When: Fri., Sept. 23, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Sat., Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 2016
If you find yourself in Springfield this weekend, you may feel as though you’ve traveled back in time — or to the future. For the second year, fans of the Victorian-futuristic aesthetic converge for the Springfield Steampunk Festival. Inspired by the fantasy worlds devised by turn-of-the-century writers such as H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, devotees come clad in corsets, top hats, pocket watches and goggles for everything from vendors to parlor games to a burlesque show and more. Live music by Psyche Corporation, the King’s Busketeers and others threads through the three-day gathering, and a talk by steampunk authority Bruce Rosenbaum is a can’t-miss event.
Price: $8-65; free for kids 8 and under; free for all on Friday; additional cost for some activities.