2nd Annual Buffalo Maritime Heritage Festival


Sep 14, 2019 to Sep 15, 2019
10:00 AM until 06:00 PM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).


On September 14th and 15th, the Buffalo Maritime Center is proud to host the Second 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.
…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**
…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!
(*The Colonel Ward Pumping Station is accessible by wheel chair or scooter.)
Come see these vendors & more!
Don’t miss out on the Festival’s Creators & Makers Market featuring:
• Diana Storm Designs (Jewelry)
• Knotty Buffalo (Knit accessories)
• Paul Borden (Spoon making)
• Buffalo Harbor Museum
• Buffalo Yacht Club
• Buffalo Heritage Press
• Lakeside Designs (Jewelry)
• Lockport Pottery Co.
• Mimi’s Posies (Knitting)
• Explore Buffalo
• Aussie Food Truck
• Centerstreet BBQ Food Truck
• Mineo & Sappio
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
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.
PARKING: Kids under 14 Free.
Parking for the festival will be off DAR Drive (turn left off of Porter Ave) in the Centennial Pool Lot, along the roads and other lots inside LaSalle Park, along Porter Avenue (pay attention to city signs). Overflow parking will be across the street down Rotary Row in the lots outside the Buffalo State Center. DO NOT park inside the Buffalo Yacht Club.


Outside events free tour of the Pumping Station $10.00


View map Col. Ward Pumping Station and LaSalle Park
2 Porter Ave
Buffalo, NY, NY

Additional Information


Buffalo Maritime Center



Contact name

Lynn Williams

Contact email


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