Presenting This Year:
Saturday and Sunday:
- TALONS! A predatory bird show at noon &
2 PM Saturday & Sunday: Talons is known nationwide for their show. Talons will be presenting both days with their
hawks, owls and other predatory birds. "Conservation through interaction"...Thrilling while educating, with Raptors the way
they were meant to be....Flying! See these beautiful birds fly through the audience and learn about their habitats and
lifestyles. Visit Lorrie Schumacher's (Master Class Falconer) website at: http://www.talonsbirdsofprey.com/
- Our very talented Nature Artists, featuring Marilyn Vona,
Artist of the year: Our annual tradition of having nature art continues. Come view and purchase these nature themed
- Crafts: This year, our festival has expanded to include
crafts as well. We will have a variety of crafters set up on the front lawn. These include all types, from quilts to
jewelery to wooden crafts.
- Horse Drawn Wagon Rides: Weather Permitting, the Chapin's
wiill be back to share the luxury of their horses while offering rides through our fields.
- Renewable Energy: SUNY Morrisville Dr. Phillip Hoffmeyer
- Go Mining! Olde Erie Mining will be here to allow children to get the chance to "mine" different
stones in a real mining environment.
- It's a Small World: Come visit a variety of
different exotic animals, including Wallaby and Kotimundi.
- Geocaching: Come learn the art and science behind
geocaching. Get the opportunity to meet others in the area who share the interest, or get pointers on how to start.
- Energy Wright: take a ride on stationary bike which spins a generator attached
to lightbulbs, and produce your own electricity. Compare the difficulty of powering an incandescent bulb with a more efficent
- Children's entertainment such as petting animals, sand art, face painting, make-n-take
crafts, games and more fun.
- LIVE MUSIC! Throughout the weekend we will have live performance by the Technicolor Trailer
Park. Hear their music at http://www.myspace.com/technicolortrailerpark. They play a great variety of folk, bluegrass, country and childrens music.
- Also new this year, visit some of our local farms! Promote
"green" practices and buy local! A variety of different farms will offer their products and have educational experiences as
well! See babydoll sheep, and learn about bee keeping!
- Civil War Encampment, 157th Volunteers
- Tractor rides to the Overlook
- Trout Unlimited
- Madison County Links Trail
- Reynolds Game Farm Pheasants
- Beaver Lake Nature Center
Saturday Only: Special Presentations
-Dr McCrimmon from Cazenovia College, who has studied rookeries in NYS & at the GSC, will
do a powerpoint presentation "The Great Blue Heron" at 11 AM & 1 PM.
- WoodCreek Reptiles: Get the chance to touch, pet and learn about different reptiles throughout
- Ducks Unlimited
Many Thanks to our Festival Sponsers:
Bill Magee, Assemblyman
Blue Ribbon; Isadore A. Rapasadi & Sons, Inc.
Oneida Nation Foundation
Rosemond Gifford Zoo