Ironfest goes Steampunk

I’ve just received an email asking if I’d be willing to let all my lovely readers know about what’s happening with the Lithgow Ironfest this year (though I suspect that those it’s relevant for may well already know). We’ve had some fun times at Ironfest but, sadly, this year Adam, the kids and I won’t be able to get there as Adam will be off being a crew member aboard The Endeavour replica the weekend that Ironfest is being held.

For those of you who will be on solid ground and who might happen to find yourself in the vicinity of Lithgow in mid-May here’s all the info:

The 12th annual Lithgow District Ironfest 2011,

will be held at the Lithgow Showground

over the weekend of May 14 and 15,

Sat. 10.00am – 6.00pm
Sun. 10.00am – 4.00pm.

Please note that this is a significant change of date for us – because Easter and Anzac day will occur at the same time this year, we have decided to move back into the dark cold winter period of “Steampunk!”

Bring your coats!

For those people new to Ironfest, it is a cool arts festival with a metal edge, featuring art exhibitions, stalls, live music, street performance, historical re-enactments, (including St George’s Day Jousting and a Napoleonic battle re-enactment entitled ‘The Battle of Lithgow’ featuring infantry, cannons and cavalry!), blacksmithing demonstrations, workshops, busking competitions, automotive displays, educational, historical and technological displays and lots more of a particularly ‘steamy’ nature this Ironfest!

Keep tuned to our program page which will start to announce events as they evolve.
Program Information: (At time of posting this page is still “coming soon”)

Ticket pricing and purchases:

Participant information:
Contact 02 63 531 638 or Email (preferred): or visit: for online applications (again, page is “coming soon”).

There’s an Ironfest group on Facebook and this year’s festival has its own Facebook event listing so if you’re planning on going head on over there sign up for updates and let them know you’ll be there!

2 thoughts on “Ironfest goes Steampunk

  1. I bet you are gonna miss the festival!!! I've never heard of it.. I'll have to look it up and check it out.Have a great week.

  2. Oh sounds so good! I certainly live too far even to be tempted. so hope to read about it later 🙂

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