off Interstate 83. Please feel free to stop by and have some fun with us."

As a business sponsor, they will have a booth set up at the Market. Drop by and give this New Freedom/Shrewsbury local business your support!

As we have said before, as a non-profit event that does not charge an entry fee, it is our sponsors ( business and vendor alike) that support the show and allow us to put the Market on. We appreciate every donation that our sponsors choose to send our way.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Vendor Sponsor: Darcarin Studios

Owned  by our event coordinator,  Darcarin Studios specializes in miniature jar-charm and capsule jewelry. These charms hold an array of wonders in endless combinations; dried herbs and flowers, semi precious and precious gemstones, watch parts, crystal, curiosities, odd-n-ends, and other whatnot. Darcarin Studios is now also offering a variety of 3D printed jewelry.

Drop by Darcarin Studios at the Market and say hello!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Business Sponsor: The Trilobite Collective

The Steampunk Farmer's Market would like to thank The Trilobite Collective for sponsoring The Steampunk Farmer's Market 2016.

"The Trilobite Collective consists of the brave crew of the F.A.S Trilobite, a grand airship in service to the Government of the Republic. Our Morale officer will be offering Mini-Reiki sessions and will be singing Arias on request. Our First Mate will be selling a curated collection of garb and accessories seldom seen on this world or any other. Our beloved Captain will be selling LIFE ... ITSELF in a jar (small aquatic terrariums containing Marimo mossballs, certified as harmless to all but Purple Martians)."

Drop by their booth and take a gander at their wares!

Schedule of Events 2016

                 Schedule of Events Click Here

The Schedule of Events as it currently stands is up! Take a gander and see what we have in a neat, tidy format. If anything changes between now and Saturday, the PDF file will be updated. Feel free to print out your own copies, though copies should be available at the event as well.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Goodies Preview from the Home Made Sweet Shop

Regular farmers market vendor, Home Made Sweet Shop, is taking the Steampunk theme head on by creating a variety of special Steampunk themed goodies for this weekend! Alongside these tasty tophats will be chai tea and earl gray flavored cupcakes. 

Vendor Sponsor: Hats and Spats

We would like to thank "Hats and Spats" for supporting the Steampunk Farmers Market by pitching in extra and sponsoring us!

"Hats and Spats: Steampunk Finery  from Head to Toe. Custom vintage hats, handmade jewelry, spats and gaiters, original sculpture and unique curiosities"

Drop by their booth and have a look!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Vendor Sponsor: Allison Woodworking

We would like to thank Allison Woodworking for choosing to pitch in  a bit extra and sponsor the event!

"We recycle/re purpose used building materials, discarded furniture, and tools into useful items for the home and garden."

Drop by their booth and say hello!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Pets, Footwear, and Weather


We are a pet-friendly event! Feel free to bring your leashed, well behaved, and friendly furry companions along with you when you venture out on the 27th.


Those of the high-heel wearing variety with your steampunk garb, be aware that the event is on uneven ground in a grassy tree-shaded park. Be certain to choose footwear that is wise for the terrain, and that you feel stable in for such a venue.


So far the weather looks good enough to keep the event outside. There is always the risk of rain showers at this time of year, none the less. We are monitoring the weather closely, and if it appears that the weather is going to turn poorly enough  to make an outside event completely unpleasant we will make the decision to move activities into the community center.  If the decision to move inside occurs, we will do our best to alert everyone to this change.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Business Sponsors: Bathfitter, Kitchen Saver, and Homespire

We would like to thank the following businesses, Bath Fitter, Homespire, and Kitchensaver, for sponsoring the Steampunk Farmers Market to help us make our second year great! Without our donors, the Market would not be near what it is turning out to be.  As a business sponsor, they will have a booth set up at the Market, so if anyone is looking for a fixed up bathroom, a fresh kitchen, or new windows and doors, be certain to visit them on the 27th. You can also contact their Lewisberry, PA branches through their websites for a consultation.

Bath Fitter
Homespire Windows and Doors
KitchenSaver Custom Cabinet Renewal

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Vendor Sponsor: Bone and Brass

The Steampunk Farmer's Market would like to thank Bone and Brass for sponsoring The Steampunk Farmer's Market 2016.

Bone and Brass:
Maker and couturier of fine leather goods and steampunk wearables. We provide the basics (the bone) as well as the gilt (the brass).
 Our work is currently on display at the Antique Automobile Club of America in Hershey, PA. We also recently provided leather work for a production of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, produced by Cohesion Theatre Company in Baltimore, MD.

Please support Bone and Brass by visiting their website and/or social media pages.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Country Conjuring Strolling Magic with Erick Hershey

For those who missed him last year, Erick Hershey will be returning to the Market for 2016 with his strolling magic! Catch him wandering the grounds from 11AM till Noon.

"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."

Friday, August 12, 2016

Vendor Sponsor: Drigie Jewlery

The Steampunk Farmer's Market would like to thank Drigie Industrial Jewelry for sponsoring The Steampunk Farmer's Market 2016.

