Due to the stresses of Covid-19, and the uncertainties around what social distancing will look like in September, we are not able to hold a Festival this year. Once things settle down however, we plan to have some smaller events to get everyone together to just have a fun time. We hope you are staying safe, and staying tuned for whatever comes next!
Our Headliner - Dust Bowl Faeries
We are proud to announce that not only will the Dust Bowl Faeries be headlining our musical entertainment, but they will be performing an original song inspired by the Kraken – just for this festival! As if that wasn’t exciting enough, they will be holding a singing saw workshop as well. Don’t miss out on this “delightfully devilish” show.
DUST BOWL FAERIES is a dark-carnival band based in Hudson, NY. Accordion, singing saw, ukulele, lap-steel/guitar and percussion combine to create a fairytale fusion of circus, post-punk, Gypsy and psyche-folk music. The band was founded by artist/performer Ryder Cooley and Hazel, a disembodied taxidermy ram who performs with the Faeries as their mascot-spirit animal. Musicians Rubi LaRue, Jon B. Woodin, Elizabeth LoGiudice, and Andrew Stein bring their own extraordinary styles to the group, making the Dust Bowl Faeries a truly unique musical experience.
The Shank Painters are a pirate-themed folk music trio based in Portland, Maine. The band’s repertoire consists of Shanties – a variety of mostly nautical classic folk songs with catchy sing-along refrains, beloved by children and rowdy drunks alike. These works are treasures of history, preserving the travails and spirit from centuries of seafaring culture.
We are pleased to announce the emcee for our Springfield VT Steampunk Festival is none other than Professor Adam Smasher!
Come join this charismatic gentleman as he steers the ship, commentates, amazes, and perhaps makes you walk the plank… all while he reminds you to mark your maps for the exciting workshops and activities.
Naturally, he is but one half of the dynamic Steampunk duo – The Eternal Frontier!!
Don’t miss out on your chance to enjoy The Eternal Frontier perform their Steampunk sound waves. Baron Maximilian Von Zipple and Professor Adam Smasher will transport you to the world of gears, bringing in some old favorites and adding some extra steam.
One of our featured bands – Gomez Indie Pop Rocks
Gomez performs as a solo musician that utilizes computer controlled effects and background tracks to perform memorable songs from the radio. Take part in the “Pop Show” and guess the band/year as songs ranging between the 1960s and today “Pop” up. If that’s not dark enough for your taste, stick around for “A Dark Night of the Soul” – a musical journey through the night from “Dusk till Dawn” with lighting and backdrop projections. The music follows the events in peoples lives from tragedy to victory.
The Hocus Pocus Magic Show
The Hocus Pocus Magic Show From a main magic show at the Hartness House, to a street performance on Main St., to a special show at the Children’s Program — there’s sure to be a bit of magic for everyone! http://www.hocuspocusmagicshow.com/