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Steampunk Fest features many daring feats

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 31 August 2013 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

Arlowe Price, a self-described fourth-generation “circus freak performer” from Buffalo, blows fire from a flame held by Riley Schilacci. Price also chewed broken glass, set a mouse trap on his ear and tongue, and performed other outrageous stunts during the Steampunk Festival tonight at Leonard Oakes Estate Winery on Route 104 in Medina.

Riley Schillaci of Rochester swallows a flame during the Steampunk Festival tonight.

Troupe Nisaa, a dance group based in Batavia, performs a dance that combines tribal and Egyptian styles as part of the Steampunk Festival.