Snowflake Local Living Festival
Saturday, February 2, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Snowflake Local Living Festival is Audubon Community Nature Center’s longest running festival. Winter is a time to connect with nature differently than in other seasons.
$6 Nature Center Members
$2 Children ages 3 – 15
Free 2 and under
The event is open house style, though some activities do have scheduled times.
Schedule of events:
10:30 a.m. – Hike with a Naturalist
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Wild Spirit Education’s live animals Meet and Greet (Multipurpose Room)
Noon – 4:00 p.m. Magic Moment Carriage Rides
12:30 p.m. – Hike with a Naturalist
Until 3:00 p.m. – Sled dog demonstrations with Husky Paws Rescue Inc. (Front Yard)
See below for more vendors and activities.
Make, take, and enjoy at the Snowflake Local Living Festival. Children and adults can participate in hands-on demonstrations, take some of their creations home, and learn about how to live a little closer to their community. You can also visit with live animals, including hawks and owls.
So many resources are spent on the things we need in our daily lives. This festival focuses on reducing the resources needed and teaches you some great ways to do some things yourself, make your own, or find a local supplier. Some past activities include grinding corn for cornmeal, making butter, creating walking sticks, weaving, and stamping leather bracelets. Audubon also loves to encourage you to get out and enjoy winter with snowshoe trials, sled dogs pulling sleds, and winter hikes with a naturalist.
Food is available from 3 C’s food truck and there are a number of other activities like making a nest box for wildlife or taking a wagon ride available for an a nominal fee. Taste test maple syrup, learn how to cook over a fire, or spend time with the live animals. You could stay for hours and many visitors do.
This year’s vendors and activities include:
- Basket Making demo
- Braided Rug demos
- Busti Historical Society and grain grinding demos
- Carol Bobek, wool spinning demo
- Chautauqua County Humane Society
- Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy
- Evergreen Outfitters
- Franklin’s Honey and Apples
- Husky Paws Rescue, Inc.
- Insect house building
- Knitting 4 Peace
- Leather working demos
- Magic Moments Carriage Rides
- Maple Syrup tapping demo and tasting
- Master Gardeners of Chautauqua County
- Roger Tory Peterson Institute
- Royal Wind and Solar
- Scavenger hunt
- Steady Plow Farms
- 3 C’s Catering Food Truck
- Trendy Wendy Handbags
- Warren County Master Gardeners
- Wild Spirit Education live birds of prey
Some activities are outdoors, so please dress for the weather. Food and some activities require an extra fee, please come prepared, there is no ATM on site. Credit cards can be accepted for purchases in the building