Press Release

Travel across time and culture at The Gilded Festival, a family-friendly Steampunk adventure. Presented by Storykeeper Events, the makers of Philadelphia’s feted Dorian’s Parlor, The Gilded Festival will transform Historic Cold Spring Village in Cape May, New Jersey into a world of fantasy and science fiction from September 19 to September 20, 2015. Join anachronauts in celebrating a past, present, and future that never were as they entertain you with music and mysteries.

Performers include Eli August, a Dark Americana musician, and his collective, the Abandoned Buildings; Wandering Cellist Luna Skye; Captain Zorikh, the Time Travelling Bard; multiple performance troupes from multimedia production corporation Steamfunk Studios; Cosplay Court Case and their organized chaos; sideshow performers Middle to Nowhere; The Positronic Cats, a folk duo singing about love, revenge, and the future; tabletop and LARP game publishers Damocles Thread Development; and Kafe Merhaba, a Near-Eastern themed café offering dance performances and tasty morsels.

Gil of Gilded Festival

Gil Cnaan, CEO of Storykeeper Events, the event production company responsible for both The Gilded Festival and Dorian’s Parlor. Photo must credit Hugh Casey and may be published for editorial use only. © Hugh Casey, 2015, all rights reserved.

Come as you are or as you want to be. The Gilded Festival extends a friendly welcome to a wide range of attendees, from patrons who prefer to wear street clothes, to those who prefer traditional Victorian dress, Steampunk finery, cosplay, and other fantastic wear. Storykeeper events are accepting and friendly, embracing all facets of creative imagination.

The Gilded Festival is proud to be hosted by Historic Cold Spring Village, a venue that brings to life the day-to-day activities of villagers living in South Jersey during the “age of homespun” (1789-1840). Visitors can make a personal connection between the past and present through the interactive, educational, and hands-on family activities. The Village’s 30 acres of shaded lanes is a lovely location to enjoy gardens and observe a farm where heritage crops are grown; and to visit twenty-six restored historic buildings housing historically-clothed interpreters who educate and entertain visitors about the lifestyles, issues, trades and crafts of yesteryear. Children will enjoy activities such as actual history lessons, calligraphy instructions, and blacksmith demonstrations from the local villagers.

The Gilded Festival

Charlotte Adventure Zimmerman, born Aug. 24, 2011, sits dressed as The Doctor at the 2013 Gilded Festival at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in King of Prussia. Only one year prior, young Charlotte was declared the Steampunk Baby of the Year by CBS’s Maurice Alberto “Mo” Rocca at the Steampunk World’s Fair. Photo is courtesy of Wesley and Marisa Zimmerman and may be published for editorial use only. All rights reserved.

Visit our website at for information about tickets, performers, directions, and more!

Time travel waits for you, but time waits for no one. Don’t miss this opportunity for adventure and wonder, and join us at The Gilded Festival on September 19 and 20, from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm at Historic Cold Spring Village in Cape May, New Jersey.

More information can be found on or by contacting Gil Cnaan at

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2015 Gilded Festival


2015 Gilded Festival


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