Spring

Spring time in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Spring Events

Plant a Tree for Arbor Day

Arbor Day Buy a Tree From Forevergreens
Fri, 04/20/2018 - 9:00am - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 5:00am

On Arbor Day, people are encouraged to care for their natural environment.

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Euchre Tournament to benefit the African American Center for Cultural Development

Euchre Tournament in Olean 2018
Fri, 04/20/2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Good cards for a good cause with a euchre tournament on Friday April 20th!  Raymour & Flanigan. the furniture and mattress establishment (7th & West State St., Olean) is sponsoring a Euchre Tournament for the benefit of the African American Center for Cultural Development (AACCD).  Friday, April 20th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the store's showroom.  Fun for all!

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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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Challenger After Dark at The Challenger Learning Center

Challenger after Dark event at the Challenger Learning Center
Fri, 04/20/2018 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Join the Challenger Learning Center for "Challenger After Dark"!  They are planning a fun evening to introduce adults to everything the CLC has to offer. There will be food, drinks, an escape experience, STEM activities and more! They hope you can join in!  They are pairing up with Xphobia to create an out of this world experience!

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"Kinesthesia (2)" Exhibition at the JCC Center Gallery

Kinesthesia at the JCC Center Gallery
Fri, 04/20/2018 - 6:00pm - Fri, 04/27/2018 - 8:00pm

Houghton College Professor Transforms JCC Center Gallery into an immersive art experience!  Artist Ryann Cooley uses polished stainless steel, polyethylene micro-fibers, digital projectors and audio components to completely envelope and transform the entire JCC Center Gallery into a singular work of art.

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Earth Day Trail Clearing and Clean Up Event at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Earth Day Trail Clean Up with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 04/21/2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Spring is here and we are ready to do some spring cleaning at Pfeiffer Nature Center! You can show appreciation for nature this Earth Day by assisting at our annual trail clearing and cleanup event.  It is the perfect way to enjoy the woods while helping to keep our grounds and trails well maintained and accessible. 

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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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Farewell to the Randolph Mammoth

Farewell to the Randolph Mammoth at the Catt Co Museum
Sat, 04/21/2018 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

In May of 1934, workers using a power scraper to dig a pond at the State Fish Hatchery near Randolph made a startling discovery.  They unearthed what was later identified as the skull and tusks of a Columbian mammoth; a particularly rare find for our region.  In the days that followed, much exciteme

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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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Free Movies at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater

Free movies at Ray Evans Theater
Sat, 04/21/2018 - 2:00pm - 9:00pm

On Saturday, April 21st, enjoy 2 free movies being shown at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater!  At 2pm, "Ferdinand", Oscar nominated for Best Animated Film, will be playing, following by "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" at 7pm.  

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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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2018 Taste of the Southtowns for Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary

Goosneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary Taste of the Southtowns 2018
Sun, 04/22/2018 - 11:30am - 5:00pm

GREAT FOOD for a great cause!  Taste of the Southtowns - Sunday April 22 from 11:30-5 P.M. - St.

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Annual ARVAS Aquarium Tropical Fish Show at Olean Library

ARVAS Aquarium show Olean Library 2018
Mon, 04/23/2018 - 9:00am - Sat, 04/28/2018 - 5:00pm

The Allegheny River Aquarium Society (ARVAS) will present its Aquarium Tropical Fish Show at the Olean Public Library from Monday, April 23rd through April 28th.  Library and show hours are Monday through Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday 9am-6pm, and Saturday 10am-5:00pm. Everyone is invited to attend the show, admission is FREE.

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Olean Community Theatre presents "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"

Olean Community Theatre's The Curious Incident of the Dog...
Thu, 04/26/2018 - 7:30pm - Sun, 04/29/2018 - 2:00pm

Olean Community Theatre presents "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"!  The story concerns a mystery surrounding the death of a neighbor's dog that is investigated by young Christopher Boone, who has an autism spectrum condition.

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Celebrate Arbor Day at Nannen Arboretum

Nannen Arboretum Arbor Day Celebration
Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Join us for our 2018 Arbor Day celebration. We will plant a tree, hoist the Tree City USA flag, and hear an informative talk from a member of the New York State Department of Conservation (DEC).  Refreshments will be served to complete the celebration!  This is FREE and open to the public. 

