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Steampunk The Thames - GOLD RUSH

  •  Thu 09 Nov 2023 - Sun 12 Nov 2023
  • at Throughout Thames
  •  Thu 09 Nov 2023 - Sun 12 Nov 2023

The annual steampunk festival of the arcane and thaumaturgic arts will crank up a head of steam with an action packed, fun filled weekend of high energy hoopla for grownups and young people alike.


Steampunk The Thames rocks our region’s biggest town, attracting people from all over New Zealand, as well as steampunk enthusiasts from further afield.

The festival programme includes a pumphouse party, high tea, cocktail soiree and burlesque show, as well as exhibitions and markets. Many events are family-friendly and free, including Unplugged Sunday with "Punk my Pet" and tea pot racing (and other crazy fun).

Check out the programme on their website. The festival’s grown so popular, so quickly, that events are added each year to keep up with demand.

Likewise, there are more and more steampunk events happening in Thames outside the main festival period.

Steampunk combines creativity, Victoriana, and reimagined technology. It’s fantasy, it’s fun (with a capital F) and the outfits are outrageous (and seriously creative and ingenious).

The Coromandel’s known for its local arts and crafts, and with Thames’ goldmining history, it’s the perfect spot to celebrate this raucous blend of history, technology and creativity.

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