KENNEBUNK – The Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk will host its ninth annual Southern Maine Steampunk Fair from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23. The event will explore Steampunk (a blend of history and future), in lectures, music, vendors, and demonstrations.

The Brick Store Museum will host the ninth annual Southern Maine Steampunk Fair from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23. Courtesy photo/Brick Store Museum

Steampunk crafts, costuming and artwork will be on display and for sale; history lectures, live music, fashion design presentations and a children’s book reading will round out the program of events. Entry to the museum’s exhibitions are all included in the fair. The $5 ticket is a fundraiser for the museum’s year-round programming.

According to a museum news release, “Steampunk is a blend of history and future; a view of the world if Victorian aesthetics and steam power existed in modern day. Novels such as “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” or Sherlock Holmes featured the Steampunk theme.”

During the fair, visitors will hear scheduled lectures by Professor Lacey Sparks of the University of Southern Maine on the meaning and significance of steampunk; and special guest author Leanna Renee Hieber, of New York City, who has authored several steampunk books and recently released “Invisible Women: True Stories of America’s Ghosts.”

Interested vendors and speakers are invited to apply to participate through Sept. 15, via

Live music will be performed by King Memphis, a New Orleans-style jazz band. In between, the silent film, “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” (1916), will be shown. Throughout the day, vendors of steampunk-themed works, a costume contest and technology will be on display, and family-friendly activity stations offer creative stops along the way.

For a full schedule and more information, visit The event is sponsored by Kennebunk Savings, Sharper Events & Tents and Char Wrigs Fried Dough. Tickets may be purchased in advance at or at the door.