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St. Bonaventure's 6th Annual Trashion Fashion Show

2018 Fashion Trashion Show
Wed, 04/18/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The 6th annual Trashion Fashion Show will be held at 7pm, Wednesday, April 18, in the Rigas Family Theater of the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.  The runway show is FREE and open to the public.

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Earth Day Trail Clearing and Clean Up Event at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Earth Day Trail Clean Up with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 04/21/2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Spring is here and we are ready to do some spring cleaning at Pfeiffer Nature Center! You can show appreciation for nature this Earth Day by assisting at our annual trail clearing and cleanup event.  It is the perfect way to enjoy the woods while helping to keep our grounds and trails well maintained and accessible. 

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Salamanca High School Craft Show

Salamanca High School Craft Show 2018
Sat, 04/21/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Come to this amazing Craft Show, held at the Salamanca High School with over 60 vendors!  This show has FREE admission and portions of the money raised with be used to offset costs of the Yearbook!  In addition to craft related vendors, there will be concessions, a bake sale and lots of great gifts from popular vendors like Lulu Roe and Thirty One.

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Celebrate Earth Day with Canticle Farm!

Celebrate Earth Day with Canticle Farm 2018
Sat, 04/21/2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Saturday, April 21st, Earth Day, the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany and Canticle Farm have chosen to host a grand celebration with Family-orientated Earth Day Activities. 

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2018 Taste of the Southtowns for Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary

Goosneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary Taste of the Southtowns 2018
Sun, 04/22/2018 - 11:30am - 5:00pm

GREAT FOOD for a great cause!  Taste of the Southtowns - Sunday April 22 from 11:30-5 P.M. - St.

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Annual ARVAS Aquarium Tropical Fish Show at Olean Library

ARVAS Aquarium show Olean Library 2018
Mon, 04/23/2018 - 9:00am - Sat, 04/28/2018 - 5:00pm

The Allegheny River Aquarium Society (ARVAS) will present its Aquarium Tropical Fish Show at the Olean Public Library from Monday, April 23rd through April 28th.  Library and show hours are Monday through Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday 9am-6pm, and Saturday 10am-5:00pm. Everyone is invited to attend the show, admission is FREE.

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Celebrate Arbor Day at Nannen Arboretum

Nannen Arboretum Arbor Day Celebration
Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Join us for our 2018 Arbor Day celebration. We will plant a tree, hoist the Tree City USA flag, and hear an informative talk from a member of the New York State Department of Conservation (DEC).  Refreshments will be served to complete the celebration!  This is FREE and open to the public. 

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Franklinville's 2018 WNY Maple Festival

Franklinville WNY Maple Festival 2018
Sat, 04/28/2018 - 7:30am - Sun, 04/29/2018 - 5:00pm

Stop by to taste that mouth watering, freshly made maple syrup and learn the process of making it!  Experience two days of maple bliss in Franklinville NY with all day long festivities including all you can eat pancake breakfast starting at 7:30am, demonstrations and a craft show.  There will be a petting zoo, antique gas and engine show, kids rides, a craft show, a PARADE, a library

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Fly Fishing 101 with Adventure Bound on the Fly

Fly Fishing 101 with Adventure Bound onthefly
Sat, 04/28/2018 - 9:00am - 11:30am

Fly Fishing 101!  Learn fly-fishing basics in one of our free Fly Fishing 101 classes. Perfect for beginners of all ages. Fly Fishing 101 will provide you with free lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging.  This is event is free of charge and all equipment is provide.  Advance reservation is required.

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The 2018 Spring Sale at the Rusty Rooster!

Rusty Rooster Cattaraugus Spring Sale
Rusty Rooster Cattaraugus Spring Sale 2
Sat, 04/28/2018 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

The Barn Show Crew and The Rusty Rooster invite you to see their spectacular Spring creations!  The Barn Show involves six talented women who create hand crafted items and bring them together for sale at "The Rusty Rooster" nestled in the hills of Cattaraugus/Otto, NY.  Find them on Facebook to view some of th

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Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino presents "Roots & Boots"

Roots and Boots at Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 04/28/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino will present a blockbuster evening of Country Music when the Roots & Boots tour featuring superstars Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Collin Raye rolls into the Seneca Allegany Events Center  on Saturday, April 28th at 7pm!

