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Seafood Fest at The Old Library Restaurant

Rehab Center's Seafood Fest
Fri, 04/20/2018 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

The Rehabilitation Foundation’s 15th Annual Seafood Fest promises another exciting night on the high seas to benefit the important work of the Rehab Center!  Gourmet food, wine and auctions! This one of a kind dining and auction event is back, planned for April 20th, 2018 at The Old Library Events Center

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Salamanca High School Craft Show

Salamanca High School Craft Show 2018
Sat, 04/21/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Come to this amazing Craft Show, held at the Salamanca High School with over 60 vendors!  This show has FREE admission and portions of the money raised with be used to offset costs of the Yearbook!  In addition to craft related vendors, there will be concessions, a bake sale and lots of great gifts from popular vendors like Lulu Roe and Thirty One.

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Celebrate Earth Day with Canticle Farm!

Celebrate Earth Day with Canticle Farm 2018
Sat, 04/21/2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Saturday, April 21st, Earth Day, the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany and Canticle Farm have chosen to host a grand celebration with Family-orientated Earth Day Activities. 

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Spayghetti Dinner and Dance Fundraiser for SPCA in Cattaraugus County

Spayghetti Dinner for SPCA in Cattaraugus County
Sat, 04/21/2018 - 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Come to a fun filled "Spayghetti" Dinner to help raise funds for the SPCA!  Only 225 tickets will be sold, so get them early!  $15 per person donation gets you Spaghetti with Meatballs (or plain sauce), a Chef Salad, Garlic Bread, Hot or Cold Beverage, and Cake!  Held at the Olean Pulaski Club, dinner is served from 5-7pm, with takeouts available.  Stay late for dancing to t

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Franklinville's 2018 WNY Maple Festival

Franklinville WNY Maple Festival 2018
Sat, 04/28/2018 - 7:30am - Sun, 04/29/2018 - 5:00pm

Stop by to taste that mouth watering, freshly made maple syrup and learn the process of making it!  Experience two days of maple bliss in Franklinville NY with all day long festivities including all you can eat pancake breakfast starting at 7:30am, demonstrations and a craft show.  There will be a petting zoo, antique gas and engine show, kids rides, a craft show, a PARADE, a library

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Leon's First Settler Bicentennial

Leon Historical Museum celebrates first settler bicentennial
Sat, 05/05/2018 - 11:00am - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 3:00pm

In 1818 the first settlers arrived in what is now the town of Leon.  Throughout 2018, the bicentennial year of this event, the Leon Historical Society celebrates the town's earliest history with a series of special programs and events. 

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The Floyd Concept plays at the Gowanda Hollywood Theater

The Floyd Concept at Gowanda's Hollywood Theater
Sat, 05/12/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The Floyd Concept, A Pink Floyd Tribute Band, will be performing "Dark Side of the Moon" in it's entirety to celebrate it's 45th anniversary.  Watch them on the historic stage of the Museum!  Food and drinks will be available during the concert. 

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Allegany State Park GeoBash 2018

2018 Allegany State Park Geobash
Fri, 05/18/2018 - 8:00pm - Sun, 05/20/2018 - 12:00pm

The 13th annual gathering of geocachers in beautiful Allegany State Park has been published! ASP Geobash XIII will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 8AM to 8PM.

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Ellicottville Girl's Getaway Weekend 2018

Ellicottville Girl's Getaway Weekend 2018
Fri, 06/01/2018 - 8:00am - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 5:00pm

Gather, Celebrate, and Create Memories.  Girls, have you been looking for a reason to get together and have an amazing experience? Well, the Ellicottville Girls Getaway Weekend is exactly what you’ve been looking for June 1st-3rd.

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Gowanda's Hollywood Happening 2018 - 20th year of this Motorcycle Event!

2018 Hollywood Happening
Fri, 06/01/2018 - 6:00pm - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 6:00pm

Every spring thousands of people travel to Gowanda to look at the rows of motorcycles that line the closed main street, enjoy the music and the food and celebrate the beginning of bike season in Western New York. It’s an event with no gate fee.

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June StrOlean

Strolean June 2018
Fri, 06/08/2018 - 12:00pm - 10:00pm

With the dust now settled construction to North Union Street, The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce and city leadership are inviting the community out for a night on the town.  Working with the city and members of the business community, the Chamber is announcing “StrOlean,” the event aims to bring folks to the downtown shopping district for an evening of fun.&nbsp

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Ladies SUP Retreat Weekend with Adventure Bound on the Fly

Ladies SUP retreat weekend in Ellicottville
Fri, 06/08/2018 - 6:00pm - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 2:00pm

Ladies SUP Retreat weekend is designed to connect women with the outdoors and water through experiences, inspiration and adventure. You will return home rejuvenated with a more grounded connection to your every day challenges.

