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.

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please call us for more information at (716) 569-2345 or check the sponsor page.

$8 Adults
$6 Nature Center Members
$2 Children ages 3 – 15
Free 2 and under
Free parking
The event is open house style, though some activities do have scheduled times.

Schedule of events:

10:00 a.m. – Nature Center opens for admission
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
2:30 p.m. – WILD Creatures live animals meet and greet (Multipurpose Room)
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 – grain grinding demos
  • Carol Bobek – wool spinning demo
  • Chautauqua County Humane Society – adoptable pets
  • Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy
  • Evergreen Outfitters – snowshoe demo
  • Franklin’s Honey and Apples
  • Husky Paws Rescue, Inc. – sled dog demonstrations
  • Insect house building
  • Knitting for Wellbeing
  • Leather working demos
  • Magic Moments Carriage Rides
  • Maple Syrup tapping demo and tasting
  • Master Gardeners of Chautauqua County
  • Nest box building
  • Outdoor cooking demonstration with Boy Scout Troop 169
  • Outdoor games
  • Roger Tory Peterson Institute
  • Royal Wind and Solar
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Scouts – Earn a winter fun patch
  • Steady Plow Farms
  • 3 C’s Catering Food Truck
  • Totemic Treasures
  • Trendy Wendy Handbags
  • Warren County Master Gardeners
  • WILD Creatures – exotics including tarantulas and lizards
  • Wild Spirit Education – live birds of prey

Special Information:

Some activities are outdoors, so please dress for the weather. If you’d like, bring your own sled, cross-country skis, or snowshoes to extend the fun. 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


2019 Event Sponsors


Snowy Owl:


– Orkin
– Tri-James

– Courier Capital, LLC
 MW Graphics
– Royal Wind and Solar
– Steady Plow Farm, LLC
 WRRN, WKNB, WNAE Radio Partners LLC




Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 569-2345

Click here for directions


Monday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Thank you, Community Partners

Audubon Community Partners make a significant financial contribution each year because they believe that every child deserves the opportunity to have a real and healthy connection to nature.

Bob and Kathy Frucella

The Boocha Family
Defrees Family Memorial Fund
Community Foundation of Warren County
Hal and Mary Conarro