Kick off the fall season by spending a day in the woods. Enjoy crafts for kids, live animals, hands-on activities, food, live music by Mama Earth and more!

Join us at the 17th Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This year’s festival features a Great Outdoors theme! A donation to Friends of Reinstein Woods is gratefully requested at the door to cover festival expenses. No registration required.

All Day Events

Interactive exhibits from local nature, environmental and historical organizations, Pond Exploration Zone, Scavenger hunt (win a prize!), outdoors-themed crafts, Kids: try “snow”shoeing in a winter wildlife exhibit and can try fly “fishing” too!

Also: Compass course with Niagara Frontier Search & Rescue, live animals, games, food for sale, face painting, costumed characters, door prize, and more!

2017 Special Events include: Duties of a Detector Dog 10 a.m. to noon, The Job of A Forest Ranger at 11 a.m., Musical Performances by Mama Earth and an Invasive Species Walk

Enjoy interactive exhibits from nature and environmental organizations! Exhibitors include: Boy Scouts of WN, Buffalo Audubon Society, Buffalo Geological Society, Buffalo Zoo, Cheektowaga Historical Association, Cheektowaga Police Department Crime Prevention Unit, Cheektowaga Y.E.S., Cheektowaga Recreation Department, Cornell Cooperative Extension/ WNY EAB Task Force, Cub Scout Pack 616, DEC Division of Fish and Wildlife, DEC Division of Forest Protection, DEC Division of Lands and Forests, DEC Division of Law Enforcement, DEC Great Lakes Program, 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, NYS Parks Interpretive Programs Office, Niagara Frontier Koi & Pond Club, Niagara Frontier Search & Rescue, Penn Dixie Fossil Park, US Department of Agriculture (APHIS), US Fish & Wildlife Service and WNY Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM).