Family Entertainment

Family Entertainment

Family Entertainment Events

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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Ellicottville Library offers Astromony Classes

northern lights
Tue, 02/02/2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Ellicottville Library is offering a series of classes being led by amateur astronomer Bert Probst and each is structured for anyone over the age of 16. 

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Olean Theater Workshop presents Driving Miss Daisy

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

Olean Theatre Workshop's next production is DRIVING MISS DAISY by Alfred Uhry which will be staged at the Washington Street Theatre on Thursday, February 4 through Sunday, February 7. Evening performances are at 7:30 pm and the curtain for Sunday matinee is 2:30. Tickets are $10 each and are available through at  the website, by calling 373-SHOW (7469) or at the door.

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Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Snowshoeing at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Snowshoeing at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 02/06/2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Did you know that snowshoeing was invented in North America over 3,000 years ago? This special footwear allowed people to explore areas that were previously unreachable.

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Einstein and Race at the African American Center for Cultural Development

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Albert Einstein’s reflections on race relations will be presented during a special performance Sunday at the African American Center for Cultural Development in Olean.  This is a free performance and all are welcome to attend, with snacks served afterwards.  Dr.

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Ellicottville Library offers Astromony Classes

new moon
Tue, 02/09/2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Ellicottville Library is offering a series of classes being led by amateur astronomer Bert Probst and each is structured for anyone over the age of 16. 

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Olean Community Theatre presents "Mary Poppins"

Poster for the Event
Fri, 02/12/2016 - 7:30pm - Sun, 02/14/2016 - 4:00pm

Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidociousmusical adventure.  One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical!  Based on the books by P.L.

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Seneca Allegany Events Center presents the Fab Four

The Fab Four
Sat, 02/13/2016 - 3:00pm - 10:00pm

Be at the front line for the second coming of the British Invasion—The Fab Four! By far the closest thing to the real thing, the Emmy Award-winning Fab Four has made fans take a double-take for decades. With their unwavering attention to detail, striking resemblance and precise performances, they’ve treated fans to shows that raise the bar on the typical cover band.

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February Break Art Camp

Learning art is fun!
Mon, 02/15/2016 - 9:00am - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 12:00pm

The Cattaraugus County Arts Council is offering two kids art camp during the February Break.  Each class will last 5 days and will teach kids all sorts of creative new ways to explore art with hands on work and pieces they can take home!  You can sign up by stopping at the CCAC office in Allegany or register online.

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Space Dreamers Science Camp

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Mon, 02/15/2016 - 9:00am - Fri, 02/19/2016 - 3:00pm

Cost has been cut by $60!  A True "Steam" experience with kids learning in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.  Every participant (grades 4th-7th accepted) will receive a free tee shirt and will participate in activities of Daily Team Building, Constellation Quest, Reverse Engineering, Space Jeopardy, Rover Design, Creating a a Futuristic Spa

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African-American Heritage Weekend

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Fri, 02/19/2016 - 6:00pm - Sun, 02/21/2016 - 6:00pm

Joint Olean City Churches presents an African-American Heritage Weekend to celebrate Black History Month!  All are welcome to attend this nondenominational event!  There will be various programs in honor of Heritage Weekend at Rossi’s church, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church; Higginbottom’s church, Trinity United Methodist Church; and Meeks’ church, Bethany Lutheran Church.

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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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Moonlight Ski/Snowshoe Event with Allegany Nordic

The entrance to the trails
Sat, 02/20/2016 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Come enjoy the Art Roscoe Ski Trails and Stone Tower Snowshoe trails at night. Bring a dish to pass, a headlamp and your equipment for a fun adventure. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate will be provided.

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Ellicottville Library offers Astromony Classes

telescope in the night sky
Tue, 02/23/2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Ellicottville Library is offering a series of classes being led by amateur astronomer Bert Probst and each is structured for anyone over the age of 16. 

