Family Entertainment

Family Entertainment

Family Entertainment Events

2016 Family Beach Party at Allegany State Park

Items up for auction at the 2012 ASP Full Moon Beach Party
Fri, 08/19/2016 - 6:00pm - 9:30pm

Come spend a fun summer’s evening with music, fun, and fireworks at Red House Beach Area.  Grab the craziest Hawaiian shirt you can find and hula your way to Allegany State Park for our Annual Beach Party!

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Leon's Old Fashioned Town Picnic

Drivers of the Pennyroyal Race Track
Sat, 08/20/2016 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

You're cordially invited to Leon's Old Fashioned Town Picnic to be held at the Leon Fire Hall.  It is the 70th Reunion of the Pennyroyal Race track

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Creekside Round-up 2016 Open Draft Horse Show

draft horse
Sun, 08/21/2016 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Registration begins at 10am.  For more information, call 585-437-5336

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4th Annual Summer Festival at Griffis Sculpture Park

Past Event
Sun, 08/21/2016 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Celebrate a day of creativity at the fourth annual Griffis Sculpture Park Summer Festival!  Enjoy the sculptures, listen to music, watch the performances and chow down on some good food!  The headlining band will be Funktional Flow!  Sonder, Sly Boots School of Music, and Kaleidoscope Sky will all be performing to keep you entertained as you hike or simply relax on a blanket in t

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Youth Overnight Party at Good Times of Olean

Poster for the Event
Sun, 08/21/2016 - 10:00pm - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 8:00am

Good Times Youth Overnight Party: A night of fun with your friends!  The next overnight is planned for Sunday August 21st from 10PM-8am the following day.  

Ages 9-15 / $25.00 Per Youth

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Walking Tour of African American History of Olean

Della announcing during the Walking Tour in Olean
Wed, 08/24/2016 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Take a group guided tour of the historic places of Olean.  Della Moore will be the guide on this walking tour, which is just over 2 miles long.

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Magnigicent Mushrooms at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Credit: Garrett Taylor
Sat, 08/27/2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Mushrooms are a variety of fungi that produce a fleshy fruiting body and when most of us think of a mushroom, we picture a white, umbrella-shaped cap that rests precariously on a thick, grey stalk.  Mushrooms, however, come in many different shapes, sizes and colors.  Not only are they beautiful to observe, they play a fundamental role for life on earth.  Garrett Taylor (pho

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2016 Wild Wing Festival to benefit Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary

some of the unusual birds at Gooseneck
Sun, 08/28/2016 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

WILD WING FESTIVAL will be held on Sunday August 28,2016 from 12-5PM at Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, 5067 Townline Road, Delevan, NY.

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Seneca Allegany Events Center presents Willie Nelson & Family

Willie Nelson
Sun, 09/04/2016 - 7:00pm

Singer. Songwriter. Activist. Legend. Each word can be used to describe the iconic Willie Nelson, who will perform at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino on Sunday, September 4 at 7pm.

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Battle for the Genesee Valley Canal

2011 Battle photo
Sat, 09/10/2016 - 9:00am - Sun, 09/11/2016 - 9:00pm

Re-enactment at Gargolye Park in Olean in 1860s. You will witness history come alive as a small Confederate raiding party garrisons Olean and tries to protect its recently acquired prize from Union control. A weapons demonstration will be held, interrupting normal camp/garrison life.

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Mindful Music Meditation with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Mary K leads through mindful music
Sat, 09/10/2016 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Luxuriate in the healing tones of the native flute and rain stick as we enjoy the natural serenity of the Lillibridge preserve.

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8th Annual Heavenly Harvest

8th Annual Heavenly Harvest
Sat, 09/10/2016 - 2:30pm - 8:00pm

8th Annual Heavenly Harvest Farm to Table dinner and educational event. Chef-prepared, locally sourced four-course dinner, accompanied by live music, farm tours, sustainable-living educational booths, Pedal to Plate bike ride, raffle baskets, chair massages, a bonfire, and more.

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2016 Open Family Game Show at Creekside Arena

previous contestants
Sun, 09/11/2016 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

11am Registration.  First run at noon.   For more information call 716-942-6316

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Night Lights at Griffis Sculpture Park

Night Lights at Griffis
Wed, 09/14/2016 - 7:00pm - Sat, 10/15/2016 - 10:00pm

Night Lights at Griffis Sculpture park are back!!

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Highlights of the 1920s by the Ellicottville Historical Society Museum

1920 fashion
Wed, 09/14/2016 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Come to this FREE event to learn about the Highlights of the 1920s by Greg Kinal.  He will feature local history.  Everyone is invited and they are held at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. 

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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

Don’t miss this fun-filled Rock N Roll Weekend, sponsored by Northtown Auto that kicks off Friday September 16th , 2016 in the evening  with lots of live entertainment in all of the local hot spots.  The fun continues Saturday the 17th  as you  enjoy Ellicottville’s eclectic shops and outstanding restaurants and more performance

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Poetry & Music Slam

Poetry and Music Slam
Fri, 09/16/2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us in a summer’s eve of self-expression and music. Read your original poems or play your favorite tune. *Refreshments and prizes! Free and open to the public!

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Season Opening for Pumpkinville 2016

picking out pumpkin photo by Greg Spako
Sat, 09/17/2016 - 9:00am - 7:00pm

A day at Pumpkinville is a fall family tradition for most families in this area.  Partnering this year with the 50th Anniversary of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown", there are even more delights to add to your Autumn Adventures.   

