Gowanda's Zoar Valley Fest 2012

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Event Date(s): Fri, 05/11/2012 (All day) - Sat, 05/12/2012 (All day)
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rafting in Zoar Valley on the Cattaraugus Creek

Gowanda Chamber of Commerce presents Zoar Valley Fest and Jamboree featuring Sean Patrick McGraw:

The event will consist of a 5k run, organized kayaking and rafting events on the Cattaraugus Creek. Music. Promotions by World Kayak Throwdown. Overnight camping for the weekend is available at the firemen's park.( Fri-Sun) Fee: $20 per person or $15 per person  for groups 10 or more. One night only is $10per person. The Gowanda cub scout pack  #276 will be providing breakfast for a small price.

Event schedule:

Friday, May 11,  2012

6:30pm- 13th Annual Crouse 5k Run- American Legion, Legion Drive

Saturday, May 12, 2012

  • All Day- Exhibitors and Vendors at Creekside Park
  • Fly Fishing Demo's & outfitters
  • Rafting and Kayaking Excursions and Guided hikes into Zoar Valley Multi-use area.
  • 11am-3pm - Paul Zittle & Pure Country-courtersy of Gowanda Harley-Davidson at Creekside park.
  • noon-3pm - Competitive kayak events on Cattaraugus Creek produced by World Kayak Throwdown.
  • 6:30pm-8:00pm - World Premiere of film featuring adventure sports on NYS Whitewaters at the Hollywood theatre Jamboree: At the Gowanda Fire Hall-230 Aldrich St. Free entertainment.
  • Food and beverages available.
  • 4pm-8pm - Blood Money Band
    Blood Money Band with white car 
  • 8pm-12mid - Sean Patrick Mcgraw
    Sean Patrick McGraw smiling on black background 

The music lineup is available at http://www.reverbnation.com/show/6725020

For more info and to book overnight camping for the event weekend call the chamber at 716-532-2834

This event will be held at:

Cattaraugus Creek Gowanda, NY 14070
United States
Phone: 716-532-2834
42° 27' 47.2212" N, 78° 56' 9.1248" W
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Top 10 site for Steelhead Fishing

Cattaraugus Creek has been listed in the top 10 sites for Steelhead Fishing (rainbow trout fishing) by 2 outdoor magazines. Steelhead Trout AKA Rainbow trout are very similar to Salmon in both taste and habits. Unlike other areas of the United States, our native Rainbow trout (Steelhead Trout) spend a majority of time in Lake Erie a freshwater lake and spawn in the Cattaraugus Creek and other tributaries.

The following is from the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation's article "Steelhead Fishing in Lake Erie Tributaries"

Lake Erie's tributary streams, both big and small, receive an annual run of migratory rainbow trout called "steelhead." From October through April, thousands of steelhead ascend New York's Lake Erie tributaries on their mission to spawn. Excellent fishing opportunities await any angler who wishes to try their hand at steelhead fishing. Between the acrobatic leaps, long drag-screaming runs and rod quaking head shakes, the fight of an early run steelhead is a truly exhilarating experience.

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