Autumn (Fall) in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County
Allegany State Park, known as the “Wilderness Playground of Western New York” is one such place where adventure abounds. With 65,000 acres of pristine forests, miles of trails, serene lakes and natural beauty, it’s hard not to find an activity to enjoy.
Get out of the house and come join in the fun as Allegany State Park launches a new series of hikes called “3rd Saturday Treks.” As the name implies, these free, family-friendly hikes will take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month all year long.
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.
The warm weather is here and now it's time to enjoy the feel of the sun on the large steel sculptures at one of Cattaraugus County's most favorite parks....Griffis Sculpture Park! The park features over 250 large scale sculptures dispersed through miles of hiking trails.
Boating season is here! Hooray! Tucked away in the southwest corner of Cattaraugus County, hidden in the rolling hills of the Allegheny's, is one of our best kept secrets, Onoville Marina Park.
You’re invited to end your summer by participating in this amateur dice run regatta. Any form of motor-less craft may be entered for a fun trip down the beautiful Ischua Creek.
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!
Don’t miss this fun-filled Rock N Roll Weekend, presented by Northtown Auto that kicks off Friday,
Celebrate the season with Deb and staff at Granny's Boot Antiques for the Fall Artisan Festival.
A day at Pumpkinville is a fall family tradition for most families in all of WNY.
Join in on the last trail ride of the season for fun, food and horsing around!
Any year tractor is welcome for those 12 years and older. There is a $5 admission fee and a hitch fee of $10 per class for the pullers. Visitors are welcome to stop by the Firemen's Grounds, sit on the sidelines and root for their favorite tractor!
Weight classes (including the driver) will be updated soon.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN UNBELIEVABLE LACROSSE EXPERIENCE THIS FALL? Come to the Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival!
The 1st Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival was a huge success! The second year will be even better!
Pfeiffer Nature Center is pleased to announce our photography contest and show! There are four categories for entries: Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer! This contest is open to all ages.
Looking for a fun and unusual outing? National Alpaca Farm Days is September 29th and 30th where alpaca farms nationwide will open their farms to the public. This is a great time to get out to alpaca farms and learn about alpacas, their background, their fleece and what can be done with it, the products the fleece makes, the tax benefits to owning alpacas, costs of raising alpacas,
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!
Join in at the 41st 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
Jump on the SCARIEST HAYRIDE in Western New York. Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings only.
1 mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon set in the peaceful, rolling hills of Amish County in Randolph, NY. This course is certified by USATF and is a Boston qualifier.
Join Allegany State Park as they celebrate National Public Lands Day with their 14th year of participation! National Public Lands Day is our nation’s largest one-day event designed to give people a chance to give back to the public lands they love by volunteering for a few hours on a variety of service projects that enhance both the park and the visitor experience.
Columbus Day Weekend! September 29 - 30. 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 10th annual Rock City Park Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show during Columbus Day Weekend.
Try a NEW learning Experience! Learn a new craft at one of the Leon Historical Society's Amish-English Events. Both English and Amish teachers share their world and skills with you at these events. Please come for the day and enjoy seeing and learning how things are done in the Amish and the Modern world. Learn how to make a basket; applique; or sew a hanging, pie carrie
The Annual Fall Festival 5K Run kicks off at 9:30am on Holiday Valley Road. This fun, challenging course draws runners from several surrounding states.
On October 6th and 7th, 2018, come to Ellicottville’s Fall Festival; the oldest and largest, takes place when the foliage of the surrounding hills are ablaze with color! Tens of thousands of festival goers make for a lively weekend of unique foods, fine art, and an arts and craft show, carnival rides, live entertainment and much more.
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!
These family game shows are as much fun to watch as they are to compete in!!
For more information call 716-949-8295
Beginners to Experts, there's room for every cyclist at the 2018 Fall Festival Mountain Bike Race held during Ellicottville's annual Fall Festival weekend.
Start & End your season with this fun duathlon series. A great speed work out for veterans and a perfect beginner level event for those considering entering the world of multi-sport. Individuals and relay teams are welcome.
Want to think and act local? Invest in your own communities' people and businesses? Show your support by coming to the 6th annual W.I.L.M.A. (We Invite Local Manufacturers & Artisans) being held at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds the weekend of October 20th and 21st, 2018.
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.
The EVL Halloween Half will be a fun filled Halloween-themed event on Saturday October 27, 2018. The event will feature a Half Marathon and a 5k. We encourage runners of all abilities to join us!
Buy-sell-trade-browse at the annual Sportsmen's Show sponsored by the Little Valley Volunteer Fire Department featuring modern and antique firearms and accessories, game calls, sporting goods and fishing tackle.
Begin your holiday shopping at the South Dayton Holiday Craft Show!
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.
Bring a bit of Nature closer to you this holiday season by displaying a beautiful holiday wreath. Choose from a handmade, decorated or undecorated Fraser Fir or Boxwood.
Come join Santa and Mrs. Clause as they officially light the town's holiday decorations!
Come join Santa and Mrs.
As the fall winds sweep away the falling leaves and before you sleep off your turkey dinner, if you listen closely, you can almost hear the ringing of bells. Bells? Yes, that's right we all love that it's almost Silver Bells in the City time. Soon in the air there will be a feeling of Christmas as the strings of street lights, even stoplights will blink red and green.
Randolph begins their Country Christmas Weekend with a Living Nativity then continues throughout the weekend with an Arts and Crafts Show, a Parade and a Memory Tree Ceremony!
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Pumpkinville is host annually to over 150,000 visitors in a 6 week time frame.