Event Activities

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! 


Kids Activities

Fair Games by the Future Farmers of America

Medina, NY FFA

play 3 or more FFA games and win a prize!


Visit with Sal the Mule

Lockport, NY Lions Club

Sal the Mule will be visiting Locktoberfest from 11-2. Come say hi and join the “Sal the Mule

Fan Club”. Sal loves selfies, so bring your camera and post your photo on our Facebook page.


Balloons by Mr. No the Balloon Guy

Mr. No will be creating balloon animals, creatures and all things fun for kids of all ages!


Survive Gracie O'Malley & Her Band of Erie Canal Pirates

brought to Locktoberfest by Sprout 1825 at Windsor Village Shops, Lockport, NY

Play all three games and win a play pass to Sprout 1825!