Horsin' Around in Cattaraugus County

Some Events

Seneca Allegany Events Center presents The Diamonds' Silver Bells and Diamonds

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

The Diamonds’ new holiday show "Silver Bells and Diamonds" combines the best of The Diamonds hits with high energy holiday favorites along with classic tunes from the 50’s and 60’s.

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Bonas Quick Center to hold open mic night Nov. 19 in The Loft

microphone image
Thu, 11/19/2015 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University will hold its first Open Mic Night at 6pm Thursday, Nov. 19, in The Loft on the third floor of the arts center.

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Seneca Allegany Events Center presents Indigenous

Indigenous image
Fri, 11/20/2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Experience a musical performance from the band Indigenous that blends American Blues and Native culture into a show that will leave you breathless.

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NY deer and bear gun season opens

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 12:01am - Sun, 12/13/2015 - 11:59pm

The deer and gun season opens Saturday, November 21st throughout NY State.  Cattaraugus County has long been one of the top outdoor locations for hunting with the lush and thick landscapes of the surrounding mountains.  Continually ranking in the top for harvesting of deer, state lands, state forest and Allegany State Park allow hunting and trapping during the appropriate season.&nbsp

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Winter Arts Festival at Holiday Valley

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 11:00am - Sun, 11/22/2015 - 4:00pm

The Cattaraugus County Arts Council Winter Arts Festival will take place on two floors of Holiday Valley’s main lodge overlooking the slopes -  the perfect setting to get in the spirit for holiday shopping.

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Salamanca's Silver Bells Festival

silver bells slogo
Sat, 11/21/2015 - 11:19am - Sat, 12/19/2015 - 11:19am

The Seneca Salamanca Chamber and the Ray and Wyn Ritchie Evans Foundation are here to help usher all into the Christmas season. Get a jump on your holiday shopping at the Craft Show at the Allegany Community Center on November 21st from 10 am to 3 pm. On December 4th at 6 PM, Santa and Mrs.

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Movies at the Ray Evans Theatre

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 2:00pm - 9:00pm

Come to the Ray Evans Theater for 2 FREE movies sponsored by the Weast Insurance Agency!  Free popcorn and water will be given out to kidsat the 2:00pm showing, courtesy of Salamanca's Kiwanis Club.  If you bring a non-perishable food item donation to either showing, you will receive a thank you gift from Weast Insurance Agency, while supplies last.

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Mommy (or Daddy) and Me Paint Class at the Inkwell

Santa Painting
Mon, 11/23/2015 - 2:49pm

Come paint Santa! This all new class is for ages 6 - 96 for a fun night out with Moms or Dads. Or bring the family! The best part of this creative experience with your child is making paintings that go together, along with fun memories. This class will include all supplies, 11x14 canvases, aprons, instructions, even a pizza break to let things dry!

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Canticle Farm's Winter Markets

At the Market
Repeats every 2 weeks until Fri Apr 29 2016 .
Tue, 11/24/2015 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 12/08/2015 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 12/22/2015 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 01/05/2016 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 01/19/2016 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 02/02/2016 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 02/16/2016 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 03/01/2016 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 03/15/2016 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 03/29/2016 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 04/12/2016 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 04/26/2016 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Enjoy Certified Naturally Grown Vegetables all Winter Long!  Now that's a treat!  Beef, Pork, Chicekn, Rabbit, Eggs, Cheese, Soap, Maple Syrup, and Honey are all available!  Hours are 2pm to 6pm.

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YMCA's Turkey Trot 2015 at St. Bonaventure

Poster for the event
Thu, 11/26/2015 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Feel good this Thanksgiving by starting your day with a non-timed 5k at St.

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Thanksgiving Dinner at the Woods at Bear Creek

Thanksgiving Poster
Thu, 11/26/2015 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm

No time to cook this Thanksgiving or having too many family members for one house?  Let the Woods at Bear Creek treat you and your family this Thanksgiving with their special Dinner.  This is served Family style and includes Turkey, mashed potato, homemade stuffing, yams, corn pan gravy, cranberry sauce, garden salad, rolls with butter and a slice of pumpkin pie!  Yummy!