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2018 Seneca Salamanca Chamber of Commerce ChamberFest 2.0

2018 Chamberfest Salamanca
Sat, 06/09/2018 - 12:00pm - 8:00pm

Get ready to celebrate summer at the Seneca Salamanca Chamber of Commerce’s Annual ChamberFest 2.0!

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Olean Outdoor Fest 2018

Olean Outdoor Festival 2018
Fri, 06/15/2018 - 5:00pm - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 11:45pm

Started last year the festival originally named the Olean Outdoor Fest was held at Bradner Stadium. The festival started by Jamie Hamed is a non-profit fundraiser for local charities, this year proceeds will be donated to The Olean Food Pantry and to The Rehabilitation Center.

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Woods Walk at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Woods Walk Pfeiffer Nature Center 2018
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

Gather your friends, family and coworkers, and join us for the Pfeiffer Nature Center Woods Walk!  The 10th Woods Walk to benefit Pfeiffer Nature Center will take place on June 16, 2018 at our Eshelman Property, located at 1420 Yubadam Road in Portville, NY.

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Ellicottville Paddle Festival with Adventure Bound on the Fly

PaddleFestival 2018 in Ellicottville
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 12:00pm - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 3:00pm

Come join us for this two day event. Saturday afternoon join us at Spruce Lake after the Holiday Valley Mud run for SUP and kayak paddling, music, food and fun. On Sunday morning come to our demo/paddle center 1 mile from the village of Ellicottville where we will have SUP's and Kayak's on hand for demo along with paddle clinics, seminars, SUP yoga and kids events.

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Intro to Stand Up Paddle Boarding with Adventure Bound on the Fly

Intro to Stand Up Paddleboard Classes Ellicottville
Sun, 06/17/2018 - 9:00am - 10:30am

Introduction to Stand Up Paddle Boarding.  Come join us for 90 minutes of fun and instruction. This class is designed for the first time SUP paddler but also can be a great class to improve your basic paddling and manuevering skills.

We will cover:
BASIC SUP STROKES:
Forward Stroke (aka J-stroke)
Reverse Stroke
Sweep Stroke
Reverse Sweep Stroke

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Intro to Stand Up Paddle Boarding with Adventure Bound on the Fly

Intro to Stand Up Paddleboard Classes Ellicottville
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Introduction to Stand Up Paddle Boarding.  Come join us for 90 minutes of fun and instruction. This class is designed for the first time SUP paddler but also can be a great class to improve your basic paddling and manuevering skills.

We will cover:
BASIC SUP STROKES:
Forward Stroke (aka J-stroke)
Reverse Stroke
Sweep Stroke
Reverse Sweep Stroke

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Juneteenth Festival with the African American Center for Cultural Development

Juneteenth Celebration in Olean 2018
Sat, 06/30/2018 - 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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Independence Day Celebration at Allegany State Park

2018 Independence Day at Allegany State Park
Tue, 07/03/2018 - 2:00pm - 10:00pm

Grab your lawn chairs and head to Allegany State Park’s Quaker Beach area to celebrate our nation’s independence! The fun starts at 2:00 p.m. on July 3rd with a chicken barbecue (until sold out).  Later on, listen to live music, enjoy vendors and spend time at the beach! 

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Pfeiffer Nature Center's Historic Chestnut Cabin Open House 2018

Historic Chestnut Cabin at Pfeiffer 2018
Sun, 07/15/2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

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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2018 Taste of Olean/Art in the Park

2016 Taste
"Art in the Park" by Susan Andrews
Sun, 07/22/2018 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

"Art in the Park" by Susan Andrews
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 22nd. Time to loosen that belt a few notches, gather family and friends and head down to the 69th Annual Art in the Park and the 28th Annual Taste of Olean.

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2018 Cattaraugus County Sportsman Rendezvous

2017 Sportsmen's Rendezvous
Fri, 08/10/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 3:00pm

Celebrating over 35 years, the Cattaraugus County Trappers Association Sportsmen's Show  features conservation displays, archery, black powder, trapping, fishing, guns, taxidermy dealers, big buck club display and live seminars.  This is a NON-ALCOHOLIC FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT Featuring seminars on Friday and Saturday. Camping and Parking available.

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Taste of Ellicottville 2018

Taste of Ellicottville
Sat, 08/11/2018 - 12:00pm - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 4:00pm

August 11th and 12th, 2018, Noon to 4 p.m.

