By Jennifer Weber

Fall is finally here and of course that means cooler nights, sweaters and hoodies, lots of pumpkins, warm apple cider with homemade baked goods and so much more! Check out a few activities going on in the Springville Area and beyond this October and get in the harvest spirit!

Oct. 1

Pumpkinville Snoopy Visit

Snoopy will be visiting Pumpkinville, at 4844 Sugartown Road in Great Valley, from 12-4 p.m. on Oct. 1. to help celebrate his Great Pumpkin 50th anniversary from 12 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1. Pumpkinville is one of only three farms on the east coast of the US that will be offering this extra special celebration, so don’t miss out!

The 2016 Pumpkville Season is held until Oct. 31, open daily from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Free activities include pumpkin races, singing chicken shows, petting farm, corn teepees, storyland, kiddie spookum barn and more. In addition, there are a number of other activities for a fee including: corn mazes, farm pedal carts, hayrides, the Pumpkinville Express train ride and even helicopter rides on the weekends, weather permitting.

Oct. 1 

St. Aloysius Regional School

7th Annual Fall Festival Pork Dinner and Car Show

From 11 a.m. -4 p.m., at 186 Franklin Street in Springville, St. Aloysius Regional School will be hosting their 7th Annual Fall Festival Pork Dinner and Car Show; doors open at 10 a.m. Fresh pork dinners (dine-in or take-out available will be served from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. or until sold out. Fall harvest items and baked goods will be for sale, along with a Chinese Auction. The Classic Car Show, sponsored by Emerling Ford and the Fornes Agency, will take place from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. and will include 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes. For car show information, contact Austin at (716) 365-9750.

Oct. 1- 2

Colden Arts Festival & Belle Star Music Festival

The Colden Arts Festival & Belle Star Music Festival is a celebration of community, art and music, featuring a variety of local exhibitors, artisans and artists  including an exhibit created by students from the Colden Elementary School. For more info, check out the article on page 1 or visit

Oct. 8- 9

Ellicottville Fall Fest

Come to beautiful Ellicottville for their annual family-friendly Fall Festival featuring unique foods, fine art, arts and craft show, carnival rides, live entertainment and much more. For more info, visit and pick up your free schedule of events in next week’s Ellicottville Times (inside the Springville Times every week.)

Oct. 22

Boo Bash:

Happy Birthday, BCH!

The Boo Bash is a new fundraiser this season for the Bertand Chaffee Hospital to support local healthcare. This is a 21+ over event with music by Barry & Rice Productions, a costume contest, photo booth and other activities. The event will run from 8-11 p.m., at the Springville Volunteer Fire Company at 405 West Main Street. Tickets are $25/pre-sale, $30 at the door and can be purchased by calling (716) 592-2871 ext. 1485 or email Boo Bash Party Basket raffle tickets are available at the BCH front desk or by calling the number above. The winner will be drawn at the Boo Bash – you do not need to be present to win, but it would be a spooktacular idea if you were!

Oct. 22

SYI Night at the Derby

Join the fun at a night of virtual horse racing to benefit Springville Youth Inc.’s youth programming. The event runs 6 to 10 p.m. at St. Al’s Parish Hall, 186 Franklin Street in Springville. For more info, visit

Oct. 27

Concord Public Library – Pumpkin Party!

Put on a costume, bring the kids, and get into the Halloween spirit! This free, family-friendly program, which runs from 5-6 p.m., will include BINGO, mini pumpkin decorating with stickers, and decorating a trick or treat bag to use at the end of the party with trick-or-treating taking place in the library. Registration is required. Call (716) 592-7742.

Take the family to Awald Farms pumpkin patch to experience their extensive selection of giant pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, decorative gourds, fall crafts, cornstalks, squash, straw, hardy mums and more. Hours of operation: Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more info, visit

Hen-Hawk Acres Farms

13439 Genesee Road, Chaffee,  isn’t just another pumpkin patch in town, they also sell their own meat, jams and jellies, spices, soy and traditional candles, honey products, maple products, goat milk soap, pottery, jewelry, calligraphy, signs, cage free eggs, Cuba & Walnut Creek cheeses and many more items. Hours of operation: Monday-Friday 9 a.m-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m-4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more info, visit

It’s the perfect time of year to get out and explore. Enjoy a fall day in Springville and the surrounding communities!

Head to Wendel’s, at  12466 Vaughn Street in East Concord, for their famous weekend chicken barbecue, hay rides, apples and lots and lots of pumpkins! For more info, visit

It’s the perfect time of year to get out and explore. Enjoy a fall day in Springville and the surrounding communities!