Past and Future Collide at Kewaunee Fantasy Fair

History and fantasy will come together for the third Times of Future Past festival June 10-11, 10 am – 5 pm, at Kewaunee’s Winter Park, N3787 Ransom Moore Lane. 

Produced and managed by an all-female steering committee, this event combines historical figures such as Mark Twain, Mary Todd Lincoln and Sarge’s Heroes from WWII, alongside fantasy favorites such as Lt. Commander Data, a Ghostbuster and the Witcher himself, Geralt of Rivia.

The weekend features a lineup of staged performances as well as lane performers (cosplayers hired by the festival to interact with guests in character). Members of Green Bay Aerial Arts will perform, and Crooner Windsong will lead a sing-along to favorites from the 1960s and ’70s. Experience blacksmithing, spinning and weaving, and learn cosplay tips from House Spock of Chicago. New this year will be Matt Hissem and his replica Back to the Future DeLorean time machine, which he restored himself.

New this year, Matt Hissem is taking his 1981 DeLorean, which he turned into a detailed replica of Back to the Future’s iconic time machine – flux capacitor and all. Facebook photo.

Enjoy the food and drink offerings, as well as the artisan marketplace of  nearly 40 vendors. Each day of the festival will also include a costume contest. Contestants must fill out an application before 12 pm on both days, and the contest will begin at 1 pm. A panel of judges will award first, second and third prizes in both the history/steampunk and fantasy/sci-fi/anime categories.

Times of Future Past includes an artisan market that sells wares from across time and space. File photo by Rachel Lukas.

Admission is $12 for an adult day pass, $6 for ages 5-12 and free for kids 5 and younger. Part of the proceeds from the nonprofit Times of Future Past festival go to support the Desert Veterans of Wisconsin.See full event details at