Visitor Info

We are planning for 2014! Check back for more information as we begin pulling together another great festival! 

Arrival and Admissions

When you drive in to our main entrance, friendly volunteers will collect your admission fees ($6 ages 13 and older; $2 children 3-12; Free Children 2 and under) and direct you to a parking spot.

2014 Schedule (Tentative)

  • The festival runs from 10:00am until 4:00pm.
  • 10:30am: Hike with a Naturalist – Explore the grounds with a guide and see what is happening in the winter world.
  • 11:30am: Wild Spirit Education – live birds of prey!
  • 12:00pm – 4:00 pm: Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides
  • 12:00pm: Hike with a Naturalist – Explore the grounds with a guide and see what is happening in the winter world.
  • 12, 1, 2, 3 and 4 pm: Kicksled Demonstrations outdoors by Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue
  • 1:00pm: Wild Spirit Education – live birds of prey!
  • 2:00pm: Hike with a Naturalist – Explore the grounds with a guide and see what is happening in the winter world.
  • 2:30 pm: Snowy Owls – Learn more about these recent visitors to Chautauqua County

2014 Activities (Some with Additional Fees) – We are planning 2014′s festival now! Interested? Contact us!

Evergreen Outfitters- FREE! Snowshoe demos throughout day

Fluvanna Boy Scouts Troop #169- FREE! Outdoor cooking demonstrations with lots of samples

Birdhouse Building 1

Build a nest box or suet feeder $5

Bird Nest Box and Suet Feeder Building – $5 Offering a hands-on opportunity to work side by side with our volunteers as they help you put together your very own nest box or suet feeder.

Kids Crafts and Painting – Join Olivia Sechriest and Joyce Weber in the picturesque and scenic Audubon Sky Room for fun and hands-on craft making

Linda O’Brien (Eagle Care): will talk about Liberty, our resident Bald Eagle, and give behind the scenes tours

Sleigh Rides 2

Horse-Drawn Sleigh (or Wagon) Rides – $3 age 13 and older, $2 children 3-12, free 2 and under

Horse-Drawn SleighRides: Join Dennis Wright and his team of horses for a sleigh ride adventure. See a picture of his horses on the main page of this site. Extra fee applies.

Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue: Participate in Kick Sled demonstrations with this non-profit organization formed to help Siberian Huskies and Siberian Husky mixes that have been abused, neglected, abandoned, or surrendered by their owners.

Naturalist-Led Hiking Tours: Tag along with an Audubon Naturalist on a walk-about. It’s hard to know what you’ll find with the crazy weather we’ve been having, but if you don’t learn at least one new thing, we’ll give you a dollar.

Door Prizes and Raffle: Don’t miss your chance to also walk away with a door prize!! An original painting will be one of the raffle items this year.

Cross-country Ski demos: Never been cross-country skiing? Try it out!


2014 Exhibitors / Vendors – We are planning for 2014 now! Interested? Contact us!

These vendors and demonstrators have been confirmed. Don’t see you name here and are planning on coming? Get your vendor application to Sarah Hatfield soon!

Braymiller Builders- Offering a display of windows, doors, and tub liner systems

Carol Spencer-Offering spinning with a wheel and drop spindle of yarn, fiber, wool, and more.

Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy - Learn about the watershed you live in with some fun activities!

Chris Collins: Chris will demonstrate how to make cordage from natural materials.

Dun Roving Farm Alpacas - Meet the alpacas and browse hats, scarves and other goods made from the alpaca fur.

Chautauqua County Humane Society - visit with some friendly animals that need some loving homes!

CCE Master Gardeners of Chautauqua County- Fun-filled garden activities for all ages and information on gardening

Kniti Griti Works: Handmade, unique clay and pottery items.

Herbs R 4 U -

David Robb - Stretch Bottle Art

Chautauqua County Health Department

Warren County Master Gardeners

Alice’s Wonderland - winter hats, scarves and gloves, all natural body scrubs and soaps

Cinsational Designs - animal themed greeting cards and hand-made jewelry

Amtilia Outreach and Education - live animals, animal rescue, educational programs

Josie’s Jewelry –

STARS (Southern Tier Astronomical Recreation Society)

Love A Duck - vintage items, repurposed and upcycled items

Aimee Loree - whitetail antler jewelry

Queen Anne Soaps - handmade, naturally scented soaps; homemade all-natural doggie biscuits


Auditorium Programs

We are working on 2014′s presentations! Have a suggestion? Let us know!

11:30 – Wild Spirit Education: Daytime Sky Hunters - See live birds of prey up close and learn all about their unique ways of surviving as a daytime hunter.

1:00 – Wild Spirit Education: Owls – Learn all about owls and the awesome ways they get around at night.


Food

Franklin’s Honey & Apples – From their 18Ft. trailer they will be serving delicious Kettle Corn, Cotton Candy, Honey, Apple Chips, Honeystix, and selling crocheted towels!!

Audubon KitchenBob Evans is our chili sponsor! They will be providing the meat chili. The kitchen will also have vegetarian chili, hot dogs, brownies, hot chocolate, sodas, and more.

Hot Bar- Locally roasted coffee, hot chocolate, an assortment of tea and brownies will be available outside the kitchen, along with other goodies.