Snowflake Local Living Festival
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 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.
$2 ages 3 – 15
Free 2 and under
The event is open house style, though some activities do have scheduled times.
Enjoy local places, weather, activities, and products at this year’s festival.
A variety of local businesses and organizations will be at Audubon to share their locally made wares and let you try your hand at making some of them yourself. Other demonstrators show you how to make simple things you use every day, from grinding your own flour to making baskets. Still others will teach you about some local wildlife residents with live hawks, owls, and others. The local region is fascinating and amazing, ACNC aims to show you as much of that as possible.
Many activities are included with the admission fee including hands-on skill-building in the Nature Center, trying snowshoes (if there is snow), kayak-sled races, hiking with a naturalist, build an insect house, customize a walking stick, sled dog demonstrations, a scavenger hunt, a meet-n-greet with live animals, maple syrup tapping techniques, tools and taste tests, and take-home projects from some of the vendors. Other activities have a small fee such as horse-drawn wagon rides, building a nest box or bird feeder, making a basket or trying some of the local food, provided by 3 C’s Catering from their food truck.
Some of the booths will have locally made or eco-friendly items for sale. Come with a smile and ready to meet some of the amazing people and wildlife that live in the region.
We are happy to have the following organizations participate thus far: Wild Spirit Education, Magic Moments Carriage Rides, Penn State Extension Master Gardeners, Royal Wind and Solar, Knitting 4 Peace, Dun Roving Farm, Steady Plow Farm LLC, Girl Scouts of Western New York, Chautauqua County Humane Society, Petrichor Paper, Trendy Wendy Handbags, Can-Am Mushers, Franklin’s Honey and Apples, 3 C’s Food Truck, and Evergreen Outfitters.
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.
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 Can-Am Mushers (Front Yard)