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Christmas in Ellicottville 2015

folks shopping on a snowy day
Fri, 11/27/2015 - 10:00am - Sun, 11/29/2015 - 7:00pm

Who needs all the hustle and bustle and stress of spending Black Friday at the Mall when the whole family can enjoy Christmas in Ellicottville.

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GOACC's Santa Claus Lane Parade 2015

Santa Clause at 2014 parade!
Fri, 11/27/2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

YES, VIRGINIA, THERE WILL BE A PARADE!  This is the festive Annual Santa Claus Lane Parade held annually on the Friday after Thanksgiving and the traditional kick-off to the holiday season.  Santa will be in attendance and light up thousands of lights in Lincoln Park and downtown Olean when he parades through town in celebration.  Despite the recent construction

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The Enchanted Mountains Celebrates Small Business Saturday

Sat, 11/28/2015 - 9:00am - 9:00pm

Saturday, November 28, 2015 is Small Business Saturday® – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities.  Please join us in supporting your local small business by shopping at a small business.

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Christmas in Allegany

Poster for the Event
Sat, 11/28/2015 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

On the Saturday following Thanksgiving Day at 6:30 PM Allegany celebrates a "Christmas in Allegany". The event is held at the Santa House located next to the Village of Allegany Municipal Building at 106 East Main Street, Allegany, NY. Santa, Mrs.

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Seneca Allegany Events Center presents Jennifer Nettles

Jennifer Nettles image
Sat, 11/28/2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum artist Jennifer Nettles will storm into Salamanca for an evening of unforgettable entertainment. Known for such hits songs as “Stay,” “All I Want to Do,” “Stripes” and “Already Gone,” Nettles, along with up-and-coming artists Brandy Clark and Ryan Kinder, will bring home an evening of very special country music and unforgettable entertainment.

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2015 Snowmobile Safety Course

Before you Ride!
Tue, 12/01/2015 - 6:00pm - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 10:00pm

Gear up for winter fun by attending this Free Snowmobile Safety Course, required for youth riders. 

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Sweets & Sculpt

example of ceramic ornament
Wed, 12/02/2015 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Everyone is doing group painting events, so why not try group ceramics? Instructor Courtney Mealy will lead participants in creating holiday ornament while enjoying a social atmosphere. All supplies, including sweets, will be provided. The fee is $30.

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Visit With Santa At His Cottage in Olean

Santa Claus
Wed, 12/02/2015 - 6:00pm - Wed, 12/09/2015 - 8:00pm

Santa Claus will be back in the Town of Olean at his cottage in Lincoln Park.  Despite being so busy this time of year, Santa will available for kids to visit with on December 2nd and December 9th from 6-8pm thanks to the GOACC, City of Olean, Home Depot, and Duggan and Duggan Contractors. 

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Visit Santa at his House in Allegany

Santa's House
Thu, 12/03/2015 - 6:00pm - Thu, 12/17/2015 - 8:00pm

Santa will be making four stops to his house in Allegany to visit with kids from around the area!

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Christmas in Gowanda 2015

Christmas in Gowanda
Fri, 12/04/2015 - 4:00pm - Sat, 12/05/2015 - 6:00pm

Gowanda is a a beautifully quaint community nestled among the hills surrounding Cattaraugus Creek and is coming together for a Christmas Celebration with movies at the Hollywood Theater, Santa and his reindeer, a parade and Princess Elsa!

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Randolph's Country Christmas Weekend

Santa Claus
Fri, 12/04/2015 - 7:30pm - Sun, 12/06/2015 - 5:00pm

Randolph begins their Country Christmas Weekend with the Memory Tree Ceremony in Triangle Park at 7:3opm.

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Olean Community Theater presents Love, Loss and What I Wore

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 7:30pm - Sun, 12/06/2015 - 9:30pm

Love, Loss, and What I Wore is based on the best-seller by Ilene Beckerman as well as the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends. The show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to, creating one of the most enduring theatergoing experiences ever.

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2015 Snowmobilers Safety Course

Taking a snowmobile break
Sat, 12/05/2015 - 8:00am - 4:00pm

This Snowmobile Safety Course is sponsored by the SnowBounders Snowmobile Club.

