Bemus Point Fall Festival


Article Contributed by
Katie Smith

If you didn’t make enough trips to Bemus Point over the summer to shop, eat, drink and enjoy the atmosphere, the merchants in the village invite you back to celebrate one more time!

Bemus Point merchants are holding their 8th annual Fall Festival September 16 to 18. The village will be decorated for the season, area shops will offer ‘Draw A Leaf’ discounts on merchandise, there will be food and drink specials all throughout the village.

“This year it’s more than shopping, it’s a real festival atmosphere”, reported event chair and shop owner Kim Walters. “YMCA Camp Onyasa will host a fund raising camp cookout at the Lakeside Cottage Shoppe and the Bemus Point United Methodist Church will be accepting paper product donations for their food pantry at the Flip Side. The fire hall will be grilling hot dogs and the Lawson Center and the Historical Society will be open to visitors. We’ve also invited Alpacaville, KC Pops Kettle Corn, CHQ local foods, the Ellery SnoCrusiers, Loud Products and All American Karate School to join us that weekend. You will find displays, demonstrations and vendor booths all around the village”

In addition; the popular Petting Zoo by Mike Morton will set up in front of the Muskie Mall, Dan Vogan will be playing in front of Coppola’s Pizza and plans are underway to include more musicians, local organizations and carriage rides.

The Lamplighter Lounge at the Hotel Lenhart will open especially for this weekend and this will be the final 2016 weekend for the Italian Fisherman.
“We – area merchants, restaurants and shop keepers – really don’t want the season to end,” added Imagine owner Myriam Mayshark, “this is a chance for our customers to visit one more time and for the shop keepers to say thank you for a great summer. Many of them tell me there isn’t anywhere else like Bemus Point – so many unique shops, all in one area; all locally owned and operated.”

Joining Imagine for the festival weekend specials will be Bemus Point Children’s Shoppe, Bemus Point Pottery, GG My Love, Lakeside Cottage, Petals and Twigs, Skillman’s, Art Loft and Wired on Main. Dining and Drinking establishments include EBC, Hare and Hounds, SeeZurh House, Guppy’s, the Village Casino, Coppola’s Pizzeria, the Bemus Point Inn, the Bemus Market, the Lamplighter Lounge and the Italian Fisherman.

Bemus Point Merchants have created a website – – that highlights events, provides directions and the latest news from the lakeside community. You can also find Bemus Point on Facebook.

Bemus Point is located 45 miles from Erie, 85 miles from Buffalo, only 135 miles from Cleveland and a short 10 miles from Jamestown! Visit the Village on September 16 to 18 for the 8th Annual Fall Festival.