Railway to the Moon Steampunk Festival

August 17th & 18th, 2019

The Mount Washington Cog Railway

Bretton Woods, NH 03575

Vendors | Music | Presentations | Food & More!

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.

Featuring over 20 vendors and performers, the Railway to the Moon Festival is New Hampshire's Premier Steampunk Festival! Visit us in your best steampunk garb and enjoy a day of entertainment, unique and amazing vendors, ongoing train operations & more! 

Special presentations by some of the biggest names in New England Steampunk will be going on all day long, with plenty of opportunities to take the perfect steampunk photos and then some! Special festival merchandise will also be available so you can take home the perfect Railway to the Moon steampunk gift!

2/22: Vendor applications are now available! If interested in performing or vending, send a e-mail to events@thecog.com in the mean time!

Railway to the Moon Steampunk Festival

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.