Family Entertainment

Family Entertainment

Family Entertainment Events

Seneca Days of Sharing Workshops at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum

February Camp at the Seneca Museum
Mon, 02/20/2017 - 9:00am - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 4:00pm

The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum is presenting a fun and educational way for kids (ages 6-11 years old) to spend their February winter break.  Each day they will participate in classes that teach of Seneca history, culture and heritage.  There will be a morning and afternoon snack provided, but children will need to bring a bag lunch each day.  Here are the classes:

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Holiday Valley's 2017 Penguin Paddle

Penguin Paddle
Sat, 02/25/2017 - 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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African American Heritage Weekend

Selma, Lord, Selma part of Black History Month in Olean
Sat, 02/25/2017 - 7:00pm - Sun, 02/26/2017 - 4:00pm

February 25 & 26th is African American Heritage Weekend in Olean, with partnership of the African American Center for Cultural Development and The GOAC!

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Sugaring at Sprague's with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Sugaring at Sprague's Maple Farms and Restaurant
Sat, 03/04/2017 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Trees are crucial to life on earth for countless reasons.  They create oxygen, purify water, provide shelter and manufacture food.  Most food made by trees is produced when the weather is warm but there is a beloved food that specific trees make when the weather is still cold… maple syrup!  The Creation of maple syrup has been around for some 300 years and has a very interes

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4th Annual March Into Randolph!

March into Randolph in March!
Sat, 03/04/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

With Winter almost over, it’s time to get outside! Get ready to "March" into Randolph on Saturday, March 4th!  From 10am to 4 pm.

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Ellicottville's Mardi Gras 2017

Ellicottville's Mardi Gras Weekend
Fri, 03/10/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 03/12/2017 - 5:00pm

What a weekend! Come out and join us for the 25th Anniversary parade, as well as all of the other activities, in 2017! If you thought 2016 was a great year for Mardi Gras in Ellicottville, just wait! We are putting together a GREAT time for all of the family.  Come out and join the reinvigorated Ellicottville Mardi Gras scene!

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Holiday Valley's Winter Carnival & Mardi Gras 2017

Skiiers in costume at Holiday Valley's Winter Carnival
Sat, 03/11/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 03/12/2017 - 5:00pm

It's hard to believe that Holiday Valley can be even more fun, but wait 'til you come to Winter Carnival 2017!  It's the biggest winter event of the season with fun activities and events for the whole family.

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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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Spring Lecture Series at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum

Spring Lecture Series 2017 at the Seneca Museum
Thu, 03/16/2017 - 6:00pm - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 7:30pm

The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum is presenting a Spring Lecture Series, beginning March 16 and continuing through May 25th, with a series of informative, pertinent and timely range of topics.  These events are free and open to the public.  Each lecture will start at 6pm and generally continue for an hour to an hour and a half.  There will be lectures from Read more

Annual Maple Weekends 2017

some participants offer wagon rides
Repeats every week until Sun Mar 26 2017 .
Sat, 03/18/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 03/19/2017 - 4:00pm
Sat, 03/25/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 03/26/2017 - 4:00pm

What better way to spend a day with family and friends at that at the 21st Annual Maple Weekend™ on March 18-19 and March 25-26, 2017 from 10am-4pm each day presented by the New York State Maple Producers Association.

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Discovering Snowflakes with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Snowflake up close by Huffington Post
Sat, 03/18/2017 - 10:30am - 11:30am

It is said that everybody has a double out there in the world somewhere.  But is this true for snowflakes?

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Holiday Valley's Spring Pond Skimming Party 2017

2014 pond skimming
Sat, 03/18/2017 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Who wouldn't want to race down a ski slope into an icy pond??  Whether you get wet or just watch, it is FUN !

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2017 Daffodil Festival in South Dayton

sign with daffodils
Sat, 04/08/2017 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

The South Dayton Daffodil Festival and craft show will be held Saturday, April 8. 

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Spring Break Art Camp at Cattaraugus County Arts Council

Having fun with clay
Mon, 04/10/2017 - 9:00am - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 12:00pm

More information forthcoming!

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Friends of Good Music presents Madrigalia

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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Family Art Day 2017 at the Cattaraugus County Arts Council

Family Art Day at the Arts Council
Sat, 04/22/2017 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

More information forthcoming.  Please check back.

