This cute little candy shop out in the boondocks proclaims itself to be the "best candy in Chautauqua County". Heck, it is about the only one around here.
The family owned and operated store has all kinds of soft and hard candy. Suckers, candy bars, jaw-breakers, gum, candy canes, the list goes on. And the prices were very reasonable.
My wife got into a half-hour conversion with the counter lady about how the store got started and family and kid issues. So, in a word, it is a friendly place to shop.
After satisfying our sweet tooth and with a bag of goodies to take home to the grandkids, we left the place with a smile on our face.
Busti was formed from land that had been in two townships (Ellicott and Harmony) and Busti in turn gave up land to Jamestown. Over the 150 years of its development, Busti has incorporated several communities under its governance.
Communities that presently are within the Busti township are:
Ashville.... hamlet on southwest side of Chautauqua Lake on route 474
Boomertown... south of Ashville Bay, on route 30
Cottage Park... hamlet on Chautauqua, northwest of town
Lakewood... village on southern end of Chautauqua Lake
Loomises... on Chautauqua Lake, north of Ashville
Maple Point... hamlet on Chautauqua Lake just east of Loomises
Shermans Bay... hamlet along Chautauqua Lake on route 394
Vukote... on Chautauqua Lake abutting Maple Point
This is October and that is a pumpkin and we are in Busti.... put it all together and what do you get?.... pumpkin hurling!
This grand event is a hoot. Gadgeteers line up with their contraptions for throwing a pumpkin as far as they can. And while you are watching the contestants chunking away,you can grab some food that the Ladies Auxilliary has on sale in the food tent or listen to the local marching band or visit one of the craft tents where odds and ends are on sale.
This event goes on rain or shine and it lasts most of the day. So come prepared with proper clothing and good walking shoes and bring a lawn chair if you need one. There are no bleachers just a big open field with a bunch of crazy pumpkin hurlers going at it.
to get there:
3440 Lawson Road
I-86 exit 12 to route 60 south, go through Jamestown to connect to Washington Street and go west on Washington a block or two to get to Forest Avenue south. In Busti, connect to route 26 (Mill Road) south and go to the Y in the road. Lawson Road is the right side of the Y.