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Annual Fall Festival at Reinstein Woods

Join us at the 19th Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM!

Children scooping with nets for pond animals.This year's festival features a "Water" theme!

We encourage people to bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated during the festival (stop by the water bottle decorating station!). You may want to bring a reusable bag to carry handouts home. A donation to Friends of Reinstein Woods is gratefully requested at the door to cover festival expenses.No registration required.

See the 19th Annual Fall Festival event page (link leave's DEC's website) for the most update to date list of exhibitors and special events.

All Day Events

  • Interactive exhibits from more than 30 local nature, environmental and historical organizations
  • Water bottle decorating station
  • Pond Exploration Zone
  • Scavenger hunt (win a prize!)
  • Nature Play Stations
  • Simulated fly fishing for kids
  • Crafts for kids
  • Live animals
  • Games
  • Food for sale by Boy Scout Troop 500 and Yogurt Shack
  • Face painting, Smokey Bear, costumed characters, door prize, and more!

2019 Special Events

The Job of A Forest Ranger

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DEC Forest Ranger Kennedy demonstrates how drones help them do their job. (at Flattail Lake)

Musical Performances by Mama Earth

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Don't miss this interactive musical show!

SPCA Serving Erie County Wildlife Department

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Learn how the SPCA rehabilitates injured wildlife and meet some animals they have helped.


Enjoy interactive exhibits from nature and environmental organizations!

  • Buffalo Audubon Society
  • Buffalo Bonsai Club
  • Buffalo Geological Society
  • Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper
  • Cheektowaga Youth & Recreation Department
  • Cheektowaga Y.E.S. (Youth Engaged in Service)
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County
  • Dare to Repair Cafes
  • DEC Division of Fish and Wildlife (Bureaus of Habitat and Wildlife)
  • DEC Division of Forest Protection
  • DEC Division of Lands and Forests
  • DEC Division of Law Enforcement
  • DEC Division of Materials Management
  • DEC Great Lakes Program
  • Earth Spirit Educational Services
  • Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm
  • Erie County Soil & Water Conservation District
  • Fly Fishers International - Lake Erie Chapter
  • Friends of Reinstein Woods
  • Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge
  • Messinger Woods
  • New York Power Authority
  • NYS Parks Interpretive Programs Office
  • Niagara Frontier Koi & Pond Club
  • Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve
  • SPCA Wildlife Department
  • Tifft Nature Preserve
  • US Fish & Wildlife Service
  • WNY Herpetology Society
  • WNY Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM)
  • WNY Stormwater Coalition/Erie Co. DEP

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    93 Honorine Dr.
    Depew, NY 14043
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