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Mars Mania Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Mars Mania Camp at Challenger Learning Center
Mon, 08/14/2017 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Mars Mania camp will introduce your 1st grader to the planet MARS!  In one day, campers will learn all about the Red Planet.  Everything from creating Mars sand, visiting Olympus Mons and "driving" a Mars rover will be covered in fun, hands-on activities! 

This camp is made for kids entering 1st grade and will be held one day, Aug 14th from 9am to 3pm. 

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Color My World Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Color My World Camp at Challenger Learning Center
Tue, 08/15/2017 - 9:00am - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 3:00pm

Color My World camp will introduce your 2nd or 3rd grader to the wonders of color that is all around them.  Each activity will show color in our world and how we see it and even use color.  The science of color is explained in fun, hands-on activities.  Activities include Chromotography, Light Spectrum, Rainbow Anagrams, Space Colors, Solar Oven, Color in Nature and more! 

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Rally in the Valley 2017

Rally in the Valley 2017
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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Ashford Cup Charity Golf Tournament for Griffis Sculpture Park

Golf Tournament to benefit Griffis Sculpture Park
Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:30am - 7:00pm

Come to this golf tournament on the lovely Double Black Diamond Golf Course at Holiday Valley for a good time and to show your support for Griffis Sculpture Park and the Essex Arts Center!  Registration will take place the day of the event and starts at 11:30am and there will be a lunch prior to the start time of 1:00pm.  Dinner will follow as well.  This is a 2

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2017 Gus Macker is Back in Olean

Gus Macker
Fri, 08/18/2017 - 8:30am - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 5:00pm

Gus Macker Olean is back on the 2017 schedule!  Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball, America's largest outdoor basketball tournament, will be held in Olean August 18-20. 

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Amphibians and Reptiles - Mysterious and Misunderstood

Hellbender Photo by Twan Leenders
Sat, 08/19/2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Join us at Pfeiffer Nature Center as we explore the lifestyles and habits of some of our most mysterious and misunderstood wildlife friends – amphibians and reptiles! This event is packed with all kinds of fun for children and adults.  Meet Wildlife Veterinarian Dr.

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3rd Saturday Trek at Allegany State Park

Take a hike at Allegany State Park Wetland Boardwalk
Sat, 08/19/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Get out of the house and come join in the fun as Allegany State Park continues its series of hikes called “3rd Saturday Treks.” As the name implies, these free, family-friendly hikes will take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month from April through October. The treks will be led by park staff and summer interns.

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Discover Salamanca Day!

Discover Salamanca Day
Sat, 08/19/2017 - 11:00am - 8:00pm

Locals, neighbors and visitors to other area attractions all have the opportunity to “Discover Salamanca” with a community day downtown in the city scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 19.

From River to Atlantic streets, a section of Main Street will be blocked off from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for a day of both Native American and non-native music, food, crafts and more.

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Olean Outdoor Fest

Olean Outdoor Fest
Fri, 08/25/2017 - 5:00pm - Sat, 08/26/2017 - 11:00pm

Help support the Rehabilitation Center, Homcare Hospice, St. Judes, Make a Wish and more at the Olean Outdoor Fest.  Proceeds will be donated to those organizations and attendees are sure to have a great time with this action packed-event.

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GZO Airport Drags! Car Racing!

Niagara Falls Car Club Drag Races at Olean Airport
Sat, 08/26/2017 - 11:00am - 8:00pm

Niagara Falls Car Club is hosting 1/4 mile - 1/8 mile drag races at the Olean Airport.  Schedule:
10AM-12PM: Racers registeration begin. Check-in at the Racers' entrance. Please no spectators to allow us to quickly get the main attraction checked and signed in.

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Little Valley Riders Club 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.

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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

2017 Ischua Falling Leaves Regatta
Fri, 09/08/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 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 Fall Fly-In, Drive-In Pancake Breakfast

2017 Fall Fly-In, Drive- In Breakfast
Sun, 09/10/2017 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

Come view the Olean Airport in their Open House!  Enjoy a delicious breakfast and tour a helicopter and meet the crew!  Children under 12 are $5 and adults are $8. 

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Night Lights at Griffis Sculpture Park

Night Lights at Griffis
Wed, 09/13/2017 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/08/2017 - 10:00pm

Night Lights at Griffis Sculpture park are back!!

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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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Knapp Creek VFD ATV Dice Run

Join in the fun!
Sat, 09/16/2017 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

All riders are welcome for a fun 35 mile ATV Dice Run!  Back by popular demand is our Annual ATV Dice Run.  Bigger and better than ever this year, there are plans to raffle off a Brand New Bad Boy Buggy Onslaught 550 in Camo, provided by major sponsor Bobcat of Olean. 

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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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2017 Holiday Craft Show at The Woods at Bear Creek

2017 Holiday Craft Show at The Woods at Bear Creek
Sat, 10/14/2017 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Get a jump on your holiday shopping or get that new awesome decoration for Halloween at The Woods at Bear Creek's Holiday Craft Show!  More details to come. 

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Haunted Wine & Craft Beer Walk in The Woods at Bear Creek

Halloween at the Woods at Bear Creek
Sat, 10/28/2017 - 5:00pm - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 12:00pm

Enjoy a frighteningly good time at the Woods at Bear Creek "Haunted Wine & Craft Beer Walk in the Woods" the weekend before Halloween!  There are special packages that will get you a pass to all the festivities and fun this weekend including a Wine/Craft Beer Walk, a Wine/Craft Beer Dinner, Admission to the Halloween Party and a wonderful o

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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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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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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

Miner's Cabin built by Gold Miner

Miner’s Cabin in Franklinville was built by a miner that returned home after making it good during the gold rush era of the west coast. The building is not a cabin either but a three story house of Queen Anne design.

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