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The Enchanted City IV: Steampunk Festival

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About Enchanted City

The Enchanted City is a steampunk tale of Troy that draws upon the unique aspects of the city to honor our Victorian/industrial heritage, while highlighting our emerging creative economy and technology sector. Check out three events over two days!

The Bewitching Ball Gala

Friday, September 15th at 7pm

The Enchanted City comes to life Friday evening with a signature gala event! Ladies in finery, men in top hats, marionettes, music, signature cocktails with open bar, Parisian pastries, butlered hors d'oeuvres, curiosities, and more await you as we kick off the festival with an evening of gothic enchantment!

Queen Mab, Dr. Catastroph, and Grymm Studios with creator Dr. Grymm will be in attendance along with our guest of honor, Mr. JEff Mach, creator of the Steampunk World's Faire. Our favorite musical artists, MEcho from Ex Human fame, will be returning this year by popular demand to expertly DJ the evening.

This event is being held in the Tech Valley Center of Gravity Ball Room, located in the historic Quackenbush Building at 33 3rd Street in the heart of downtown Troy. Fifty percent of profits raised will be donated to the nonprofit TVCoG to assist in paying for programming that will be made available to low income children.

The Enchanted City Main Event

Saturday, September 16th at 11am

Our main event begins at 11am in the Troy Riverfront Park with the Chamberlain Inventor's Challenge Parade to be lead by the famous Bread and Puppets out of Glover, Vermont!

Our Enchanted City festival grounds are transformed for a day into a Victorian hub of vendors, crafts, food, fantasy, games, and performances of the highest quality and skill! Audience participation will be demanded! Please come prepared to play!

Chamberlain's Inventors' Challenge - Races Against Time, Space, and Gravity!

The Enchanted City invites inventors, makers, and mad geniuses to create a "mad mechanical conveyance" to transport Queen Mab, the symbol of The Enchanted City Steampunk Festival. Entries in the Chamberlain Inventors' Challenge 2017 must be able to carry the queen safely a distance of two city blocks. How it does that is up to you - it can be carried like a litter, pulled like a rickshaw or cart, or powered by battery "solar, aeolipile, or robotic."

Entries will be on display throughout the Fiare and take part in a parade during the event. There is a prize, presented by Sequence Development, for the winner of the Chamberlain Inventors' Challenge, which will be selected on the day of the Faire by a team of judges.

To enter, visit and email through the contact page.

Steampunk Pirates Rock the Hudson With Jears, Gears, and Grog!

Saturday, September 16th at 6:30pm

On Saturday evening after the main event, The Enchanted City after party looks to be one of extreme naughtiness when our concert goers will sail away with Dread Pirate Frederick and his less than gentlemanly crew aboard the Dutchess of Empires! Victims will be breated to al ight buffet dinner while they sail the Hudson, and copious drinks will be offered by the ship's cash bar.

We are pleased to announce taht Shayfer James has accepted our invite to headline our evenign event! Mr. James is an indie artist from New York, NY. He is known for his dark, danceable anthems, harrowing ballads, and experiments in chaos.

The ship will dock in the festival ground at the Troy Waterfront Park. Boarding will begin at 6:30pm and expect to sail at 7pm. We will return to port by 10pm at the latest! We demand audience participation or you walk the plant! Arrgh matey!

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