As previously mentioned, a hat is a must for any Steampunk aficionado. If you don’t have your own, you can attend our Make and Take Fascinator and Top Hat Workshops. Guests are guided by the proprietors at the Explorer’s Emporium tent to embellish fascinators and top hats with a variety of items. This is a great opportunity to adorn your outfit with those notable steampunk gears. You can pre-purchase tickets for $15-$20 (includes your hat or fascinator) at the Gordon House at 268 Dalhousie Street, or at the Explorer’s Emporium tent during the event. We recommend advance tickets for this very popular workshop as it sold out prior to the festival weekend last year.
Have you ever experienced a sideshow circus performance? Now is your chance! This year, Amherstburg Uncommon is excited to feature Carnival Diablo: The Strangest Show Unearthed. The Carnival Diablo show is described as, “an outrageous Circus Sideshow extravaganza steeped in the Victorian mysticism of the 19th century”. Perhaps you’ve seen their act on TV, as it has appeared on the Discovery Channel, A&E, CBC, and National Geographic. In fact, they were featured as a side show act for the Ringling Bros circus. You might be wondering what is a circus sideshow? The sideshow was usually a smaller attraction that was located just outside the main circus attraction. These shows allowed viewers to be close up to the action, and often either exhibited close up acts like magic and sword swallowing, or the “freak show” which Carnival Diablo showcases in their performance. Follow ring master Nikolai Diablo, as he transports you to a world of the freakish and bizarre, as he performs acts that take you far beyond the natural realm. This is definitely an event that you don’t want to miss. You can soon purchase tickets at $5 for this performance at the Gordon House, or online at visitamherstburg.ca/uncommon.
NOTE: Recommended for those 9 years of age or older.
Now it is time to feast, and do we have a feast for you! Come join us for the Fantastic Feast Dining Experience at The Artisan Grill at 269 Dalhousie Street. This is a dining experience where you can, “expect the unexpected”, set in a steampunk and Harry Potter atmosphere. Indulge in a multi-course menu sure to impress. For starters, you can enjoy a signature drink, appetizers of Brie & Apricot, Bacon Wrapped Wands, Pumpkin Soup, and Gear Smoked Mac & Cheese. Next, for the main course, delight in your choice of one of three entrees: Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding, Cog-a-Doodle-Doo Chicken, or the Triwizard Garden Tower. And don’t forget a delicious dessert of Green Frog Pudding and Cupcakes. Tickets at $75 available at the Gordon House and online at visitamherstburg.ca/uncommon.