Niagara Gazette — Today's your chance to get a Taste of Lockport.
The annual event will run from noon until 6 p.m. at Ida Fritz Park, where West and Park avenues meet.
Samplings will be offered from 19 food vendors and restaurants, including: DeFlippo's Restaurant, Chiavetta's Chicken, Molinaro's, Pour Boyz, Wine Trail Bistro, Cousins Cafe, Rapids Restaurant, Singer Farms, Hoagie Brothers, Manhattan's, Dee's Sugar Shack, Garlock's, Shamus, Cammarata's, the Niagara County Farm Bureau, Crossroads Pizza, Sweet Melodies, Seas The Day Seafood and Lake Effect Ice Cream.
Along with the vendors, there will be a Hickory Club dunk tank where people can dunk a Lockport police officer. Upstate New York Transplant Services will be holding a blood drive as well. A basket auction will be held throughout the day.
For entertainment, the Taste will feature performances by The Moondogs and Brother 2 Brother. The Hot Country Line Dancers will also perform.
Awards will be given out for best dessert, best appetizer, best entree, best sandwich and one for the People's Choice. Last year, Shamus won the Choice award, as well as best dessert and appetizer.
Organized by the Lockport Business Association, the Taste of Lockport began in 2002.