Our Main Event begins at 11:00 in the Troy Riverfront Park with the Chamberlain Inventor's Challenge Parade to be lead by the famous Bread and Puppets out of Glover Vermont!
Our Enchanted City festival grounds are transformed for a day into a Victorian hub of vendors, crafts, food, fantasy, games and performances of the highest quality and skill! Audience participation will be demanded! Please come prepared to play...
Chamberlain’s Inventors’ Challenge - Race's against Time, Space, and Gravity!
The Enchanted City invites inventors, makers and mad geniuses to create a “mad mechanical conveyance” to transport Queen Mab, the symbol of The Enchanted City steampunk festival. Entries in the Chamberlain Inventors’ Challenge 2017 must be able to carry the queen 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.” You can see some videos of last year’s entries in this story from Channel 10/Fox 23.
Entries will be on display throughout the Faire and take part in a parade during the event. There is a prize, sponsored by Troy Cultural Alliance and Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, for the winner of the Chamberlain Inventors’ Challenge, which will be selected on the day of the Faire by a team of judges.
2016's winner was Sir John Corey's "Steampunk Walker" out of Troy, NY.