What is the Steampunk Farmer's 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 farmer's 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 2015 Steampunk Farmer's Market is a one day Steampunk themed event, slated to occur on August 27th, starting at 10AM and running basically until the event naturally comes to a close be it 3:00/3:30PM as the paperwork is marked, or later in the afternoon/evening.
We hope to see you there!
New Freedom Farmers Market on Facebook
Steam into History
The Steampunk Farmers Market on Facebook
The Steampunk Farmers Market event page on Facebook
Q: Where is it?
A: Take a gander at the Venue page!
Q: How much is it?
A: Vendor spots are $10 but entry to the event for the public is free. There are no registration packages or entry fees.
Q: Is it really a farmers market?
A: Yes! There will be fresh produce, baked goods, and other weekly local vendors vending in their usual spots alongside where the Steampunk Farmers Market vendors will be set up. The regular farmers market runs every Saturday 10 to 1.
Q: Can I help? I have an idea!
A: Feel free to pitch it to us! Be careful though, you might just get put in charge of making it happen!
Q: Are pets allowed?
A: Yes! Feel free to bring your friendly, leashed, well behaved animals along with you.
Q: What happens if the weather is bad?
A: If the weather looks like prolonged steady rain we will move the event inside the New Freedom Community Center. If the decision to move inside occurs, we will do our best to alert everyone to the change.
Q: Where are the bathrooms?
A: Inside the community center!
Q: It's hot and I need to cool down, where can I go?
A: The community center will be open, and air conditioned if anyone needs a weather break.
Contact us at : SteampunkFarmersMarket@gmail.com