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2016 Steampunk Festival Theme:


Circus Sideshow

Sat. Aug. 6th Main Event Day

 August 4th:  6pm-8pm Rats & Classics Car Show

 August 5th: 9am-2pm Artists Flea Market & Geek Swap


Saturday, August 6th:

9am-6pm Heritage Performers, Headline Entertainment on 2 stages, Artisan Market 100 +, Costume Contest, Live Animal Shows, Fashion Show, Live Music...and more!  Costumes Encouraged but not required!

*artisan market sat. only


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Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors: 

Time travel to Coldwater for the 6th Annual Steampunk Festival.  


Enjoy quality performances at two locations:  

The Coldwater Mill and the award-winning Canadiana Museum.  


Support Local Flavour, Music, Merchants & Artisans, and enjoy Headline Performances: 


"The Mighty Mike Show", "Safari Science Reptile Show"

and "Wearable Art Fashion Show" by Ruth Germain Studio 11


Enjoy Pop-Up Local Heritage performances, Pickpocket Magic, Duelling Knights and Acrobats.


See Demonstrations in Iron Forging, Chain Maille, Leather working, Echo art and Painting, etc.


Enter costume, photography and art competitions.  

Kids & Teens Scavenger Hunt !

Participate in Community Collaberative Arts & Crafts Projects.


Meet Authors & Illustrators, Gamers & Makers !


Be sure and bring your camera, your goggles and your friends!  


Admission is free, purchase of a $2.00 (sm) or $2.50 (lg) collectible festival button is appreciated.

~ Our 2016 Feature Performer is Mighty Mike ~ 

Combining years of juggling, magic, and balloon art with the lost art of strongman feats (driving a nail through a board with bare hand, phone book/card tearing, balancing heavy objects, and bending metal bars), Mike created a unique show bringing a form of traditional entertainment into the modern era. 


The lessons of the old time strongmen are carried forward in the message of the show: healthy habits, discipline, mind over matter, and positive motivation. However, the show also takes a page from the art of modern busking: quick wit, audience interaction, and fun. 


Canada's Heritage Pickpocket Magician - James Harrison

(Sat.Aug.6th) Mill St. Stage Area

9 am - Music by Dave Russell

10 am - Music by Nick Howell

11 am - The Mighty Mike Show

12 noon - Music by Nick Howell

1 pm - Costume Contest

1:45 - Mental Floss Sideshow

2:30 - Fashion Show

3:15 - The Mighty Mike Show

4:00 - The Tradesmen Band

4:45 - Music by Dave Russell

All Day:  Artisans, Russell Zeid (Inventor), The Metropolis Robot Project & 3D Printing, Curiosities.

Free Shuttle Bus Between Locations!

(Sat. Aug.6th) Canadiana Mus.

10 am Iron Forging by LVL 111.

11:00 - Meet a Fairy Photo Op

11:30 am - Reptile Show

12 noon - Mad Hatters Tea & BBQ plate & Tea Duelling 

1:30 pm - Reptile Show

2 pm - The Mighty Mike Show

3:pm - Pickpocket Magician 

4:00 pm - Falconry

All day: Dancers & Fighters by Dogs of War. D.L.Narrol (Author),

 Artisan Market, Frances Tyrell, (Illustrator), Sixth Sense

Photography Booth, Sheep.

(Sat.Aug.6th) Back of Mill

9 - 5 Farmer's Market

10 am- Dog Training Demo's by Hill-Cress Dog Haven

12 noon- Knights of Barrie Swordplay (1 st show)

1:45 pm - Knights of Barrie Swordplay (2nd show)

All Day - Artisans, Spencer's Mercantile, Libby Ives Acrobat.

Main St.:  The Kraken Face Painting (all day) & Jeff Burke: Theremin Bassoonist

Tourism Simcoe County Video 2016

Midland Cultural Centre
~ Friday August 5th ~ 
Professor Wick's Incredible Magic Factory


PROFESSOR WICK's INCREDIBLE MAGIC FACTORY

Everyone loves to be amazed! Professor Wick has been doing just that for over 20 years. Born from the whimsical world of STEAMPUNK, this presentation features some of the most magical machine ever devised in the illustrious Factory Fantastic; a wonderful blend of mechanical wizardry, music and comedy delivered by outlandish steampunk characters. This is a highly interactive presentation where lucky members of the audience perform spectacular miracles without even knowing how they are doing it.

Tom Goldsmith & Moe - Falconry by Harris & Associates

Libby Ives - Award Winning Acrobat & Miranda on Hoops

Promotional Videos Coldwater Steampunk Festival 

A Fairy Tale Coldwater Steampunk Festival

60 seconds from the 2014 Coldwater Steampunk Festival 

Dan Zen's 2014 Steampunk Festival 

Jeff Burke at 2014 Steampunk Festival

2014 Steampunk Festival

2013 Steampunk Festival 


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Simcoe County Steampunk Society Member


Location of the Event:


GPS Address: 


32 Coldwater Road, Coldwater Ontario. L0K1E0


Exit 141 off Highway 400


Festival Mailing Address:


2 Mill St., PO Box #87, Coldwater, Ontario. L0K 1E0