Vendor Applications have now CLOSED

Artisan and craft vendor applications have closed for 2017 as of 1/20/2017. To all the vendors who applied, we thank you. You will be hearing about your status on or before February 15th.

The application page is still active through 2/15, but any received between now and that date will be waitlisted for the 2017 Festival.

Vendor Waitlist Application

If you are a food truck or other food vendor looking to sell the day of the Festival, please contact us at We will be sending out information soon with regards to any day of food service vending.

We've still got some 2016 WCSF Tees left!

Hello, all! So did you attend the 2016 Festival? Did you get one of our colorful commemorative tee shirts?

NO?? Well, here's your chance to change that! We've got a very limited number of tees remaining that we're offering for sale through the web at just $15, shipping included (US only)!

Now, sizes are limited, so here's how we're working this: First come, first served, email us at with your color (Blue or Burgundy) and size request (SM, M, LG, XL, 2XL). We will check our inventory, pull available tees, confirm your order in a couple of days, and send you instructions on how to make payment.

Remember that supplies are LIMITED, so don't wait!

Applications now OPEN! We want you!

Looking to sell your steampunk-themed wares? Fill out the vendor application! More details about the application process can be found here.

Performers and presenters, we will have a captive audience for you! We want your musical performances, dance performances, deep-dives into steampunk topics! To take advantage of our large and unique audience, please fill out this application. For more details on the process, go here.

Want to bond with others at the steampunk festival? Want to get involved in the festival, the community, or Waltham? Sign up to be a volunteer! 

The Date Is Set!

It is our utmost pleasure to announce that our 2017 date for the Watch City Steampunk Festival is Saturday, May 13.  Check back here for details regarding NEW Volunteer and Organizational opportunities, dates for Vendor or Entertainment applications, and plot-line teasers.

Will Wallace Return!?!

Lost and Found

The following items were turned in to the official Festival tents. We are posting a generic description below; if this sounds like something you are missing, please tell us more details and we'll try to get it back to you.

  • A fancy decorated hat
  • A flat cap
  • An umbrella
  • A pair of glasses
  • A decorative bow
  • A toy fish
  • A magnifier
  • A drinking mug
  • A water bottle

Thank You!

To our Sponsors, thank you for providing us the means for putting on this great Festival.

To our Vendors, thank you for providing unique and quality products for all to enjoy.

To our Performers, thank you for all the amazing and fun-filled steampunk performances.

To our Exhibitors, thank you for your time and efforts to display your passions.

To our Volunteers, thank you for your dedication and endurance.

To our Attendees, thank you for your patronage!  We hope to see you again next year!

To everyone who made this possible, from the depths of our hearts, from the core of soul, thank you for helping make this a truly awesome experience.

GREAT ways to get to the Festival!

If you're coming to the Watch City Steampunk Festival from outside Watch City, there are excellent travel options that don't require driving!

CLICK HERE for MBTA options, both bus and Commuter Rail. The Commuter Rail is a FANTASTIC option because it stops right on the Festival Grounds at Carter and Moody Street!

And... We have our own shuttle service from the Alewife terminus of the subway Red Line! CLICK HERE and scroll down on the page to learn about it and view the schedule.

We look forward to seeing you at the Festival!

Help Keep the Festival FREE!

Tickets are NOW available on-line for the

Escapement Lounge Fundraiser Soiree

We're throwing an amazing party where everyone is encouraged to free themselves in a “chaotic world of motion”. The evening's entertainment will include a musical performance by Platform One!  And proceeds go to benefit the 2016 Watch City Steampunk Festival and the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation. 

This is an 18+ event
Tickets are $15 to enter or $25  enter and to drink at our Wine, Beer, and Cider Bar ( 21+ ID required ) .
Don’t drink? Not old enough? NO PROBLEM! Water and soft drinks are free for all! 


Wait-lists for Vendors and Performers are Now Available

Thank you to the multitude of applications provided for vending and performing!  Everyone should be notified of their application status by February 15.  Accepted entities will be showcased here on our website in the coming weeks.

For those still interested, we are accepting applications for our wait-lists for performers and vendors.