• Locktoberfest
  • Locktoberfest

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  • Locktoberfest is a celebration of local heritage, our farms, food, crafts, and community all built on the shores of the erie canal. Locktoberfest 2018 will be host to local music talent, food vendors and events for the whole family! Locally owned Lock34 Bar and Grill will host the beer tent with a selection of beer from some of WNY’s finest breweries, all served with authentic German fare including hot pretzels and more!

    Activities for the day include;

    Historic Re-enactment Photos

    Re-enactments of the historic 1897 Lockport Lock Tenders photo will be available from 10-12 on the steps next to the historic locks. Any group of 13 can pose to recreate the historic photo for $5/person. Each person will receive a poster-sized copy that includes both the original and reenactment photo. It’s lots of fun for families, work groups and service organizations.


    *Visit at 10 am to see the Lockport Police Department Pose for the 2018 Lock Tender’s Tribute Calendar Re-enactment Photograph!

    Flight Of Five Locks Demonstrations

    Join the Lock Tenders as they manually operate the doors of the original flight of five and witness the Engineering Marvel that is the Flight of Five Locks on the Erie Canal!


    Locks District Tours, Cycling Tour

    Lockport’s only guided historical bike tour. If the Canal could talk, think of the stories it has to share!

    This narrated cycling tour is approximately 2 hours in length and departs from the Canal St. gazeebo.

    Come explore the engineering marvel that is the Erie Canal Locks in the most invigorating way possible.

    Sept 30, Locktoberfest’s Cycling Tour is sponsored by Steamworks Coffee Roasters, Special promotions to all cycle tour attendees will be available at their café that day!

    Start time: 9:30am at the Gazebo

    Cost: $15/person, student and group discounts offered.

    Pre-registration encouraged but not required, www.locksdistricttours.com or call (716)777-4762, or show up a bit early and register in person!

    Lock Tenders Tribute

    Join us at the Main Stage at 10:45 for the Lock Tenders Tribute where we will honor all the volunteers that make our Lockport Locks a world class destination for locals and visitors alike.

    10:45am- 11:30am

    Locktoberfest Photo Booth

    Visit Photobooth Central of WNY in the gazebo for your chance to take home some great suvoneir photos of your day at Locktoberfest! Each visitor will have the opportunity to hop inside the Photo Booth up to two times for free!


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