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Fabulous Fern Walk with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Fern Spores
Sat, 09/17/2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Ferns are an ancient group of plants that first appeared in the fossil record 360 million years ago.  We know them as beautiful, green flowerless plants that reproduce by spores instead of seeds.  Although ferns vary greatly in size and shape, they can be flabbergasting to identify.  Fern aficionado, Susan Avery, will lead us through forest and field to share her expertise on

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Friends of Good Music presents Olean's own Patrick Mulryan

Patrick Mulryan Performing
Fri, 09/23/2016 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

From Olean to New York to London and back again 

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Creekside Round-up 2016 Fall Trail Ride

Join in on the trailride
Sat, 09/24/2016 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Bring your horse ready for one last Fall Trail Ride, September 24.

Registration begins at 9am.

More information forthcoming.  Please check back.

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2016 Salamanca-Seneca Falling Leaves Festival

Having fun on the bumper cars
Fri, 09/30/2016 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/02/2016 - 5:00pm

Join for the 39th annual Salamanca-Seneca Falling Leaves Festival with events happening all weekend long!  Experience Seneca Culture and Heritage and enjoy the beautiful fall foliage.  Started as a way to promote the culture of the Seneca Nation of Indians, as well as the relationship between the nation and the City of Salamanca, the celebration will have a cultural aspect with dem

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2016 Open Game Show at Creekside Arena

2014 competitor
Sun, 10/02/2016 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

11am Registration.  First run at noon.   For more information call 716-942-6316

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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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1901 Buffalo: Birthplace of a New Presidency by the Ellicottville Historical Society Museum

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Come to this FREE event to learn about what happened in Buffalo in 1901 that shocked the world and recreated the birthplace of a new presidency.  Presentation will be by Mark Lozo and everyone is invited and they are held at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. 

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Friends of Good Music presents Verona String Quartet

Verona String Quartet
Fri, 10/14/2016 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

The Verona String Quartet is presently the Graduate Resident String Quartet at The Julliard School, where they work closely with members of the Juilliard String Quartet. The Julliard School presented the quartet's Lincoln Center debut at Alice Tully Hall in May 2016.

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Horror at the Gowanda Hollywood Theater 2016

What is happening at the Hollywood?
Fri, 10/28/2016 - 6:00pm - Mon, 10/31/2016 - 9:00pm

Discover for yourself, if Gowanda's Historic Hollywood Theater is really Haunted.  Make your way through the old Theater full of creatures from the night and scary passages throughout.

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South Dayton's 2016 Holiday Craft Show

Santa and Mrs. Claus
Sat, 11/05/2016 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Begin your holiday shopping at the South Dayton Holiday Craft Show!

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Friends of Good Music presents Andreas Ottensamer

Andreas Ottensamer
Mon, 11/14/2016 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Austrian clarinetist Andreas Ottensamer has captured audiences and critics alike with the singular beauty of tone that he coaxes from the instrument.  Since March 2011, he has been the principal clarinetist of the Berlin Philharmonic, arguably one of the world's leading orchestras.  He is the principal clarinetist of the Berlin Philharmonic.

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Christmas in Allegany

Christmas tree clip art
Thu, 11/24/2016 (All day) - Sat, 11/26/2016 (All day)

More information forthcoming.

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Christmas in Ellicottville 2016

winter street scene
Fri, 11/25/2016 - 10:00am - Sun, 11/27/2016 - 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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Friends of Good Music presents Thomaseen Foley's "A Celtic Christmas"

Celtic Christmas
Wed, 12/07/2016 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

For the past 13 years, with a world-class ensemble of musicians, dancers and singers from both sides of the Atlantic, Tomáseen Foley's "A Celtic Christmas" has played to packed concert halls and critical acclaim from Los Angeles to New York to Chicago to Palm Beach and beyond.

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Friends of Good Music presents "Murder on the Nile"

Murder on the Nile
Thu, 01/19/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Aquila Theatre, in its 25th anniversary season, stages “Murder on the Nile,” by one of the greatest mystery writers in world literature — Agatha Christie. This brilliant new production features a masterful whodunit and Aquila's clever signature style.

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Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show 2017

from 2016 show
Sat, 01/21/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 01/22/2017 - 3:00pm

The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce announced that the 8th annual Greater Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show will be held January 21st & 22nd, 2017 at Good Times of Olean.

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Friends of Good Music presents Kremlin Chamber Orchestra

The Kremlin Chamber Orchestra
Wed, 02/08/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Founded in 1991, the Kremlin Chamber Orchestra comprises some of Russia's finest young string players.  The orchestra has carved a niche for itself under the creative baton of its founder and music director, Misha Rachlevsky.

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Friends of Good Music presents Music from India: Aditya Verma

Aditya Verma
Sun, 03/12/2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Sarod player Aditya Verma is one of Canada’s premier forces on the international world music scene.  A charismatic sarod player based in Montreal, he has won the admiration of audiences across North America, Europe and India. His electrifying performances reveal his virtuosity, passionate energy and an intensely emotional approach to music.

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Friends of Good Music presents Madrigalia

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Now in its 41st concert season, Madrigalia, A Rochester-based vocal ensemble,  delights audiences of all ages with diverse choral repertoire spanning the centuries and exploring many styles.

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Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2016It'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

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.

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud.

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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