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FLIGHTS OF FANCY is a celebration of vintage air-bending pioneer aviation and steampunk. It is a match made in time-travel heaven!

The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome was founded in 1958 by Cole Palen with a handful of airplanes and a dream. He built it into a world-renowned destination as America’s first flying museum of antique aircraft. See over 60 vintage aircraft, many antique automobiles and motorcycles, and related memorabilia in a classic small town airport setting.

Dolly & Birdie of Hudson Valley Steampunk produces and funds the Flights of Fancy event in collaboration with The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome and supporting sponsors.

Dolly & Birdie Watch City Steampunk

Dolly & Birdie's very first tea duelling experience at the Watch City Steampunk Festival in Waltham, MA.

It was love at first dunk and we instantly agreed we just had to share this noble steampunk sport with the world!  

What is Tea Duelling, you ask?

 

Tea Duelling is a noble Steampunk sport of wits, technique and finesse between two individuals. The gathering is known as a Tiffin Party and is presided over by a Tiffin Master/Mistress. It requires audience participation, biscuits, hot black tea and is most entertaining when onlookers are cheering their favorite Duellist and keeping an eye on the opponent. The game begins with each Duellist choosing their “weapon” (biscuit) and preparing to dunk. On the Tiffin Master’s command the Duellists dunk their biscuits into their tea for a count of five; withdrawing on the count… the battle begins! The Duellists stare each other down and watch for signs of a buckling biscuit, trash talking is encouraged. The winner is the LAST person to achieve a clean “nom”.

 

For a complete list of rules and regulations, please refer to the Articles of the Honourable Association of Tea Duellists.

Cup of the Valley

Tea Deulling at

Hudson Valley Coffee & Tea Festival

April 28, 2019

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Brass Ring Academy & Caberet

Tea Deulling at the Brass Ring Academy

New England Carousel Museum - Bristol, CT

March 9, 2019

Steampunk Sunday

Tea Deulling at

Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY

March 24, 2019

Produced by HRM & Dolly & Birdie of Husdon Valley Steampunk

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Hudson River Museum - Steampunk Sunday 2019

Blackthorne Steam

Tea Deulling at the

Blackthorne Resort

June 9, 2018

Celebrating One Year of 

Tea Duelling!

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C.O.G.S. Expo

Tea Deulling at the C.O.G.S. Expo

Radisson Hotel - Piscataway, NJ

May 5, 2018

C.O.G.S. Expo

The Grand Illusion Magical Masquerade Buffet Dinner

May 5, 2018

Produced and Hosted by Dolly & Birdie of Hudson Valley Steampunk

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C.O.G.S. Expo

Tea Rex

A Not-So-Proper Afternoon Tea

May 5, 2018

Produced and Hosted by Dolly & Birdie of Hudson Valley Steampunk

Steampunk Sunday

Tea Deulling at

Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY

March 11, 2018

Produced by HRM & Dolly & Birdie of Hudson Valley Steampunk

Vermont Steampunk Expo

Tea Deulling at Vermont Steampunk Expo, Burlington, VT

November 4-5, 2017

Flights of Fancy

Tea Deulling at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome

September 30, 2017

Produced by Dolly & Birdie of Hudson Valley Steampunk

Deus Ex Machina

Tea Deulling in Troy at The Enchanted City

September 16, 2017

Vermont Steampunk Expo