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. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Food Options at the Market 2018.

Looking for a snack during your trip to the Market this Saturday? We have a plethora of options this year!

Grace Bible Church

Hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks, munchies, breakfast sandwiches and other goodies! A regular farmers market vendor they are always working hard to bring tasty snacks and  meal options to the market! Their proceeds help them fund church trips and other such activities.

Mama D's Bakery 

Another Market regular vendor, along with their usual offings of cakes, breads, pies, and other tasty goodies Mama D is providing other tasty breakfast and lunch options!

Steampunk Market Special Menu:
Ham, eggs, & cheese croissants for breakfast
Chicken BBQ with or w/o sweetened slaw - made with home made bourbon honey bbq
Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches
Chips & drinks

Caroline's Sweet Shop

Also a regular vendor, beside with their usual assortment of goodies Caroline's Sweet Shop will be featuring a selection salads (of the pasta-sh variety) options to compliment the lunch menu from Mama D's

S'More Smelter 

Like S'mores? Hate Cancer? Drop by S'more Smelter for a fresh toasted treat. All proceeds go towards pancreatic cancer research. Stop by and see what special steampunk-themed novelties they pull together for the day.

Rose Fire Hall Chicken BBQ and Pit Beef
While not really a part of the market, they are across the parking lot in the fire hall! Serving 11 till 2, or sell out. Don't wait, as on Steampunk weekends they tend to sell out fast!

Home Made Sweet Shop

Various baked goods and tasty sweets.

On My Grind Coffee

Need your morning fix? Need an afternoon fix? On my Grind Coffee will be on site with their truck serving hot and cold coffee options!

Cheese Curd Jack, LLC

Tasty cheese-curd based offerings!
Wisconson Cheddar Cheese Curds
Jalapeno Cheese Curds
Cookie Dough Bites w/Hershey's Chocolate
Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sprite, Ice Tea, Water

Sunrise Acres Produce 

While not a typical event food vendor, they do have a variety of fresh produce every week that may be ripe for snacking on! looking for something a bit more green? Maybe a bit more fruity? Stop by and see what they may have for nibbling!

2018 Vendor Sponsor: Nancy Bradley Designs

We would like to thank  Nancy Bradley Designs  for pitching in a little extra and sponsoring The Steampunk Farmers Market 2018!

"Founded in 2011, Nancy Bradley Designs of Lancaster, PA, features found object and mixed media jewerly creations incorporating vintage finds such as watch parts, keys, transit tokens, and tintypes along with contemporary objects that compliment such Vintage parts. Owner Nancy E. Bradley has enjoyed antiquing for as long as she can remember and loves bringing new life to her antiquing finds."


Be sure to drop by her booth and take a perusal of her 

Yearly Footwear Choice Reminder

This is your Routine Footwear Reminder! 

Our venue is a tree covered, grass covered, kinda lumpy, vaguely un-mowed, lovely kind of park! It features unexpected divots, surprise rocks, miscellaneous slightly terrifying mushrooms, and the occasional ornery squirrel.

When choosing your regalia for this year, protect your ankles and be mindful that your footwear is appropriate for the venue!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

2018 Vendor Sponsor: Cheese Curd Jack, LLC

We would like to thank Cheese Curd Jack, LLC for pitching in a little extra and sponsoring The Steampunk Farmers Market 2018! 

Cheese Curd Jack, LLC will be joining the Steampunk Farmers Market for the 25th! Their menu features such goodies as Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese Curds, Jalapeno Cheese Curds, and
Cookie Dough Bites w/Hershey's Chocolate.

Squeak on by and have a look at their tasty treats! Stop by their Facebook page for a 'like' as well!


2018 Vendor Sponsor: Sheri Queen

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

"BOOKS AND MORE: Indie Author, purveyor of upcycled vintage jewelry, and  source for rebound book journals and re-purposed vintage postcards - Using bits and pieces of the past to create objects of clockwork, altered keys, paper, and more"

Be sure to take a glace at Sheri's social media and website to get an idea of the intriguing things she has to offer!


Pop in to her booth and say hello, and take a gawk at all her work! 


Here a closed road, there a closed road, everywhere a closed road! 

On route 851/Steltz Road, just West of New Freedom, the road is closed for bridge repair where 851/Keeney Mill, and Smith Mill roads intersect The detour signs for this closure coming from the West are either non existent or placed extremely poorly so we are doing our best efforts to alert anyone coming into town from that direction who may not already be familiar with the area.

We suggest, at the closure point, veer a slight RIGHT down Smith Mill past the ramshackle barn, following the silver truck in the first photo. Do not TURN right up Keeney Mill, or you will wander off into Maryland. You will follow Smith Mill to a stop sign which will be Front Street.

