This Weekend: Springfield Steampunk Festival [Berkshire on Stage]

September 20th, 2016, 3:00 pm by Sara

The Springfield, Vermont Steampunk Festival, slated for this weekend (September 23-25), features new musical performers, more workshops and many more vendors while embracing new intriguing and whimsical ideas from as far away as New Zealand.

Splendid Teapot Racing was conceived by Simone Montgomery in Dunedin, New Zealand and premiered for the first time in 2014 at Steampunk NZ Festival in Oamaru. And now it premieres in Springfield. The steampunk movement is truly international in scope.

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Splendid Teapot Racing will take place in the wedding tent at the Hartness House Inn on Saturday (September 24). Splendid Teapot Racing involves radio-controlled teapots negotiating an obstacle course within a set time. The vehicle is simply a teapot of the entrants’ choice attached to a radio-controlled car or truck and embellished to taste. Splendid Teapot Racing is inclusive, for all ages and skills levels. It is about participation and having a jolly splendid time. Festival-goers are encouraged to make their own teapot racer and enter the race! You can sign up on line or at the festival, as well.

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