Our friends at Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau have provided us with a calendar of fall events in their area. They invite everyone to travel to that area to experience the fall foliage and spend some enjoyable time at the various events. You might even want to stay the night. For a complete list of fall events, check the website www.tourchautauqua.com or call 716-357-4569.
Findley Lake Harvest Festival – September 1-3, 2023
Route 426 and Route 430, Findley Lake, NY 14736
This Labor Day celebration includes vendors, crafters, an art show, live music, food, a beer tent, wine tasting, and a kids’ carnival. The Findley Lake Library Club holds a book sale in The Waterwheel.
Busti Apple Festival – September 23-24, 2023
Busti Historical Society, 3443 Lawson Rd, Jamestown, NY 14701
This festival is a two-day event held rain or shine. All ages will enjoy old-time craft demonstrators, a working grist mill, and the 1840s miller’s house restoration project, while taking in the over 100 hand-made craft vendors, food, fresh baked pies, apple cider, apples and horse drawn carriage rides. No pets, please. Parking adjacent to event.
Panama Rocks Foliage Festival – September 30-October 1, 2023
Panama Rocks Scenic Park, 11 Rock Hill Rd, Panama, NY 14767
See traditional crafts such as glass-blowing, chainsaw carving and blacksmithing. Shop handmade craft vendors, enjoy delicious food, music and fall and Halloween-themed activities.
Peek’n Peak Fall Fest – October 14-15 and October 21-22, 2023
Peek’n Peak Resort, 1405 Olde Rd, Clymer, NY 14724
Celebrate Fall at the 35th Annual Fall Fest at Peek’n Peak Resort. Experience two weekends full of fall fun in the foothills of Western New York. Brilliant foliage sets the scene for a juried craft show with more than 130 vendors and a farmers’ market. Vendors range from local painters and candle makers to professional photographers and local ironsmiths. The Greg Neid Memorial Car show will be held on the first weekend of the event.
Harvest Moon Cemetery Tours – October 20-21, 2023
Barker Commons, Fredonia, NY 14063
The Harvest Moon Cemetery Tours offers both a guided trolley tour and a walking tour through the historic Forest Hill Cemetery. Tours feature scripted scenes that highlight the history of Fredonia by telling the stories of some of the cemetery’s most notorious residents.
Lake Erie Wine Country Harvest Celebration Weekend – November 3-5, 2023
Lake Erie Wine Country, PO Box 44, Westfield, NY 14787
Enjoy wine and sample pairings at each of their 20 member wineries.