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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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New York Duathlon Series - #1 Southern Tier

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 9:00am - 11:15am

Get yourself ready for the 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 or relay teams of two are welcome.

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Fly Fishing 101 with Adventure Bound on the Fly

Fly Fishing 101 with Adventure Bound onthefly
Sat, 04/28/2018 - 9:00am - 11:30am

Fly Fishing 101!  Learn fly-fishing basics in one of our free Fly Fishing 101 classes. Perfect for beginners of all ages. Fly Fishing 101 will provide you with free lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging.  This is event is free of charge and all equipment is provide.  Advance reservation is required.

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The 2018 Spring Sale at the Rusty Rooster!

Rusty Rooster Cattaraugus Spring Sale
Rusty Rooster Cattaraugus Spring Sale 2
Sat, 04/28/2018 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

The Barn Show Crew and The Rusty Rooster invite you to see their spectacular Spring creations!  The Barn Show involves six talented women who create hand crafted items and bring them together for sale at "The Rusty Rooster" nestled in the hills of Cattaraugus/Otto, NY.  Find them on Facebook to view some of th

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Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino presents "Roots & Boots"

Roots and Boots at Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 04/28/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino will present a blockbuster evening of Country Music when the Roots & Boots tour featuring superstars Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Collin Raye rolls into the Seneca Allegany Events Center  on Saturday, April 28th at 7pm!

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Harmonia Chamber Singers at the Regina A Quick Center

Harmonia Chamber Singers at St. Bonaventure University
Mon, 04/30/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

7 p.m. Monday, April 30, at the Quick Center: Harmonia Chamber Singers: An Evening of A Capella.  A highly regarded regional choir out of Buffalo, this 20-member group presents a variety of modern and Broadway a cappella choral pieces.

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2018 Rock City Park Season Opening

2018 Rock City Park opening
Tue, 05/01/2018 - 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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2018 Griffis Sculpture Park Opening

Griffis Sculpture Park opens 2018
Tue, 05/01/2018 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

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.

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Great Valley Fireman's Annual Regatta 2018

2018 Great Valley Regatta
Fri, 05/04/2018 - 8:00am - Sun, 05/06/2018 - 6:00pm

This year's 2018 annual Great Valley Vol. Firemans Regatta will be held May 4-6, 2018.  Sponsored annually by the Great Valley Volunteer Fire Company, this 10 mile regatta is fun for spectators and participants.  Prizes for best costume, group and fire department.  Dinner, music and refreshments top off the day!

This year's theme is "Cinco De Mayo"!

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Onoville Marina opens for 2018 Season

Onoville Marina season opening 2018
Fri, 05/04/2018 - 8:00am - 6:00pm

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.

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Sky High Adventure Park Opens for Weekends 2018

Sky High Adventure Park 2018
Fri, 05/04/2018 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

Sky High Adventure Park opens weekends in Spring on Friday May 4th!  They will be open from 9am to 6pm Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until June 10.  Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 716-699-4444 or reserve online!  Start the summer and warm season off right wit

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"Swingtime Canteen" at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater

Swingtime Canteen at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater
Fri, 05/04/2018 - 7:00pm - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 5:00pm

Join us, in our second production of the Cattaraugus County Living Arts Association's 2018 season!  SWINGTIME CANTEEN, the "Star Spangled Musical Hit", enjoyed over 300 performances Off Broadway before beginning a London production. It has since become a staple of musical theatres across the country.

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2018 Bonanza Horse Show Sponsored by Cattaraugus County 4-H

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 7:00pm - Sun, 05/06/2018 - 5:00pm

Come support the Cattaraugus County 4-H Horse Program at the 2018 Bonanza Horse Show. Friday events start at 7 pm with Gymkhana classes. Sat morning preformance classes to start at 9 am. Sat evening Gymkhana starts at 6pm. Sunday morning preformance classes start at 9 am. This is the 1st of a 3 show series to support the Cattaraugus County 4-H Horse program.