You must be at least 10 years of age to attend this Safety Course.  Youths should plan on arriving 10-15 minutes early so that your parent/guardian can sign your registration form.

Pack your lunch or purchase lunch through the VFW.

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Parrots of the Caribbean, the #1 Jimmy Buffet Tribute Act in the Country

event poster
Sat, 12/05/2015 - 8:42am

Parrots of the Caribbean, the #1 Jimmy Buffet Tribute Act in the country, will be performing at Premier Banquet Center, December 5. 

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2015 Snowmobilers Safety Course

sled and trail sign
Sat, 12/05/2015 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

This Snowmobile Safety Course is sponsored by the Franklinville Snowmobile Club.

You must be at least 10 years of age to attend this Safety Course.  Youths should plan on arriving 10-15 minutes early so that your parent/guardian can sign your registration form.

Lunch will be provided.

Pre-registration is a MUST, so please sign up by calling 716-373-3316 .

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Ellicottville's 2015 Christmas Stroll

Living Nativity
Sat, 12/05/2015 - 10:00am - 7:00pm

Celebrate the Holiday Season with a Living Nativity, complete with a camel, all in the Village. The Ellicottville  A Christmas Stroll was created in 1987 by a group of citizens who wanted to organize such an event in the village.

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4th Annual Randolph Central School Arts & Crafts Show

Sat, 12/05/2015 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Looking for a great opportunity to pick up the perfect one of a kind gift for the holidays? 

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5X7: Art for Everyone Exhibition and Sale

Picking out the best!
Sat, 12/05/2015 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The annual 5X7 Art for Everyone Exhibition and Sale will kick off at the Cattaraugus County Arts Council.  Tickets are $15 per person for this event where over three hundred original 5” X 7” artworks will line the gallery wall.

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Seneca Allegany Events Center presents Eric Burdon & The Animals, with Edgar Winter Band

Sat, 12/05/2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Don’t miss the epic double bill of Eric Burdon & The Animals and rocker Edgar Winter. One of the most powerful and distinctive voices in rock and roll, Eric Burdon’s highly prolific vocals have been rocking stages for more than five decades.

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SBU Theater director to perform ‘Christmas Carol’ to benefit Warming House

Ed Simone
Sat, 12/05/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Dr. Ed. Simone, director of the theater program at St. Bonaventure University, will offer his unique take on a holiday classic next month in a performance to benefit the Warming House, the nation’s oldest student-run soup kitchen.

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Swan Street Florist presents their Christmas Spectacular

Santa Claus
Sun, 12/06/2015 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Teach your children the meaning of the season, by bringing non-perishable food items for the local food pantry and enjoy a visit with Santa Claus, a horse drawn wagon ride (11am-2pm) and refreshments.  The gift shop will be open so spend some time browsing for those unique holiday gifts.

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Mission to Mars- buy now to receive NASA patch before Christmas!

Poster for the event
Mon, 12/07/2015 - 12:00am - Fri, 12/18/2015 - 2:00pm

Need a Christmas gift that is OUT OF THIS WORLD?  How about a mission to Mars with the Dresser Rand Challenger Learning Center!  There is an upcoming Simulated Mission to Halley's Comet for adults and teens (8th grade and up) on Sunday, January 31, 2016.  As an "astronaut" aboard the Mission, you will use smarts, wits and teamwork to successfully navigate through space challenges

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Friends of Good Music present Western New York Chamber Orchestra with Fredonia College Choir

Fredonia College Choir
Wed, 12/09/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The Western New York Chamber Orchestra returns this time with a program of festive music for the holidays, including Corelli’s “Christmas Concerto.”

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Olean Theater Workshop presents Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 7:30pm - Sun, 12/13/2015 - 9:30pm

  Be sure and mark your calendar for the musical that will put you in the holiday mood - NUNCRACKERS : THE NUNSENSE CHRISTMAS MUSICAL. This is the 3rd time that the good sisters have graced the stage of the Workshop and the musical is being presented Thursday, December 10 through Sunday, December 13.

More information forthcoming.  Please check back.

