About The Weekend

Join us on September 23rd, 2017 for The Annual Great Midwestern Ballyhoo, celebrating it’s 4th year in historical downtown Lockport IL along I & M Canal.

Sat Sept 23rd11:30AM @ Embers Tap House & Social Club • $35

High Tea

You are cordially invited to join the Lockport Oolong Protectorate Society at their High Tea. The Society has just returned from a spectacular tour of the major tea producing areas in China, Japan and India on their dirigible airship. We will welcome the members home from their triumphant voyage and sample the teas collected during their travels.

The society will be providing tea from some of oldest regions in the world and the birthplace of tea.

A relaxing atmosphere, delicious foods, music, games and of course tea will be provided to our guests. The best dressed guest with the best hat could win our High Tea Contest. Join us for the social gathering of the century and kick off the Ballyhoo in style!

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Sat Sept 23rd5pm @ South Public Landing Lot • $40

Musical performers: Eli August, LePerculateur, DJ Bill and headliner Steam Powered Giraffe.

Performance Art: Angela Eve Productions and her Turn of the Century Variety Show; Aero & Character Burlesque, Artistic Pole Performance, Aerial Acts, Stilt Dancers, Grinder, Fire and Flow Performers & More!!

Curate your own style with sundries from the eclectic market filled with hand-selected vendors who have a passion for creating, recycling, salvaging and restoring wonderful pieces of history. Speaking of passion, show us your best costume creations for your chance to win the costume contest (details to come) After you have worked up an appetite dancing shopping and carousing make your way to our food court for a festival snack.

Sat Sept 23rd@ Embers Tap House & Social Club • $125

The Gala Package elevates your experience with special events, surprises and more!

With VIP tent viewing area *, indoor lounge with live feed, Beer Tasting, separate food & Drink, VIP A/C bathrooms and MEET & GREET, with Steam Powered Giraffe, the VIP Gala Package allows you to experience the festival to its fullest.

The Gala begins at 5:00pm sharp and will start with a beer tasting, Meet and Greet with Steam Powered Giraffe, followed by a Buffett Style Dinner with late night snacks. Make sure to dress to impress so you and your squad can capture your memories in our LED Photo Cube and enter to win our COSTUME CONTEST. All VIP areas close at 11:00pm but venue is open until 2:00am. Do you like Tea? Start off your Saturday festivities by joining the Lockport Oolong Protectorate Society at their High Tea. Same venue as the Great Midwestern Ballyhoo.

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