Snowflake Local Living Festival

Saturday, February 4, 2017, 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.

Admission: $6, $2 3-15, free 2 and under; The event is open house style, though some activities do have scheduled times.

Schedule of events:
10:00 a.m. – Festival opens
10:30 a.m. – Hike with a Naturalist
11:00 a.m. – Wild Spirit Education live owls program
Noon – 4:00 p.m. wagon rides with Magic Moments Carriage Rides
Noon – Meet and greet with the birds of prey
12:30 p.m. – Hike with a Naturalist
1:00 p.m. – Wild Spirit Education live birds of prey program
until 3:00 p.m. – Tails of the Tundra sled dog demonstrations
4:00 p.m. – Festival ends

Activities included with admission (things you can do): snowshoeing with Evergreen Outfitters, butter making, leather working with Chuck Dole, grain grinding with Busti Historical Society, maple tapping and syrup tasting, planting seeds, hike with a naturalist, outdoor games, complete a photo scavenger hunt, make a bird feeder with the Girl Scouts of WNY and make a take-it bag for your goodies.
Activities with an extra fee: bird nest box or feeder building ($8), horse-drawn wagon rides with Magic Moments Carriage Rides ($3 age 13+, $2 12 and under), earn a fun patch ($3) when you attend as a scout or on your own (patches are available on a first-come, first-served basis).

Live Animals: Wild Spirit Education will have live birds of prey for two programs and a meet and greet (see schedule above), Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue will have their huskies, and the Chautauqua County Humane Society is planning to bring one of their animals available for adoption. Audubon’s live animals, including Liberty the Bald Eagle, will be happy to visit with you, too.

Demonstrations (things you can watch): Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky rescue and sled demonstrations, Wild Spirit Education live birds of prey program, soap making with Grubby Duck Soaps, wool spinning, knitting with Knitting 4 Peace, weaving, wood carving with Southern Tier Woodcarvers, and outdoor cooking with Fluvanna Boy Scout Troop 169.

Sellers and booths (things to learn about): Chautauqua County Humane Society, Dun Roving Farms, Conewango Creek Watershed Association, Steady Plow Farm, Master Gardeners of Chautauqua County, Warren County Master Gardeners, Girl Scouts of Western New York, Royal Wind and Solar.

Food and drink: Food will be available through the kitchen by the Busti Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary and at Franklin’s Honey and Apples outside. A Hot Bar will provide coffee and cocoa thanks to Stedman Corners Coffee Roasters and sweet treats by Gypsy Moon Cake Co. Outdoor eating space is available in a heated tent this year.

The raffle this year is a handmade 100% repurposed braided wool rug.

Raffle: There is a basket raffle with some great treasures and treats from Ryder’s Cup Coffee Shop’s Off the Beaten Path, Busti Cider Mill, Audubon’s Blue Heron Gift Shop, and more.

The feature raffle is for a 100% repurposed braided wool rug. All handmade from discarded wool clothing, this rug is function and form combined to be a very useful piece of art to add to your household.


Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 569-2345

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