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2018 Rock City Park Season Opening

2018 Rock City Park opening
Tue, 05/01/2018 - 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!  You'll first enjoy the mighty sweep of the mountaintop view of 1000 square miles of Enchanted Mountains from "Signal Rock", once a long range signaling point for Indians.

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2018 Griffis Sculpture Park Opening

Griffis Sculpture Park opens 2018
Tue, 05/01/2018 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

The warm weather is here and now it's time to enjoy the feel of the sun on the large steel sculptures at one of Cattaraugus County's most favorite parks....Griffis Sculpture Park!  The park features over 250 large scale sculptures dispersed through miles of hiking trails.

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Great Valley Fireman's Annual Regatta 2018

2018 Great Valley Regatta
Fri, 05/04/2018 - 8:00am - Sun, 05/06/2018 - 6:00pm

This year's 2018 annual Great Valley Vol. Firemans Regatta will be held May 4-6, 2018.  Sponsored annually by the Great Valley Volunteer Fire Company, this 10 mile regatta is fun for spectators and participants.  Prizes for best costume, group and fire department.  Dinner, music and refreshments top off the day!

This year's theme is "Cinco De Mayo"!

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Onoville Marina opens for 2018 Season

Onoville Marina season opening 2018
Fri, 05/04/2018 - 8:00am - 6:00pm

Boating season is here!  Hooray!  Tucked away in the southwest corner of Cattaraugus County, hidden in the rolling hills of the Allegheny's, is one of our best kept secrets, Onoville Marina Park.

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Sky High Adventure Park Opens for Weekends 2018

Sky High Adventure Park 2018
Fri, 05/04/2018 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

Sky High Adventure Park opens weekends in Spring on Friday May 4th!  They will be open from 9am to 6pm Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until June 10.  Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 716-699-4444 or reserve online!  Start the summer and warm season off right wit

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Take a Walk on the Wild Side with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 05/05/2018 - 8:30am - 10:30am

If the sweet melodious trills of songbirds is music to your ear, you will not want to miss this bird walk through the wetland and scrub areas of Pfeiffer Nature Center’s Eshelman Preserve.  A well-known location for regional birders, the preserve hosts a multitude of migratory and resident birds.  Visitors may see and/or hear dozens of species that frequent the area as they walk

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Quilting in Leon with the Historical Society

Tote Bag Quilting Project from Leon Historical Society
Sat, 05/05/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Feel like winter will never end?  Try a NEW learning Experience!  Make a quilted, lined tote bag with padded handles at the Leon Historical Society Museum.  These bags are really something! I saw one that was very similar but unlined on Easy for $42.00 plus shipping and actually prefer our lined version. Also the add a patch pocket or any other embellishment you desire.

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I Love My Park Day 2018 at Allegany State Park

I Love My Park Day 2018
Sat, 05/05/2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

The Friends of Allegany State Park will host I Love My Park Day Event on Saturday, May 5. 2018 from 10am to 1pm. We will be meeting at the Quaker Beach and registration starts at 9am.  A Sahlen's hot dog lunch will be served afterwards for a nominal fee.

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Leon's First Settler Bicentennial

Leon Historical Museum celebrates first settler bicentennial
Sat, 05/05/2018 - 11:00am - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 3:00pm

In 1818 the first settlers arrived in what is now the town of Leon.  Throughout 2018, the bicentennial year of this event, the Leon Historical Society celebrates the town's earliest history with a series of special programs and events. 

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Jackson Browne at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

Jackson Browne at Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 05/05/2018 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

For over 50 years Jackson Browne has been writing and performing some of the most moving songs in popular music. He has defined a genre of songwriting charged with emotion, honesty and personal politics. Now the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer is coming to the Seneca Allegany Events Center with his band this May for a night of unforgettable music.

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Clean up days for the Nannen Arboretum

Nannen Arboretum clean up dates
Repeats every day on the 17 of May until Thu May 17 2018 .
Sat, 05/12/2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Thu, 05/17/2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

The recent snow and wind storms have created much damage at the Nannen Arboretum. The Nannen Arboretum Society is in the process of assessing the damage and has identified areas where volunteers can help.

