April 13, 2019

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The First Annual Clockwork Festival

The National Watch & Clock Museum presents our First Annual Clockwork Festival!

  • Food Trucks
  • Live Music
  • Tea Dueling
  • Steampunk Costume Contest
  • Maker's Panel
  • RC Racecars
  • Horological Presentations

The full day of vendors, crafts, costumes, panels, and music will celebrate the intersection of horology, steampunk, and beyond.

Horologists have been pushing the boundaries of what can be accomplished with geared mechanisms since clocks were first invented. Steampunk creations are only the latest in a long line of complicated watches, automata, and other clockwork novelties.

Event Details

Date Of Event

April 13, 2019 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Registration Due Date

March 1, 2019

Event Rules

  • Event Rules
  • Please note that registration and attendance at the event will be acknowledged as consent by the individual to having photographs taken, used, and posted by the NAWCC for promotional purposes.

Bar Info

We are selling wristbands at the door for alcoholic beverages.

  • Wristband is $5 and attendees will get 1 free drink with purchase of wristband.
  • Must show valid ID when purchasing wristband.

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8:00am - Vendor set up begins

10:00am - Doors Open

11:00am - Education/Preservation Panel: Horological Innovation: Where Machine Meets Imagination

11:30am - Behind the scenes tours

12:00pm - Engle Clock presentation

12:15pm - Costume Contest

1:00pm - Tea Dueling

2:00pm - Makers Panel: Fantastical Modernism: Steampunk Crafts and Horological Creations

2:00pm - Engle Clock presentation

3:00pm - Band: Night Watch Paradox

3:00pm - Winners of contests and door prizes announced

3:00pm - (optional) Vendor breakdown

4:00pm - Event ends; clean-up

5:00pm - Museum closes

The Band
Night Watch Paradox


Call For Vendors

We're looking for vendors!


Tables measure 30" x 96"

  • Single Table: $45
  • Double Table: $90

*Discounts provided if participant willing to donate for a door prize (valued at $20+)

  • Discounted Single Table: $25
  • Discounted Double Table: $45

Vendor Registration

Registration Due Date

March 1, 2019


Email or Mail The Completed Vendor Form To:

Abby Krouse The National Watch and Clock Museum
514 Poplar Street
Columbia, PA 17512

717-684-8261 x 211

Vendor Form

Call For Artists

The National Watch and Clock Museum issues a call for artists for an upcoming craft competition to be held during our first annual Clockwork Festival. This is an audience judged event.

The winner will receive:

  • Automatic entry into 2020's The "Art of Steampunk" Exhibition.
  • Voucher to attend an NAWCC Clock or Watch Class

The competition invites crafters and makers to create one of kind creations to be displayed during the festival. The theme is crafts that explore the intersection between steampunk and horology.


Submissions Due Date

March 1, 2019

Entry Fee



Kim Jovinelli, Curator The National Watch and Clock Museum
514 Poplar Street
Columbia, PA 17512


Rules For Entry


Open to all artists and students working in all media. Space is limited, so it is first come, first serve. We also reserve the right to turn away any work we deem inappropriate.

Exhibit Location

This competition will be located in the special exhibit gallery in the museum. The space is approximately 450 square feet. Twelve exhibit display cases (25" x 16") are available for works needed to be protected under glass.

Submission Rules

  1. Please submit only one work. May be emailed to kjovinelli@nawcc.org.
  2. Each artist must include a brief artist statement.

Selection and Installation of Exhibit

Accepted artists will be notified by email. You can call to verify submission status. All work must be in good condition and ready for installation. Artists are responsible for assisting with installation of works which require special attention or extensive demands of time.

Delivery of Work

The time of delivery and installation of artwork will be arranged with each participating artist after notification of acceptance. Artists or artists' galleries are responsible for shipping and delivery of works, including transfer insurance if needed, as well as the retrieval of work at the end of the exhibit. Please do not submit works that have already been sold.


Artwork will be insured once received by the National Watch and Clock Museum for the duration of the installation/de-installation periods.

The First Annual Clockwork Festival

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