This past weekend I was a vendor at Iron Horse Steampunk Festival at the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris. My husband Daniel and I got there Friday night to set up my area. We also stayed a couple nights and camped out on the museum grounds during the Festival. I have to say it was an amazing experience that I can’t wait to do again next year.
I always love the characters and costumes that people make and come up with for Steampunk. Most people build stories around their costumes and become these characters while others alter other pop culture icons.
My lovely Mum dressed up as well for the Event. She even sported one of my gear pins on her shirt that I made. Check out my tutorial on how to make one of these cute accessories.
One of the things that I believe sets Iron Horse apart from most of the conventions is their music. Poplock Holmes gathered a wonderful line up for Iron Horse that truly made the festival. There were so many talented musicians at the Festival and I was lucky enough to get one of the best spots near the stage and entertainment. Poplock Holmes, Strange Indeed, Banjo man, Frytown Toughs, Aether Brigade and The Velveteen Band.
When their beautiful little girl isn’t taking a nap she’s playing the tambourine with them rocking out.
The night concert was a blast. Everyone has such an amazing talent and unique sound.
My husband and I enjoyed a tethered balloon ride from Skyline Balloons. The rides were $15 per person because we were selling at the event were able to buy one and get one free.
There were also many other activities that I wasn’t able to check out such as the different workshops.
Overall, the museum is a beautiful place for the event. All the volunteers are wonderful they know quite a bit about the trains and trolleys and can answer most of your questions.