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Rock City Park 2018 Mother's Day Arts and Crafts Show

2018 Rock City Park Mother's Day Craft Show
Sat, 05/12/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 5:00pm

The Arts & Crafts Show will include returning popular artists and crafts people as well as new artisans who will be displaying their watercolors, oils, sculptures, photography, jewelry, glass, metals, wood and much, much more.  Vendors will be located indoors, but then visitors can take a hike through the park, exploring the huge rocks and crevices in, under and around them. 

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2018 Happy Half Marathon and 5k at Holiday Valley

Happy Half and 5k at Holiday Valley 2018
Sat, 05/12/2018 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

At The Happy Half at Holiday Valley, you can put the FUN into running.  Sometimes it is not just about the distance, it is how you get there and what you do after the event. Entertainment, great food and beer are part of a great party at Holiday Valley Resort after you get done. With the award winning Southern Tier Brewery providing the refreshments how can you go wrong?

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The Sounds of Spring at Pfeiffer Nature Center

The Sounds of Spring with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 05/12/2018 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Join amateur naturalist Jim Pomeroy as he teaches us to identify by ear some of our fellow crew members on Spaceship Earth or at least to stop, listen, appreciate and better understand nature from the sounds we hear.  This nature program will introduce us to the skill of “birding by ear” as Jim will share bird calls common to our area as well as the sounds made by local mammals and am

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King of the Cage at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

King of the Cage MMA at Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 05/12/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

The ultimate one-on-one battle is back at the Seneca Allegany Events Center – don’t miss the King of the Cage Mixed Martial Arts bout brought to you by Seneca Fight Night. See some of the region’s best athletes and warriors square off in an incredible display of fists and feet. It’s sure to be a night you won’t forget! 

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The Floyd Concept plays at the Gowanda Hollywood Theater

The Floyd Concept at Gowanda's Hollywood Theater
Sat, 05/12/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The Floyd Concept, A Pink Floyd Tribute Band, will be performing "Dark Side of the Moon" in it's entirety to celebrate it's 45th anniversary.  Watch them on the historic stage of the Museum!  Food and drinks will be available during the concert. 

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Allegany State Park GeoBash 2018

2018 Allegany State Park Geobash
Fri, 05/18/2018 - 8:00pm - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 12:00pm

The 13th annual gathering of geocachers in beautiful Allegany State Park has been published! ASP Geobash XIII will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 8AM to 8PM.

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Take a Walk on the Wild Side with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 05/19/2018 - 8:30am - 10:30am

If the sweet melodious trills of songbirds is music to your ear, you will not want to miss this bird walk through the wetland and scrub areas of Pfeiffer Nature Center’s Eshelman Preserve.  A well-known location for regional birders, the preserve hosts a multitude of migratory and resident birds.  Visitors may see and/or hear dozens of species that frequent the area as they walk

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Southern Tier Symphony's 15th Season Session 3

Benjamin Grow conducts 15th season Southern Tier Symphony
Sat, 05/19/2018 - 7:30pm - Sun, 08/19/2018 - 9:00pm

Dare to do something different this weekend!  Make plans to attend Session 3 for the Southern Tier Symphony's 15th season.

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2018 Amish Relief Auction

2018 Amish Relief Auction Cherry Creek
Sat, 05/26/2018 - 7:30am - 5:00pm

Experience a special day of Amish life in the country, with this auction full of Amish made furniture, tables, chairs, rockers, clocks, quilts, rugs, wall hangings, many handmade items, animals, outdoor items, farm equipment, gift certificates and much more!

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Fly Fishing 101 with Adventure Bound on the Fly

Fly Fishing 101 with Adventure Bound onthefly
Sat, 05/26/2018 - 9:00am - 11:00am

Fly Fishing 101!  Learn fly-fishing basics in one of our free Fly Fishing 101 classes. Perfect for beginners of all ages.

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60th Annual Allegany Nature Pilgrimage

2018 Allegany Nature Pilgrimage
Fri, 06/01/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 12:30pm

The Allegany Nature Pilgrimage is an annual outdoor learning experience.  It combines fun with a variety of nature-oriented activities.  This traditional weekend of natural history and outdoor education welcomes both the experienced naturalist as well as the inquisitive beginner.  It is held at "Camp Allegany" in the Red House area of Allegany State Park. 

