Family Entertainment

Family Entertainment

Family Entertainment Events

Juneteenth Festival at the African American Center for Cultural Development

Poster for the Event
Sat, 06/25/2016 - 11:00am - 7:00pm

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.

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2016 Ellicottville Championship Rodeo

Bronco Riding at the 2015 Ellicottville Championship Rodeo
Steer Wrestling at the Ellicottville Rodeo
Thu, 06/30/2016 - 7:00pm - Sun, 07/03/2016 - 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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Fireworks Extravanganza at the Casino!

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 9:30pm - 10:30pm

Come for a FREE Fireworks Extravaganza display at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino!  The dazzling display will be viewed from the top level of the parking garage and not to be missed!

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Don Kent & Rich Giberson Memorial Horse Pull 2016

previous contestants
Sat, 07/02/2016 - 11:00am - 7:00pm

Hinsdale American Legion Post 1434 will be bringing back a little bit of Hinsdale’s past on Saturday, July 2nd.  The 6th Anuual Don Kent & Rich "Pork" Giberson Memorial Horse Pull will take place at the Hinsdale American Legion Field and proceeds will benefit Local Veterans' Organizations. 

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Independence Day Celebration at Allegany State Park

On the Beach
Sun, 07/03/2016 - 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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City of Olean's Fireworks 2016

Fireworks in the night sky
Mon, 07/04/2016 - 5:30pm - 10:00pm

City Set For A BOOMING FOURTH! Bradner Stadium, Olean, gates open at 5:30 PM. The fireworks are organized by the Olean Professional Firefighters Association, OPFFA.

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2016 South Dayton Fire Department Annual Tractor Pull

Tractor Pull
Fri, 07/08/2016 - 3:00pm - Sun, 07/10/2016 - 3:00pm

South Dayton Volunteer Fire Department's Annual Tractor Pull will be held July 8-10 at the Fireman's Grounds, 34 Maple Street, South Dayton.  There will be tractor displays all weekend long with rodeo games, chicken bbq on Sunday, Kid's pedal pull and pulled pork sandwiches on Saturday! 

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

Picture of 3 radio controlled planes from
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

Poster for the Event
Sat, 07/09/2016 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Heritage Day is sure to be “Good old fashioned fun for everyone”. The location is downtown Portville and there will be plenty to do for this one day festival.  The Annual Portville Central School Alumni Banquet will be held the night before, with a street dance to follow at the American Legion. 

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Pfeiffer Fun at Portville Heritage Day 2016

Photo: Adam Miller
Sat, 07/09/2016 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Pfeiffer Nature Center is excited to share with you at Portville Heritage Day!  Be sure to visit our booth to discover what upcoming nature adventures are in store for you.  Heritage Day is always “Good, old fashioned fun for everyone!”  The location is downtown Portville.  Pfeiffer Nature Center where science, art & nature come together.

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The Masters Plan Cafe 10th Annual Chicken BBQ and Community Days

Cooking the chicken
Sat, 07/09/2016 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Chicken BBQ, Classic Car Show, Live Music, Train & Family Fun !!!

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Pfeiffer Nature Center's Historic Chestnut Cabin Open House

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Enjoy a visit to the Pfeiffer cabin which is listed on the national and state registers of historic places.  The American Chestnut cabin is a very well preserved specimen of rustic style whose basic integrity has remained unchanged since its 1939/1940 construction.  The cabin is a true gem of the Lillibridge preserve and an indoor exploration is not to be missed! 

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The Ellicottville Pioneers presented by the Ellicottville Historical Society Museum

The Larimer and Norton Building
Wed, 07/13/2016 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Come to this FREE event to learn about the early pioneers of Ellicottville.  The Holland Land Company, the Larimer and Norton Building and even the Louisville Slugger have ties to Ellicottville!  Come discover the links!  Everyone is invited and they are held at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. 

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Wampum Display and Presentation at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum

Poster for the Event
Fri, 07/15/2016 - 9:00am - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 5:00pm

Listen to a presentation on Wampum by Professor Richard Hamell, at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum.  Wampum is defined as a quantity of small cylindrical beads made by North American Indians from quahog shells, strung together and worn as a decorative belt or other decoration or used as money.

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The Marvin “Joe” Curry Veterans Pow Wow 2016

part of the Intertribal dance
Fri, 07/15/2016 - 10:00am - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 10:00pm

This event is an alcohol free, family event to celebrate the culture and heritage of the Seneca Nation featuring real Native American arts and crafts. 

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Plein Air Painting for kids at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Kids painting
Fri, 07/15/2016 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Every time we get kids in the woods experiencing nature, we all win. Young artists are invited to join veteran plein air oil painter Thomas Annear to experience the woods of the Pfeiffer Nature Center outside of Portville NY as only an artist can. Learn basic drawing techniques during the morning nature journaling class. Enjoy a Plein Air painting demonstration while you eat lunch.

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Saving Grace Gallop 5K and Children's Carnival

children's carnival
Sat, 07/16/2016 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Saving Grace Outreach is hosting their inaugural Saving Grace Gallop 5K and Children's Carnival on Saturday, July 16th beginning at the lot across from the Cattaraugus Firehall, at the intersection of Memorial Drive & Main Street. Registration opens at 8am and the race starts at 9am.

