Included with Ticket: Tastings of collaboration beer and cider, access to orienteering and paddling challenges, boat tour through light installation at Lock 30, live demos from NYKitchen and samples of food, shuttle pass to event from Bullis Park, with additional food and beverages available for purchase.
Celebrating near-canal craft breweries in collaboration with others from far away
ON CANAL Paddling
A series of waterborne competitions focusing on teamwork, creativity and human-powered crafts
FARM TO CANAL
Food trucks, chefs, vendors & local fare
Camp along the canal with the Erie Armada
Open Paddle orienteering
2 miles of orienteering on the canal open for all
Design & float your own craft in challenges
@ Lock 30
Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Erie Armada! This year’s event is a happening unlike any other – part beer fest, part regatta, all festival!
Please note: There is NO PARKING at the event. Shuttles ferry attendees from nearby Bullis Park. Select shuttles will travel from nearby Rochester, Ithaca, and Syracuse as demand allows. Please read the FAQs for all event information. For all FAQs, please visit the ticket page.
9/20 – VIP Preview PARTY, 6pm – 9:30pm
(Bar closes 9pm)
All-inclusive beers, wines, ciders and food.
9/21 – Day Event, 11am – 8:30pm
(Bar closes 8pm)
Complete the paddling challenges with Genesee Waterways Center and win prizes, sample the exclusive collaboration beers and ciders, watch demo food preps by your new favorite chefs and get some tastings. Access to the curated cash bar and food trucks throughout the day.
The full glamping experience by Naturluxe & Stars.
Within 50 years of being built the Erie Canal made New York State the biggest producer of beer in the country, with hops and ingredients floating east on the canal to breweries in Albany and NYC.
The Erie Armada pays homage to this rich history in a modern-day festival and regatta setting. It is a winning concept borne from New York State’s Reimagine the Canals competition, a NYS program focused on the future usage of the Erie Canal.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
18+ only. 21+ ID check for alcohol. This year the beer garden is separated from the rest of the event site and only 21+ can enter.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking is available at Bullis Park less than a mile to the site. Shuttle buses will move people to and from the event continuously. There is NO PARKING at Macedon Canal Park.
What can I bring into the event?
Small bags allowed. We reserve the right to search with accredited security. No outside food or drinks. Please make sure to bring a valid government ID.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
I’m with the press, what about firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s the refund policy?
No refunds. Proceeds go to support Parks & Trails NY and Erie Armada Inc.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You do not have to but you can.
Can I update my registration information?
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?
• First pour of exclusive collaborations for Erie Armada by:
• Open Bar with select Rochester breweries (21yo+)
• Inclusive eats by NYKitchen and curated food trucks
• Unveiling of Dave & Gabe’s Light Installation at Lock 30 with a cruise through the lock in the Colonial Belle
• Interior Design contest at Naturluxe’s glampsite
• DJ sets
• Kayaks/canoes with pfds and one-on-one guidance; paddling challenges for prizes
• Samples of exclusive collaborations (21yo+)
• Cash bar featuring local beers, ciders, and wines (21yo+)
• Chef demos and samples by NY Kitchen and curated food trucks
• DJ sets
• Tours through Dave & Gabe’s Light Installation at Lock 30 in the Colonial Belle
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