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Gowanda's Hollywood Happening 2018 - 20th year of this Motorcycle Event!

2018 Hollywood Happening
Fri, 06/01/2018 - 6:00pm - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 6:00pm

Every spring thousands of people travel to Gowanda to look at the rows of motorcycles that line the closed main street, enjoy the music and the food and celebrate the beginning of bike season in Western New York. It’s an event with no gate fee.

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2018 Allegany Garden Festival

Allegany Garden Festival 2018 Raffles
Allegany Garden Festival 2018
Sat, 06/02/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Allegany Garden Festival is the area’s premier event of gardening and garden related items. We bring together a variety of vendors including nurseries, landscapers, farmers, artists and entrepreneurs.

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2018 Hinsdale Horseradish Festival

2018 Hinsdale Horseradish Festival
Sat, 06/02/2018 - 10:00am - 8:00pm

Not only will you find everything horseradish, you'll find vendors with wine, craft beer, pottery, handmade jewelry, furniture, handmade soaps, country crafts, candles, paintings and more! The festival will be held June 2, 2018, at the Hinsdale Memorial Park, at 1547 Gile Hollow Road in the Town of Hinsdale.  The venue is ideal!

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June StrOlean

Strolean June 2018
Fri, 06/08/2018 - 12:00pm - 10:00pm

With the dust now settled 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.  Working with the city and members of the business community, the Chamber is announcing “StrOlean,” the event aims to bring folks to the downtown shopping district for an evening of fun.&nbsp

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Ladies SUP Retreat Weekend with Adventure Bound on the Fly

Ladies SUP retreat weekend in Ellicottville
Fri, 06/08/2018 - 6:00pm - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 2:00pm

Ladies SUP Retreat weekend is designed to connect women with the outdoors and water through experiences, inspiration and adventure. You will return home rejuvenated with a more grounded connection to your every day challenges.

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2018 St. Mary of the Angels Basilica Fest

2018 St. Mary's Basilica Fest
Sat, 06/09/2018 - 12:00pm - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 6:00pm

Join us as we celebrate our second Festival as a BASILICA since Pope Francis' historic designation in 2017.  We are honored as a parish community to host the public on our grounds for 2 big days!  Food, live entertainment, Children's games and bounce houses, Irish Dancers, AOH Sunday Chicken BBQ, concessions, Raffle for $10,000

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Allegany State Park's Classic Car Cruise In 2018

Allegany State Park's Classic Car Cruise In
Repeats every month on June, July, August, September on the second Wednesday until Wed Sep 12 2018 .
Wed, 06/13/2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 07/11/2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 08/08/2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 09/12/2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Are you a classic car owner or classic car fan? Then this summer Allegany State Park is the place to be at the ASP Classic Car Cruise In. For classic car owners this is a perfect place to cruise the roads of the park and then show off your vehicle. For car fans this is a great place to check out vehicles from yesteryear.

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Earth Spirit Educational Services and Timber Wolves at the Nannen Arboretum

Timberwolf program at Nannen Arboretum
Wed, 06/13/2018 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Earth Spirit Educational Services provides diverse environmental education programs to the general public reconnecting them to the natural world through enhanced awareness, appreciation and understanding which fosters a relationship of responsible stewardship with all of Nature.  They will talk about Timber Wolves utilizing mounts, furs, skulls,

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Olean Outdoor Fest 2018

Olean Outdoor Festival 2018
Fri, 06/15/2018 - 5:00pm - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 11:45pm

Started last year the festival originally named the Olean Outdoor Fest was held at Bradner Stadium. The festival started by Jamie Hamed is a non-profit fundraiser for local charities, this year proceeds will be donated to The Olean Food Pantry and to The Rehabilitation Center.

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Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino presents "The Machine"

The Machine at Seneca Allegany Casino
Fri, 06/15/2018 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Don’t miss an incredible live show on the outdoor stage!  For over 28 years, America’s premier Pink Floyd experience has touched the hearts and souls of countless fans selling out huge venues all across the globe.

