Where else would you find teapots racing, giant Utility Kinetic Insect acting as a DJ and umbrellas made from $6 Kmart fruit bowls?
At George Town’s Steampunk Tasmania Festival, of course, which happened on Saturday.
Hundreds of people attended the festival’s day events said committee member and coordinator Lee-Ann Patterson, and hundreds were expected to take part in the night events.
“Our main feature is Uki our Utility Kinetic Insect, Uki is from Melbourne and featured at White Night,” Mrs Patterson said.
“It’s really an interest for our patrons and actually turns into our DJ desk for the night sailing, so we’re really looking forward to that.”
The SteamPire Games, an Olympics with a twist, drew the spectators, as competitors took part in the tea pot racing, tea dueling, cog tossing, cog and spanner race, and three-legged races.
“That’s always really good fun,” Mrs Patterson said.
There were plenty for the kids with Mad Hatters Tea Party and puppet shows.
Artists worked on a mural throughout the day, which will be joined up with the murals from previous years.
“They’ll all form part of the steamship for next year. We’ve kept the other two murals and will join them up to create a city out of that,” Mrs Patterson said.
The fashion parade was a real highlight for the crowds with Theatre North director Greg Leong, young designer from George Town, Jye Marshall, Grace Roberts and Labor’s Michelle O’Byrne as the judges.
People attended from all over the state and also from Victoria and Sydney.