Past Meetup

Wild West Fest-Steampunk Style

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Picture it...
Hot air balloons soar high above dusty purple desert mountains which harbor, nestled in a canyon, a treasure trove of California history. These festive and colorful airships serve to begin the celebration of two worlds merged: Steampunk and one of the last authentic remaining silver mining towns in Southern California, Calico Ghost Town.
Wooden sidewalks are strewn with lovely ladies in feathered hats, monocles, gloves and tapestry coats; The melancholy waltz of a string quartet echos through the streets where miners used to walk 100 years ago; and now where couples adorned in stylized futuristic Victorian frocks dance under the stars. H.G. Wells and Jules Verne would feel at home among the display of whimsical science-fiction art work and creations. This is only the beginning...JOIN THE REVELRY as the "old meets the new" in an exciting day filled with gunfights, period music, quick draw exhibits, panels, fashions and more! The celebration goes all day with performances by Steampunk theater groups, displays of Steampunk art, clothing, literary readings and many vendors sharing their wares. The day ends with live music and dancing in the streets of the old town...just the way it used to be.


Cost: adult admission $10, kids $5, under 5 yrs free. May be additional fee for parking.

For more event info:!wild-west-fest-2013/cieu

Calico info:

The latest schedule is posted on the website if you are able to access it. Otherwise an approximate schedule of events is listed in Discussions. A Hot Air Balloon launch will be at approximately sunrise (6:01am), weather permitting, and entertainment throughout the day and evening. Shops are open 9a-5p. Evening concert 6pm. Appears to be closing by 8pm.

This is a NO HOST event, but Members can create carpool groups, set their own schedules, and share gas/parking expenses.

Barb's North OC carpool in Anaheim Hills: Address: 1095 N. Pullman St, Anaheim Hills- Weir Canyon exit, Home Depot parking lot. Keep left as you enter lot and park near main road for best visibility. Time: 8am, gone by 8:15am. Planning to stay at Calico through 6pm concert and sunset.

Directions to this carpool:

Additional carpool locations submitted by members will also be posted. If you are interested in joining/creating a carpool please post in message.

It will prove be a very unique photo opportunity! Join the fun!