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Woods Walk at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Woods Walk Pfeiffer Nature Center 2018
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

Gather your friends, family and coworkers, and join us for the Pfeiffer Nature Center Woods Walk!  The 10th Woods Walk to benefit Pfeiffer Nature Center will take place on June 16, 2018 at our Eshelman Property, located at 1420 Yubadam Road in Portville, NY.

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Randolph's 46th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival 2018

Randolph's Arts and Crafts Festival 2018
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Held along Randolph’s beautiful, historic Main Street, Randolph’s 46th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival is taking place rain or shine on Saturday, June 16th!

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Ellicottville Paddle Festival with Adventure Bound on the Fly

PaddleFestival 2018 in Ellicottville
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 12:00pm - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 3:00pm

Come join us for this two day event. Saturday afternoon join us at Spruce Lake after the Holiday Valley Mud run for SUP and kayak paddling, music, food and fun. On Sunday morning come to our demo/paddle center 1 mile from the village of Ellicottville where we will have SUP's and Kayak's on hand for demo along with paddle clinics, seminars, SUP yoga and kids events.

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Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino presents Martina McBride & Mark Wills

Seneca Allegany Casino presents Martina McBride
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Martina McBride hails as one of Nashville’s legendary country singers and record producers. Growing up on a farm she learned to love country music and later moved to Nashville to pursue her career. Signing to her first label in 1991, she made her debut the following year with her first single “The Time Has Come”.

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Annual Raccoon Rally Cycling Festival Weekend 2018

2018 Raccoon Rally at Allegany State Park
Sun, 06/17/2018 - 9:00am - 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.  The Raccoon Rally offers cyclists and families one of the most picturesque and memorable quad busting days of cycling action annually.  Over the years the Rally continues to evolve delivering a cycling tradition to thousand

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Intro to Stand Up Paddle Boarding with Adventure Bound on the Fly

Intro to Stand Up Paddleboard Classes Ellicottville
Sun, 06/17/2018 - 9:00am - 10:30am

Introduction to Stand Up Paddle Boarding.  Come join us for 90 minutes of fun and instruction. This class is designed for the first time SUP paddler but also can be a great class to improve your basic paddling and manuevering skills.

We will cover:
BASIC SUP STROKES:
Forward Stroke (aka J-stroke)
Reverse Stroke
Sweep Stroke
Reverse Sweep Stroke

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Intro to Stand Up Paddle Boarding with Adventure Bound on the Fly

Intro to Stand Up Paddleboard Classes Ellicottville
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Introduction to Stand Up Paddle Boarding.  Come join us for 90 minutes of fun and instruction. This class is designed for the first time SUP paddler but also can be a great class to improve your basic paddling and manuevering skills.

We will cover:
BASIC SUP STROKES:
Forward Stroke (aka J-stroke)
Reverse Stroke
Sweep Stroke
Reverse Sweep Stroke

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"Oh What A Night!" at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

Oh What A Night Tour at Seneca Allegany Casino
Tue, 06/26/2018 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

OH WHAT A NIGHT! is an exciting musical revue show which features songs such as, Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like a Man, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, My Eyes Adored You, Let Hang On and Who Loves You along with many more hits from the dynamic songbook of those boys from Jersey, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.  OH WHA

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Independence Day Celebration at Allegany State Park

2018 Independence Day at Allegany State Park
Tue, 07/03/2018 - 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).  Later on, listen to live music, enjoy vendors and spend time at the beach! 

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Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

Backpacking Adventure Series with Allegany State Park
Thu, 07/05/2018 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Allegany State Park, known as the “Wilderness Playground of Western New York” is one such place where adventure abounds. With 65,000 acres of pristine forests, miles of trails, serene lakes and natural beauty, it’s hard not to find an activity to enjoy.

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2018 Ellicottville Championship Rodeo

Ellicottville Championship Rodeo 2018
Steer Wrestling at the Ellicottville Rodeo
Thu, 07/05/2018 - 7:00pm - Sun, 07/08/2018 - 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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Fly Fishing 101 with Adventure Bound on the Fly

Fly Fishing 101 with Adventure Bound onthefly
Sat, 07/07/2018 - 9:00am - 11:00am

Fly Fishing 101!  Learn fly-fishing basics in one of our free Fly Fishing 101 classes. Perfect for beginners of all ages.