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2016 St. John's Block Party

St. John's Block Party
Sat, 07/16/2016 - 4:30pm - 11:00pm

Formally the Festa Italiana, there are a lot of changes that are happening this year. We are going back to our "roots". Right back to  where the Festa all began. As a "block party"! That is why we have changed the name of our gathering as well ~ St. John's Block Party! This event will only run one day, Saturday, July 16th from 4:30PM to 11:00PM.

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2016 Open Family Game Show at Creekside Arena

previous competitor
Sun, 07/17/2016 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

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

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Color My World Camp

Poster for the event
Tue, 07/19/2016 - 9:00am - Thu, 07/21/2016 - 3:00pm

Designed for students entering 2nd and 3rd grades, this Camp will let kids Color the World Around them with special activities such as telescope building, walking water, rainbow paper making and more!  Lunch will need to be provided each day. 

Register by calling 716 379-8686 or challengercenterjp [at] gmail [dot] com

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Pfeiffer Fun in the Field

Kids hiking
Thu, 07/21/2016 - 9:30am - 11:30am

Pfeiffer Nature Center is hosting a kids’ nature play day at the Lillibridge preserve.  The sights of meadow flowers and the songs of singing birds will surround us as we participate in fun games like “Animal Olympics” and enjoy nature explorations of woodpeckers, amphibians and more!

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2016 "Rock the Park" at Allegany State Park

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Pack your camp chair and bring your friends to Quaker Beach for an evening of free live music and a chicken BBQ. Vendors from the Salamanca Area will be in attendance starting at 3pm. Don’t miss your chance to stop by the farmer’s market and check out what various local businesses have to offer.

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OnoFest 2016

vendors at OnoFest
Sat, 07/23/2016 - 12:00pm - 11:00pm

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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Little Valley Riders Extreme Cowboy Event 2016

one portion of the challenge
Sun, 07/24/2016 - 9:30am - 4:00pm

Stop by and root for your favorite horse and cowboy or cowgirl combination as they face all the obstacles.  You'll see horses climbing on things, picking up the mail, dragging things, and all sorts of things a cowboy would expect his partner to do.

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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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CSI Spy Camp

Poster for the Event
Mon, 07/25/2016 - 9:00am - Thu, 07/28/2016 - 3:00pm

Do you feel like your child is always in the know of what's going on around them?  Do they have a special interest in Harriet the Spy and SpyKids books?  Why not let them learn the tools of the trade at CSI Spy Camp at the Dresser Rand Challenger Learning Center?  This 4 day camp will have kids taking part in special activities like decoder challenges, interrogation techniques, l

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The Ink Well hosts Summer Art Camp for Kids

art classes
Mon, 07/25/2016 - 12:00pm - Fri, 08/12/2016 - 4:00pm

The Ink Well is going to host a number of Art Camps for Kids to help keep them busy during summer break!

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Night Sky Tour at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Starry night
Fri, 07/29/2016 - 9:15pm - 11:00pm

Enjoy a laser guided tour of the constellations with expert galaxy guide Greg Snowman. Hear the legends and myths that surround these patterns in the night sky. Later, enjoy views through telescopes to observe other deep space objects such as galaxies, star clusters, nebula and planets. 

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Freckled Duck Festival at the Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary

Freckled Ducks on the Water
Sun, 07/31/2016 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Come to our "Freckled Duck Festival" held at our Sanctuary on July 28th from 12-5PM. There will be music, Food, Bird Tours of our 700 birds and 75 species. There will be duck races if we have enough water. Cost is $5 and Bird Tours are $2 each. More info will be available at a later date.

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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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The Life and Times of Cattaraugus County by the Ellicottville Historical Society Museum

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Come to this FREE event to learn about the life and times of Cattaraugus County.  Earl McElfresh, Cartographer and local history buff, has made many presentations of the general history of the County.  Come see this lively and information lecture!  Everyone is invited and they are held at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. 

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Spellbound Festival at St. Bonaventure University

Spellbound Fest
Fri, 08/05/2016 - 9:00am - Sun, 08/07/2016 - 8:00pm

On August 5-7, St. Bonaventure will host its first all-ages, family-friendly Spellbound Festival.  Conjured from a love of the Harry Potter series both scholars and fans are invited to take part in a weekend of all things magical.

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25th Annual Street Classics Car and Motorcycle Show

Sun, 08/07/2016 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

These folks wait all winter long for the opportunity to get out the antiques and classics.  Come on out and see what they've got!!

On Saturday, August 6, there will be a FREE Cruise In from 3-9pm, with pulled pork and ribs by Randy's Up the River.  There will be music and dancing.  BYOB

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2016 Limestone Volunteer Fire Department ATV Dice Run

group waiting to begin
Sat, 08/13/2016 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

The Limestone Volunteer Fire Department is hosting their annual ATV Dice Run on August 13th, starting at 9am.  

In an effort to try and cut down on delays in the registration process, we're now providing the ability to pre-register for the event. The process is simple ... in fact it's as easy as 1-2-3!

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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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Summer Aviation Camp

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Mon, 08/15/2016 - 9:00am - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 5:00pm

It's time for Summer Aviation Camp!  Is your child or student interested in planes and want to know what goes on behind the scenes at an airport?  What about the opportunity to fly in a biplane?  Sign them up for the Summer Aviation Camp August 15th-18th and they will have the opportunity to do these things and more!  This Camp is designed for kids entering 8th grade and up.

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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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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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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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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

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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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. 

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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 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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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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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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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!!

View the visitor's guide online


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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Building made of Extinct Wood

The cabin at Pfeiffer Nature Center is made entirely of American Chestnut, which is now extinct.

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