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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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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