Turn LEFT, and this rill run you straight down into New Freedom and bring you out to Main Street with Steam Into History on your right and Paesano's across the street.

Turn RIGHT and this will take you up to the event grounds at the New Freedom Community Center and Rose Fire Hall. If you drive past the Fire Hall on the Right you have gone too far. Once you turn into the parking lot between the Community Center and the Fire Hall you will be able to see the event grounds and the wooden pavilion that has the Farmers Market mural painted on it.

Event Address: 150 East Main Street, New Freedom PA, 17349.
Alternate GPS Address to Rose Fire Hall :​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 (but we think we have it fixed.) If you plug in 150 E Main Street in New Freedom and the map isn't showing you New Freedom, use the second address.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Help Make the World a Bit Warmer! Donate New and Gently Used Coats

We have another organization attending the Market this year that is working towards a fantastic cause!

Coats of Friendship, Inc. will be attending the Market this Saturday the 25th to collect new and gently used coats/warm clothing for those in need over the Thanksgiving weekend. If anyone has any coats/jackets of any size lingering around that they would like to donate to this cause, please bring them along! Coats of Friendship and those they help would greatly appreciate the support!

Coats of Friendship is a Non-Profit aiming to make the world a warmer place through doing things for people in need. This ongoing non-profit is run and staffed by elementary students (and their volunteer parents) who have made it their goal to do what they can to help make York PA a better, warmer place this holiday season.

Results So Far of their efforts:

-2014-2015 collection and distribution: collected 85 coats and distributed weekend of Thanksgiving 2015 in 2 parks in York, PA
-2015-2016 collection and distribution: collected 705 coats and distributed weekend of Thanksgiving 2016 in the Life Path “Rescue Mission” Shelter and 3 parks in York, PA
-2016-2017 collection and distribution: aiming to collect 2500 coats and w be distributed weekend of Thanksgiving 2017 in the Life Path “Rescue Mission” Shelter and 4 parks in York, PA.
-2018- aiming to collect 3000 coats

Every coat counts!
Have a coat but can't make it to the Market? Contact them to see what you can do!

Contact anytime- 904-885-7688
"Making the World a Little Bit Warmer"

2018 Vendor Sponsor: Aurum Larp

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

"Aurum LARP is a Steampunk-themed Live Action Roleplaying Game (LARP) located in New Jersey centered around exploration, discovery, and teamwork, Players are encouraged to make unique characters and explore this world filled with magic, science, and steam, To learn more please see: www.aurumlarp.com "

Be sure to drop by their booth and see what this world of imagination is all about!

Help S'more Smelter Battle Pancreatic Cancer!

To everyone who appreciated the fresh-made fire-roasted S'mores at the Market last year -- S'more Smelter is returning once again!

"When you come to the Steampunk Farmer's Market on August 25th, be sure to stop at S'more Smelters to support Kaitlynn in her endeavor to raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer Research in honor of her late uncle. She will have awareness ribbon key fobs and Steampunk themed S'more Pops as well as Campfire S'mores. Both are available in milk or dark chocolate. For an added twist you may choose to add caramel or coconut to your fresh roasted s'more! All proceeds will be donated to Pancreatic Cancer research."

Stop by the fire pit (front corner of the event by the pavilion) for a tasty treat and to help fund cancer research!

Sunday, August 19, 2018

2018 Vendor Sponsor: Gadgetometers

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

"Gadgetometers is proud to present a unique variety of handcrafted products that pertain to the Steampunk theme. Our one of a kind art based devices are designed to augment the look of any costume. Whether you'e a time traveler, vampire hunter, fairy friend, aviator, or explorer -- these imaginative items will lend distinction to any personal. They even look good on a shelf. In addition to our Gadgetometers, our inventory includes a vast array of other theme related items such as handmade goggles, jewelry hats, time machines, jet packs, costume accessories, unique weaponry, and small vintage items to enhance your decor. Drop by our emporium and take a look."

Be certain to pop in and check out their lovely booth and what curiosities have brought along to the Market! 

Saturday, August 18, 2018

2018 Vendor Sponsor: Heather E. Hutsell, Authoress

We would like to thank Heather E. Hutsell, Authoress for pitching in a little extra and sponsoring The Steampunk Farmers Market 2018!

"Heather E. Hutsell is the authoress of the Steampunk mystery series, The Case files. She has also written several other novels and shot story collections, ranging from historical romantic horror, absurdist fiction, future dystopian cautionary tales, mystical folklore, shot whimsical stories of fantastical mishaps, to many other adventures in between

She is also the creator of one-of-a-kind boutonnieres made from recycled neckties. No self respecting Steampunk should be seen without one!

