Ahhhhh fall!!!! I may not be a fan of the cooler weather. #ForeverAFloridaGirl , but I do love fall activities!!! Fall is filled with so much family fun, I almost forget how miserable I get once the temps go below 60 degrees.
This past weekend was the first weekend of the Peek'n Peak Fall Festival. We have been going every year since my daughter was one, so it has become a yearly family tradition! Definitely one of the better fall festivals in the area for sure!
Final Weekend: October 21-22, 2017
Celebrate Fall at the 30th Annual Fall Fest at Peek'n Peak Resort! 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 beside activities like the pumpkin cannon, children's games, petting zoo, live entertainment, pony rides, ski lift rides, classic car cruise-in and an annual snowsports equipment swap!
This was finally the year my friends!!!! My daughter is pony/horse/unicorn OBSESSED! But, for some reason gets scared and wants someone to stand next to her when she rides them -_- Makes me feel like a helicopter parent when I’m indeed not since I’m usually the only parent accompanying my child for the actual ride lol.... Finally, at five, she rode the pony all by herself!!! A huge milestone and made the Peek'n Peak Fall Festival that much more memorable!
Maybe now we can start looking into those riding lessons for my horse obsessed child since Mommy no longer needs to be there to babysit the ride :)
The Peek'n Peak Fall Festival also has a pretty large petting zoo! Always a hit with all the kids in attendance. The petting zoo is always the first thing my daughter runs to when we get to the Peek’N Peak Fall Festival!
Food & Drinks!
Make sure to come plenty hungry and thirsty because the Peek'n Peak Fall Festival is filled with all sorts of goodies! A beer tent filled with brews and wine and even a fried dough stand!!! If you are in the mood for a real meal, tons of lunch and dinner options as well :)
Have you attended a fall festival this year?
Hubby & I's wedding anniversary was this past Monday!! We are huge foodies, as you couldn't tell from this very site and my social channels lol. So we were extremely worried with our anniversary being on a Monday, that we wouldn't find anywhere fabulous to dine! All of our local favorite yummy spots are closed Monday's. Hospitality folks do need a day off, so I can't blame them for choosing Monday's. Monday is the lamest day of the week after all.
After a good ole' google search, we discovered dina's restaurant in Ellicottville, NY! Then I kid you not, I hop on Instagram and a friend of mine was dinning there! I asked her for the scoop on dina's restaurant & she wrote me back with nothing but raves! She loved dina's restaurant. So we took all of this as a sign from the universe that we were just meant to make the 30 minute adventure to Ellicottville, NY for a delicious anniversary dinner at dina's!
About dina's restaurant
Experience the comforting atmosphere and the unique menu offered at Dina’s Restaurant. Located in the heart of the bustling resort village of Ellicottville, NY, Dina’s prepares satisfying, healthy foods that appeal to a health-conscious clientele. Dina’s selections are made to order from local, fresh ingredients whenever possible. dina's takes pride in what they serve - including their selection of homemade cakes, cookies, pies and other sweet endings. No reservations taken – dina's wants you to be spontaneous!
What Did We Eat?
Hubby started with a ceaser salad and had the ribs for his main course. My daughter had the pepperoni pizza. Yes, our 5 year old daughter came with us on our anniversary dinner. It is what it is sometimes ;-) & I started with the asparagus soup and had the strip steak for my entree. The strip steak came with asparagus, so that's how I made my dinner selection lol. I'm addicted to asparagus!!!
Every table also starts out with bread and an olive oil dip. I was a huge fan of how dina's restaurant added balsamic to the olive oil to give the mixture a even yummier taste! Definitely doing this at home!
INCREDIBLE!! Every last dish was beyond delicious. My steak was so tender, I also had asparagus soup for the very first time ever and left dina's restaurant with plans of concocting my very own version. I also found out that adding balsamic to olive oil makes the best bread dip EVER!!!! The restaurant is also fabulously decorated, so all you Instagramers will have a hoot shooting away. I seriously can't thank the universe enough for bringing us to dina's. Best Monday EVER!!!! Definitely on my top Western New York dinning spots list! If you find yourself in Ellicottville, you MUST check it out!
OPEN DAILY AT 7 A.M.
Breakfast - Monday - Saturday till 11:30 am; Sunday till 12:00 pm
Lunch - Monday - Saturday 11:30 am - 4:15 pm; Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Dinner - Sunday - Thursday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm; Friday - Saturday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm; Holidays till 10 pm
Have you been to Ellicottville, NY? Have you dined at dina's?
CourtneyLynne is former model turned mommy & wifey! When not blogging all things foodie, fashion, travel, mom life & straight up fabulousness to the masses, she can be found chasing her toddler around in 6in stilettos & laughing at her own jokes her glass of wine told her to tell.