What the heck is steampunk? It will be in full force this weekend at The Community for Sustainable Energy Carnivàle. This brand new, very unique event , featuring a giant rotating plum, a human-sized hamster wheel, and carnival performers, is Saturday February 21st at 7 p.m. at the Powerhouse Energy Campus. (430 North College Avenue in Fort Collins). It's presented by Odell Brewing Company and our parent company, Townsquare Media is a proud sponsor.

The Energy Carnivàle will bring together citizen groups, projects and organizations dedicated to sustainable or renewable energy to celebrate on February 21st. The Energy Carnivàle will be an 18 and over event at the Powerhouse Energy Campus with 10 interactive steam punk style games constructed with re-cycled, up-cycled and found materials. A special photo area includes a puppet theatre and other amazing photo backdrops that you will not find anywhere else.


The Swash buckling Doctors will entertain with high energy SKA music and circus style performers will create a Carnivàle atmosphere.

Courtesy of Community For Sustainable Energy


Pre-sale and more information is available at www.cforse.org Tickets at the door will be $15 and includes 5 game tickets. Pre sale for the evening is only available online: general admission is $10 ticket with 5 game tickets and we have a limited number of VIP tickets for $25; which include 2 beers, a complimentary Odell pint glass and unlimited game play. Those who buy VIP pre-sale tickets will also enjoy a coupon for a free brownie and medium cup of coffee courtesy of Mugs Coffee Lounge.


Parking at the Powerhouse Energy Campus is very limited. Ride your bike or hop on a shuttle. Biodiesel for Bands will provide limited service to and from the Oak St Plaza to the Carnivàle.

The Games

THE GAMES! The Energy Carnivàle promises to bring a fun and unique experience with prizes and amazing handmade creations that show how energy can be captured, utilized and transformed. Each hands-on game will be hosted by sustainability and energy heroes from the Fort Collins nonprofit community. Some of the games include: Human Foosball, Pin the Weather on the World, Blender Bikes, A Tricycle Obstacle Course, and a High Stike.

Hunter Buffington, Sauce Promotion & Productions

Costume Contest

Put together a costume using recycled and/or up-cycled items. The grand prize is fron the Bike Co-op. Trophies will be awarded be awarded in the following categories:

  • Most Original Costume
  • Best Steampunk
  • People's Choice
  • Best Up-Cycle


Odell Brewing Company, Townsquare Media, KRFC FM, Sauce Promotion & Productions,  and the Powerhouse Energy Campus.