Autumn Festival enters its 43rd year on Wellesley Island

Published: Oct. 8, 2022 at 9:07 PM EDT
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WELLESLEY ISLAND, New York (WWNY) - Celebrating its 43rd year, the Autumn Fest was back at the Minna Anthony Common Nature Center.

Featuring cider pressing, scarecrow making, and pumpkin picking, the event brought a taste of fall to Wellesley Island State Park.

Guests also got the chance to get up close and personal with a number of animals like goats, donkeys, and even an owl.

Despite drawing in a sizable crowd, Event co-chair Kerry Roberge says the event wasn’t about money.

The nature center just wanted to give kids a chance to learn about the great outdoors.

“It’s something that whether we make a lot of money or not is not our goal. We want to offer a lot of education to children and things they wouldn’t be able to do otherwise,” said Roberge.

The Autumn Festival is a single-day event and went through 4pm. Organizers say they will continue the tradition next year.