4th Annual Railway to the Moon Steampunk Festival

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4th Annual Railway to the Moon Steampunk Festival

August 17th & 18th, 2019

New Hampshire’s Premier Steampunk Event!

The Mount Washington Cog Railway

Bretton Woods, NH 03575


Free to the Public Event!

10 am-5 pm Saturday August 17 10am -4 pm Sunday August 18

For the first time in railroad history…

Among the Clouds: Live Action Steampunk Adventure

A brilliant inventor and industrialist needs your help! Participants will enter a whimsical steampunk world and decide how the story unfolds. There are puzzles to solve, and quirky characters to meet in this interactive adventure game. The magic begins on the grounds of the festival, and takes players aboard a one-of-a-kind steam engine that carries them up to the thrilling conclusion among the clouds.

Saturday August 17th Sold Out, Limited Availability Left on Sunday August 18th!

Tickets Available Now! Click here to purchase tickets! 


as performed by…

Among the Clouds

Steampunk After Party Hosted by Adventure Suites!

On Saturday, August 17th, Adventure Suites, voted one of the top ten theme hotels in the world, will be hosting an after-party for all steampunkers! Join us for food, drinks, entertainment & a outfit costume complete with prizes and more! Guests staying at Adventure Suites will receive complimentary entry into the party, otherwise there will be a cover charge. For more information and to reserve a room, visit http://www.adventuresuite.com or call 603-356-9744!


The Mysterious Marvels of Mt. Washington…

Among the Clouds Among the Clouds: Interactive Steampunk Ride MysteryNH Escape Room Author Dan Szczesny Todd Cahill & His Steam Machines Todd Cahill & His Steam Machines

Presentations by Steampunk Luminaries

Bruce Rosenbaum, The Steampunk Guru Citizens of Antiford Jewelry City Steampunk Festival Author Jessica Lucci

Festival Activities, Music, Vendors & More!

Tinker Bot bits Tinker Bot bits Railway to the Moon Steampun Festival Vendor Yard 20+ Steampunk Inspired Vendors Magic & More with Ed the Wizard Live Music with The Kings Busketeers!

Special Beer & Food featuring…

Woodchuck Hard Cider Moat Mountain Tuckerman Brewing Boogalows Island BBQ The Purple Straw

New Hampshire’s Premier Steampunk Festival!

The Railway to the Moon Steampunk Festival is New Hampshires #1 Steampunk festival! Featuring all day events and activities, experience the uniqueness and thrill of steampunk with the vintage and historical Mount Washington Cog Railway as its backdrop! The event is Free to the Public with a optional paid special Steampunk Steam Train rides throughout the days. Below is our presentation schedule for Saturday and Sunday.

Steampunk 101 with Citizens of Antiford    10:00 am – 10:30 am, Marshfield Dining Area 

 How to Build a Steampunk Festival with Heather Rockwood of Jewelry City Steampunk 10:45 -11:15 am, Marshfield Dining Area

 Ed the Wizard’s Magic Show!  11:30 am – 12:30 pm , Marshfield Dining Area   

Bruce Rosenbaum, The “Steampunk Guru” and The Art of Steampunk Design  1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Marshfield Dining Area

Jessica Lucci, Author Watch City, Waltham Watch  – 2:30 pm- 3:00 pm, Marshfield Dining Area

  Mystery NH’s Steampunk Puzzle Room, open 10 am – 4 pm,  Marshfield Promenade

  Dan Szczesny explores Mysterious Mount Washington, 3:00 -4:00 pm  ( Sunday only)  Marshfield Dining Area

Kids Korner   – Tinkerbots Tent  hosted by Jewelry City Steampunk, open 10-am – 3 pm,  Marshfield Promenade

 Fireworks will be hosted by the Railway on Saturday, August 17 at Marshfield Base Station, dusk, free to the public! 

This event is free to the public, with optional paid train rides!

What is Steampunk?

From Steampunk Wiki – “Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. Specifically, steampunk involves an era or world where steam power is still widely used, typically the Victorian Era and the Edwardian Era,  that incorporates prominent elements of science fiction and fantasy. A modicum of fantasy is necessary because steam alone simply will not do enough to fulfil the visions of most authors and artists.”

The “Railway to the Moon” Festival is the Mount Washington Cog Railways’ tribute and appreciation of all steampunk culture. Featuring historic steam trains as the backdrop, the festival is a celebration of vendors, presentations, history buffs and outfits that will dazzle the eye. A free to the public event, the festival operates at the train yard of the Mount Washington Cog Railway.