Bemus Point’s Fall Fest is September 16 – 18
Celebrate the changing of the seasons during Bemus Point’s Annual Fall Fest, September 16-18!
This celebration of autumn will include a street market with vendors and sidewalk fare, a petting zoo, open houses, live music and seasonal food & drink specials at the restaurants, “Draw-a-Leaf Discounts” at the stores and more!
Around Town: Street Market
Take a stroll along Main Street during the Fall Fest Street Market on Saturday and Sunday from 10-5 (many vendors will also be selling their wares from 10-5 on Friday).
Visit over 50 specialty vendors selling their locally made goods, delicious fall treats and artwork. You’ll find our friends from Alpacaville, Ace Kettle Corn, Killa Kookies & Kream, Studio Julep, Bemus Point Inn Restaurant, Brigiotta’s, Crown Street Roasting, Little Creek Maple Syrup, Red’s Clay Co, Stone & Outdoor Living Center, Tom’s Place, Sew Stinkin’ Cute, and many more!
Draw-a-Leaf Discounts: 5% – 50% Off!
A highlight of this event is the “Draw-a-Leaf” Discounts at Bemus Point’s stores…this annual sale is a customer favorite!
Customers draw from a jar of leaves when they check-out, each marked with a discount between 5% and 50%. Items that are almost never discounted are included in this Fall Fest special. It’s the perfect time for customers to save on that special something they’ve had their eye on.
Shop at all participating stores (Bemus Point Pottery, G.I. Threads, Lakeside Arts & Furniture, Petals & Twigs Gifts and Children’s Shoppe, Skillmans, The Ugly Peacock, Treasures on Main) and you might find yourself on a lucky streak! *
Open Houses, Live Music and Special Events
There will be a Classic Car and Motorcycle Cruise-In at the Bemus Point Golf Club & Tap House on Saturday, beginning at 1PM. Bring your classic car or bike and meet some new friends and auto enthusiasts while enjoying music and Mikey’s Famous Chicken BBQ.
The Lawson Center and the Bemus Point Historical Society will be hosting open houses on Saturday (11-3), visitors can stop by and see their newest exhibits. It will also be the last weekend that the Bemus Point-Stow Ferry will be running, so be sure to catch a ride!
Enjoy live music around the village; kicked off on Friday with Shaky Ray, playing at the Bemus Point Golf Club & Tap House (6PM), followed by the XOXO Pop Band at The Fish (7PM).
On Saturday The Untouchables will perform at The Fish (7PM), with DJ Carmello (1-5PM) and Porcelain Bus Drivers (5-9PM) at the Bemus Point Golf Club & Tap House. The Green Door Tavern will also be hosting live music on Saturday from 3-6PM.
Stop by on Sunday afternoon and enjoy Only Humen at The Fish (1PM).
Petting Zoo & Face Painting
Fall Fest isn’t complete without a visit to the petting zoo! A staple during Bemus Point events, the petting zoo features animals that people of all ages can enjoy. The petting zoo will be located across the street from the Bemus Point Fire Hall on Saturday and Sunday from 11-4. Children will also be able to get their faces painted right next door at Lakeside Arts & Furniture, one of Bemus Point’s newest businesses!
Fall Food & Drink Specials at the Restaurants
You’ll find delicious seasonal fall specials for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks at Bemus Point’s dining establishments.
Start with breakfast at the Bemus Point Inn, serving up pumpkin waffles topped with whipped cream cheese, sliced banana, and pecan praline sauce. They’ll also have a booth at the street market with their mini-cinis and some delicious lunch options! Stop by Lake Life Café and try a pumpkin spice latte (served hot, iced or frozen) or hot caramel apple cider with a pumpkin spice or maple cinnamon donut. You can even get a pumpkin cake pop to enjoy while you shop the street market!
Get into the fall spirit at the Village Casino with their tasty apple pecan salad or pumpkin cheesecake. Their Fall Fest special will include ½ off select draft beer! Coppola’s Pizzaria will be serving up pizza by the slice for Fall Fest, and hosting a cornhole contest….the winner gets a free pizza!
Savor dishes like Guppy’s Tavern’s spatzle topped with creamy mushroom gravy followed by a dessert of pumpkin bread pudding. Visitors that head to The Green Door Tavern can play some yard games (like Yardzee) and try one of these specialty cocktails: apple cider mimosa, pumpkin spice white Russian, and boozy caramel hot chocolate.
For dessert enjoy Perry’s ice cream from the Bemus Point Market, or brown butter bourbon cake at Ellicottville Brewing on Chautauqua.
Meet Us in The Middle!
Meet us in the middle of beautiful Chautauqua Lake for this fun fall kick-off! Fall Fest is a great event for all ages, there’s something for everyone in Bemus Point!
Thank you to our sponsors, Shults Auto Group and Bemus Point Business Association for supporting this annual event!
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*Some items excluded, Participation may vary