A Celebration of the Fall Harvest Season on the Erie Canal   

For Immediate Release: 09/09/2015

Saturday, September 26th
Canal Street
City of Lockport

Saturday, October 3rd
Bellamy Harbor Park
City of Rome

The Canal Corporation announced today the second annual Locktoberfest will take place in two communities along the Erie Canal. The City of Lockport, known for its Flight of Five locks, will host the first event on Saturday, September 26th with an expanded community market, craft beer and wine tastings, historic lock demonstrations, entertainment, and children’s activities. The City of Rome, where construction on the Erie Canal began in 1817, will host this season’s second event on Saturday, October 3rd with entertainment, food vendors, regional craft beer tasting, free kayak rentals and fireworks.

Locktoberfest was launched in 2014 to create a signature event that would extend tourism into the fall season along the canal corridor. Locktoberfest is partially sponsored by the Canal Corporation, I Love NY, and the state Department of Agriculture and Markets Taste NY initiative.

About the New York State Canal Corporation

The New York State Canal System is comprised of four historic waterways, the Erie, the Champlain, the Oswego and the Cayuga-Seneca Canals. Spanning 524 miles, the waterways link the Hudson River, Lake Champlain, Lake Ontario, the Finger Lakes, Niagara River and Lake Erie with communities rich in history and culture. For more information about the New York State Canal System, vacation opportunities and events call 1-800-4CANAL4 or visit www.canals.ny.gov.

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Shane Mahar
Office of Media Relations and Communications
(518) 471-5300