Family Entertainment

Family Entertainment

Family Entertainment Events

Rediscover Gowanda

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 5:00pm - Sun, 05/29/2016 - 5:00pm

Come celebrate Memorial weekend with us!  A weekend long event with sidewalk sales, a carnival and TRAIN RIDES!

Friday May 27th
Carnival from 4 PM to 9 PM
Starting at 9 AM -Side walk Sales most businesses to stay open until 8pm
11AM to 5PM Hot Dogs by Forts at Shop n Save (weather permitting)

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2016 Bradner Bash

Bradner Stadium
Fri, 05/27/2016 - 5:00pm - 11:00pm

The City of Olean and the Olean Local Development Corporation will be hosting the “Bradner Bash” Friday, May 27, 2016, at Bradner Stadium from 5 – 11 PM. The rain site will be same day inside the William O. Smith Recreation Center. The Bradner Bash is an event to bring focus and people back to the stadium.

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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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Heritage Day at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum

Poster for the Event
Sat, 06/04/2016 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Join the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum for a day of Seneca Heritage!  This all day event will feature a Smoke Dance Competition at 1pm, a Historic Seneca Fashion Show at 4pm, silent auction, artist demos, Rossi's and traditional Food.  There is FREE admission! 

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Program on President Garfield

Courtesy of Wikipedia
Wed, 06/08/2016 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Come to this FREE event to learn about the 20th President Garfield by his descendant, Tom Garfield.  Discover his support of ending slavery, favoring the gold standard, and his part in the Civil War.  Everyone is invited and they are held at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. 

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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

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Randolph 2016 Arts & Crafts Festival

Main St.
Sat, 06/18/2016 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Held along Randolph’s beautiful, historic Main Street, Randolph’s 44th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival is taking place rain or shine on Saturday, June 18th!

Randolph prides itself on the many talented crafters and artisans who display their handmade wares every year.

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Leon Homestead Day

The Museum
Sat, 06/18/2016 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Come to Leon NY for a historical and cultural event featuring Amish and English crafts, demonstrations, foods and more!  Leon, NY has approximately 1380 residents and the Amish community comprises about 75% of that number.  The Old Order Amish settled in Leon in 1949.  For their Homestead Day on June 18th, they will have Quilts, Crafts, lunches, and Horse Drawn Wagon Rides. 

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Path Through History Museum Crawl

Sat, 06/18/2016 - 10:00am - Sun, 06/19/2016 - 4:00pm
Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 10:00am to Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 4:00pm

Visit the Museums of Cattaraugus County for New York State's Path Through History Weekend!  New York State encourages its residents and visitors to explore o

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Family Day at The Cattaraugus County Museum

WNY Fiddle Kids
Sat, 06/18/2016 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

The Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library is excited to announce a new event coming this Spring. "Family Day at the Museum" will take place on Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 12-4. Part of New York State's "Path Through History" weekend, this event will be fun for kids of all ages and their families.

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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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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
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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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.  More information to come.

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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 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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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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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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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

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 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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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 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!!

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