At the intersection of sci fi, technology, and the Victorian era lies Steampunk. (You can get there by rail.)
The fantasy, history and ingenuity behind Steampunk is celebrated in a two-day festival at the Orange Empire Railway Museum. The Iron Horse Family- Steampunk Carnivale pays homage to the Victorian Era, Edwardian science fiction and the Industrial Revolution.
The events include: steam locomotive and vintage trolley rides, entertainment by Steampunk entertainers, Steampunk artisans displaying jewelry, handiworks, steam-driven contraptions and imaginative gadgets, a Steampunk costume contest, Steampunk craft workshops, and children’s activities.
For an extra fee, one can partake of a Victorian Tea ($11) or extricate oneself from an Escape Room.