What to expect at Steampunk Spectacular

Journey to a time unknown for a day of adventure, entertainment, and merriment set at the picturesque Mine Shaft Tavern in Madrid, NM.

This daylong Steampunk festival has a Wizard of Oz theme. Join the adventure with Dorothy and your favorite characters, a steam-powered tinman, an automatonic lion, and the brass-goggled straw man as they embark upon a quest to find the mysterious Wizard of Oz.

All attendees are requested to be a part of creating a unique atmosphere and dress in their best steampunk and Oz-themed gear. Merchants will be there to help fill your garb and gear needs.
Steampunk workshops, Costume Contest, Live Action Role Playing Murder Mystery game, and other activities planned.

We’re happy to announce Tetreault Baisden Fotos will return this year to take your portraits in the STEAMPUNK PHOTO BOOTH!
Take a look at last year’s portraits here

This is a family friendly event and is open to the public.

The day is broken up into 2 segments:

Daytime activities – noon to dark

Noon – Doors open
1:00 – Murder Mystery Registration
1:30 – Workshop – Personalize your own Silk Fan
1:30 – Parasol Dueling Demo
1:30 – Murder Mystery Begins
3:30 – Workshop – Fascinator and Hat Pin Workshop
4:30 – Parasol Dueling Demo
5:00 – Costume Contest Winners Announced
5:30 – Group Photo Opportunity – Behind Engine House Theater

6 – 8 pm – Dinner break – merchants will be open for shopping and more group photo opportunities

Evening festivities – 8 pm to close

The Engine House Cabaret
Doors open at 7:30 pm
This show will sell out!

Journey to the glimmering Emerald City for a gear-driven adventure of dance, burlesque, magic, and more! Things get steamy in this vaudeville cabaret show featuring the most creative, exquisite, boundary-stretching entertainers NM has to offer.
Teens are allowed if accompanied by an adult.

Featured performances by:
Desert Darlings
Electra Spark
Lux Lunae
Miss Behavin
Sassy Sages
Tre Bella
Wicked Muse

After the show The Mine Shaft Tavern will be open with live music and dancing

Costume Contest

Enter our costume contest in any variation of steampunk theme, with an Emerald City theme encouraged. If you want to specialize, we have a Prop-only category, as well as a Ruby Slipper decorating contest.
Click Here for details and contest rules
Register for the contest online or at the event!

Ruby Slipper Contest:
You have been commissioned by the Witch of the East for an exquisite pair of Ruby Slippers. She desires a couture pair with a steampunk flair and this is your chance to shine. They don’t have to be wearable so let your imagination go wild and put your design skills to the test.

Murder Mystery: The Mystery of Crystal Cave

It’s 1892. Many of the Southwest’s elite are converging on Keeseeville to see the incredible green Crystal Cave, recently discovered. You’re a member of an entourage that travels with a certain group of rich and powerful people. While they tour the unknown underground cavern, you’re left with the other entourages, safe inside The Engine House Theater. Suddenly, the ground begins to shake…
Pick your character from our selection of suspects. Will your character be good, or evil? You have secrets, but so does everyone else… Play your part, interview other characters, collect clues, and solve for whodunit. Be the first to solve The Mystery of Crystal Cave, and win a prize!

Register to be part of the fun at 1:00 pm at the event, Murder Mystery begins at 1:30 pm.

Parasol Dueling Demo

Come and see the sport of Queen Victoria’s Ladies in Waiting, a sport of which Her Majesty was both a patron and accomplished practitioner. Parasol Dueling is a safe, no-contact activity. Bring a parasol, or borrow one of ours, and join in the fun! An elegant sport from an elegant time!
Click Here for dueling details

Dual demos will be held at the event at 1:30 and 4:30 pm.



Feeling hot outside? Personalize your own Silk Fan
1:30 – 3:00 pm
Join us to personalize your own silk fan. Both folding and paddle style silk fan bases will be available and we will have stencils, sequins and fabric paint markers to customize your own fan to suit your style or match your outfit!
Cost: $15

Fascinator and Hat Pin Workshop
3:30 – 4:30 pm

Need a new fascinator to match your outfit, or a smashing hat pin to decorate your favorite topper? Join us to create your own mini top hat or flower fascinator, or a steampunk hat pin. All supplies and decorations will be provided, just bring your creativity!
Cost: $20

Sign up early to save your place: https://squareup.com/store/steampunk-spectacular/

There is NO CELL SERVICE at the event, please bring cash and buy tickets online. Parking is limited, carpooling is suggested.

Costumes are encouraged, but not required to attend the event. Click here for costume ideas.

Steampunk performers wanted!
Contact us for vendor, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities.



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