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Seneca Allegany Events Center presents The Eli Young Band

EP cover
Sat, 02/27/2016 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Warm up this winter with one of country music’s hottest tours—Eli Young Band.  Since being formed in a dorm room more than a decade ago, Eli Young Band has been gathering fans and gaining momentum by climbing up the country music charts with number 1 hits such as “Crazy Girl” and “Even If It Breaks Your Heart.”  They’ve found popular success, critical accolades and AMA awards alo

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Ellicottville Library offers Astromony Classes

falling star
Tue, 03/01/2016 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Ellicottville Library is offering a series of classes being led by amateur astronomer Bert Probst and each is structured for anyone over the age of 16. 

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"Wild About Plants" at the Pfeiffer Nature Center

Identification
Sat, 03/05/2016 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

“Wild about Plants” Understanding Invasive and Poisonous Plants.  Come along on an indoor explore as plant expert Bernadette Clabeaux shares the science behind invasive and poisonous plants.  Discover what these plants are all about and exactly what makes them tick.  Are they all noxious and troublesome or are there some benefits to be gained by them?  T

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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 Daffodil Festival in South Dayton

sign with daffodils
Sat, 03/19/2016 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

The South Dayton Daffodil Festival and craft show will be held Saturday, March 19. 

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Annual Maple Weekends 2016

some participants offer wagon rides
Repeats every 2 weeks until Sun Apr 03 2016 .
Sat, 03/19/2016 - 10:00am - Sun, 03/20/2016 - 4:00pm
Sat, 04/02/2016 - 10:00am - Sun, 04/03/2016 - 4:00pm

What better way to spend a day with family and friends at that at the 20th Annual Maple Weekend™ on March 19-20 and April 2-3, 2016 from 10am-4pm each day presented by the New York State Maple Producers Association?

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"Think Spring! Think Pruning!" Tree and Shrub Pruning Workshop at the Pfeiffer Nature Center

Pruning a plant
Sat, 03/19/2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

It is believed by many that art may be found in the pruning of plants. Want to improve a view?  Produce a fruit or flower? Create a certain shape and feel for your lawn or garden? All of these can be done simply by managing a tree or shrub to your best advantage! 

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Spring Break Art Camp

Having fun with clay
Mon, 03/21/2016 - 9:00am - Fri, 03/25/2016 - 12:00pm

The Cattaraugus County Arts Council is offering two kids art camp during the Spring Break.  Each class will last 5 days and will teach kids all sorts of creative new ways to explore art with hands on work and pieces they can take home!  You can sign up by stopping at the CCAC office in Allegany or register online.

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Allegany Events Center presents Daryl Hall and Johnny Rzeznik

The House
Sat, 03/26/2016 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

See the Webby Award-winning Live From Daryl’s House with Daryl Hall and John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls. The well-known Philadelphia soul man Daryl Hall has had a career that few can match.

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Holiday Valley's Spring Pond Skimming Party 2016

2014 pond skimming
Sat, 04/02/2016 - 8:00am - 4:00pm

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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Bear Run ATV Park at the Woods at Bear Creek

Poster for the Event
Sat, 04/02/2016 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

Join us in celebrating the Official Grand Opening of The Bear Run ATV Park.  We are celebrating this day with our first dice run.  We have 12 miles of awesome trails carved into our beautiful landscape.  If you have never been to The Woods at Bear Creek,  this is a great opportunity to visit us and have a great time.

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Franklinville's 2016 WNY Maple Festival

Maple products at the festival
Sat, 04/23/2016 - 7:00am - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 5:00pm

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

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2016 Open Family Game Show at Creekside Arena

2014 competitor
Sun, 04/24/2016 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

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

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2016 Rock City Park Season Opening

exploring the rocks
Sun, 05/01/2016 - 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!

You'll first enjoy the mighty sweep of the mountaintop view of 1000 square miles of Enchanted Mountains from "Signal Rock", once a long range signaling point for Indians.

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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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Allegany State Park GeoBash 11

Event Photo
Fri, 05/20/2016 - 8:00pm - Sun, 05/22/2016 - 12:00pm

Allegany State Park is beautiful all year 'round, but springtime is an extra special season. The trees, the animals, and the flowers are all things that are part of the GeoBash experience. There are many beautiful spots in the park and it's no coincidence that there are geocaches located in strategic spots all over the park.

