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Arrival and Admissions
When you drive in to our main entrance, friendly volunteers will collect your admission fees ($5/adults and children over 12, $2/children 12 and under, $Free/ two and under) and direct you to a parking spot.
- 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: Birds of Prey (hawks and owls) presentation by Paul Fehringer, wildlife rehabilitator and founder of Wild Spirit Education.
- 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: Birds of Prey presentation by Paul Fehringer, wildlife rehabilitator and founder of Wild Spirit Education.
- 2:00pm: Hike with a Naturalist – Explore the grounds with a guide and see what is happening in the winter world.
- 2:30 pm: Gardening for Wildlife – Bruce Robinson will show how to make your backyard into a haven for wildlife.
Activities (Some with Additional Fees)
Evergreen Outfitters- FREE! Snowshoe demos throughout day
Fluvanna Boy Scouts Troop #169- FREE! Outdoor cooking demonstrations with lots of samples
Bluebird House Building – $5 Offering a hands-on opportunity to work side by side with our volunteers as they help you put together your very own Bluebird House.
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
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.
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.
Chinese Auction: You just might find a treasure or two here so be sure to stop by the auction table.
Door Prizes and Raffle: Don’t miss your chance to also walk away with a door prize!! Another Repurposed Braided Rug will be one of the raffle items this year.
Chris Collins: Chris will demonstrate how to make cordage from natural materials.
Exhibitors / Vendors
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!
Second Season Mittens – Using repurposed sweaters, this business turns them into wonderful mittens!
Jasche- A variety of homemade and handmade soaps and lotions,, chapstick, and hair conditioner
JCC Earth Awareness Club- Club activities will be on display along with information on ecofriendly products and practices; information will be available regarding local and global environmental issues.
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!
Dun Roving Farm Alpacas - Meet the alpacas and browse hats, scarves and other goods made from the alpaca fur.
Warren Master Gardeners - Learn all about how to design, plant and prepare your garden.
KR Communications - Direct TV vendor
Sue Wymer with Jewels by Park Lane - Use natural stones to dress yourself up.
Chautauqua County Humane Society - visit with some friendly animals that need some loving homes!
Conewango Creek Watershed Association - Learn about the watershed you live in.
JAS Nature Photography Club
Southern Tier Astronomical Recreation Society (STARS)
Melissa Wilson, Scentsy
Chautauqua County Department of Health
Bruce Robinson Photography
New Leash on Life – Animals in search of loving homes can be found in the loving care of this organization.
Chautauqua County Master Gardeners – Fun-filled garden activities for all ages and information on gardening
Southern Tier Woodcarvers Association – This group will demonstrate woodcarving techniques and display some of its woodcarvings.
Paul Fehringer, founder of Wild Spirit Education, will present two educational Birds of Prey programs. Paul brings raptors and live birds to the Audubon. Local species are represented by non-releasable live birds of prey. Concepts Covered include: Avian adaptations, Bird identification, Anatomy, Predator/prey relationships, Migration, and Ornithology.
Bruce Robinson will present on Gardening for Wildlife and share information about how to turn your yard into a haven for wildlife.
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 Kitchen – Chili [meat eaters and vegetarian - a tradition at the festival], Hot Dogs, Fudge Brownies, hot chocolate with marshmallows, assorted sodas, milk, fresh fruit and more.
Hot Bar- Locally roasted coffee, hot chocolate, an assortment of tea and brownies will be available outside the kitchen, along with fresh fruit and other goodies.