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9th Annual Steampunk Fair | Coming Saturday, September 23, 2023!

The Southern Maine Steampunk Fair, now in its 9th year, returns as the Museum’s most popular and unique events on Saturday, September 23rd from 12pm to 4pm.

Vendors, performers, and lecturers all return to the Museum to celebrate the art of Steampunk, a niche aesthetic that blends Victorian steampower with the future.

Tickets are $5 each and are a major fundraiser for the Museum. Ages 12 and under are free.

Schedule of Events:

  • To Be Announced Soon! (Want to take part? Email us at [email protected] to get started!)
Costume Contest 2023

Upon arrival, please check-in at the Ticket Station in the main courtyard. We will take your photo (with your costume!) and ask for your contact information.

Entrants will be accepted from 10am – 1:30pm. Please make sure to enter your costume in the contest BEFORE 1:30PM!

Votes will be cast by Fairgoers starting at 1pm through 3:00pm (each visitor will receive a blank ballot). Winners will be announced a little after 3:00PM!

Categories (you can only win once):

  • Best Adult Costume
  • Best Children’s Costume
  • Best Group/Duo
  • Most Creative
  • Crowd Favorite

All costumes must be family-friendly. Gore, graphic violence, nudity, swearing, or other objectionable elements may be grounds for disqualification as determined by the Museum staff.

Learn More:

Plan your visit: the Southern Maine Steampunk Fair occurs annually in late summer. Please find tickets via our Calendar.


Interested in volunteering as an event volunteer? Learn more and sign up.


Would you like to sponsor or support this event? Contact Cynthia Walker at [email protected] or (207)985-4802.