Rome has been chosen as the host city for the 2015 Locktoberfest Celebration.Officials from New York State Canals, the City of Rome and Oneida County Tourism announced Locktoberfest will be held at Bellamy Harbor Park.

The City of Rome is hosting Locktoberfest on Saturday, October 3rd from 1-8 pm at Bellamy Harbor Park, where construction on the Erie Canal began in 1817.

Festival-goers will be treated to live entertainment, food vendors, free kayak rental, fireworks, a craft fair, bounce houses, farmers market, and Brew Central will be on-site offering up Central New York brewed beers.

Musical performances include Midnite Mike and the Bent Blinds, Stephanie Steele, AGNOSIA, CAUT!ON, Jimmy Wolf and SLUG.

Lainey’s Army, a nonprofit organization that finds homes for displaced dogs is also having a craft fair in the Terminal Building.

Susan E Campbell

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