What better way to spend a day with family and friends at that at the 21st Annual Maple Weekend™ on March 18-19 and March 25-26, 2017 from 10am-4pm each day presented by the New York State Maple Producers Association.
It is said that everybody has a double out there in the world somewhere. But is this true for snowflakes?
We’re almost there. Just a little ways to go and we can put winter behind us. One of the best ways to spend one of these remaining chilly evenings is to come warm yourself by fireside at Allegany State Park while listening to some great music! This month’s “By the Fireside” performance is the final one of the season, and features local musician Will Lowry.
Archbishop Walsh Academy and the Walsh Sports Boosters Club will host their annual St. Patrick’s Day Party and Raffle on Saturday, March 18th from 7pm to 11pm at Archbishop Walsh, 208 North 24th St.
It’s the end of the season. Time to get over the winter blues, and get outside!
Dust off those antique skis and dig to the back of the closet for your out dated ski duds and celebrate the spring bumps on the iconic Chute, eat hot dogs and just have a blast!
An Iliad spins the familiar tale of gods and goddesses, undying love and endless battles told through the eyes of a quartet of street poets, whose enigmatic experience of the war reverberates with today’s headlines.
Tickets are $8 for the public, $6 for students, seniors and SBU employees
Join us for a creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky night you won’t forget!
Plan on being part of the 3rd Annual Celebration of the Arts Party on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Bartlett Country Club.
It's time for the Greater Olean Area Home and Garden Show.
One of the enduring showmen of popular music, Tony Orlando first hit the charts when he was just 16, with songs like “Halfway to Paradise” and “Bless You.” In the early 1970s, Orlando shot to superstar status on the strength of smash hits “Candida,” “Knock Three Times,” and the iconic “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree.” In the ensuing 40 years, he has been a fixture on television and
Kids, Go on an “ArtVenture” During Spring Break!
Growing trees in pots is called Bonsai. The history of Bonsai stems from farming practices from long, long ago. It is believed that the Art of Bonsai originated in China and was then spread to Japan through commerce where it was embraced by their culture and religions. Under the influence of the Buddhists and Monks during the 10th and 12th centuries,
Feel like winter will never end? Try a NEW learning Experience! Learn how to make baskets, sew, knit, and quilt at one of the Leon Historical Society's Amish-English Events. Both English and Amish teachers share their world and skills with you at these events. Please come for the day and enjoy seeing and learning how things are done in the Amish and the Modern world.&nbs
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Did you know that you can show your models in horse shows just like real horses? Model showing is fun, creative and educational! It's a great way to enjoy your models and make friends.
As we wait for winter to say goodbye, Cadillac Jack's has planned some fun to share! Join in on the fun, Friday the 28th at 6pm for your next great painting experience.
Enjoy the sounds of Paul Hoefler and Todd Cutshaw and sing along with some cutting edge adult comedy at Good Times Olean.
Learn the In's and Out's of Ranch Horse Pleasure and Riding with professional American Ranch Horse Association Judge Liz Webb Phillips of Ohio. More Information will be posted as it becomes available. Auditors will be welcome but the class will be limited.
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Named one of Rolling Stone’s Greatest Singers of All Time, multi-Grammy Award winner Steve Winwood is ready to bring his musical talents to the Seneca Allegany Events Center.
The performance by Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s Big Band at St. Bonaventure University, postponed because of a March snowstorm, has been rescheduled. The concert will be held at 7 pm on Sunday, April 30, in Rigas Family Theater of the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on campus.
Stretch your muscles as you follow a path over, under and even through rocks that tower as high as 80 feet!
Spend a weekend brushing up on your riding abilities with clinician Susan Strong Kelley.
Located at 505 Route 16 South in Olean, New York, Rock City Park is home to one of the largest natural displays of quartz conglomerate in the world and attracts thousands of global visitors each year.
Treat your Mom to Las Vegas legend, Paul Anka!
The 12th annual gathering of geocachers in beautiful Allegany State Park has been published! ASP Geobash XII will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 8AM to 8PM.
The officials at Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce have scheduled the Community-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, May 20, from 9 AM until 4 PM. The Chamber is encouraging people to get up in their attics, basements, and garages and start sorting and cleaning. For more information on the garage sale, please contact the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce at 716/372-4433.
George Benson is simply an icon.