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41st Annual Fun Fly & Airshow sponsored by the Southern Tier Aero Radio Society

2018 STARS Fun Fly
2016 contestants for Fun Fly
Military model aircraft at 2014 STARS Rally
Sat, 07/07/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 07/08/2018 - 3:00pm

See hundreds of radio controlled aircraft fly through the skies at the Olean Airport on July 7-8, 2018.  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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2018 Enchanted Mountains Brew Fest at Four Mile Brewing Company

2018 Four Mile Brewing Brew Fest
Sat, 07/14/2018 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm

The Enchanted Mountains Brew Fest is going to one to remember. With Live music by DJ Gilroy and amazing beers from all over the map, you won't want to miss this. Join us! We will also have Leonard Oakes Estate Winery​ & Cider Creek Hard Cider​ joining us for a little variety. DJ Gilroy will bless us with his musical talents.

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Pfeiffer Nature Center's Historic Chestnut Cabin Open House 2018

Historic Chestnut Cabin at Pfeiffer 2018
Sun, 07/15/2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Enjoy a visit to the Pfeiffer cabin which is listed on the national and state registers of historic places.  The American Chestnut cabin is a very well preserved specimen of rustic style whose basic integrity has remained unchanged since its 1939/1940 construction.  The cabin is a true gem of the Lillibridge preserve and an indoor exploration is not to be missed! 

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Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary opens for the 2018 Season

Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary opens for summer 2018
Sun, 07/15/2018 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Open Sundays in July and August 2-5 P.M. Guided tours of all the birds in the beautiful landscaped park. Over 700 flying geese, ducks and swans, over 200 baby waterfowl, 70 different species, including endangered, protected and exotic.

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Marvin "Joe" Curry Veterans Pow Wow 2018

2018 Seneca Marvin "Joe" Curry Pow Wow
Fri, 07/20/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 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 North America's Biggest Smoke Dance Contest.  There will be other dance styles as well including Fancy, Grass, Traditional, and Jingle. 

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2018 "Rock the Park" at Allegany State Park

2018 Rock the Park at Allegany State Park
Fri, 07/20/2018 - 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 7th year! This year’s event takes place on July 20th at its home at the Quaker Beach area.

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2018 Southern Tier Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert, hosted by MAJ Patrick Miller

Wounded Warrior Concert Allegany 2018
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 3:00pm - 10:00pm

The 2nd annual Southern Tier Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert will be held Saturday, July 21st this year at the Allegany Fireman's Park.  All money raised (100% NET) at this event will be donated to Wounded Warriors and Homeless Veterans.  Live music on stage throughout the day including Dylan Scott as the headliner, and Eric Va

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Randolph Toymaker 5K Run/Walk 2018

2016 race
Sat, 07/28/2018 - 8:00am - 10:00am

This FUNdraiser event is held each year to raise funds for this non-profit group that makes small wooden toys that are given to children in need around the world.

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OnoFest 2018

Woman relaxing by the water at Onoville Marina during OnoFest
vendors at OnoFest
Performance by at the 2017 OnoFest
Vendors and pavilion at 2010 OnoFest
View inland from the shore of Onoville Marina
Sat, 07/28/2018 - 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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Rubber Ducky Festival at the Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary

2018 Rubber Ducky Festival at Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary
Sun, 07/29/2018 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

"The Rubber Ducky Festival" will be held at our Sanctuary on Sunday July 29 with rubber duck races and tours of the all the birds. Music and food will be provided.

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2018 Cattaraugus County Fair

2018 Cattaraugus County Fair
Kane Brown and Charlie Daniels Band at Cattaraugus County Fair
Mon, 07/30/2018 - 8:00am - Sun, 08/05/2018 - 11:00pm

Make plans to attend the 2018 Cattaraugus County Fair with exciting rides, animal shows and lots of FREE live entertainment!  Celebrating its 176th year in 2018, this is a real down home country Fair.  Large enough to include exciting events like the demos and Monster Truck rallies, but small enough that you don't feel overwhelmed.  Affordable for the whole family, presale ticket

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2018 Cattaraugus County Sportsman Rendezvous

2017 Sportsmen's Rendezvous
Fri, 08/10/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 3:00pm

Celebrating over 35 years, the Cattaraugus County Trappers Association Sportsmen's Show  features conservation displays, archery, black powder, trapping, fishing, guns, taxidermy dealers, big buck club display and live seminars.  This is a NON-ALCOHOLIC FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT Featuring seminars on Friday and Saturday. Camping and Parking available.