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Franklinville's 2017 WNY Maple Festival

Franklinville WNY Maple Festival
Sat, 04/29/2017 - 7:00am - Sun, 04/30/2017 - 5:00pm

Stop by to taste that mouth watering, freshly made maple syrup and learn the process of making it! 

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Open Family Game Show at Creekside Arena

previous competitor
Sun, 04/30/2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

9am Registration.  

For more information call 716-949-8295

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2017 Rock City Park Season Opening

exploring the rocks
Mon, 05/01/2017 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

Stretch your muscles as you follow a path over, under and even through rocks that tower as high as 80 feet!

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Basic Scuba Lessons with J&D Scuba Shop of Allegany

Scuba lessons with J&D Scuba Shop
Sat, 05/06/2017 - 9:30am - 5:00pm

Have you ever wanted to learn how to Scuba Dive?  Exploring the deep water, seeing incredible underwater animals or just being completely surrounded by a different world.  You can get your start with Scuba lessons starting this May with J&D Scuba Shop/Travel Club.  The Instructor has over 40 years of dive experi

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Love My Park Day, 2017

Helping out the Park!
Sat, 05/06/2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Join in the fun at Allegany State Park!  And help clean up your favorite Park for Spring!

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Rock City Park Hosts 2017 Arts & Crafts Show

Vendor outside at show
Sat, 05/13/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 05/14/2017 - 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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Allegany State Park GeoBash XII

Allegany State Park Geobash XII
Fri, 05/19/2017 - 8:00pm - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 12:00pm

The 12th annual gathering of geocachers in beautiful Allegany State Park has been published! ASP Geobash XII will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 8AM to 8PM.

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Creekside Round-up's 2017 Horse Pull

horses ready to pull
Sat, 06/03/2017 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Horsepulling is a sport with a team of equine athletes.  These athletes are worked daily to keep their muscles in great shape.  They are bred for their strength and ability to pull heavy loads short distances.

Join us and see horses from all over New York compete.

 

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2017 Church Festival At St. Mary of the Angels

Aerial View of the Church Festival at St. Mary of the Angels in Olean, NY
Fri, 06/09/2017 - 5:00pm - Sun, 06/11/2017 - 6:00pm

3 big days! Church Festival at St. Mary's - A traditional street festival in Olean, NY on W. Henley and N. Union. 

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2017 Open Family Game Show at Creekside Arena

previous competitor
Sun, 06/11/2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

These family game shows are as much fun to watch as they are to compete in!!

9am Registration. 

For more information call 716-949-8295

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Randolph 2017 Arts & Crafts Festival

Main St.
Sat, 06/17/2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Held along Randolph’s beautiful, historic Main Street, Randolph’s 45th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival is taking place rain or shine on Saturday, June 17th!

Randolph prides itself on the many talented crafters and artisans who display their handmade wares every year, and this year will be no different!

Schedule and more information forthcoming.

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2017 South Dayton Open Tractor Pull

South Dayton Tractors
Sun, 06/18/2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Dirt will be flying at the Fall Tractor Pull in South Dayton on Sunday June 18, located on the South Dayton Fireman's Grounds. 

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2017 Ellicottville Championship Rodeo

Bronco Riding at the 2015 Ellicottville Championship Rodeo
Steer Wrestling at the Ellicottville Rodeo
Thu, 06/29/2017 - 7:00pm - Sun, 07/02/2017 - 9:30pm

Yeeehaw!!  An honest-to-goodness rodeo at the home of the Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street, complete with bronco bustin', bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing and stick horse racing for the kids.

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Independence Day Celebration at Allegany State Park

On the Beach
Mon, 07/03/2017 - 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Grab your lawn chairs and head to the Allegany State Park Quaker Beach area to celebrate our nation’s independence! The fun starts at 4:00 p.m. on July 3rd with a chicken barbecue (until sold out) by the Coldspring Volunteer Fire Department. Also starting at 4:00 p.m. and running until 6:00 p.m.

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2017 South Dayton Fire Department Annual Tractor Pull

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 3:00pm - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 3:00pm

South Dayton Volunteer Fire Department's Annual Tractor Pull will be held July 7-9 at the Fireman's Grounds, 34 Maple Street, South Dayton. 