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Christmas Train Rides in Gowanda

Sat, 12/12/2015 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

The New York and Lake Erie Railroad will be hosting Train Rides in Gowanda for one day only on December 12th, 2015!  Times and Ticket information to be announced at the "Christmas in Gowanda" facebook page soon!

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Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival at Villaggio

movie camera
Sat, 12/12/2015 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Visitors can tune into a night of winter celebration at the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival from 12:30-2:30pm December 12 at Villaggio.

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Leon's 2015 Old Fashion Christmas Program

Victorian Christmas in Leon
Sun, 12/13/2015 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Reindeer Day at the Salamanca Historical Society Museum

Poster for the event
Sat, 12/19/2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Reindeer Day is here!  Kids can visit Dancer, in person, as well as Santa!  Santa and Dancer will be greeting guests outside the doors of the museum.  Adults can have some fun at the basket raffle and bake sale.  Baskets will be all sizes and shapes, filled with a variety of items.  Tickets are just $1 a piece or the price goes down the more tickets you buy!  The m

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Christmas Carol Dinner Theatre

Christmas Carol
Sat, 12/19/2015 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Who doesn’t love attending a Theatrical performance of “A Christmas Carol” during the holidays?  Well, this hilarious twist on the Dickens’ classic begins with two of the show’s understudies returning from vacation only to find that the ENTIRE cast has contracted the flu and will not be able to perform this evening’s show!  After some clever script revision, the two actors decide

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Comedy Night at Premier Banquet Center

Thu, 12/31/2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Enjoy an evening filled with plenty of food, drinks & laughter featuring  the comedy act of Bengt Washburn & Stu McCallister.

Buffet Dinner From 7:00-8:15pm, show starts at 8:30pm, Cash Bar & 50/50 drawings. 

$25 ticket price includes buffet dinner & show.

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New Years Eve at the Woods at Bear Creek

New Year's Poster
Thu, 12/31/2015 - 7:30pm - Fri, 01/01/2016 - 1:00am

Celebrate New Years Eve in style this year!  Begin the evening with a five course meal, yes a five course meal.  This is a wine dinner in the banquet room:

Course 1: Charcuterie Platter
Course 2: Caesar Salad
Intermezzo: Raspberry Sorbet
Course 3: Filet Mignon & Broiled Lobster Tail
Course 4: Dessert Bar & International Coffee Station

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Holiday Valley's 2015/ 2016 New Years Eve Celebration and Torchlight Parade

Torchlight parade from years past
Thu, 12/31/2015 - 11:00pm - Fri, 01/01/2016 - 12:00am

Celebrate New Year's eve at Holiday Valley! 

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Snowmobile Safety Course in Portville

Snowmobile course offered
Sat, 01/02/2016 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Portville Snowmobile Club is holding a snowmobile safety course necessary for young riders. 

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Holiday Valley's 2016 Canadian Friendship Week

Holiday Valley
Mon, 01/04/2016 - 10:00am - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 4:00pm

Canadian Friendship Week. From January 4 through January 10, 2016, lift tickets and rentals at Par when paying with Canadian cash or check.

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Seneca Allegany Events Center presents the always funny Lisa Lampanelli

Lisa photo
Sat, 01/09/2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The always funny Lisa Lampanelli returns to our area for a performance at the Seneca Allegany Events Center on Saturday, January 9 at 7pm. 

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Ellicottville's Winter Blues Festival 2016

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 6:00pm - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 11:00pm

The  Village of Ellicottville heats up  January 8-9 during Winter Blues Weekend. 

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Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show 2016

last years show
Sat, 01/23/2016 - 10:00am - Sun, 01/24/2016 - 4:00pm

The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce announced that the 7th annual Greater Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show will be held January 23rd & 24th, 2016 at Good Times of Olean.

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Friends of Good Music present Project Trio

Project Trio
Sun, 01/24/2016 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Combining the virtuosity of world-class artists with the energy of rock stars, PROJECT Trio is breaking down traditional ideas of chamber music.

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Seneca Allegany Events Center presents Randy Houser

Randy Houser image
Sat, 01/30/2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Don’t think twice, jump in with both feet for a night of pure country with Lake, Mississippi native Randy Houser!

