Steampunk Spectacle

Date(s) - September 19, 2016 - September 24, 2016
All Day

Steampunk Spectualr 2016The Athens branch of the Athens County Public Libraries invites all ages to the 4th annual Steampunk Spectacle on Saturday, September 24 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm!
Free and open to the public.
See for full details.

Playful reinterpretations of Victorian social customs and clothing, scientific speculation, and inventive gadgets. Presentations, workshops, and social amusements. Costumes and accoutrements encouraged!

Community Partner Sideshows:

Steampunk: Exploring the Roots of an Aesthetic | Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Fri 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Sat 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ohio University’s Mahn Center for Archives & Special Collections
5th floor,  Alden Library
Runs August 22 – December 15, 2016
Items from the rare book collection illustrating literary, cultural, scientific, & social elements that have propelled the steampunk movement! Free admission.

Spectacular Spectacular! | Friday, September 9th 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
132 West State Street
Athens, OH 45701
(740) 592-4315

Steampunk art – exhibits from a variety of artists + Cabaret, light refreshments + steampunk wares – Find that missing piece to your steampunk attire!

Steampunk Train Ride | Saturday, September 17th, train leaves 2:30pm sharp
Hocking Valley Railway
Nelsonville, Ohio 45764

All aboard! Join members of Southeast Ohio’s steampunk organization Airship Athena and Hocking Valley Railway’s very own steam engine.
Purchase tickets online at or at the train depot, 33 W. Canal St., Nelsonville OH. Costumes encouraged!

Rusted Rodeo Steampunk Ball | Saturday, September 24, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Hosted by the Southeast Ohio History Center & Airship Athena
Central Venue
29 E. Carpenter St.
Athens, OH 45701
(740) 592-2280

FREE Admission! Dancing, live music,  costume contest, and tasties.

After the Ball Carousal | Saturday, September 24, 9:00 pm to 2:00 am
West End Cider House
234 W Washington St.
Athens, Ohio 45701

Steampunk-themed cocktails, non-alcoholic drink options, and entertaining characters.

Athens Public Library