Travel back in time. 
Change the future. 
Express yourself & be inspired
August 9 & 10, 2019
Coldwater Steampunk Festival 
see program for specifics!
Main Event Day: 
SATURDAY, August 10, 2019
2019 Theme: Diversity
Look to your own family histories for inspiration!

For Details See: 

See Highlights Below:

Thurs., Aug 8

6 pm-8 pm 
Vintage Car Show
on the Mainstreet

Fri., Aug 9

Make'N Take Artisan Workshops
(See  Workshops )

Friday only at Canadian Museum:

The Sawbones Society presents Living History Tours 12-4 pm (all ages) &

5-8 pm Adult evening Living History tour (discretion advised!) See Coldwater Steampunk Festival Facebook Event for more info!
Mad Hatter's Victorian Tea with the Red Hat Ladies
2 Mill Street, across from Mill

4pm - 9 pm Transfigured Friday

Get Your Marauder’s Passport

and enjoy this 

Magical Tribute

* Meet the Crew from Quidditch Canada

* Mystery Quest by Escape Challenge North

* Scream Shack Experience PLUS

* FREE Live Entertainment

* Character Tributes

* FREE Photo Ops

* FREE Make’ N Take Craft

* Trivia Game

* Live Reptiles & Owl 

Friday at Canadian Museum:

The Sawbones Society Historical Tours 12-4 pm & titillating Adult historical tours 5-8p (see facebook/Instagram for details) or message Miss Morphine!

Sat. Aug 10

Main Event Day 
9 am-5:30 pm 

FREE Live Entertainment, 
Parking and Shuttle 

100+ Artisans  
Downtown Coldwater, at the Mill and Canadiana Museum

Join us for a FANTASTIC FREE 
Inter-Arts Festival

Artists, Artisans, Performers, Heritage Re-Enactments, Live Music, Storytelling, Native Drumming, Animal Shows, Curiosities, Circus Acts, and so much more!

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Dept. of Canadian Heritage.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of Ontario through the Celebrate Ontario Program

Dancers, Musicians, Historical Re-enactors, Fire Shows, Entertainers and more at:

three locations

~The Coldwater Mill ~ The Award-Winning Canadiana Museum ~ 

Historic Main Street in Coldwater ~


Coldwater Steampunk Diversifies

Join us for this year’s multicultural adventure featuring our Life-size Giraffes Smartie & Skittle, Afro-futurism art exhibit, Safari storytelling, and a tribute to Stan Lee for creating Marvel`s Black Panther super-hero T`Challa (created in 1966!)  PLUS we have interactive biomes for you to explore, as well as a bone, stone, shell and fossil exhibits, Headline performances by The African Dance Ensemble, and a spotlight on Canada's Black history & the story of North-Simcoe's Oro-African Episcopalian Church.

Exotic Wildlife Prints

Fall in love with the artistic expressions of world-renowned artist, Clive Kay, and place your bids at 20 Coldwater Road.

  • African Dance Ensemble
  • Skittles & Smartie "Giraffes"
  • Endangered Species Installation
  • Interactive Biome
  • Shell & Bone Exhibit
  • Comic Caricatures
  • Spotlight on North Simcoe's Black History
  • Afro-Futurism with Nerissa Hutchinson
  • Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre Birds of Prey
  • Steampunk Art Competition
  • Lego Pool
  • Make'N Take Drum Craft
  • Oddities, Antiques, Collectibles
  • Midland District Railroad Club
  • Tribute to Marvel's Black Panther Art Exhibit
  • Motus O Dance Theatre
  • 1905 James Cunningham Horse-drawn Hearse
  • Mystery Quests by Escape Challenge North
  • Hands on Exotics LIVE ANIMALS
  • Heritage Displays
  • Huronia Spinners Guild
  • Orillia Sunshine Rug Hookers
  • Iron Forge Demonstrations
  • Tarot Card Readings
  • Jeff Burke, Theremin Bassoonist
  • Live Steam Engines 
  • Music by Moose Crossing
  • First Nations Drummers

Purchases of

Limited Edition

Festival Collectible

Buttons Appreciated.
$2  per Sticker/ sm. Button
$2.50 per Reg. Button

50/50 Tickets on Sale 
now Next to the Barber Shop!  Draw 6:00 pm August 10th

  • Mental Floss Sideshow
  • Floss & Tann's Cabinet of Curiosity
  • Scream Shack Experience
  • PRNT Collective Demos
  • Strolling Performers, Buskers
  • DOW Circus Acts
  • Fire Shows 
  • Singer/Songwriter Cory Cousineau
  • Metropolis Robot
  • Historical Re-enactments
  • Teapot Races
  • Renaissance Band

For Locations & Times visit our 2019 Program Page!

All-Day Maker & Artist Demonstrations Friday AND Saturday

We are lucky to have so many gifted artisans sharing their passion at the Festival. Be inspired by this year’s talented demonstrators: Clive Kay, Russell Zeid, Liz Barbaza-Cousineau, Ryan Leis LVL, Doug Fulford, Chris Edwards, Pat Orton, Peter Davis, Betsy Waterson, Lisa Brunetta, Jodi Pilon, Colin Rae,

Adam Webb, Live Steam and so many more throughout the village all day long!

Photo by Deb Halbot

Actor Burt Malcolm,

Photo by Tyson Vick

Photo by Deb Talbot