Steampunk Your Pet Contest at Springfield’s Market Madness

steampunk cat in the hat and glasses
steampunk cat in the hat and glasses

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – On Saturday August 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the Springfield VT Market Madness event, the Steampunk Society of VT will be hosting a Steampunk Your Pet Contest. The Springfield Steampunk Festival invites you to bring your well-behaved family pet, dressed up in their steampunk finery, to the Springfield Society’s outdoor photo booth on Main Street in Springfield. Your pet will be photographed and his or her photo will be entered into our Steampunk Your Pet Contest. The winner receives one free weekend pass to the Springfield Steampunk Festival, held this year on September 23, 24, and 25 at the Hartness House Inn in Springfield.

Photos of your pet will be posted on our Facebook page with voting starting September 5 and ending September 12 at 7 p.m. The pet with the most “likes” will be announced as the winner on the Steampunk Festival Facebook page and website on September 16.

Why a Steampunk Your Pet Contest? The Steampunk Society of Vermont a non-profit, donates the net proceeds of its annual Springfield Steampunk Festival to a local group in need. This year the net proceeds of the 2016 festival will benefit the Springfield Humane Society. We designed this contest to highlight the fact that attending the Springfield Steampunk festival is great way to support your local humane society, help animals in need, and have a ton of fun while doing so.

Volunteers who help for a 4-hour shift during the festival weekend will earn a free weekend pass to the festival. There is still time to submit an application to be a volunteer.

We invite you to enter the Steampunk Your Pet Contest, or volunteer to help at the festival. To learn more about steampunk and the Springfield Steampunk festival, to sign up to volunteer, or to purchase tickets visit

Want to learn more and have your questions answered in person? “Come visit the Steampunk Society of Vermont’s booth at Market Madness on August 20, with or without your furry friend in tow, we will be happy to see you and tell you all about our non-profit, the festival, and Steampunk itself,” says Robin Priebe, volunteer manager.

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