For more information, please visit www.HeatherEHutsell.com "

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

Thursday, August 16, 2018

2018 Vendor Sponsor: Dancer's Oasis

Dancer's Oasis has stepped up to be a vendor sponsor for 2018!

Be certain to pop by to visit them along with their sister booth Horny Things, to see what they are all about and to thank them for helping to support the show!

Sneak on over to their facebook page and check them out!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

2018 Vendor Sponsor: Horny Things

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

"Purveyors, traders, and artisans of Horn, Bone, Antler and other natural materials.

Items include but are not limited to:

-Items made from horn such as: drinking horns, mugs, cups, utensils, bowls, hair sticks/decorations, checkers, whistles, lanterns, beads, tips, pendants, charms, shaving brushes, boxes, frames, trays, jewelry , shofars, and raw
-Items made from antler such as: pendants, mystical art, headdress, handles, key chains, checkers, game pieces, jewelry, and raw.
-Items made from bone such as: game pieces, pendants, beads, hair ornaments, utensils, boxes, frames, trays, jewelry, and pieces
-Items made from other natural materials such as: Fur key chains, headdresses, hats, hair ornaments, beads, fur, leather holders, fur tails, stands for horns, bags, costumes.
-Items made from fabric or repurposed materials: hats, bags, jewelry, lids, and costume accessories.
-Items in conjunction with theme styles of: Viking, Celtic, Steampunk, Gothic, Metaphysical, Spiritual, Fairy, Sci-Fi, Burlesque, adult, renaissance, Victoriana, and cosplay."

Be sure to drop by their booth and take a perusal of their wares! Also pop into their facebook page to have a gander ahead of time as to the kinds of items they may have available the 25th!


Sunday, August 12, 2018

2018 Vendor Sponsor: Jindabine Mercantile

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

"Steampunk jewelry (mostly), and a few household decor items like candle holders and collage. "

Take a stroll on through and see what they have that may speak to you!

Friday, August 10, 2018

2018 Vendor Sponsor: Kiss Designs

Our first Vendor Sponsor post for the 2018 season!

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

"We are a family business specializing in corsets & garb crafted from vintage, antique, and up-cycled materials. Like us on Facebook!"


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

Sunday, April 29, 2018

2018 Vending Registration

               2018 Vending Registration Link
                                             We are seeking vendors for our 2018 show!

The event will run from 10AM to no less than 3/3:30 PM. Final end time to be announced as entertainment is worked out.

Vendors (Arts, crafts, food, etc)
Food Vendors - Please e-mail us first before submitting a paper application!

Spots for 2018 are $15 per vendor/group. There are also additional optional sponsorship options geared towards our small business and crafts vendors who would like a little bit of extra promotion with us.  This year we are also opening sponsorship options up to any steampunk vendors/artists/creators etc who would like to donate towards SPFM2018 in return for advertisement, even if you do not intend to vend at our event. Details are listed on the 2018 Sponsorship Form.

Music-Shows-Buskers-Activities-Events-Tea Parties, Etc

Do you wish to preform in some capacity at The Steampunk Farmers Market? We are open to hear pitches for just about anything that would relate to a steampunk crowd.  If Tea Parties or other food related events are your gig, we do have a full kitchen on site that the event has access to.

We have three basic loose categories for entertainment:

Headliners -bands, major acts, etc. These are the groups we pay to attend our event. Our budget for paid entertainment tends to be fairly small given the nature of our event, so our ability to book paid headliners is limited.
Buskers - Preforming for tips, or just for the fun of it. The event does not pay you. This category can include wandering performers and small stationary shows.
Ticketed Events - We do not pay you, you sell tickets through us or your own media to a show/event/activity.

Even if you do not fit into these categories and if you are interested in preforming, e-mail us with what you would like to do and we will go from there! If you are an individual or group that would expect payment to preform form us please include a rough quote for your services in the initial e-mail.

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, event hosts, etc and more
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 have several Entertainment categories this year for anyone interested in participating.

-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 (e-mail us first instead of just sending in a form!)

We are NOT looking for:
-Direct Sales Associates
(Origami Owl, Mary Kay, Avon, etc). If you are a direct sales associate who believes your items would appeal to Steampunks feel free to inquire and pitch to us why you feel your items would be welcome at a Steampunk event. We are an event geared towards small business and hand made items and we do not feel most direct sales are a good fit for us.

We retain the right to refuse any vendor who we do not feel is appropriate for our event.

Contact: SteampunkFarmersMarket@gmail.com