Festival activities

Historic Re-enactment Photos

Re-enactments of the historic 1897 Lockport Lock Tenders photo will be taking place at 10:30 am. See Lockport Employees 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, Lock Tenders Tribute Tour

A truly fun tour, with quite a few unusual opportunities that no other tour has ever provided.
As a special finale activity, each of our visitors will have an opportunity to step into the shoes of an 1842 Flight of Five Lock Tender and work alongside our Flight of Five Tender Crew, to move the balance beams, and open the gates that allow the “Erie Traveler” to pass through the restored locks! Can YOU work the locks like they used to? We know you can!

This makes a fantastic finale to our tour exploration of Uppertown's historic iconic sites, an Underground Railroad Station, and discover a true Lockport Civil War Celebrity. We will hike down to walk along the Historic Mill Race area in our Industrial District, where the Erie Canal's water power was harnessed to run the mills and factories of Lowertown of the 1800s and learn more about the lost lifestyle of the Canalers! 

Meet at the Discovery Center - corner of Church St and Ontario St.


Dedication of the Locks District Museum

Join the Lockport Locks District Heritage Corporation along with the NYS Canal Corporation for the dedication of the new Locks District Museum, a immersive museum focusing on the construction of the Locks of Lockport. 


Little Plein Air Painters

come watch the students from ART247, under the direction of Sally Reid and Rhonda Daigler experience plein air painting for the first time. They will be on-site from 10:30am-12:30pm

Locktoberfest Selfie Station

Visit our Locktoberfest Photo Booth for the perfectly festive backdrop to your best photos. make sure to use #lockportLocktoberfest when posting your pictures!

Kids Activities- All Free!

Market Yoga for All

Join Kristi Winquist for our last Free Yoga at the Market of the year! In front of Steamworks Coffee Roasters. All ages and experiences welcome! Bring your own mat/ towel. 


Fair Games by the Future Farmers of America

Medina, NY FFA

play 4 or more FFA games and win a prize!


Medina FFA Animal Meet and Greet

Meet Fiesta and Stella, the beautiful alpaca and llama duo of the Medina Chapter of the FFA. 


Balloons by Mr. No the Balloon Guy

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

12pm- 3pm

Festival Craft Station

get creative and make some art! 9am-5pm

-mini masterpiece painting

-autumn crowns

-community art mosaic

-jack-o-lantern scratch art

-market basket stamping page

-community dot-to-dot "The World's Largest Dot-to-Dot"!