The Enchanted City is the Steampunk Tale of Troy, NY
The fairytale of our future and past revealed for a day in our historic streets. It is an urban spectacle of invention, imagination, theater and magic dressed in Cogs and Corsets. A Victorian faire with Maker Flair. Join Queen Mab and her entourage for our third year which promises to be a pageant etonnante!
The Enchanted City is a free event, open to the public.
Our event draws upon the unique aspects of Troy which honors our Victorian/Industrial heritage, while highlighting our emerging creative economy and technology sector. It has a rich history with a walkable historic district. We are on the cutting edge of the tech sector, and are creative and visual.
Troy Mini Maker Faire
The Enchanted City in partnership with TVCoG are pleased to announce their combined effort to bring you our sanctioned Troy Mini Maker Faire. Troy Mini Maker Faire is a welcomed addition to our already popular festival and is sure to be a hit. Maker Faire is a community-based learning event that inspires everyone to become a maker and connect to people and projects in their local community.
At Maker Faire, you’ll find arts and crafts, science and engineering, food and music, fire and water. It is a show-and-tell format for people of all ages that brings out the kid in every one of us.Visit the TMMF website
Chamberlain’s Inventors’ Challenge
We invite inventors, makers and mad geniuses to create a “mad mechanical conveyance”. Entries in the Chamberlain Inventors Challenge 2016 must be able to carry a person 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 Faire and take part in a parade during the event. There is a $4000 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.Request Information
Mab’s After Dark
Join Mab’s After Dark evening adult only event to continue the celebration! Ladies in finery, men in top hats, burlesque performers, music, signature cocktails, curiosities and more await as we cap off the festival with an evening of enchantment and whimsy lead by the Pixie Princess, Persephone Pomme, and her ‘Vaude Villians’. Our favorite band, This Way to the Egress, will be returning this year by popular demand, and Last Day Shinning will perform their original score to the vintage cult classic film “Metropolis”. The Hanger – Saturday August 27th 6:30 to Midnight. Shuttle service to and from the event available.Purchase Tickets
Cogs and Coursettes Fashion Show
Enchanted City announces this years kick off event, in collaboration with 2440 Design Studio (Founders of Electric City Couture), a Steam Punk fashion extraveganza. This themed runway show will feature steam punk couture in addition to tech wearables, a hot new development in the avant garde fashion scene. More information to be made available as details develop.