"Handmade Steampunk Jewelry, "perfectly unique" "

Please support Drigie Industrial Jewelry by visiting their website and/or social media pages, and by visiting them at The 2016 SPFM!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Welcoming Lady Younglove and The Witch Doctor

Today's updates bring two new events to the Market!

We are welcoming Lady Younglove and The Witch Doctor who are presenting two events for us.
The first event "The Witch Doctor's Seance Theater", invites adventurers into the world of seance. This show is a $10 ticketed show and will take place at 2PM inside the Community center.

The second event, "Lady Younglove and The Witch Doctor's Sideshow Extravaganza" brings a variety of fun and entertainment back outside to the main event at 12:30PM. This is a busking show, so tips are appreciated!

The Witch Doctor's Seance Theater
Ticketed Event, $10 per person. Seating limited, tickets sold day-of.
Show Starts at 2PM and runs an hour-ish,
Location: Inside the New Freedom Community Center. Elevators are available for those with accessibility concerns.

Decades ago, a young lady named Anne was claimed by one of the largest disasters this country has ever seen - The Dust Bowl. The stories say she was taken by the dust, but her parents never found her remains.

What was recovered is her belongings. Over time these have passed from hand to hand until being gathered into one collection. See that collection today!

Join Christopher, The Witch Doctor in a paranormal exploration of those artefacts! Do the spirits still cling to this world? Can they be enticed to speak to us? Can we cross to the other side ourselves?

Explore psychic abilities, spirit energies, and other paranormal phenomena. Participation encouraged! Seating limited. Purchase a ticket today and have stories to tell for the rest of your life!

Questions about the show itself can be directed to:

Other concerns can be e-mailed to or message us through the facebook page.

Facebook Event Page:

Lady Younglove and The Witch Doctor's Sideshow Extravaganza
12:30PM - Location TBA
Busking Show

The Indestructible Lady Krystal Ruby Younglove - presenting classic side show performances to strike to your very core! Lady Younglove will have your audiences gasping in amazement, covering their eyes, and laughing out loud - all in the same show!

The Rev. Christopher Jon, Witch Doctor - Presenting unique and original psychological illusions, hypnotic influence, and turning imagination into reality. Christopher draws from history and ancient traditions to give the audience an experience they will never forget. Have your guests talking about your event for the rest of their lives!

This duo will show you feats of strength and mind over body that you will be talking about for years to come!


Drop by and have a look at Lady Younglove and the Witch Doctor's busking show! Come enjoy the fun, and don't forget to leave a tip!

Facebok Event Page:

Facebook users check out both shows, share, and invite!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Steampunk Frederick, August 12 - 14

If you are local to the Steampunk Farmers Market, you may also be interested in Steampunk Frederick that is happening this upcoming weekend. Steampunk Frederick is a three day event, full of various fun and activities

From the Steampunk Frederick Facebook page:

"Steampunk Frederick MD a weekend of steampunk fun and frivolity on the weekend of August 12, 13 and 14th centered around the Frederic High Wheel (Pennyfarthing) race. There will be an air conditioned steampunk home with vendors performances and more including headliner Eli August as well as Positronic Cats and Honey Bee Burlesque on Saturday.
go to for more info and we hope to see you there."

As always, we are happy to promote other Steampunk events, local or not, in trade for similar promotion. If you have an event you would like see posted to our blog and Facebook page, please feel free to e-mail us at

Vendor Sponsor: Rescued It Vintage

The Steampunk Farmer's Market would like to thank Rescued It Vintage for sponsoring The Steampunk Farmer's Market 2016.

"Rescued It Vintage avidly culls fun & funky vintage items from times passed. Our items vary in style and tend to be modern, industrial, whimsy, shabby, pop culture and more. Whatever it is it's sure to be loved!
Check out our booth for one-of-a-kind finds & collectibles that are sure to bring a smile to faces of all ages."

Also check out the Auqa Art booth next door! Run by the same vendor as Rescued It Vintage, Aqua Art offers a fun activity for both young and old Steampunks.

Please support Rescued It Vintage by visiting them at the 2016 SPFM!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Business Sponsor : Becca Patterson

The Steampunk Farmers Market Would like to thank Becca Patterson for sponsoring event via the GoFundMe!

"Sci-Fi and Fantasy are just two of Becca Patterson's preferred genres. An author hailing from Minnesota, she has been writing for as long as she can remember, and takes much of her inspiration from the teenagers she works with. In her spare time, Becca enjoys making her husband laugh, and playing string with her three cats.

You can follow her on her website at "

Stop by her website, give her a look, and help support someone who supported our event!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Event: The Return of Capt. Andreas Schutzen, Ordinance Expert

Vintage weapons Enthusiasts take heed! We are pleased to announce Special guest "Capt. Andreas Schutzen, Ordinance Expert", will be returning 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 (1800­-1825), Master Mechanics (1830­-1875) and Brave New World (1875­-1900).

The Captain will be around all day to show off his items and take questions.

Vendor Sponsor: Absolems Garden

We would like to thank Absolems Garden for sponsoring our 2016 event! Be sure to drop by their booth, and to support them by visiting their Facebook page and website.