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2018 Limestone VFD ATV Dice Run

group waiting to begin
Sat, 08/11/2018 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

The Limestone Volunteer Fire Department is hosting their annual ATV Dice Run on August 18th, starting at 9am.  There is a Facebook event page that you can follow for the latest details. 

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Taste of Ellicottville 2018

Taste of Ellicottville
Sat, 08/11/2018 - 12:00pm - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 4:00pm

August 11th and 12th, 2018, Noon to 4 p.m.

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Rally in the Valley 2018

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 4:00pm - Sun, 08/19/2018 - 7:00pm

The Bikes are back in town!  Gowanda Harley Davidson, and the "Enchanted Mountain Motorcycle Enthusiasts" will be hosting the 16th Annual Rally in the Valley Aug. 15-19 in Allegany's Firemans Park.

Proceeds from the event benefit a host of community charities.  

 

Stay tuned for more details.

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August StrOlean

Strolean August 2018
Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:00pm - 10:00pm

With the dust now settled 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.  Working with the city and members of the business community, the Chamber is announcing “StrOlean,” the event aims to bring folks to the downtown shopping district for an evening of fun.&nbsp

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2018 Family Beach Party at Allegany State Park

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 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 !  All followed up by a fireworks display!  

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2018 Wild Wing Festival to benefit Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary

Wild Wing Festival at Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary
Sun, 08/26/2018 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Last Call to see all the birds!  The "Wild Wing Festival" will be held at our Sanctuary on Sunday August 26th from 12:00-5:00. There will be Music by "The Rustic Ramblers"" with Gene Hilts on Steel Guitar, and Guided tours of all the birds. Admission is $5 and tours are $2.00. Food will be provided by the Colden Mill Restaurant.

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Little Valley Riders Club Annual Labor Day Trail-Ride 2018

Little Valley Trail Ride
Fri, 08/31/2018 - 8:00am - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 4:00pm

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

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2018 Ischua Valley's Falling Leaves Regatta

2017 Ischua Falling Leaves Regatta
Fri, 09/07/2018 - 8:00am - Sat, 09/08/2018 - 6:00pm

You’re invited to end your summer 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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Ellicottville's 2018 Rock 'n Roll Weekend

Ellicottville Rock 'n Roll Weekend
Fri, 09/14/2018 - 2:00pm - Sun, 09/16/2018 - 10:00pm

Don’t miss this fun-filled Rock N Roll Weekend, presented by Northtown Auto that kicks off Friday,

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Pumpkinville's 2018 Season Opening

Pumpkinville Photo by Greg Spako
Sat, 09/15/2018 - 9:00am - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 7:00pm

A day at Pumpkinville is a fall family tradition for most families in all of WNY. 

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Creekside Roundup 2018 Fall Trail Ride

Fall Trail Ride
Sat, 09/15/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Join in on the last trail ride of the season for fun, food and horsing around!

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Pfeiffer Nature Center's 4 Season Photo Contest

Female Chestnust Sided Warbler by Jennifer Miller
Sat, 09/22/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Pfeiffer Nature Center is pleased to announce our photography contest and show!  There are four categories for entries:  Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer!  This contest is open to all ages.

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"My Mothers Italian, My Fathers Jewish, and I Am Still in Therapy" at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

My Mothers Jewish at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Tue, 09/25/2018 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Still in Therapy! The next session of laughs - In this hysterical prequel, we go back with Steve from his baby years with his twin sister right up to the present.