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Mission to Mars with the Challenger Learning Center

Poster for the event
Sun, 01/31/2016 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Join in a mission to Mars with the Dresser Rand Challenger Learning Center!  This is a Simulated Mission to Halley's Comet for adults and teens (8th grade and up) on Sunday, January 31, 2016.  As an "astronaut" aboard the Mission, you will use smarts, wits and teamwork to successfully navigate through space challenges to study Halley's Comet. 

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Olean Theater Workshop presents Driving Miss Daisy

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 7:30pm - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 9:30pm


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Seneca Allegany Casino presents AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series 2016

poster for the 2014 AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series, Seneca Allegany Casino
Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:00pm - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 11:00pm

The twists, turns, thrills, and high speeds in the snow returns to Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino on Feb. 5 and 6 with AMSOIL Championship Snocross.

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Holiday Valley's 2016 Penguin Paddle

Penguin Paddle
Sat, 02/20/2016 - 8:30am - 4:00pm

The Penguin Paddle is a fundraiser where participants slide down the slope on their belly "penguin style" in a stylish garbage bag.

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Friends of Good Music present Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana

Sun, 02/21/2016 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Back by popular demand, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana is one of the nation’s premier flamenco and Spanish dance companies now in it’s 32nd season.

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Friends of Good Music present Taikoza, Japanese Drums

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Taikoza uses the powerful rhythms of the Taiko drums to create an electrifying energy that carries audiences in a new dimension of excitement.

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Holiday Valley's Winter Carnival & Mardi Gras 2016

snow sculptures are part of the fun!
Sat, 03/12/2016 - 11:00am - Sun, 03/13/2016 - 12:00am

It's hard to believe that Holiday Valley can be even more fun, but wait 'til you come to Winter Carnival 2016!  Events take place on March 12 and 13 throughout the resort and in the Village of Ellicottville.

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2016 Greater Olean Area Home & Garden Show

Slicing with Cutco knives
Fri, 04/08/2016 - 10:00am - Sun, 04/10/2016 - 4:00pm

It's time for the Greater Olean Area Home and Garden Show.

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Tri-County Trout Fishing Derby

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 6:30am - Sun, 04/17/2016 - 7:00pm

The Chamber of Commerce in Arcade is offering adventure to early season anglers with their second annual Tri-County Trout Fishing Derby set for the Upper Cattaraugus Creek, April 16 and 17.  All New York State fishing regulations must be followed.

Updated information is forthcoming.

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Friends of Good Music present Griffin Kramer, Piano Recital

Griffin Kramer
Fri, 04/22/2016 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

After a stunning performance in the spring of 2015, SBU graduate Griffin Kramer makes his debut in the Friends of Good Music concert series to perform the popular “Rhapsody in Blue” by Gershwin, and works by Beethoven, Ginastera, Liszt, and Rachmaninoff.

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Rock City Park Hosts 2016 Arts & Crafts Show

Vendor outside at show
Sat, 05/07/2016 - 10:00am - Sun, 05/08/2016 - 5:00pm

 Located at 505 Route 16 South in Olean, New York, Rock City Park is home to one of the largest natural displays of quartz conglomerate in the world and attracts thousands of global visitors each year. 

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Olean's Community Wide Garage Sales 2016

Sat, 05/21/2016 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

The officials at Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce have scheduled the Community-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, May 21, from 9 AM until 4 PM. The Chamber is encouraging people to get up in their attics, basements, and garages and start sorting and cleaning.

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Little Valley Rider's Annual Memorial Day Trailride 2016

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 8:00am - Mon, 05/30/2016 - 5:00pm

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

Camping available.

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58th Annual Allegany Nature Pilgrimage 2016

Pond Study
Fri, 06/03/2016 - 10:00am - Sun, 06/05/2016 - 2:00pm

Where nature enthusiasts have gathered since 1959.

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Cycle Ellicottville II, Cycling Weekend

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 11:00am - Sun, 06/05/2016 - 8:00pm

This is a weekend of cycling fun for riders who enjoy the ideal road riding routes around Holiday Valley in The Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County.