3 big days! Church Festival at Basilica of St. Mary's of the Angels - A traditional street festival in Olean, NY on W. Henley and N. Union.
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Salesman Willy Loman is in a crisis. He's about to lose his job, he can't pay his bills, and his sons Biff and Happy don't respect him and can't seem to live up to their potential. He wonders what went wrong and how he can make things up to his family.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30pm and Sunday's performance begins at 2:30pm.
Randolph prides itself on the many talented crafters and artisans who display their handmade wares every year, and this year will be no different!
Schedule and more information forthcoming.
Since his start with the Steve Miller Band, Boz Scaggs has been recognized as one of America’s most talented musicians.
Yeeehaw!! An honest-to-goodness rodeo at the home of the Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street, complete with bronco bustin', bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing and stick horse racing for the kids.
Saturday, July 1, to Sunday, July 2 – For the best bang for your summer buck, mark your calendars for Ellicottville’s Summer Music Festival on the scenic slopes of Holiday Valley Resort.
The hills of Salamanca will rock when the legendary Hank Williams, Jr. performs a special outdoor concert on Saturday, July 1st at 7pm!
Put this event on your summer calendar and save the date!!
South Dayton Volunteer Fire Department's Annual Tractor Pull will be held July 7-9 at the Fireman's Grounds, 34 Maple Street, South Dayton.
A nationwide and international audience will once again convene in Salamanca for one of the most grand and enthusiastic celebrations of Native American culture.
Fun in the sun with live music, food/craft vendors, RVs and Boats on display, exhibits, activities and fireworks! It costs only $10 a car load- so bring a big vehicle and pack friends and family in!
Join in and partake over 15 breweries from NY State serving you up some delicious craft brews!
If the way to a person’s heart is through the stomach, then Olean is a destination visitors are sure to love the Taste of Olean on July 23rd. Time to loosen that belt a few notches, gather family and friends and head down to the 68th Annual Art in the Park and the 27th Annual Taste of Olean.
All money raised at this event will be donated to Wounded Warriors and Homeless Veterans.
OK, Make plans to attend the 2017 Cattaraugus County Fair with exciting rides, animal shows and lots of FREE live entertainment!
Stop by to check out the awesome cars and take part in the Chinese Auction and 50/50 drawings.
Great food available: chicken bbq by the Allegany Firemen, hotdogs/hamburgers by the Hinsdale Scouts, and Randy's catering will be there as well.
Face painting, games and live music will entertain the young ones.
Celebrate all things blueberry at the annual Humphrey Blueberry Day!
Taste of Ellicottville where everyone can sample the best that Ellicottville’s fine restaurants have to offer as they set up “Cafe Style” on the streets. Tickets are $1 each and items are between $1-$4. You can purchase tickets at the main ticket booth centrally located in the village. The event will take place throughout the village from 12:00PM – 4:00PM both Saturday and Sunday.
With the dust now settled after two long years of construction to North Union Street, The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce and city leadership are inviting the community out for a night on the town.
Help support the Rehabilitation Center, Homcare Hospice, St. Judes, Make a Wish and more at the Olean Outdoor Fest. A Portion of The Proceeds will be donated to those organizations and attendees are sure to have a great time with this action packed-event held over Labor Day Weekend (Sept 1-3).
For more information or to register, please call 716-532-4295 or 716-699-2377.
Looking for that special bargain? Antiques, lawn, garden and household, produce and many more low cost items will be available at hundreds of garage sales throughout the day. Hungry? Enjoy one of the roadside barbecues or restaurants along the way.
Plan on joining the fun on Allegany’s Main Street for the annual Bonagany Festival, celebrating the friendship between the village of Allegany and St. Bonaventure University communities, on Saturday, September 23rd, from 11am-5pm. This is held annually during St. Bonaventure's Family Weekend and offers families a way to discover the Village and area outside of the campus.
Want to think and act local? Invest in your own communities' people and businesses? Show your support by coming to the 5th annual W.I.L.M.A. (We Invite Local Manufacturers & Artisans) being held at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds the weekend of October 21st and 22nd, 2017.
Guests will be able to sample over 100 hand-crafted beers from over 30 of the best New York State and American craft breweries and wines from New York, Southern Ontario and Ellicottville vintners.
It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!
View the visitor's guide online
request that the Enchanted Mountains guide
be snail mailed to you for FREE!
CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams. http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/pdfs/countynames.pdf
The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_Creek.
In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.