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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.

A young girl trying out snowshoes at the Fall Festival.

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
  • 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!

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

2015 Exhibitors

Enjoy interactive exhibits from nature and environmental organizations!

Confirmed Exhibitors:

  • Buffalo Zoo
  • 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
  • NYS Department of Public Service
  • NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
  • Niagara Frontier Koi & Pond Club
  • 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
    716-683-5959
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