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Annual Fall Festival at Reinstein Woods

Join us at the 22nd Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM!

Children scooping with nets for pond animals.

This year's festival features a "Fall for All" theme!

We encourage people to bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated during the festival. 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 22nd Annual Fall Festival event page (leaves DEC website) for the most update to date list of exhibitors and special events.

All Day Events

  • Interactive exhibits from local nature, environmental and historical organizations
  • Pond Exploration Zone
  • Scavenger hunt (win a prize!)
  • Science Zone for kids
  • Crafts for kids
  • Orienteering
  • Live animals
  • Food for sale by Boy Scout Troop 500
  • Face painting, Smokey Bear, costumed characters, door prize, and more!

2022 Special Events

10:30 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM Turtle Feeding

1:00 AM DEC Forester Hike

11:30 SPCA Serving Erie County Wildlife Department

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

1:15 PM The Job of A Forest Ranger

Enjoy an interactive show featuring tools of the trade for a DEC Forest Ranger.

12:30 PM and 1:45 PM Musical Performances by Buffalo Ukulele Club

Noon and 2 PM Fly Fishing Demonstrations

Join these demonstrations by the Lake Erie Chapter of Fly Fishers International!

2022 Exhibitors

Enjoy interactive exhibits from nature and environmental organizations!

  • Boy Scouts of America- Greater Niagara Frontier Council
  • Buffalo Audubon Society
  • Buffalo Geological Society
  • Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper
  • Buffalo Women of Environmental Learning & Leadership (BWELL)
  • Cheektowaga Historical Association
  • Cheektowaga Y.E.S. (Youth Engaged in Service)
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie Co. - Master Gardener Program
  • DEC Division of Fish and Wildlife - Bureaus of Ecosystem Health
  • DEC Division of Fish and Wildlife - Bureau of Fish and Wildlife
  • DEC Division of Forest Protection
  • DEC Division of Lands and Forests
  • DEC Division of Law Enforcement
  • Earth Spirit Educational Services
  • Erie County Park Rangers
  • Erie County Soil & Water Conservation District
  • Fly Fishers International- Lake Erie Chapter
  • Friends of Reinstein Woods
  • NYS Parks Interpretive Programs Office Boy Scouts of America
  • Penn Dixie Fossil Park & Nature Reserve
  • People Inc.
  • PUSH for Clean Heat
  • SPCA Serving Erie County Wildlife Department
  • Tifft Nature Preserve
  • US Fish & Wildlife Service

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    93 Honorine Dr.
    Depew, NY 14043
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