Steam Punk Attire, Wizards, Harry Potter & More At Amherstburg Uncommon
The Amherstburg Uncommon festival took place August 3 to 5, 2018. This new steampunk and Harry Potter-inspired festival took place in downtown Amherstburg, the Kings Navy Yard Park and Toddy Jones Park.
There was plenty of free activities for the young and old including: the Park’s House Potions and Wizardry; Dalhousie Alley; live performances by buskers such as G Wizard (pictured) ; escape rooms; magicians;. a spectacular aerial display; naming hat ceremony; Insecta Alley; wizard ball activity; historic re-enactments; cannon and musket demos; a costume contest, presented by “Windsor ComiCon” (see Jeremy Renaud in photos); coding, robotics (A-Team Robotics pictured) and STEM activities with Build-A-Dream; engineering demos; splash pad; psychic readings; rickshaw rides; butter beer; photo ops with dragons presented by Photo Flair (photographed) ; teapot racing; interactive art gallery; owl and falcon flight demos and nightly fireworks.
“Dr. Von Houligan’s Carnival of Calamities” presented by the WFCU branch provided a lot of laughs for all with juggling and sword tricks in a special tent.
Amherstburg downtown businesses all had patios with Waterfront Ice Cream being packed most of the time and Artisan Grill having a special patio and Lord Amherst Pub a special menu. Area companies also had booths on site such as Mosquito Man and Eurosheds had a range of products on display throughout the site.
To get the full scoop on the event and what you missed check online.
Photos by Della Jones-Goulet