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Nature Lovers Events

Creekside Round-up's 2017 Spring Carriage & Wagon Drive

wagon ride
Sun, 05/21/2017 - 10:00am - 6:00pm

The location for the ride has yet to be determined.  Please check back for updates.

For more information or to pre-register, please call 716-676-3534.

Registration begins at 10am.

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Little Valley Rider's Annual Memorial Day Trailride 2017

group of riders
Fri, 05/26/2017 - 8:00am - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 5:00pm

Bring your horse and enjoy the company of other equine enthusiasts.  Trailrides both Saturday and Sunday.

What are we offering? Friday night – Soup,
Saturday - Breakfast, Lunch, Ride, Dinner & Dance,
Sunday – Breakfast,Ride, Lunch and Leftover Dinner. There will be fun activities after lunch.

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#2 of 7 in the Horse Show "Battle" Series at Nash Hill Equestrian Center

Nash Hill Show
Fri, 05/26/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 7:00pm

This is the second 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 2, please call 716-257-5257.

#1 - May 19-21 @ Little Valley Fairgrounds

#2 - May 26-28 @ Nash Hill Equestrian Center

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2017 Amish Relief Auction

quilt sample
Sat, 05/27/2017 - 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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SUP & Kayak River Trip with Adventure Bound on the Fly

SUP and Kayaking down the Catt Creek with Adventure Bound on the Fly
Sat, 05/27/2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Come join us for a beautiful flat water paddle on the Cattaurgus creek. This paddle meet up will meet at the Adventure Bound onthefly shop in Ellicottville at 10:00 a.m. and then depart for the put in. Wear synthetic apparel that is quick drying and bring a snack to enjoy on the river shore.

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Story Time at Canticle Farm Market

Story Time at Canticle Farm
Tue, 05/30/2017 - 3:45pm - 4:15pm

Parents bring your kids to Story Time at the Canticle Farm Market!  Not only will a book be read, but there will be a craft and veggie samples!  All of this is FREE for parents and children.  This will be on Tues, May 30th from 3:45pm-4:15pm, right after the kiddos get out of school.

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Canticle Farm 's Potluck & Plant Swap

Potluck Dinner at Canticle Farm
Thu, 06/01/2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Thursday, June 1st, the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany and Canticle Farm will be hosting a Free Spring Potluck & Plant Swap with Open Microphone and Jam Session!  

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59th Annual Allegany Nature Pilgrimage

Magnolia Warbler by Bonnie Bowen
Fri, 06/02/2017 (All day) - Sun, 06/04/2017 (All day)

The Allegany Nature Pilgrimage began in 1959 and was attended by 70 participants. From those humble beginnings, the event has grown and has been going strong for over 50 years.

Now organized by volunteers from four nature-loving organizations, the annual event is held at Allegany State Park on the weekend after Memorial Day and it draws hundreds of participants.

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Gowanda's Hollywood Happening 2017 - A Motorcycle Event

Gowanda's Hollywood Happening 2017
Fri, 06/02/2017 - 6:00pm - Sun, 06/04/2017 - 6:00pm

Gowanda Harley Davidson is sponsoring 1 Wheel Revolution again this year. If you didn’t catch them last year, then be sure to catch this motorcycle stunt show involving H-D bikes right on Center St., downtown.

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Creekside Round-up's 2017 Horse Pull

horses ready to pull
Sat, 06/03/2017 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Horsepulling is a sport with a team of equine athletes.  These athletes are worked daily to keep their muscles in great shape.  They are bred for their strength and ability to pull heavy loads short distances.

Join us and see horses from all over New York compete.

 

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2017 Hinsdale Horseradish Festival

Hinsdale Horseradish Fest 2017
Sat, 06/03/2017 - 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! 

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2017 Wounded Warriors Kayak and Canoe Regatta

Canoeing and Kayaking on the Allegheny River near Portville. Photo: Bob Fischer
Sat, 06/03/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Portville American Legion Post 814 is sponsoring the Wounded Warriors Kayak and Canoe Regatta beginning at the Ceres Bridge!

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

kayak
Wed, 06/07/2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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

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Lou Eibl Corral's Spring Trail Ride at Allegany State Park

Trail Ride
Fri, 06/09/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 06/11/2017 - 8:00pm

Join the equine enthusiasts of Lou Eibl Corral on their annual Spring Ride in beautiful Allegany State Park!

More information forthcoming.  Please check back

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Allegany Garden Festival

Allegany Garden Festival 2017
Sat, 06/10/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Enchanted Mountain Garden Club of Allegany will be sponsoring the 2nd Annual Allegany Garden Festival on Sat, June 10, 2017 from 10am-4pm.  This is a family friendly event featuring high quality vendors of flowers, plants, gardening supplies, landscaping ideas and garden art.

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Wild About Nature with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Jennifer Miller Photography
Sat, 06/10/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

If you joined us recently on a bird walk, you know firsthand the beauty of the Eshelman property.  Let us continue to explore Eshelman’s many natural treasures as we meander through the fields and woods with naturalist Barb Busack.  This guided stroll is bound to please all outdoor enthusiasts. 

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

Aerial View of the Church Festival at St. Mary of the Angels in Olean, NY
Sat, 06/10/2017 - 12:00pm - Sun, 06/11/2017 - 8:30pm

A spectacular 2-day family event with kids games, live music, great food and beverages. They are celebrating their very FIRST festival as a Basilica!! 

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2017 Open Family Game Show at Creekside Arena

previous competitor
Sun, 06/11/2017 - 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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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.

For hours, videos and more information, click here.

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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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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

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Sat, 06/17/2017 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Adventure Bound OnTheFly is bringing back the Ellicottville Paddle Festival for it's 2nd year!

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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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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 - 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Grab your lawn chairs and head to the Allegany State Park Quaker Beach area to celebrate our nation’s independence! The fun starts at 4:00 p.m. on July 3rd with a chicken barbecue (until sold out) by the Coldspring Volunteer Fire Department. Also starting at 4:00 p.m. and running until 6:00 p.m.

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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

2016 contestants
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

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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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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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

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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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 has been moved to Bradner Stadium, War Vets and Forness Parks

poster
Fri, 08/25/2017 - 5:00pm - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 11:00pm

Date and location for this event have changed since early planning began, so be sure to update your calendar!

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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

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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