2019 Contests

Thanks to our wonderful donors, sponsors, program partners and volunteers, the Coldwater Steampunk Festival is proud to offer you many ways to get your steampunk on!

This year's Main Event Day contests include Arts & Crafts competitions, PLUS a live Costume Contest on Mill Street, and a SUPER Photography Contest sponsored by Stewart Vincent Photography.  

Check Out The Details Below:

                                                             2017 Photo Credit, Richard Cutler

Art & Fabrication Competition

Admin fee $4.00

Children FREE

Wow judges with your creativity and craftsmanship. Drop off your entries at the Coldwater Mill between 10 am and 11 am. 

This year's themes: 

Steampunk Your Roots &  

 Endangered/ Extinct Species REVIVED! 

4:00 pm PRIZES & Pick Up


Cash prizes courtesy of the Simcoe County Arts & Crafts Association.  

Children's Art

2-D Art


Steampunk Accessories

& Jewelry 

Costume Contest at 1:00 pm 

Strut your stuff 

on the 

Mill Street Stage

 at 1:00 pm.  

Small Admin Fee of 

$2.00 per Adult.

Children are FREE!

Prizes for Everyone!

Please note that attending the Coldwater Steampunk Festival gives automatic consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded. Entry unto the grounds constitutes consent to such photography, filming and/or recording and to any use, in any and all media throughout the universe in perpetuity, of your appearance, voice and name for any purpose whatsoever in connection with the Coldwater Steampunk Festival. 

Please understand that all photography, filming and/or recording will be done in reliance on this consent given by you by entering the area. If you do not agree to the foregoing, please do not enter the grounds. 

2019 Photo Contest

2019 First Place

Hot Rod Belle & Dragon

by Robert Alsop

2019 Second Place 
Smiling Nurse 
by Don Leigh

2019 Third Place

Bronze Soldier

by Ashley Dervaric



2017 - First Place

Don Leight

2017 - 2nd Place

by Terry McPherson 

2017 - 3rd Place

by Melivina McCraw