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Pre-Industrial Festivities At Homestead Festival On Saturday July 14

In Uncategorized on July 11, 2012 at 4:49 pm

The Buffalo Audubon Society will be holding its annual Homestead Festival Saturday, July 14th, 2012. Activities run from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java NY 14113.

The Homestead Festival focuses on pre-industrial life. This year’s festival will include many exhibitors demonstrating old time arts and crafts like blacksmithing, candle making, flint knapping, broom making, hearth cooking, woodcarving, basketry and more. Participants will meet settlers, rangers and mountain men, and even meet Charles Darwin in person!

Activities for children include leather working, tin stamping and other crafts. There will be homemade ice cream, and other foods made the traditional way, all to the sound of live bluegrass music.

The 400-acre Beaver Meadow Audubon Center is only 15 minutes south of East Aurora. Visitors can walk 8 miles of trails during the festival and experience a range of habitats and environments while reconnecting with nature.

The cost is $7 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and under and free for children 3 and under.

The Buffalo Audubon Society is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that promotes appreciation and enjoyment of the natural world through education and stewardship.

For more information you can contact Beaver Meadow Audubon Center by phone at (585) 457-3228 or e-mail them at

Post courtesy of Ellen George, Beaver Meadow Audubon Center

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