Lockport Dam Festival The place for music, fishing and free entertainment is at the Lockport Dam Family Festival! This annual event features main stage entertainment - plus loads of hands-on activities for the kids, including fishing clinics, face painting, drumming workshops, miniature train and mechanical bull rides, and children’s performers. One of the weekend’s highlights is the 2013 Catfish Tournament where dedicated and novice anglers compete to catch a specially tagged whiskered fish.
“This is not a regular tournament where the largest fish wins,” explains Lockport Dam Family Festival General Manager Al Thompson. “There are three tagged catfish released - one of which, if caught, will bring the angler $20,000 in cash. The tournament is quite popular and growing.”
September 13 to 15, 2013 Lockport For more details on this fun-filled event, visit Lockport Dam Family Festival.

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