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Annual Maple Weekends 2017

Maple Weekends 2017
Repeats every week until Sun Mar 26 2017 .
Sat, 03/18/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 4:00pm
Sat, 03/25/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 4:00pm

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. 

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Discovering Snowflakes with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Snowflake up close by Huffington Post
Sat, 03/18/2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am

It is said that everybody has a double out there in the world somewhere.  But is this true for snowflakes?

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Say Goodbye to Winter with some Music by the Fireside

Will Lowry
Sat, 03/18/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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.

 

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St. Patrick's Day Party and Raffle

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Sat, 03/18/2017 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

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.

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Signs of Spring Evening Walk

new wetland boardwalk
Thu, 03/23/2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

It’s the end of the season. Time to get over the winter blues, and get outside! 

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Holiday Valley's Old School Mogul Contest

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Sat, 03/25/2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

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!

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SBU Theater presents An Iliad

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Wed, 03/29/2017 - 7:30pm - Sat, 04/01/2017 - 9:00pm

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

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Hinsdale Central School presents The Addams Family - A New Musical

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Fri, 03/31/2017 - 7:00pm - Sat, 04/01/2017 - 9:00pm

Join us for a creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky night you won’t forget!

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The 3rd Annual Celebration of the Arts Party

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Sat, 04/01/2017 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Plan on being part of the 3rd Annual Celebration of the Arts Party on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Bartlett Country Club.

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2017 Greater Olean Area Home Show

seminar at previous show
Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 4:00pm

It's time for the Greater Olean Area Home and Garden Show.

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Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino present Tony Orlando

Tony Orlando
Sat, 04/08/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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

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Spring Break Art Camp at Cattaraugus County Arts Council

mask painting
Mon, 04/10/2017 - 9:00am - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 12:00pm

Kids, Go on an “ArtVenture” During Spring Break!

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You Too Can Bonsai at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Bonsai Class at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Thu, 04/20/2017 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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,

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Leon Historical Society's Amish-English Cabin Fever Event Session 1

Leon's Amish-English Basket making
Sat, 04/22/2017 - 9:00am - Sat, 05/13/2017 - 4:00pm

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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Grevepode Gallery presents the Earth Day Artisan Festival

front entryway photo by John Hartig Photography
Sat, 04/22/2017 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

More information forthcoming!

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Family Art Day 2017 at the Cattaraugus County Arts Council

Family Art Day at the Arts Council
Sat, 04/22/2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

More information forthcoming.  Please check back.

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Paradise Equus Live Model Horse Show at Shamrock Found Farm & Stable

previous show
Sun, 04/23/2017 - 9:00am

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.

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Canvas and Cocktails at Cadillac Jacks

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Fri, 04/28/2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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.

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Dueling Pianos at Good Times of Olean

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Fri, 04/28/2017 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Enjoy the sounds of Paul Hoefler and Todd Cutshaw and sing along with some cutting edge adult comedy at Good Times Olean.

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Ranch Horse Riding & Pleasure Clinic w ARHA Judge Elizabeth Webb Phillips

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Sat, 04/29/2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

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.

More information forthcoming.

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Leon Historical Society's Amish-English Cabin Fever Event Session 2

Leon's Amish-English Wrap Purse Craft
Sat, 04/29/2017 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

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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Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino present Steve Winwood

Steve Winwood
Sat, 04/29/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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. 

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Jazz Concert Series presents Sal Andolina and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Big Band

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Sun, 04/30/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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.

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2017 Rock City Park Season Opening

exploring the rocks
Mon, 05/01/2017 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

Stretch your muscles as you follow a path over, under and even through rocks that tower as high as 80 feet!

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Centered Riding Clinic with Susan Strong Kelley at Nash Hill Equestrian Center

Centered Riding at Nash Hill Equestrian Center
Fri, 05/05/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 05/07/2017 - 4:00pm

Spend a weekend brushing up on your riding abilities with clinician Susan Strong Kelley.

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Leon Historical Society's Amish-English Cabin Fever Event Session 3

Leon's Amish-English Cabin Fever Session 3
Sat, 05/06/2017 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

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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Leon Historical Society's Amish-English Cabin Fever Event Session 4

Leon's Amish-English Cabin Fever Session 4
Sat, 05/13/2017 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

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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Rock City Park Hosts 2017 Arts & Crafts Show

Vendor outside at show
Sat, 05/13/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 05/14/2017 - 5:00pm

 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. 

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Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino present Paul Anka

Paul Anka photo
Sun, 05/14/2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Treat your Mom to Las Vegas legend, Paul Anka!

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Allegany State Park GeoBash XII

Allegany State Park Geobash XII
Fri, 05/19/2017 - 8:00pm - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 12:00pm

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.

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Olean's Community Wide Garage Sales 2017

garage sale
Sat, 05/20/2017 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

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.