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Take a Walk on the Wild Side with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 05/05/2018 - 8:30am - 10:30am

If the sweet melodious trills of songbirds is music to your ear, you will not want to miss this bird walk through the wetland and scrub areas of Pfeiffer Nature Center’s Eshelman Preserve.  A well-known location for regional birders, the preserve hosts a multitude of migratory and resident birds.  Visitors may see and/or hear dozens of species that frequent the area as they walk

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Quilting in Leon with the Historical Society

Tote Bag Quilting Project from Leon Historical Society
Sat, 05/05/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Feel like winter will never end?  Try a NEW learning Experience!  Make a quilted, lined tote bag with padded handles at the Leon Historical Society Museum.  These bags are really something! I saw one that was very similar but unlined on Easy for $42.00 plus shipping and actually prefer our lined version. Also the add a patch pocket or any other embellishment you desire.

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Allegany State Park's Allegany Adventure Run 2018

Adventure Run Allegnay State Park 2018
Sat, 05/05/2018 - 9:30am - 3:00pm

The 2018 Allegany Adventure Run kicks off the trail running season in beautiful and challenging Allegany State Park in Salamanca, New York.  The Summit Ski Area in Red House is home base for this annual wild and challenging experience covering one of three course distances that suit your fitness level. 

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I Love My Park Day 2018 at Allegany State Park

I Love My Park Day 2018
Sat, 05/05/2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

The Friends of Allegany State Park will host I Love My Park Day Event on Saturday, May 5. 2018 from 10am to 1pm. We will be meeting at the Quaker Beach and registration starts at 9am.  A Sahlen's hot dog lunch will be served afterwards for a nominal fee.

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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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EMRD Hellbilly Heartbreakers First Home Bout 2018

2018 EMRD Hellbilly Heartbreakers Schedule
Sat, 05/05/2018 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Watch the hometown Roller Derby team take on their opponents at home this Saturday!  The Hellbilly Heartbreakers season is upon us!  This team is part of the Enchanted Mountains Roller Derby League, who are a skater owned and operated league created in 2010.  These girls are not only really tough and talented, they are supporters of local charities as well.  They donate 10%

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Jackson Browne at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

Jackson Browne at Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 05/05/2018 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

For over 50 years Jackson Browne has been writing and performing some of the most moving songs in popular music. He has defined a genre of songwriting charged with emotion, honesty and personal politics. Now the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer is coming to the Seneca Allegany Events Center with his band this May for a night of unforgettable music.

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Adventure Series at Allegany State Park - American Kestrels in Your Back Yard

American Kestrel at Allegany State Park
Wed, 05/09/2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

During the summer months we put our bird feeders away and lose our connection with birds. On Wednesday, May 9th, 2018, the Environmental Education Department will show a PowerPoint on the secret lives of the American Kestrel, nesting in one of our naturalist’s back yard. See what goes on inside a nest box as the nestlings grow and prepare to fledge the box.

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Motherhood Out Loud"

Olean Theatre Workshop presents Motherhood Out Loud
Thu, 05/10/2018 - 7:30pm - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 4:00pm

Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Motherhood Out Loud".  Bring your mother for Mother's Day!!  MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD…never fails to strike both the funny bone and the heart.

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New York Duathlon Series - #2 Southern Tier

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 9:00am - 11:15am

Get yourself ready for the 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 or relay teams of two are welcome.

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Clean up days for the Nannen Arboretum

Nannen Arboretum clean up dates
Repeats every day on the 17 of May until Thu May 17 2018 .
Sat, 05/12/2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Thu, 05/17/2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

The recent snow and wind storms have created much damage at the Nannen Arboretum. The Nannen Arboretum Society is in the process of assessing the damage and has identified areas where volunteers can help.

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Rock City Park 2018 Mother's Day Arts and Crafts Show

2018 Rock City Park Mother's Day Craft Show
Sat, 05/12/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 05/13/2018 - 5:00pm

The Arts & Crafts Show will include returning popular artists and crafts people as well as new artisans who will be displaying their watercolors, oils, sculptures, photography, jewelry, glass, metals, wood and much, much more.  Vendors will be located indoors, but then visitors can take a hike through the park, exploring the huge rocks and crevices in, under and around them. 

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2018 Happy Half Marathon and 5k at Holiday Valley

Happy Half and 5k at Holiday Valley 2018
Sat, 05/12/2018 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

At The Happy Half at Holiday Valley, you can put the FUN into running.  Sometimes it is not just about the distance, it is how you get there and what you do after the event. Entertainment, great food and beer are part of a great party at Holiday Valley Resort after you get done. With the award winning Southern Tier Brewery providing the refreshments how can you go wrong?