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Rally in the Valley 2018

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 4:00pm - Sun, 08/19/2018 - 7:00pm

The Bikes are back in town!  Gowanda Harley Davidson, and the "Enchanted Mountain Motorcycle Enthusiasts" will be hosting the 16th Annual Rally in the Valley Aug. 15-19 in Allegany's Firemans Park.

Proceeds from the event benefit a host of community charities.  

 

Stay tuned for more details.

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August StrOlean

Strolean August 2018
Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:00pm - 10:00pm

With the dust now settled construction to North Union Street, The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce and city leadership are inviting the community out for a night on the town.  Working with the city and members of the business community, the Chamber is announcing “StrOlean,” the event aims to bring folks to the downtown shopping district for an evening of fun.&nbsp

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Leon's Town Celebration

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 12:00pm - 10:00pm

Leon celebrates its Bicentennial in 2018! Join in the celebration by attending Leon's Old Fashioned Town Picnic at the Leon Fire Hall on Saturday August 18, 2018.

Bring a dish to pass, your lawn chair and get ready for fun at this small town country picnic in Leon in the Amish Country of Cattaraugus County.  It's the 76th Anniversary of the Leon Fire Company #1!  

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Town of Little Valley Bicentennial

Town of Little Valley Bicentennial 2018
Sat, 08/25/2018 - 12:00pm - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 4:00pm

A BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION is being planned to celebrate the Town of Little Valley's 200th Birthday!  The celebration begins on August 25, 2018 and continue into the 26th with a parade and closing ceremony!  Craft (prefer actual handmade) and food vendors will be located in the Park. 

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2018 Wild Wing Festival to benefit Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary

Wild Wing Festival at Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary
Sun, 08/26/2018 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Last Call to see all the birds!  The "Wild Wing Festival" will be held at our Sanctuary on Sunday August 26th from 12:00-5:00. There will be Music by "The Rustic Ramblers"" with Gene Hilts on Steel Guitar, and Guided tours of all the birds. Admission is $5 and tours are $2.00. Food will be provided by the Colden Mill Restaurant.

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Little Valley Riders Club Annual Labor Day Trail-Ride 2018

Little Valley Trail Ride
Fri, 08/31/2018 - 8:00am - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 4:00pm

Annual Trail Ride.  Bring your horse or rent one from The Crosspatch Horse Ranch and enjoy the company of other equine enthusiasts.

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2018 Cadiz Heritage Day

2017 Cadiz Heritage Day
Sat, 09/08/2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Have some old-fashioned fun on Cadiz Heritage Day to be held at the Howe-Prescott House with cultural demonstrations and food!

Watch apple cider being pressed, a blacksmith making tools, and butter churning. Learn about quilting, crop harvesting and more skills necessary in the 1800s.  There will also be historical items on display; like antique engines and so much more! 

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Artisan Fall Market at Grevpode Gallery

Granny's Boot Antiques
Sat, 09/15/2018 (All day)

Celebrate the season with Deb and staff at Granny's Boot Antiques for the Fall Artisan Festival.

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Pumpkinville's 2018 Season Opening

Pumpkinville Photo by Greg Spako
Sat, 09/15/2018 - 9:00am - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 7:00pm

A day at Pumpkinville is a fall family tradition for most families in all of WNY. 

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2018 Harvest Heritage Fall Festival in Gowanda

Gowanda's Fall Festival 2018
Fri, 09/28/2018 - 10:00am - Sat, 09/29/2018 - 5:00pm

Gowanda is having a Fall Festival at the end of September to start the Colorful season off!  Join in the scarecrow contest, stop to smell the mums at the Library sale, or take a tour of the Historic Hollywood Theater!

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2018 Pfeiffer Fall Festival

Pfeiffer Nature Center's Fall Fest
Sat, 10/06/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Delight in an afternoon of nature with your children or grandchildren at the Lillibridge preserve while engaging in many fun fall activities.  Enjoy cider and doughnuts, “train” rides, pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, and trick or treating along the interpretive trail.  Costumes are encouraged to add to the fun! 

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October StrOlean

Strolean October 2018
Fri, 10/26/2018 - 12:00pm - 10:00pm

With the dust now settled construction to North Union Street, The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce and city leadership are inviting the community out for a night on the town.  Working with the city and members of the business community, the Chamber is announcing “StrOlean,” the event aims to bring folks to the downtown shopping district for an evening of fun.&nbsp

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Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival 2018

2015 HV Beer and Wine Festival
Fri, 11/09/2018 - 3:30pm - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 7:30pm

The Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival is legendary for great beers, wines and good times. This year's 15th annual event on November 9, 2018 from 3:30 to 7:30PM features over 30 craft brewers with over 100 beers and wines from New York State and the region, plus entertainment on 3 floors of the beautiful Holiday Valley Lodge.

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