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2018 National Alpaca Farm Days

Alpacas
Alpaca Yarn
Fri, 09/28/2018 - 9:00am - Sat, 09/29/2018 - 5:00pm

Looking for a fun and unusual outing?  National Alpaca Farm Days is September 29th and 30th where alpaca farms nationwide will open their farms to the public.  This is a great time to get out to alpaca farms and learn about alpacas, their background, their fleece and what can be done with it, the products the fleece makes, the tax benefits to owning alpacas, costs of raising alpacas,

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Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street 2018

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/28/2018 - 9:30pm

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

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Allegany State Park Celebrates National Public Lands Day

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Join Allegany State Park as they celebrate National Public Lands Day with their 14th year of participation! National Public Lands Day is our nation’s largest one-day event designed to give people a chance to give back to the public lands they love by volunteering for a few hours on a variety of service projects that enhance both the park and the visitor experience.

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Rock City Park's 2018 Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

Rock City Park's Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show
Sat, 09/29/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 09/30/2018 - 5:00pm

Columbus Day Weekend!  September 29 - 30.  Show Hours:  10am - 5pm.

Rock enthusiasts will have the chance to view, purchase and learn about rare and common rocks from around the world at the 10th annual Rock City Park Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show during Columbus Day Weekend.

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Amish-English Arts & Crafts - Session 3

Handmade Baskets
Sat, 10/06/2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Try a NEW learning Experience!  Learn a new craft 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.  Learn how to make a basket; applique; or sew a hanging, pie carrie

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2018 Fall Festival 5K Run

previous race photo from HeartRateUp.com
Sat, 10/06/2018 - 9:30am - 4:00pm

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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2018 Pfeiffer Fall Festival

Pfeiffer Nature Center's Fall Fest
Sat, 10/06/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Delight in an afternoon of nature with your children or grandchildren at the Lillibridge preserve while engaging in many fun fall activities.  Enjoy cider and doughnuts, “train” rides, pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, and trick or treating along the interpretive trail.  Costumes are encouraged to add to the fun! 

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2018 Open Family Game Show at Creekside Arena

Spring Game Show
Sun, 10/07/2018 - 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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October StrOlean

Strolean October 2018
Fri, 10/26/2018 - 12:00pm - 10:00pm

With the dust now settled 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.  Working with the city and members of the business community, the Chamber is announcing “StrOlean,” the event aims to bring folks to the downtown shopping district for an evening of fun.&nbsp

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2018 Little Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Fall Sportsmen's Show

2017 Little Valley Fall Sportmen's Show
Sat, 11/03/2018 - 9:00am - Sun, 11/04/2018 - 3:00pm

Buy-sell-trade-browse at the annual Sportsmen's Show sponsored by the Little Valley Volunteer Fire Department featuring modern and antique firearms and accessories, game calls, sporting goods and fishing tackle.

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Clone of Pfeiffer Nature Center Holiday Wreath Sale

Pfeiffer Nature Center Wreath Sale 2018
Wed, 11/14/2018 - 11:00am - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 4:00pm

Bring a bit of Nature closer to you this holiday season by displaying a beautiful holiday wreath.  Choose from a handmade, decorated or undecorated Fraser Fir or Boxwood. 

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Salamanca's 2018 Silver Bells Festival

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 12/16/2018 - 4:00pm

As the fall winds sweep away the falling leaves and before you sleep off your turkey dinner, if you listen closely, you can almost hear the ringing of bells. Bells? Yes, that's right we all love that it's almost Silver Bells in the City time. Soon in the air there will be a feeling of Christmas as the strings of street lights, even stoplights will blink red and green.

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Christmas in the Park at Allegany State Park

Christmas at Allegany State Park
Sat, 12/01/2018 - 1:00pm - 5:30pm

Celebrate Christmas in Allegany State Park!  The holidays are fast approaching and there's no better way to get into the holiday spirit than by spending some time in Allegany State Park!

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Randolph's Country Christmas 2018

2017 Randolph Country Christmas
Sat, 12/01/2018 - 7:00pm - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 5:00pm

Randolph begins their Country Christmas Weekend with a Living Nativity then continues throughout the weekend with an Arts and Crafts Show, a Parade and a Memory Tree Ceremony!

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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

#1 for Turkey Hunting and in the Top 3 for Deer Hunting

Cattaraugus County was named #1 overall by New York Game and Fish Magazine for turkey hunting and is in the top three for deer hunting by DEC reports.

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