Eli August and The Abandoned Buildings
A Market favorite, Eli August and his crew will be returning to preform!
"The music of Eli August is akin to the waters of a great river. It’s always moving and pushing forward, whether through percussive guitar and banjo, or the urgency of delicately crafted lyrics; the music never looks back.
The Dark Americana music is, at its roots, devoted to romantics and those who reflect upon their days with a certain longing for the past. Eli is often backed by an ever changing East Coast collective called The Abandoned Buildings, who bring rich and earthy orchestrations to the settings imagined in August’s songwriting, from the deep undulations of the ocean, to the quiet mystery of the forest and the openness of the dry and dusty road.
Whether solo, or along with the Abandoned Buildings, Eli will have you tapping your foot, singing along and reminiscing of your own long ago journeys."
The Positronic Cats
Waylon and Jim are gracing the Market for a second year!
"The Positronc Cats are a progressive folk duo from Pennsylvania. Simple chord progressions paired with powerful vocals and intricate mandolin phrasings are the foundation for songs about love, revenge, and the future. As fans of dark, emotional themes as well as science fiction, their goal is to evoke cinematic scenes in the listener’s mind. They draw inspiration from classic filmmakers like Ingmar Bergman and Stanley Kubrick as well as the music of Tom Waits, Radiohead, and The Decemberists."
Country Conjuring Strolling Magic with Erick Hershey
Magic returns to the Steampunk Farmers Market! Catch Eric Hershey strolling the grounds from 11AM to 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."
2017 Trinket Trade and Curiosiy Swap!
The Steampunk Farmers Market's very own swap meet! Bring your curiosities and trinkets to swap, trade, and barter with others! Tradeable handmade goods up to larger pieces of steampunk paraphanaliea welcome. There will be two categories, items valued $20 and below (small trinkets, buttons, pins, odds and ends, handmade items, small easily swappable things), and $20 up (apparel, larger props, antiques, vintage items, etc).
Swapping/trading not guaranteed. No registration nessecary, time and location TBA.
Capt. Andreas Schutzen, Ordinance Expert
Vintage weapons Enthusiasts take heed! Special guest "Capt. Andreas Schutzen, Ordinance Expert", will be coming 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 (18001825), Master Mechanics (18301875) and Brave New World (18751900)
Spiff up your best Steampunk Finery and congregate to show off compete for bragging rights! Time To be announced
Steam Into History Train Ride
Mark Twain on the Glen Rock Railroad Experience on York 17
Departing August 26th 11:30AM, 1:00PM or 2:30PM
11:30AM : $14/Child 3-12 years, $24/Adult
1:00PM and 2:30PM $15/Child 3-12 years, $26/Adult. Digital tichet purchase sur-charges may apply.
While we were unable to coordinate a similar train ride to the prior years due to a variety of factors, Steam Into History gladly invites all interested Steampunks to join them at 11:30, 1PM or 2:30 for a train ride featuring a delightful and talented Mark Twain renactor. Running from New Freedom to Glen Rock, this is a roughly one hour ride.
"The American literary icon who wrote “Huckleberry Finn” and “Tom Sawyer,” is only sometimes remembered today as Sam Clemens. To the public in his day, and still today, he was and is Mark Twain – a successful writer, noted lecturer, and humorist. He was famous during his lifetime and his style was comparable to the legendary comedic trailblazing of Richard Pryor. This is a steam ride."
Text borrowed from the Steam Into History website.