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Annual Fall Festival at Reinstein Woods

Join us at the 14th Annual Fall Festival!

Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10 AM to 4 PM

Soar into fall at this spectacular festival, this year featuring a bird theme! A $2 donation to Friends of Reinstein Nature Preserve is gratefully requested at the door to cover festival expenses.

A young girl trying out snowshoes at the Fall Festival.

14th Annual Fall Festival List of Events and Exhibitors(check back frequently for new additions!)

2014 All Day Events

  • Interactive exhibits from local nature, environmental and historical organizations
  • Compete in the Great Migration Challenge
  • Explore the amazing World of the Pond
  • Go on a bird-themed scavenger hunt and win a prize
  • Make bird-related crafts and "binoculars"
  • Become a Spill Responder!
  • Kids: try "snow"shoeing in a winter wildlife exhibit
  • Kids can try fly "fishing" too!
  • Live animals
  • Games
  • Food for sale
  • Face painting, costumed characters, and more!
Young girl scooping with a net in Lily Pond.
Scoop for critters in Lily Pond!

2014 Special Events

Duties of a Detector Dog Demonstration

Environmental Conservation Officer Hunt and his K9 companion Bear demonstrate how dogs help protect the environment. 10:30 AM

Musical Performances by Mama Earth

Don't miss this interactive musical show! 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM

Wild Bird Presentations

SPCA serving Erie County Wildlife Department will share some of the birds they have rehabilitated. 12:30 PM and 2:00 PM

Buffalo Zoo Live Animals from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Meet the Illustrator Table

Bronwen Battaglia, illustrator of "Miss Egret Regrets," will be signing copies of this children's book. Proceeds benefit Friends of Reinstein Woods. This will go on all day.

2014 Exhibitors

Enjoy more than 25 interactive exhibits from nature and environmental organizations!

Confirmed Exhibitors:

  • Boy Scouts of America (Greater Niagara Frontier Council)
  • Buffalo Audubon Society/ Beaver Meadow Audubon Center
  • Buffalo Geological Society
  • Buffalo Zoo
  • Burchfield Nature and Art Center
  • Cheektowaga Historical Association
  • Cheektowaga Police Crime Resistance Unit
  • Cheektowaga Youth & Recreation
  • DEC Division of Forest Protection
  • DEC Division of Lands and Forests
  • DEC Division of Law Enforcement
  • DEC Bureau of Spills Management
  • DEC Bureau of Wildlife
  • DEC Great Lakes Program
  • Earth Spirit Educational Services
  • Erie County Soil & Water Conservation District
  • Federation of Fly Fishers- Lake Erie Chapter
  • Friends of Reinstein Nature Preserve
  • Lost Ladybug Project
  • New York Power Authority
  • New York State Outdoor Education Association
  • New York State Parks Interpretive Program Office
  • New York State Public Service Commission
  • Niagara Frontier Koi & Pond Club
  • NYSERDA
  • SPCA of Erie County- Wildlife Department
  • Tifft Nature Preserve
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • WNY Herpetological Society
  • WNY PRISM
  • WNY Stormwater Coalition/ Erie Co. DEP

  • Contact for this Page
  • Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
    93 Honorine Dr.
    Depew, NY 14043
    716-683-5959
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