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Annual Fall Festival at Reinstein Woods

Join us at the 16th Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM!

A donation to Friends of Reinstein Woods is gratefully requested at the door to cover festival expenses.

A young girl trying out snowshoes at the Fall Festival.

All Day Events

  • Interactive exhibits from local nature, environmental and historical organizations
  • 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
  • Games
  • Food for sale
  • Face painting, costumed characters, door prizes, and more!
Young girl scooping with a net in Lily Pond.
Scoop for critters in Lily Pond!

2016 Special Events

Musical Performances by Mama Earth

Don't miss this interactive musical show!

Watch this space for more special events at the 2016 festival!


Enjoy interactive exhibits from nature and environmental organizations! Last year's exhibitors included:

  • 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
  • GRoWBuffalo
  • 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

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  • Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
    93 Honorine Dr.
    Depew, NY 14043
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