Nature Lovers

Nature Lovers Events

Sky High Adventure Park Opens Daily

part of the course
Fri, 06/16/2017 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

Sky High Adventure Park opens daily for the summer.

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Annual Raccoon Rally Cycling Festival Weekend 2017

Racers in the Raccoon Rally
Sat, 06/17/2017 - 9:00am - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 9:00pm

Allegany State Park plays host to one of the longest standing traditions in cycling in Western New York drawing competitors from several surrounding states. 

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Randolph 2017 Arts & Crafts Festival

Randolph's Arts and Crafts Festival
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!

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Witty Woods Walk Scavenger Hunt with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Witty Woods Walk with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 06/17/2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Take a healthy walk while searching for some unusual “nature” items.  You will be given a map to follow along with a checklist of fun things to find.  Bring a camera to snap a photo of each witty item. The scavenger hunt trail is about a 1 mile in length.

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Take a Hike! 3rd Saturday Treks at Allegany State Park

ASP hike photo
Sat, 06/17/2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Get out of the house and come join in the fun as Allegany State Park continues its series of hikes called “3rd Saturday Treks.” As the name implies, these free, family-friendly hikes will take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month from April through October. The treks will be led by park staff and summer interns.

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Holiday Valley's Pools OPEN for the Summer

Holliday Valley's pools
Sat, 06/17/2017 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Summer's here and it's going to be Hot!  Bring the gang!

For hours and more info, click here.

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Ellicottville Paddle Festival

2018 Paddle Festival Spruce Lake
Sat, 06/17/2017 - 2:00pm - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 3:00pm

On June 17 and 18, Adventure Bound and Holiday Valley will host a paddle sports weekend featuring free kayak and stand up paddle board (SUP) demos, live music and food.

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Star Party at Allegany State Park

Star Party at Allegany State Park
Sat, 06/24/2017 - 9:15pm - 11:15pm

Join us on Saturday, June 24 at 9:15PM at Park Site #52 at the south end of Quaker Lake to enjoy naked eye viewing of our beautiful night sky. You are probably familiar with the Big Dipper, but can you find the Little Dipper? Did you know there is a graceful swan gliding across the summer sky? Jupiter, the king of planets, will be in our western sky.

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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 - 4:30pm

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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Firecracker Trailride at The Crosspatch

Trailride
Sat, 07/01/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 10:00am

Have you always wanted to have that "cowboy, western" experience?  Now you can!  The Crosspatch invites you to be part of their Firecracker Trailride on Independence Day Weekend!

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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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Independence Day Celebration at Allegany State Park

On the Beach
Mon, 07/03/2017 - 2:00pm - 10:00pm

Grab your lawn chairs and head to Allegany State Park’s Quaker Beach area to celebrate our nation’s independence! The fun starts at 2:00 p.m. on July 3rd with a chicken barbecue (until sold out) by the Coldspring Volunteer Fire Department. Then at 6:00 p.m. Listen to Allegany’s own Artist in Residence, Darrell Porter.

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

fly fishing
Wed, 07/05/2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Want to learn how to Geo-cache, kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike?

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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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40th Annual Fun Fly & Airshow sponsored by the Southern Tier Aero Radio Society

STARS Fun Fly and Model Airshow on July 8&9, 2017
Group of model aircraft at 2014 STARS Rally
2016 contestants for Fun Fly
Military model aircraft at 2014 STARS Rally
Sat, 07/08/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 3:00pm

See hundreds of radio controlled aircraft fly through the skies at the Olean Airport on July 8-9, 2017.

The S.T.A.R.S. (Southern Tier Aero Radio Society) Flying Club is dedicated to promoting the hobby of building and flying radio controlled model aircraft. All members reside in an area within a radius of 40-50 miles of Cuba, NY. 

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#4 of 7 in the Horse Show "Battle" Series at Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds

competitors
Fri, 07/14/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 07/16/2017 - 7:00pm

This is the fourth show in a series of seven shows in the "Battle" series.  There will be three locations for the shows; at Nash Hill Equestrian Center, at Hamburg Showplex and at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds.

