KENNEBUNK – On Saturday, August 4, the Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk will host its fourth annual Southern Maine Steampunk Fair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The fair offers demonstrations of artwork and craft-making; meet-and-greets with Steampunk authors; a Steampunk Tea Duel; wandering performers; and Victorian lawn games, all with a futuristic twist!

New this year is a Steampunk High Tea, hosted by the Guild of Extraordinary Gentlewomen, at 1 p.m. Meet authors Joy Reed and Leanna Renee Hieber, and attend presentations on Steampunk fashion and historical fantasy writing. A Maker Station offers make-your-own jewelry. Also offered this year is a glimpse at a Tea Duel, and how-to corset fittings. Admission to the fair is $5 per person, $2 for museum members. Admission to the Steampunk High Tea is $30, with free admission to the fair.

The Steampunk Fair is the zaniest event of the year – don’t miss it. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume, or purchase one at the fair. Not sure what “Steampunk” is? It’s the perfect marriage between history and future - a view of the world if Victorian aesthetics and steam power were in existence in modern day. Much like the design of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea or Sherlock Holmes, Steampunk is a Victorian view of the future.

More than 25 vendors are featured with crafts and artwork priced from $5 to $500, with a variety of work presented, such as jewelry, lamps, leatherwork, perfume, antiques, lace and clothing. Food will be available for purchase. More information, including a list of vendors, a performance schedule, and food and beverage offerings, is available at www.brickstoremuseum.org. Those interested in being a vendor or performer at the fair are welcome to contact the museum by email at info@brickstoremuseum.org.