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Steampunk Splendid Teapot Race

May 18, 2019
4:00 p.m.

In the spirit of true Victorian-era silliness, a teapot race will be a highlight of Van Buren's Steampunk Festival. In the amusingly stern rules of the race: "Vehicles must negotiate a Course which may consist of a number of Hazards, possibly including a Ramp, a Tunnel, a Jump and/or divers Obstacles of a breakable nature. Vehicles must negotiate the Course as specified by the Judges, one Vehicle at a time, within the allotted time of two minutes. Points will be deducted for every 10 seconds over the allotted time. Bribes accepted!" Translated into current language, each vehicle will be a teapot, mounted on the chassis of a miniature, radio-controlled car. Entry fee $10.  The amusing Official Rules and guidelines for the vehicle, the course, point system and prizes can be read online. All proceeds, including cash bribes, are donated to the Center For Art & Education to support children’s art education and summer camp programs. Register by phone.

Admission: $10 per teapot.

Event Location and Contact Information:
400 Block
Historic Main Street
Van Buren, Arkansas


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