Blog 9Bring friends and the entire family to celebrate the fantasy, history and ingenuity behind Steampunk on March 21 and 22 at the Orange Empire Railway Museum.

The weekend features a Saturday evening concert by Steam Powered Giraffe. The band’s mesh of mime and music is one of the many highlights of the two-day Iron Horse/Family Steampunk Carnivale. The quirky act combines sketches, improvised android banter, and original music fused with multimedia visuals, billowing steam effects, and robot pantomime. Photo courtesy of Steam Powered Giraffe

The two-day Iron Horse/Family Steampunk Carnivale pays homage to the Victorian Era, Edwardian science fiction and the Industrial Revolution with Orange Empire Railway Museum’s steam-powered locomotive being the perfect backdrop.Blog 9b

Enjoy the quirky Victorian-flavored hip hop of Poplock Holmes and the magical traveling medicine show of Dr. Solar.

Other activities and displays include: Steam locomotive and vintage trolley rides; Steampunk artisans displaying jewelry, handiworks and steam-driven contraptions and imaginative gadgets; Steampunk/Victorian era fashion show and costume contest; Steampunk workshops; Enjoy tea and refreshments in a vintage dining rail car (extra fee); Victorian age steam-powered car.

Admission from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. is $15 for ages 12 and up, $10 ages 5 – 11, ages 4 and under are free.

The Steam Powered Giraffe evening concert from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. is $25. For $35, you can attend the Iron Horse/Family Steampunk Carnivale and the concert.

Get more information by calling (951) 943-3020. Check the website for the latest updates on the event, tickets and vendor applications.

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