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

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Event Date(s): Sat, 10/21/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 10/22/2017 - 4:00pm
Made in Cattaraugus County
Talk to the folks who make honey and horseradish from Hinsdale, NY
People registering for the raffles and shopping
Dairy Ambassador & Dairy Princess serving ice cream during the ice cream social
All Natural Soap
Woodwork
Rubber mats
Glasswork
Goode Girls goat-milk soap

Want to think and act local?  Invest in your own communities' people and businesses? Show your support by coming to the 5th annual W.I.L.M.A. (We Invite Local Manufacturers & Artisans) being held at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds the weekend of October 21st and 22nd, 2017. 

What are you supporting?

This expo will encourage people to buy from and promote local businesses by highlighting items that are handmade or manufactured in Cattaraugus County by local artisans and manufacturers.  It is a family-oriented event and there will be activities for any children that attend. 

Why should you buy local?

There has been increased awareness about the personal, community, and economic benefits of buying local in recent years. Not only are you supporting your neighbors and community members directly, but they in turn then are more likely to buy local further growing the community. This also reduces the environmental impact by lowering transportation necessity. You're creating good jobs, helping to keep your community unique by encouraging one of a kind businesses to open up, inviting people to remain a part of your community for many years and also putting your taxes to good use. 

Or if you are just looking for a distinctive gift to give a loved one in the upcoming holiday season, you are sure to find it here. 

This event will be held rain or shine as it is indoors. It will take place in Little Valley, NY at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds. Vendors will be available on Saturday the 21st from 10:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday the 22nd from 11:00am to 3:00pm. 

FREE admission to shop!

Locals can become a vendor!

Come see the wooly bears caterpillars!

This event will be held at:

Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds
501 Erie St.
Little Valley, NY 14755
United States
Phone: 716-938-2318
42° 15' 15.57" N, 78° 48' 17.0784" 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.

Read more about Steelhead/Rainbow fishing on the Cattaraugus Creek

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