Lithgow IronFest 2019
Hey, all. Sorry Trilobite Park updates have been a little slow — should be going again later in the week. In the meantime, here are some cool pictures I took at Lithgow IronFest.
IronFest started out 20 years ago as a celebration of metalworking, and still has several forges going to produce wonderful metal goods. But over the years, it has expanded to include historical and military recreationists, Steampunk enthusiasts, and cosplayers of all stripes. There’s lots of stalls, military recreations, and a great vibe. Just lots of weirdos wandering around, doing their thing.
It’s on again next year — the theme is ‘Gothic’ — and if you’re in the New South Wales I highly recommend it. Lithgow is about 2.5 hours from Sydney by train or car. There’s parking at the grounds, and it’s about a ten minute walk from the station.
Personally, I went along to scout it out as a sales venue for next year, when my novel will be out. There were a few writers there, and they said they were doing okay sales-wise, so we’ll see. But even if I don’t go to sell, I’m certainly thinking of going just for the fun of it!
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2 thoughts on “Lithgow IronFest 2019”
One year I visited they were doing some sort ANZAC Vietnam re-enactment (or maybe Ww2 but with the wrong uniforms?) and near the end some Vikings invaded. Every moment is like a 1970s Doctor Who episode at IronFest.
Exactly. Dutch pikemen, knights, Roman legionnaires and a bunch of WWII people. There were also some Mad Max types who I guess are WWIII precreationists. And an assortment of Steampunks, fairies, elves, pirates and furries.