On September 14th and 15th 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. Scroll down for all the info!!
On September 14th and 15th, 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.
…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.)
Wales Hollow Wood Butcher (Woodworking – Spoon Making Demonstrations)
Antique and Classic Boat Society
Buffalo Model Boat Club
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
Buffalo Yacht Club
Colonel Ward Steam Engine Society
LACA El Buen Amigo
Roanchar Ranch Draft Horse Rescue
West Side Rowing Club
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.
The event is happing RAIN or SHINE. All the vendors and viewing opportunities inside the Colonel Ward Pumping Station will not be affected by rain. Outside activities will all be going on unless there is dangerous weather.
Date: September 14, 2019
Start time: 10:00
End time: 18:00
Venue: Colonel Ward Pumping Station