Steampunkers strutted their stuff and crafty types plied their trade at the Goulburn Waterworks on Saturday.
The weather turned on its best for the Goulburn Mulwaree Council organised Makers and Designers (MaD) market day.
Museums officer Julie Salway said 850 people had poured through the gates by 2pm for the free entry event.
Though not the official Steampunk, traditionally held in October, people eagerly donned the garb and posed for photographs.
There was Kitty Devine and Mr Ree Wolf, sweltering in costume, and a group from Sydney decked out in 'back to the future' gear.
The day was also a chance for 'makers and designers' to display their wares. Stallholders from Goulburn, Canberra, Sydney and the Blue Mountains set up around the picturesque backdrop. They included gifts, artworks, nursery products, millinery, food stalls and much more.
Southern Tablelands Arts (STARTS) hosted a watercolour workshop while Waterworks volunteers conducted steam museum tours.
Families relaxed by the river as they enjoyed a varied entertainment line-up. There was the Mike Baker trio, Bell's Angels, comprising bell ringers, local band Short Notice, Julian Bull Magic Entertainment and four Hume Conservatorium students - Kayla Ludlow on flute, Callum White on banjo and mandolin, Ambria White and Bill Wong, both playing saxophone.
"We are really pleased with the day," Ms Salway said.
Funding was made available for the event after Steampunk was cancelled last year due to COVID-19. The MaD day operated under COVID safe regulations.
But with that out of the way, attention is turning to Steampunk, which the council hopes to hold on from October 16 and 17.
"All being well, it will be full steam ahead," Ms Salway said.
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