Annual Fall Festival at Reinstein Woods
Join us at the 15th Annual Fall Festival!
Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
The 19th is also "Talk Like a Pirate Day," so this year's festival will have everyone talking like a pirate "RRR...Reduce, Reuse, Recycle"! As part of the recycling theme, we'll be accepting old sneakers for recycling at the event. A $2 donation to Friends of Reinstein Woods is gratefully requested at the door to cover festival expenses.
15th Annual Fall Festival Events & Exhibitors
2015 All Day Events
- Interactive exhibits from local nature, environmental and historical organizations
- Compete in the Recycling Obstacle Course
- Test your skills at the Recycling Matching Game
- Explore the amazing World of the Pond
- Go on a scavenger hunt and win a prize
- Make crafts from recycled materials
- Become a Spill Responder!
- Kids: try "snow"shoeing in a winter wildlife exhibit
- Kids can try fly "fishing" too!
- Live animals
- Food for sale
- Face painting, costumed characters, door prizes, and more!
Scoop for critters in Lily Pond!
2015 Special Events
Duties of a Detector Dog 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Environmental Conservation Officer Hunt and his K-9 partner Bear demonstrate how dogs assist in solving environmental crimes.
Musical Performances by Mama Earth
Don't miss this interactive musical show! 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM
The Job of a Forest Ranger 12:00 PM
Smokey Bear will make a special appearance while DEC Forest Ranger Kennedy demonstrates fire prevention and forest fire-fighting techniques.
Get the Buzz on Bees 1:30 PM
Join beekeeper Geri Hens in discovering the wonders of bees at Reinstein Woods' observational hive.
Wild Bird Rehabilitation with SPCA Wildlife Department 3:00 PM
Learn how the SPCA rehabilitates raptors and other wild birds.
Buffalo Zoo Live Animals from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Enjoy interactive exhibits from nature and environmental organizations!
- Buffalo Geological Society
- Buffalo Zoo (10 to 2 pm)
- Cheektowaga Historical Association
- Cheektowaga Police Community Crime Prevention (10 to 2 pm)
- Cheektowaga Youth & Recreation
- Cornell Cooperative Extension
- Cornell Cooperative Extension--Master Gardeners
- DEC Bureau of Spills Management
- DEC Division of Lands and Forests
- DEC Division of Law Enforcement
- DEC Division of Fish, Wildlife and Marine Resources
- DEC Division of Forest Protection
- DEC Great Lakes Program
- DEC Materials Management
- Earth Spirit Educational Services
- Emerald Shiner Project
- Erie Co. Department of Environment and Planning
- Erie County Soil & Water Conservation District
- Federation of Fly Fishers- Lake Erie Chapter
- Friends of Reinstein Woods
- Girl Scouts of WNY
- Messinger Woods Wildlife Care Center
- NYS Department of Public Service
- NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
- New York Power Authority
- Niagara Frontier Koi & Pond Club
- Niagara Frontier Search & Rescue
- Penn Dixie Site
- SPCA Wildlife Department
- Tifft Nature Preserve
- U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
- WNY Herpetological Society
- WNY Land Conservancy
- WNY Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM)
- WNY Stormwater Coalition