A celebration of the change in seasons will be held this weekend at the seventh annual Bemus Point Fall Fest.
The three-day festival starts Friday and will last from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sunday. There will be live music on the floating stage, a street market, sidewalk fare, an arts-and-crafts show, a petting zoo with pony rides and seasonal food and drink specials at local restaurants. The annual highlight of this event is the “Draw-a-Leaf” event, which entails discounts ranging from 5-50 percent off at local retailers. Ten locally owned stores will be participating in Fall Fest: Bemus Bay Children’s Shoppe, Bemus Point Pottery, GG My Love, Imagine, Lakeside Cottage Shoppe, Petals & Twigs, Six Main Gifts, Skillmans, The Ugly Peacock and Wired on Main.
The Fall Fest will feature new attractions this year as well. The street market on Main Street will feature assorted vendors selling local produce, wine, fall fare and more. The vendors will include Abers Acres, McChesney’s Farm, Peterson’s Farm, Steady Plow Farm, 21 Brix Winery, K.C. Pops Kettle Corn and the Grape Discovery Center. An arts-and-crafts show will also be hosted outdoors at Imagine on Saturday and Sunday and features work by local artists Anne Jackson, Yancey Gillies, Jackie Thies, Elaine Caflish and more.
Local bands will also be showcased on the floating stage Saturday and Sunday. Day passes, which provide open seating and admission, will be sold for $5 at the Italian Fisherman. Starting at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, the Untouchables will take the stage, followed by Derek Davis Band at 2 p.m., Smackdab at 3:30 p.m. and We Speak Canadian at 5 p.m. On Sunday, Mick Hayes Band will play at 2 p.m.
Family activities will also be happening around the village. A petting zoo and pony rides will be at The Musky Mall, corn hole can be played outside of the Lakeside Cottage Shoppe and face painting will be provided by Eventz by Scott. Cracker Jack Farms’ stage coach rides will also be taking trips around town and The Lawson Boating Heritage Center will be holding an open house over the weekend.
Restaurants in the village will be featuring seasonal fall specials as well as providing sidewalk fare for the event, including the Italian Fishermans’ seafood chowder and sausage sandwiches. Caramel apples by Eve’s Apples will be available on Skillmans’ front porch and the Bemus Point Market will have Perry’s seasonal ice cream flavors, Pumpkin Pie and Apple Pie, for their customers to enjoy. The Hotel Lenhart invites the public to come and enjoy cocktails in their Lamplighter Room and watch the sunset from their porch as they close their 2015 season. Seasonal specials will also be offered at the Bemus Point Inn Restaurant, Coppola’s Pizzaria, Guppy’s Tavern, See-Zurh House, The Village Casino, Wired on Main and Ye Hare ‘n Hounds Inn.
Original article by The Post-Journal.