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Marvin "Joe" Curry Veterans Pow Wow 2017

2017 Seneca Pow Wow
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.  This is Norht America's Biggest Smoke Dance Contest.  There will be other dance styles as well including Fancy, Grass, Traditional, and Jingle. 

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Grevpode Gallery's Summer Fun Weekend

front entryway photo by John Hartig Photography
Sat, 07/15/2017 - 11:00am - Sun, 07/16/2017 - 3:00pm

Save the date!

More information forthcoming.

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2017 Open Family Game Show at Creekside Arena

Spring Game Show
Sun, 07/16/2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

These family game shows are as much fun to watch as they are to compete in!!

9am Registration. 

For more information call 716-949-8295

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10,000 Maniacs perform at Griffis Sculpture Park

10,000 Maniacs perform at Griffis Sculpture Park
Sun, 07/16/2017 - 2:00pm - 7:00pm

The long-awaited return concert is here!  Benefit concert for Griffis Sculpture Park. 10,000 Maniacs will perform the entire "In My Tribe" album.

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

kayak
Wed, 07/19/2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Want to learn how to Geo-cache, kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike?

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2017 "Rock the Park" at Allegany State Park

previous year
Fri, 07/21/2017 - 3:00pm - 9:00pm

It’s a Friday in July. Oh what to do? Head to Allegany State Park for “Rock the Park” celebrating its 6th year! This year’s event takes place on July 21st at its new home at the Quaker Beach area.

Schedule and more information forthcoming.

 

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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

Enchanted Mountains Brew Fest 2017
Sat, 07/22/2017 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Get ready to be enchanted by NY State brews, wines, and ciders. This year will be just like last year's, a time to remember on the banks of the Allegheny River in the Four Mile Brewing Beer Garden!  Come celebrate our 2nd Annual Enchanted Mountains Brew Fest. We have a fun day planned with awesome New York State breweries, smooth music, and delicious foods in our beer garden.

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EVL 4 and EVL 9 Trail Runs

trail run
Sun, 07/23/2017 (All day)

4 mile or 9.7 mile hard core trail runs on the Holiday Valley and nearby wooded winding trails.

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Southern Tier Wounded Warrior Benefit concert, hosted by MAJ Patrick Miller

poster
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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Randolph ToyMaker 5K Run/Walk

2016 race
Sat, 07/29/2017 - 8:00am

The Randolph ToyMakers began this 5K as a fundraiser to purchase supplies and pay shipping costs for toys that go to underpriviledged children locally and in other countries.

$15 pre-registration, $20 raceday

Food, t-shirts, age group prizes.

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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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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

mountain biking
Wed, 08/02/2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Want to learn how to Geo-cache, kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike?

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Weekend Chairlift Rides to Spruce Lake at Holiday Valley

chairlift rides
Sat, 08/05/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 5:00pm

View the fall foliage from high above the trees!

Weekends only.

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26th Annual Street Classics Car Show 2017

poster
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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2017 Cattaraugus County Sportsman Rendezvous

vendor at rendezvous
Fri, 08/11/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 3:00pm

Join us this weekend for the Sportsman Rendezvous at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds, August 11, 12 & 13.

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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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2017 Limestone Volunteer Fire Department ATV Dice Run

group waiting to begin
Sat, 08/12/2017 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

The Limestone Volunteer Fire Department is hosting their annual ATV Dice Run on August 12th, starting at 9am.

Registration info forthcoming.

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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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Ellicottville's 2017 Rock 'n Roll Weekend

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Sat, 08/12/2017 - 2:00pm - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 10:00pm

Don’t miss this fun-filled Rock 'N Roll Weekend that kicks off Friday, September 15th,  with lots of live entertainment in all of the local hot spots. 

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Rally in the Valley 2017

Dice Run at previous Rally
Wed, 08/16/2017 - 4:00pm - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 7:00pm

The Bikes are back in town!  Gowanda Harley Davidson, and the "Enchanted Mountain Motorcycle Enthusiasts" will be hosting the 15th Annual Rally in the Valley Aug. 16-20 in Allegany's Firemans Park.  Proceeds from the event benefit a host of community charities.  

