Bflo Maritime Heritage Festival
Saturday 6th Oct, 2018 → Sunday 7th Oct, 2018

Colonel Ward Pumping Station
2 Porter Avenue Buffalo, NY 14201
Time: Sat: 10:00am - 6:00pm | Sun: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Cost: $10
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Saturday, Oct 6th
Sunday, Oct 7th

On October 6th and 7th, the Buffalo Maritime Center is proud to host the First Annual Buffalo Maritime Heritage Festival taking place inside and around the historic Col. Ward Pumping Station located just off the 190 at 2 Porter Avenue.

OUTSIDE THE PUMPING STATION, throughout the weekend, there will be food trucks (Fat Bob’s Smokehouse, Rudy’s Kitchen, The Great Aussie Bite Food Truck), a beer tent with local brews (+special event brown ale created by Pressure Drop Brewery) antique and classic boats, music, and activities for kids like model boat races and the chance to meet a real draft horse! **This is all free to the public**

INSIDE THE PUMPING STATION, there will be vendors selling arts and antiques along the balcony surrounding the largest collection of vertical, triple expansion, steam pump engines in the world! Expect spectacular up-close views of these industrial steam pumps towering nearly five stories high! 

Don’t miss out on the Festival’s Creators & Makers Market featuring:
Bliss Designs (Knit Wares)

Buffalo Harbor Museum (Publishing – Maritime)

Buffalo Heritage Press (Publishing – Local Interest)

Dana Tillou Fine Arts & Chuck Scaglione

Diana Storm (Jewlery)

Interlaken Boatworks (Handcrafted boats & kayaks)

Jane Stoddard (Fine Arts)

KnotYourAverageGrain (Woodworking)

Lockport Art Company (Ceramics)

Lotus Wood Crafts (Woodworking)

Sarah Belle Smith (Glass painting/soap making)

Shauna Louise Design (Graphic Arts)

The Knotty Buffalo (Yarn & Hand spun Fibers)

West Side Stitchery (Crochet Apparel & Accessories)


Come and check out booths and special displays from some of our non-profit community partners!

Antique and Classic Boat Society
Buffalo Model Boat Club
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
Buffalo Yacht Club
Colonel Ward Steam Engine Society
Explore Buffalo
LACA El Buen Amigo
Roanchar Ranch Draft Horse Rescue
West Side Rowing Club

COST: All outside events are free and open to the public. Tours and the artisan market inside the Col. Ward Pumping Station will have a $10 registration fee. All proceeds will benefit programming at the Buffalo Maritime Center – a nonprofit organization.

*Pre-registration not required but saves some time! 



Admirals Fleet 
Tudor Collins Commercial Real Estate

Commodore’s Club
Council President Pro Tempore Christopher P. Scanlon
Rigidized Metals Corp

Lieutenant Loft 
Council President Darius Pridgen
Council Majority Leader David A. Rivera
Council Member Joel P. Feroleto
Council Member Richard A. Fontana
Council Member David A. Franczyk
Council Member Joseph Golombek, Jr.
Council Member Rasheed N.C. Wyatt
West Herr Auto Group
M&T Bank
Phillips Lytle LLP

Ensigns Stanton
Buffalo Yacht Club
Senator Chris Jacobs
Explore Buffalo

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