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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!

This year's festival features a pollinator theme! Discover the world of the important creatures, from bees to birds, bats, moths and butterflies! A donation to Friends of Reinstein Woods is gratefully requested at the door to cover festival expenses. No registration required.

A young girl trying out snowshoes at the Fall Festival.

All Day Events

  • Interactive exhibits from local nature, environmental and historical organizations
  • Pond Exploration Zone
  • Scavenger hunt (win a prize!)
  • Make pollinator-themed crafts
  • 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 prize, and more!

2016 Special Events

Musical Performances by Mama Earth

11:30 AM and 1:00 PM

Duties of a Detector Dog

11:00 AM and 2:00 PM

The Job of A Forest Ranger

12:30 PM

The Buzz About Beekeeping!

1:30 and 3:00 PM


Enjoy interactive exhibits from nature and environmental organizations!

  • Buffalo Audubon Society
  • Buffalo Zoo (10:00 AM to 2:00 PM)
  • Cheektowaga Crime Prevention Unit (10:00 AM to 2:00 PM)
  • Cheektowaga Historical Association
  • Cheektowaga Youth & Recreation Department
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension/ WNY EAB Task Force
  • Cub Scout Pack 616
  • DEC Bureau of Spills Management
  • DEC Division of Lands and Forests
  • DEC Division of Law Enforcement
  • DEC Division of Forest Protection
  • DEC Divison of Fish, Wildife & Marine Resources
  • DEC Great Lakes Program
  • Earth Spirit Educational Services
  • Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm
  • Erie County Dept. of Environmental Protection/ WNY Stormwater Coalition
  • Erie County Park Rangers
  • Erie County Soil & Water Conservation District
  • Federation of Fly Fishers- Lake Erie Chapter
  • Friends of Reinstein Woods
  • Girl Scouts of WNY
  • New York Power Authority
  • NYS Department of Public Service
  • NYS Parks Interpretive Programs Office
  • Niagara Frontier Koi & Pond Club
  • Niagara Frontier Search & Rescue
  • Penn Dixie Paleontological & Outdoor Education Center
  • Tifft Nature Preserve
  • US Fish & Wildlife Service
  • WNY Herpetological Society
  • WNY Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM)

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