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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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2017 Family Beach Party at Allegany State Park

Items up for auction at the 2012 ASP Full Moon Beach Party
Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:00pm - 9:30pm

Come spend a fun summer’s evening with music, fun, and fireworks at Red House Beach Area.  Grab the craziest Hawaiian shirt you can find and hula your way to Allegany State Park for our Annual Beach Party!

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Grevpode Gallery's Vintage Vehicles Festival

front entryway photo by John Hartig Photography
Sat, 08/19/2017 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Save the date!

More information forthcoming.

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Olean Outdoor Fest

Olean Outdoor Fest
Fri, 08/25/2017 - 5:00pm - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 11:00pm

Help support the Rehabilitation Center, Homcare Hospice, St. Judes, Make a Wish and more at the Olean Outdoor Fest.  Proceeds will be donated to those organizations and attendees are sure to have a great time with this action packed-event.

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Little Valley Rider's Annual Labor Day Trail-Ride 2017

A portion of the line of riders
Fri, 09/01/2017 - 8:00am - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 4:00pm

Annual Trail Ride.  Bring your horse or rent one from The Crosspatch Horse Ranch and enjoy the company of other equine enthusiasts.

Camping available by reservation. 

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

camping
Wed, 09/06/2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Want to learn how to Geo-cache, kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike?

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2017 Ischua Valley's Falling Leaves Regatta

Participants enjoying an autumn float
Fri, 09/08/2017 - 8:00am - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 6:00pm

You’re invited to end your “Summer 2017” by participating in this amateur dice run regatta. Any form of motor-less craft may be entered for a fun trip down the beautiful Ischua Creek.

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#5 of 7 in the Horse Show "Battle" Series at Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds

competitors
Fri, 09/08/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 7:00pm

This is the fifth show in a series of seven shows in the "Battle" series.  There will be three locations for the shows; at Nash Hill Equestrian Center, at Hamburg Showplex and at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds.

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

previous show
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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Season Opening for Pumpkinville 2017

picking out pumpkin photo by Greg Spako
Sat, 09/16/2017 - 9:00am - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 7:00pm

A day at Pumpkinville is a fall family tradition for most families in this area. 

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Grand Finale!! #7 of 7 in the Horse Show "Battle" Series at Nash Hill Equestrian Center

Nash Hill Show
Fri, 09/29/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 10/01/2017 - 7:00pm

This is the FINAL show in a series of seven shows in the "Battle" series.  There will be three locations for the shows; at Nash Hill Equestrian Center, at Hamburg Showplex and at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds.

For more information on Battle 7, please call 716-257-5257.

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Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street 2017

faces you may meet along the ride
Fri, 09/29/2017 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 9:30pm

Jump on the SCARIEST HAYRIDE in Western New York. Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings only.

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

photography
Wed, 10/04/2017 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Want to learn how to Geo-cache, kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike?

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Fall Festival 5K Run

previous race photo from HeartRateUp.com
Sat, 10/07/2017 - 9:30am

The Annual Fall Festival 5K Run kicks off at 9:30am on Holiday Valley Road.   This fun, challenging course draws runners from several surrounding states. 

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Legendary Loretta Lynn Heading to Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

Loretta Lynn image
Sat, 10/28/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Experience a living legend of country music Saturday, October 28th at 7pm at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino.

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

hiking boots
Wed, 11/01/2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Want to learn how to Geo-cache, kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike?

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

This is the last in the series of the Park's "How To" series

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First Day Hike in Allegany State Park 2018

First Day Hike
Mon, 01/01/2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

First Day Hikes originated over 20 years ago at the Blue Hills Reservation, a  state park in Milton, Massachusetts. The program was launched to promote both  healthy lifestyles throughout the year and year round recreation at state  parks.

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2018 Sportsman's Show at Seneca Allegany Events Center

2016 show
Sat, 02/24/2018 - 9:00am - Sun, 02/25/2018 - 4:00pm

The Sportman's Show comes to the Seneca Allegany Events Center once again!  Come in out of the cold and get ready for the upcoming fishing and hunting seasons!

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Nature Lovers 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

Equestrian Trails throughout

Miles of equestrian trails meander throughout our county.

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