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!