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58th Annual Allegany Nature Pilgrimage 2016

Robin and hellbender
Fri, 06/03/2016 - 10:00am - Sun, 06/05/2016 - 2:00pm

Where nature enthusiasts have gathered since 1959.

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Creekside Round-up's 2016 Horse Pull

Draft Horses pulling logs at Creekside Roundup Arena
Sat, 06/04/2016 - 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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2016 Church Festival At St. Mary of the Angels

Aerial View of the Church Festival at St. Mary of the Angels in Olean, NY
Fri, 06/10/2016 - 5:00pm - Sun, 06/12/2016 - 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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2016 South Dayton Open Tractor Pull

South Dayton Tractors
Sun, 06/12/2016 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Dirt will be flying at the Fall Tractor Pull in South Dayton on Sunday June 132, 2016, located on the South Dayton Fireman's Grounds. 

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2016 Olean General Hospital Auxiliary Strawberry Fest and Health Fair

Strawberry Shortcake image
Thu, 06/16/2016 - 10:00am - 6:00pm

More information forthcoming.  Please check back.

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Randolph 2016 Arts & Crafts Festival

Sat, 06/18/2016 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Held along Randolph’s beautiful, historic Main Street, Randolph’s 43rd Annual Arts & Crafts Festival is taking place rain or shine on Saturday, June 18th!
Schedule and entertainment line-up forthcoming.  Please check back.
 

 

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2016 Ellicottville Championship Rodeo

steer wrestling
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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Don Kent & Rich Giberson Memorial Horse Pull 2016

previous contestants
Sun, 07/03/2016 - 11:00am - 7:00pm

Hinsdale American Legion Post 1434 will be bringing back a little bit of Hinsdale’s past on Sunday July 5th.

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Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary opens for the 2016 Season

Aviary 2
Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Aug 28 2016 .
Sun, 07/03/2016 - 2:00pm - Sun, 08/28/2016 - 5:00pm
Sun, 07/10/2016 - 2:00pm - Sun, 09/04/2016 - 5:00pm
Sun, 07/17/2016 - 2:00pm - Sun, 09/11/2016 - 5:00pm
Sun, 07/24/2016 - 2:00pm - Sun, 09/18/2016 - 5:00pm
Sun, 07/31/2016 - 2:00pm - Sun, 09/25/2016 - 5:00pm
Sun, 08/07/2016 - 2:00pm - Sun, 10/02/2016 - 5:00pm
Sun, 08/14/2016 - 2:00pm - Sun, 10/09/2016 - 5:00pm
Sun, 08/21/2016 - 2:00pm - Sun, 10/16/2016 - 5:00pm
Sun, 08/28/2016 - 2:00pm - Sun, 10/23/2016 - 5:00pm

Open Sundays July and August 2-5 P.M.. Guided tours of all the birds in the beautiful landscaped park.

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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

previous contestant
Fri, 07/08/2016 - 10:00pm - Sun, 07/10/2016 - 5:00pm

South Dayton Volunteer Fire Department's 27th Annual Tractor Pull will be held July 8-10 at the Fireman's Grounds, 34 Maple Street, South Dayton.

Engine and Tractor displays all weekend.

Food available.

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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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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 !!!

More information forthcoming.  Please check back.

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2016 Open Family Game Show at Creekside Arena

previous competitor
Sun, 07/10/2016 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

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

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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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2016 "Rock the Park" at Allegany State Park

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

The park will present a fun night of music and dancing. 

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2016 Festa Italiana

Festa Italiana (Italian Festival) in Olean over the flag of Italy
Sat, 07/23/2016 - 11:00am - 11:00pm

Come be Italian for the day or two at the Italian Festival in Olean.  Enjoy Italian-American cuisine, food, and live music.  Kids games, games of chance, more food and more music!

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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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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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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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25th Annual Street Classics Car and Motorcycle Show

flyer
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

Registration information and schedule forthcoming.

Please check back.

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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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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 birds at Gooseneck Hill
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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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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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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Largest Private Ski Resort in North America

HoliMont is the largest private ski resort in North America and has 52 slopes and 8 chair lifts.

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