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Holiday Valley Mudslide Obstacle Run 2016

Sat, 06/18/2016 - 10:00am - 6:00pm

Holiday Valley Mountain Resort is hosting the 5th annual Mudslide Obstacle Race on June 18.

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Ellicottville's Summer Music Festival 2016

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Fri, 07/01/2016 (All day) - Sun, 07/03/2016 (All day)

The Summer Music Festival is one of the few outdoor music scenes that not only allows, but encourages, guests to bring a picnic basket with them. Bring dinner and a blanket, even your lawn chair.  Parking is free and the entire venue is wheelchair accessible.

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S.T.A.R.S. 39th Annual Rally and Airshow 2016

Picture of 3 radio controlled planes from RCStars.org
Sat, 07/09/2016 - 10:00am - Sun, 07/10/2016 - 3:00pm

See hundreds of radio controlled aircraft fly through the skies at the Olean Airport on July 9-10, 2016.

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Portville Heritage Day 2016

activities at Portville Heritage Day
Sat, 07/09/2016 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Car Show, food, games, raffles, chicken BBQ and family fun!  Visit the Pfeiffer Nature Center's booth to discover what upcoming nature adventures are in store for you. Heritage Day is sure to be “Good old fashioned fun for everyone”. The location is downtown Portville.

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2016 Taste of Olean/Art in the Park

Art in the Park
Sun, 07/24/2016 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

If the way to a person’s heart is through the stomach, then Olean is a destination visitors are sure to love on July 24th. Time to loosen that belt a few notches, gather family and friends and head down to the 67th Annual Art in the Park and the 26th Annual Taste of Olean.

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Ellicottville's 2016 Jazz and Blues Weekend

Music in the streets of Ellicottville
Sat, 07/30/2016 (All day) - Sun, 07/31/2016 (All day)

Don't sing the blues this summer - come out and enjoy them instead!

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2016 Cattaraugus County Fair

Ride the ferris wheel
Mon, 08/01/2016 - 8:00am - Sun, 08/07/2016 - 11:00pm

Come to Summer's Tradition for the last 174 years at the Cattaraugus County Fair in Little Valley!  View the animal barns and shows, ride the rides, tour the booths and games, or enjoy the day and night entertainment like the demos! 

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Taste of Ellicottville 2016

Sat, 08/13/2016 - 12:00pm - Sun, 08/14/2016 - 4:00pm

A "Taste Sensation" is enjoyed by all as Ellicottville's fine restaurants set up on the streets "cafe style" for your sampling pleasure. 

Noon to 4pm each day.

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Rally in the Valley 2016

Dice Run at the Rally
Thu, 08/25/2016 - 6:00pm - Sun, 08/28/2016 - 12:00am

The Bikes are back in town!  The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce, Gowanda Harley Davidson, and the Greater Olean Motorcycle Enthusiasts will be hosting the 14th Annual Rally in the Valley Aug. 25-28 in Olean.  Proceeds from the event benefit  a host of community charities.  

More information is forthcoming.  Please check back.

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Little Valley Rider's Annual Labor Day Trail-Ride 2016

A portion of the line of riders
Fri, 09/02/2016 - 8:00am - Mon, 09/05/2016 - 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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Ellicottville's 2016 Rock 'N Roll Weekend

Part of the Rock n Roll Festival
Fri, 09/16/2016 - 11:00am - Sun, 09/18/2016 - 5:00pm

Dust off the blue suede shoes, get out the poodle skirts and get ready for a weekend of Rock N' Roll in Ellicottville.

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Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street 2016

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/30/2016 - 9:30pm

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

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Ellicottville's 2016 Fall Festival

Ellicottville's Fall Festival
Sat, 10/08/2016 - 10:00am - Sun, 10/09/2016 - 5:00pm

It's Ellicottville's oldest and largest Festival when the foliage of the surrounding hills is ablaze with color. Tens of thousands of festival goers make for a lively weekend of unique foods, crafts and much more.

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Rock City Park's 2016 Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

2010 Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show
Sat, 10/08/2016 - 10:00am - Mon, 10/10/2016 - 5:00pm

Columbus Day Weekend!  October 8 - 10.  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 9th annual Rock City Park Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show during Columbus Day Weekend.

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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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