This weekend, if there’s one thing that you set out to do, be sure to swing by the inaugural Buffalo Maritime Heritage Festival at the Colonel Ward Pumping Station and LaSalle Park. This festival is going to be a complete blast, with fun to be had by everyone. That’s because there is such a wide range of activities, ranging from free live aluminum pour demos by the Buffalo Maritime Foundry to tours of the largest collection of vertical, triple expansion, steam pump engines in the world, standing nearly 60 feet tall! ($10 registration – interior photography is permitted).
The two-day festival is gearing up to be a regional attraction of magnanimous proportions. There will be live boat building demos, classic boats, food trucks and a beer tent featuring a new festival beer brewed by Pressure Drop Brewing at The Barrel Factory.
Festivalgoers will get a chance to help paint a Delaware Lake rowboat – built by cadets at the Maritime Charter School (Hand to Hand program). Plus, there will be a Creators & Makers Market that will rally together the following artists and vendors, who will be lining the balcony of the Colonel Ward Pumping Station:
Bliss Designs, Buffalo Harbor Museum,Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, Buffalo Yacht Club, Buffalo Heritage Press Chuck Scaglione, Dana Tillou Fine Arts, Diana Storm Designs, Jane Stoddard, Knot Your Average Grain, El Buen Amigo & LACA Non-Profit, Fat Bob’s Smokehouse, Lockport Art Co., Lotus Wood Craft, Pressure Drop Brewing, Rudy’s Kitchen, Sarah Belle’s Soap, and Art Work, Shauna Louise Design, The Colonel Ward Steam Pump Engine Society, The Great Aussie Bite Food Truck, The Knotty Buffalo, West Side Stitchery, and The West Side Rowing Club
The live demos and activities will be set up outside of the pumping station, and along LaSalle Park.
Once again, you don’t want to miss this inaugural festival, which will hopefully become a staple Buffalo heritage event for years to come.
The Inaugural Buffalo Maritime Heritage Festival
All proceeds for the festival go to the Buffalo Maritime Center’s educational programs.
Pre-register for interior access at buffalomaritimefestival.org or simply stop by.
Saturday, October 6, 2018 | 10am-6pm
Sunday, October 7, 2018 | 10am-4pm
Colonel Ward Pump Station & LaSalle Park