2019 Buffalo Maritime Heritage Festival


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!!

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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.)

Come see these vendors & more! 

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)
Speakeasy Works (Handmade Accessories)
The Knotty Buffalo (Yarn & Hand spun Fibers)
West Side Stitchery (Crochet Apparel & Accessories)

Wales Hollow Wood Butcher (Woodworking – Spoon Making Demonstrations)

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 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.


Event Details

Event Details

Date: September 14, 2019

Start time: 10:00

End time: 18:00

Venue: Colonel Ward Pumping Station

Phone: 716.881.0111

Email: info@buffalomaritimecenter.org