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2017 Church Festival At Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels

Aerial View of the Church Festival at St. Mary of the Angels in Olean, NY
Fri, 06/09/2017 - 5:00pm - Sun, 06/11/2017 - 6:00pm

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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Allegany Garden Festival

flowers
Sat, 06/10/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Check their Facebook page to get the most up to date info!

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Death of a Salesman"

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Thu, 06/15/2017 - 7:30pm - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 10:00pm

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.

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Randolph 2017 Arts & Crafts Festival

Main St.
Sat, 06/17/2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Held along Randolph’s beautiful, historic Main Street, Randolph’s 45th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival is taking place rain or shine on Saturday, June 17th!

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.

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Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino presents Boz Scaggs

Boz Scaggs
Fri, 06/23/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Since his start with the Steve Miller Band, Boz Scaggs has been recognized as one of America’s most talented musicians.

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2017 Ellicottville Championship Rodeo

Bronco Riding at the 2015 Ellicottville Championship Rodeo
Steer Wrestling at the Ellicottville Rodeo
Thu, 06/29/2017 - 7:00pm - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 9:30pm

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.

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Ellicottville's Summer Music Festival 2017

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Sat, 07/01/2017 - 7:00pm - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 11:00pm

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.

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Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino presents Hank Williams, Jr.

Hank Williams Jr.
Sat, 07/01/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The hills of Salamanca will rock when the legendary Hank Williams, Jr. performs a special outdoor concert on Saturday, July 1st at 7pm!

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Obstacle & Trail Clinic with Heather Payne at Nash Hill Equestrian Center

Anna and Deacon
Sun, 07/02/2017 - 8:00am - 4:00pm

Put this event on your summer calendar and save the date!!

More information forthcoming.

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2017 South Dayton Fire Department Annual Tractor Pull

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 3:00pm - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 3:00pm

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. 

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Marvin "Joe" Curry Veterans Pow Wow 2017

part of the Intertribal dance
Fri, 07/14/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 07/16/2017 - 10:00pm

A nationwide and international audience will once again convene in Salamanca for one of the most grand and enthusiastic celebrations of Native American culture.

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OnoFest 2017

vendors at OnoFest
Vendors and pavilion at 2010 OnoFest
Woman relaxing by the water at Onoville Marina during OnoFest
View inland from the shore of Onoville Marina
Sat, 07/22/2017 - 12:00pm - 9:30pm

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!

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2017 Enchanted Mountains Brew Fest at Four Mile Brewing Company

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Join in and partake over 15 breweries from NY State serving you up some delicious craft brews! 

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2017 Taste of Olean/Art in the Park

Art in the Park
Sun, 07/23/2017 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

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.

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Southern Tier Wounded Warrior Benefit, hosted by MAJ Patrick Miller

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 2:00pm

All money raised at this event will be donated to Wounded Warriors and Homeless Veterans.

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2017 Cattaraugus County Fair

photo from 2016 Fair
Mon, 07/31/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 11:00pm

OK, Make plans to attend the 2017 Cattaraugus County Fair with exciting rides, animal shows and lots of FREE live entertainment!

More information forthcoming.

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26th Annual Street Classics Car Show 2017

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Sun, 08/06/2017 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

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.

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Humphrey Blueberry Day 2017

blueberries
Sat, 08/12/2017 - 8:00am - 11:30am

Celebrate all things blueberry at the annual Humphrey Blueberry Day!

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Taste of Ellicottville 2017

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 12:00pm - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 4:00pm

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.

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StrOlean

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Fri, 08/18/2017 - 8:29am

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.

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Olean Outdoor Fest at Gargoyle Park

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Fri, 09/01/2017 (All day) - Sun, 09/03/2017 (All day)

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). 

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2017 4-H Fall Classic Horse Show at Nash Hill Equestrian Center

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Fri, 09/15/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 5:00pm

For more information or to register, please call 716-532-4295 or 716-699-2377.

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2017 Rt. 16 Garage Sale & BBQ Stops

Shoppers at the garage sale
Sat, 09/16/2017 - 9:00am - Sun, 09/17/2017 - 5:00pm

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. 

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Allegany's Main Street Comes Alive at Annual Bonagany Festival

Bonagany festival in Allegany NY
Sat, 09/23/2017 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

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. 

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5th annual WILMA (We Invite Local Manufacturers & Artisans) Expo

Made in Cattaraugus County
Talk to the folks who make honey and horseradish from Hinsdale, NY
Tattings and more
All Natural Soap
Woodwork
Rubber mats
Glasswork
Goode Girls goat-milk soap
Sat, 10/21/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 4:00pm

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. 

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Holiday Valley Mountain Resort's Annual Beer and Wine Festival 2017

mug of beer
Fri, 11/10/2017 (All day) - Sat, 11/11/2017 (All day)

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.

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Culture Enthusiasts Places

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2017It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Meaning of the word Cattaraugus

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.

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