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Admission to the Cogs & Corsets festival is FREE TO ALL with many of the events, contests and workshops open to the public. Premium Event tickets for activities such as the Sideshow Soiree, Murder Mystery Dinner, David Davis Mansion Tour, and Vrooman Formal Teas are available while supplies last.

Any remaining event tickets will be available for purchase at the Registration Booth on-site at the event. Thank you for your support of Cogs & Corsets!



Ticket To Ride pass (all inclusive)

Limited to 30 passes

This ticket (value $170+)  includes:

  • Preferred seating at the Sideshow Soiree, plus one free drink ticket
  • David Davis Mansion mechanical tour (two times to choose from)
  • Murder Mystery dinner, plus one drink ticket (two seatings to choose from)
  • Vrooman Tea — World’s Fair Edition (two seatings to choose from)
  • Vrooman Mansion Brunch
  • Tea Room Pass
  • Limited edition custom silkscreen Cogs & Corsets poster/shirt/sticker (designed by Half Hazard Press)
  • more items being continually added!

Tea Room Pass

Pass holders have admission throughout the 3-day event

Pass gains you entrance to the Tea Room. Come and go as you please; the Tea Room is open throughout the festival. Good for three cups of tea with biscuits, served in the historic Museum courtroom by our lovely Lady Jarden. Required for everyone wishing to enter the tea room; no sharing of passes, please.


Sideshow Soiree

Friday, 9:30pm–11:30pm
Limited to 75 general admission tickets

Heavy hor d’oeuvres, cash bar, music, premier feature performance by Carnival Epsilon


David Davis Mansion ‘Mechanicals Tour’

Saturday, 10–11:15am & 1–2:15pm
Limited to 20 general admission tickets per tour (2 times available)

Tour this beautiful historic 1872 mansion, highlighting the innovative mechanicals throughout.


Vrooman Mansion High Tea — World’s Fair Edition

Saturday, 11:30–1pm & 2–3:30pm
Limited to 40 general admission tickets per seating (2 seatings available)

Experience a scrumptious and elaborate ‘formal low tea’ hosted by the Tea Ladies, with food and presentation themed around the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Includes a tour of the first floor of this 1869 mansion and a brief history.


Steampunk Murder Mystery Dinner

Saturday, 5–7pm & 8–10pm
Limited to 45 general admission tickets per seating (2 seatings)

Lively dinner hosted by the St. Louis Mystery Company, as you are transported to 1898 to solve a murder in Steampunk style. Fun for all, with prizes for best answers to the mystery


Vrooman Mansion Brunch

Sunday, 10am
Limited to 26 general admission tickets

An elaborate plated brunch served in the elegant surroundings of this historic 1869 mansion. (Advance ticket purchases only.)