Saturday, February 1, 2020, 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
$6 Children ages 3 – 15
Free 2 and under
The event is open house style, though some activities do have scheduled times.
Winter is wonderful — for hiking, making, and exploring. You can do all three and more at ACNC’s Snowflake Festival. Meet live animals, take a guided winter hike, or make some items indoors while you learn about what you’re making.
Admission includes many of the activities including guided hikes, snowshoe trials, many of the make-and-take items, winter scavenger hunt, taste-testing maple syrup, and meeting the live animals. Most exhibits are open including the Third Floor Nature Play Area.
Food is available from 3 C’s food truck and there are a number of other activities like making a nest box for wildlife available for a nominal fee. You could stay for hours and many visitors do. Check ACNC’s website for updated information on vendors and activities.
Schedule of events:
While most activities are continuous, naturalist-led hikes will be at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and the meet-and-greet with Wild Spirit Education’s live owls and hawks will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The time for WILD Creatures’ exotics, including tarantulas and lizards, is still to be determined.
This year’s vendors and activities include (more to be added, check back):
- Basket Making
- Chautauqua County Humane Society
- Chautauqua County Master Gardeners
- Conewango Creek Watershed Association
- Dole Studio leather working
- Evergreen Outfitters with snowshoes to try
- Franklin’s Honey and Apples with kettle corn
- Indoor crafts
- Knitting for Wellbeing
- Nest box and suet feeder building
- Outdoor cooking demonstration with Boy Scout Troop 169
- Outdoor games
- Outdoor Nature Play Area
- Scavenger hunt
- Scouts and others can earn a Winter Fun Patch
- 3 C’s Catering Food Truck
- Trendy Wendy Handbags and winter wear
- Uncle Rick’s Sugar House with maple syrup tasting
- Warren County Fiber Artists
- Warren County Master Gardeners
- WILD Creatures – exotics including tarantulas and lizards
- Wild Spirit Education – live birds of prey
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.
2020 Event Sponsors
An additional Thank you to Audubon’s Community Partners:
Bob and Kathy Frucella
Chautauqua Region Community Foundation
Jessie Smith Darrah Fund
Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation
Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
The Boocha Family
Bush Industries, Inc.
Community Foundation of Warren County
Hal and Mary Conarro
Defrees Family Memorial Fund
FSC Security Systems, LLC
Kinetic by Windstream
Metallic Ladder Manufacturing Corp.
Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701
Monday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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