Great Midwestern Ballyhoo

The Great Midwestern Ballyhoo was a multi-year festival designed to bring visitors to the City of Lockport. The desire was to do something unique that differentiated itself from the average municipal “corn-boil”. A festival was created that drew upon the 19th century heritage of Lockport while combining the trendy genre of Steampunk.

Local businesses were involved with a collector card scavenger hunt and as food vendors. Popular steampunk entertainers were booked that brought people to the Illinois town from as far as Washington State to Florida.


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