Downtown in the heart of Dunsmuir was the place to be on Saturday as the Annual Steampunk Festival drew people back in time to when life was different and people dressed oddly but interestingly for the occasion.
The Steampunk Festival held many different activities throughout the day for young and old to enjoy. Among the many booths that lined the street each with its unique theme or oddities for sale, there was a Steampunk photo booth, face painting, a kids’ Steampunk craft, games (including creative yoga), and play area, a pie social, a gadget suitcase building contest, a quilt raffle, but the most popular outside the great music that played throughout the day, was the costume contests.
The bands that played throughout the day were all local favorites including The Noisy Lifters, Sound Advice, Liquid Amber, Kevin and Tom at Dandelion Dust, and as promised, Victor Martin playing his saxophone.
Dr. R. Snick put on a demonstration and also had a booth to educate people of the times.
As the bands played throughout the day, the streets got more crowded until the costume competition drew everyone to the stage area where the eccentric, unusual, timeless, and totally steampunk costumed people emerged to compete for the win. The categories were broken down into men, women, and children.
Parked just above the festival on the main street in Dunsmuir sported a variety of corvettes from a Lodi, California Corvette Club. Vacationing at the RailRoad Resort Park, they asked if they could display their cars at the festival. Max Pedrick from Oregon gave a tour of his 2023 Corvette and all the fancy gadgets that it contains. He said that he paid over $100,000 for his fancy red dream-mobile.
Sponsors that helped make this big event possible were JPR Jefferson Public Radio, Blaze 1, Dunsmuir Dispensary, Wonderland Distributing, INC., Gary’s Pizza Factory, Alpine Realty, Manfredi’s Food and Gas Depot, Dunsmuir Hardware, Clemens Waste Removal, Castle Rock Water.
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Kids’ creative yoga
A huge variety of booths to entice everyone’s individual interest
“I got these for my whitchy cabinet. The craftsmanship is really good and there are some really great costumes here.”Tara Cross
Len Foremen interviewing the children in the Steampunk costume contest.
Meshell Orton-Pautsch said that she decided to be different this year and made her costume for the Steampunk Festival which consisted of life-size raven wings.
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