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All-Ages Adventures


The Brass Screw Confederacy offers a rich array of entertainment appropriate for adventurers of all ages. Most of the venues at the Brass Screw Confederacy are open to all ages and certain events are specific for younger adventurers. Admission is free to ticket holders, children under 13 or events that are free to the public.

  • Bazaar of the Bizarre - A fine array of extraordinary artisans, craftsfolk, bodgers and makers (American Legion Hall). Free Admission. Friday - Sunday

  • Brass Screw Chautauqua - Lectures, entertainers and Steampunk movies. Saturday & Sunday

  • Steampunk Crafters Guild

    Join Local Steampunk Talent to create your own Steampunk accessories: Bowlers, mini-top hats, goggles, guns and collars. There will be two drop-in sessions at the Pope Marine Building on Saturday, from 10am to 4pm. All ages up to 16 years. Children under 10 must be accommpanied by an adult and only one item per child. No Charge, but donations are accepted.

  • Tactical Croquet Tournament - Schedule your "tea time" at Brass Screw Registration and step on to the green with mallet in hand - then play 8-posts (in honor of the Octopi) of the strangest game of croquet on record. Saturday & Sunday

  • Scavenger Hunt

    Join us Saturday, June 11th, at the Cotton Building downtown Port Townsend, for the great steampunk scavenger hunt! Younglings 13 and under will be led by our team of intrepid adventurers through downtown from 1-2pm on a search for engine parts, accumulating in a grand nerf gun shootout between pirates and participants.

    The great desert-walker "Mirage" has been attacked just outside of Port Townsend by a marauding group of rogue scientists, scattering critical parts across town. Scouts located the lost parts, but were attacked by the scientists' lackeys before they could retrieve them! Just before being shanghaied, the scouts managed to write down clues to the coordinates for the lost parts on two charts and hide them to prevent the beastly bodgers from commandeering the desert-walker. Captain Jhin of the desert walker "Mirage" and his First Mate Danielle are calling all young inventors and scrappers to assist in the search for the missing parts! But be on your guard my steam-savvy friends, for the location of the parts is still infested with the roguish attackers!

    Admission is free to BSC ticket holders and children 13 and under. Some nerf guns available on a first come first serve basis. Hunt starts promptly at 1pm. While the scavenger hunt is led by responsible chaperones, we are not responsible for lost or missing children or their safety. Parents are encouraged to accompany their offspring.

  • BSC Steampunk Nerf Wars

    Put your gigglemug on and frolic with us in an all out steampunk Nerf gun battle. Bring your Nerf guns but remember for safety our judges can fire your Nerf gun at your head from 4 feet away to make sure all mates are properly protected. Must always where eye protection while engaged. Goggles on and let the Nerf Darts Fly!! *All who participate in Nerf Wars will receive a raffle ticket at a chance to win some prizes. Must be present with raffle ticket to win. Please stick around after the Nerf Battle to see if you have a winning raffle ticket.* Recommended for ages 12+ only

  • Steam Gutters Skeet Shoot and Duelatorium - Hurry! Hurry! Step right up! Try your skills at the most fantastical Airgun Steampunk-shootout of the revived bygone century!

  • Sound and Fury Morris Dancing - Attention survivors of the Pirate Fight! Admission is Free. TBD
  • "Shipwrecked" at KCPT

    Port Townsend's award-winning theatre, Key City Public Theatre, presents a special Steampunk-themed offering just in time for the Brass Screw and sponsored by Olympic Peninsula Steam, our benevolent guardian and founding non-profit.

    Prepare to be swept away in a high seas adventure, populated by a killer octopus, giant sea turtles, cannibals, and buried treasureóìa story all the more remarkable because every word of it is true.î This audacious autobiographer blurs the line between fact and fiction, becoming a celebrity entertainer in Victorian England. ìThe breathless story of a seafaring wanderer springs to life like a theatrical pop-up book. - The New York Times

    Tickets can be purchased directly from Key City Public Theatre at KCPT Online Box Office