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40th Annual Fun Fly & Airshow sponsored by the Southern Tier Aero Radio Society

2016 contestants
Sat, 07/08/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 07/09/2017 - 3:00pm

See hundreds of radio controlled aircraft fly through the skies at the Olean Airport on July 8-9, 2017.

The S.T.A.R.S. (Southern Tier Aero Radio Society) Flying Club is dedicated to promoting the hobby of building and flying radio controlled model aircraft. All members reside in an area within a radius of 40-50 miles of Cuba, NY. 

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Creekside Round-up 2017 Open Draft Horse Show

draft horse
Sun, 07/09/2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

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

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Seneca Veterans Pow Wow 2017

part of the Intertribal dance
Fri, 07/14/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 07/16/2017 - 10:00pm

A nationwide and international audience will once again convene in Salamanca for one of the most grand and enthusiastic celebrations of Native American culture.

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2017 Open Family Game Show at Creekside Arena

Spring Game Show
Sun, 07/16/2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

These family game shows are as much fun to watch as they are to compete in!!

9am Registration. 

For more information call 716-949-8295

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2017 "Rock the Park" at Allegany State Park

previous year
Fri, 07/21/2017 - 3:00pm - 9:00pm

It’s a Friday in July. Oh what to do? Head to Allegany State Park for “Rock the Park” celebrating its 6th year! This year’s event takes place on July 21st at its new home at the Quaker Beach area.

Schedule and more information forthcoming.

 

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OnoFest 2017

vendors at OnoFest
Vendors and pavilion at 2010 OnoFest
Woman relaxing by the water at Onoville Marina during OnoFest
View inland from the shore of Onoville Marina
Sat, 07/22/2017 - 12:00pm - 9:30pm

Fun in the sun with live music, food/craft vendors, RVs and Boats on display, exhibits, activities and fireworks! It costs only $10 a car load- so bring a big vehicle and pack friends and family in!

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2017 Taste of Olean/Art in the Park

Art in the Park
Sun, 07/23/2017 - 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 the Taste of Olean on July 23rd. Time to loosen that belt a few notches, gather family and friends and head down to the 68th Annual Art in the Park and the 27th Annual Taste of Olean.

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2017 Cattaraugus County Fair

photo from 2016 Fair
Mon, 07/31/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 11:00pm

OK, Make plans to attend the 2017 Cattaraugus County Fair with exciting rides, animal shows and lots of FREE live entertainment!

More information forthcoming.

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26th Annual Street Classics Car Show 2017

poster
Sun, 08/06/2017 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Stop by to check out the awesome cars and take part in the Chinese Auction and 50/50 drawings.  

Great food available:  chicken bbq by the Allegany Firemen, hotdogs/hamburgers by the Hinsdale Scouts, and Randy's catering will be there as well.

Face painting, games and live music will entertain the young ones.

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2017 Limestone Volunteer Fire Department ATV Dice Run

group waiting to begin
Sat, 08/12/2017 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

The Limestone Volunteer Fire Department is hosting their annual ATV Dice Run on August 12th, starting at 9am.

Registration info forthcoming.

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Taste of Ellicottville 2017

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 12:00pm - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 4:00pm

Taste of Ellicottville where everyone can sample the best that Ellicottville’s fine restaurants have to offer as they set up “Cafe Style” on the streets. Tickets are $1 each and items are between $1-$4. You can purchase tickets at the main ticket booth centrally located in the village. The event will take place throughout the village from 12:00PM – 4:00PM both Saturday and Sunday.

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2017 Family Beach Party at Allegany State Park

Items up for auction at the 2012 ASP Full Moon Beach Party
Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:00pm - 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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Olean Outdoor Fest at Gargoyle Park

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Fri, 09/01/2017 (All day) - Sun, 09/03/2017 (All day)

Help support the Rehabilitation Center, Homcare Hospice, St. Judes, Make a Wish and more at the Olean Outdoor Fest.  A Portion of The Proceeds will be donated to those organizations and attendees are sure to have a great time with this action packed-event held over Labor Day Weekend (Sept 1-3). 

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2017 Salamanca-Seneca Falling Leaves Festival

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/01/2017 - 5:00pm

Join in at the 40th 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 d

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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

#1 for Turkey Hunting and in the Top 3 for Deer Hunting

Cattaraugus County was named #1 overall by New York Game and Fish Magazine for turkey hunting and is in the top three for deer hunting by DEC reports.

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