Weapons Policy

  1. All costume weapons must either be peace-bonded or non-functioning while at the event. Cable ties are available with our festival staff at the registration desk. If it can be used as a weapon, or cannot be peace-bonded, it does not belong at the event. If you don’t have a vehicle or room in which to store it, we will hold it for you at the welcome desk until you leave. If you forget to pick it up, please email director@jewelrycitysteampunk.com to arrange picking it up.
  2. No functioning firearms are permitted in the event, without exception. Yes, even if you have a permit. Toy guns are allowed, but, again, must be peace-bonded or not functioning as a weapon. For example, moderated nerf guns that can still shoot projectiles must be peace bonded, but dull foam axes do not.
  3. We do not allow any weapons that Massachusetts considers illegal. When in doubt, leave it at home.