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10th Annual Steampunk Fair | Coming Saturday, September 21, 2024!

The Southern Maine Steampunk Fair, now in its 10th year, returns as the Museum’s most popular and unique events on Saturday, September 21st from 11am 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 $10 each and are a major fundraiser for the Museum. Ages 12 and under are free.

Scheduled Activities: to be announced soon!

Throughout the day:


· Vendors & artists

· 19th century Cursive Writing and Decoding Challenge!

· Costume Contest (see more information below)

· Activity Station (for kids & kids-at-heart!)

· Boxed Lunches & Snacks for sale

· Tea service station

· Lawn games


Costume Contest 2024

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 11am – 2:30pm. Please make sure to enter your costume in the contest BEFORE 2:30PM!

Votes will be cast by Fairgoers starting at 1pm through 3:00pm (each visitor will receive a blank ballot). Winners will be announced at 3:30PM!

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.

PARKING: Available throughout downtown Kennebunk:

  • public lots on Main Street and Green Street
  • street parking on Main and Dane Streets
  • parking lots at Kennebunk Savings Main St branch and Griffon Security (Fletcher Street)


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 or (207)985-4802.