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Steampunk Festival, Salem, MA

This is not an organized CAPE event so make plans amongst yourselves to attend. RSVP here so we can all see who else is going.

Here is the Facebook page,

I am inviting one and all to the 3rd Steampunk Invasion of Salem. Last year the invasion was a great success and loads of fun. So this year I am starting the planning early. To top it off I have gathered some great creative minds to help plan an even greater event for this year!

This is a free Event.
The date: Saturday Sept 8th 2012.
We will be starting the event on Pickering Wharf 12pm to 6pm
We will have Vendors and Entertainment.

A few public service announcements.

We want to make sure that the people who live on the wharf (yes people live there) and the stores enjoy our company. We also want the city to like us.

Please treat everyone steampunk and non steamy with respect.
Please treat the area we have been given kindly, and do not litter.
We are portraying ourselves as Neo-Victorian and the like. So remember our Manners.
There is Parking on the Wharf, The stores may like it if we left the spots open for business. Please be courteous and leave the spaces open.
The Wharf is an active street. So please no congregating in the road. It is not kind nor safe to block traffic.

Some notes on Pickering Wharf:
* Parking on Pickering Wharf is FREE, but the spaces fill up early and there is a loose 2 hour limit. There is a parking garage on the next corner and another 2 blocks away (where Darq will be at the end of the night!) DO NOT park in the Condo spaces.
* There are no trash cans on Pickering Wharf. Please, if you plan to picnic, remember it is "carry in, carry out".
* The Public Restrooms are located at the National Park Service (Between Capts Restaurant and The Friendship.)
* Please, be kind to the Merchants and Residents of the Wharf! Yes, people live there... this is their home. We want to be invited back next year!

Thank you for helping our free event stay free!

Our entertainers include

tentatively at 3pm Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band

at 2pm Diabolis In Musica

at 1pm a sing along with some of the crew from the MHS Hysteria


Feel free to wander the wonderful city of Salem Massachusetts and see what gems it has to offer. Such as History, Unique shops, entertainment, Museums, Tours, and restaurants.

The Following Shops, Haunted houses, and Museums have all offered discounts to those who are dressed in Steampunk attire or Mention the Steampunk Invasion of Salem.


The Pickle Pot

Count Orloks Nightmare Gallery is offering kids price to all in steampunk attire. or mentioning the invasion.

Salem's Nightmare Factory is offering a discount for those in steampunk attire. or who mention the invasion.

Th Witch Mansion is offering a discount for those wearing steampunk attire. or mentioning the invasion.

Harrison's Comics 10% discount to people who are wearing steampunk attire.

There will be a FREE wine tasting that afternoon from 2-4pm at Pamplemousse, They will also offer a 10% discount (excluding alcohol sales) to anyone in steampunk-esq attire :) they are located at 185 Essex Street,

Army Barracks on Washington st to give a 10% discount... (peeps have to ask for discounts...)

The Trolley Depot (Essex St Mall) and sister store Salemdipity (Pickering Wharf) will take 10% off your purchase (excluding trolley tickets) to all Steamy Invaders.

will list more soon!


After 6pm there will be art exhibits At the Fools Mansion (Other locations will be added as they come.)


9:30 PM We will again be teaming up with Darq! For steamy sounds, dancing and drinks. Please note that Darq does have a $5.00 cover charge.
DARQ is pleased to announce that the post-soiree (for the 21+ crowd, sorry) will be at Lakay Island, 168 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 flyer will be online soon!


I will be updating this page whenever and as soon as I get more info on daily events and/or activities.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    I saw five people dressed in Victorian costume in Town House Sq., but didn't see any at Pickering Wharf. Perhaps I missed some detail? I was there from 12:30-1. Salem and Pickering Wharf are always good on their own, but I left feeling confused.

    September 9, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Nadine, sorry you left confused. The Steampunkers were not at Pickering Wharf but in the downtown area down the street from the Peabody Essex Museum. I pent 3 hours happily taking photos there.

      September 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    So are we meeting before the shoot and if so where? :)

    September 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The parking garage on the corner is a bargain for short term parking. Spaces on the ground level are 25 cents an hour, with a four hour limit.

    August 24, 2012

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