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The Sounds of Spring at Pfeiffer Nature Center

The Sounds of Spring with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 05/12/2018 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Join amateur naturalist Jim Pomeroy as he teaches us to identify by ear some of our fellow crew members on Spaceship Earth or at least to stop, listen, appreciate and better understand nature from the sounds we hear.  This nature program will introduce us to the skill of “birding by ear” as Jim will share bird calls common to our area as well as the sounds made by local mammals and am

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King of the Cage at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

King of the Cage MMA at Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 05/12/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

The ultimate one-on-one battle is back at the Seneca Allegany Events Center – don’t miss the King of the Cage Mixed Martial Arts bout brought to you by Seneca Fight Night. See some of the region’s best athletes and warriors square off in an incredible display of fists and feet. It’s sure to be a night you won’t forget! 

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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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Take a Walk on the Wild Side at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Take a Walk on the Wild Side with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 05/19/2018 - 8:30am - 10:30am

If the sweet melodious trills of songbirds is music to your ear, you will not want to miss this bird walk through the wetland and scrub areas of Pfeiffer Nature Center’s Eshelman Preserve.  A well-known location for regional birders, the preserve hosts a multitude of migratory and resident birds.  Visitors may see and/or hear dozens of species that frequent the area as they walk

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Olean's Community Wide Garage Sales 2018

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

The officials at Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce have scheduled the Community-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, May 19, from 9 AM until 4 PM. The Chamber is encouraging people to get up in their attics, basements, and garages and start sorting and cleaning.

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Hospice Walk & Run 2018

Hospice Walk and Run Olean 2018
Sat, 05/19/2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

The HomeCare & Hospice Foundation will celebrate its 22nd annual Hospice Walk and Run (5K) on Saturday, May 19th at 10 a.m. on the Allegheny River Trail, located at the west entrance of St.

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Southern Tier Symphony's 15th Season Session 3

Benjamin Grow conducts 15th season Southern Tier Symphony
Sat, 05/19/2018 - 7:30pm - Sun, 08/19/2018 - 9:00pm

Dare to do something different this weekend!  Make plans to attend Session 3 for the Southern Tier Symphony's 15th season.

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2018 Amish Relief Auction

2018 Amish Relief Auction Cherry Creek
Sat, 05/26/2018 - 7:30am - 5:00pm

Experience a special day of Amish life in the country, with this auction full of Amish made furniture, tables, chairs, rockers, clocks, quilts, rugs, wall hangings, many handmade items, animals, outdoor items, farm equipment, gift certificates and much more!

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Fly Fishing 101 with Adventure Bound on the Fly

Fly Fishing 101 with Adventure Bound onthefly
Sat, 05/26/2018 - 9:00am - 11:00am

Fly Fishing 101!  Learn fly-fishing basics in one of our free Fly Fishing 101 classes. Perfect for beginners of all ages.

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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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60th Annual Allegany Nature Pilgrimage

2018 Allegany Nature Pilgrimage
Fri, 06/01/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 12:30pm

The Allegany Nature Pilgrimage is an annual outdoor learning experience.  It combines fun with a variety of nature-oriented activities.  This traditional weekend of natural history and outdoor education welcomes both the experienced naturalist as well as the inquisitive beginner.  It is held at "Camp Allegany" in the Red House area of Allegany State Park. 

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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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2018 Allegany Garden Festival

Allegany Garden Festival 2018 Raffles
Allegany Garden Festival 2018
Sat, 06/02/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Allegany Garden Festival is the area’s premier event of gardening and garden related items. We bring together a variety of vendors including nurseries, landscapers, farmers, artists and entrepreneurs.

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2018 Hinsdale Horseradish Festival

2018 Hinsdale Horseradish Festival
Sat, 06/02/2018 - 10:00am - 8:00pm

Not only will you find everything horseradish, you'll find vendors with wine, craft beer, pottery, handmade jewelry, furniture, handmade soaps, country crafts, candles, paintings and more! The festival will be held June 2, 2018, at the Hinsdale Memorial Park, at 1547 Gile Hollow Road in the Town of Hinsdale.  The venue is ideal!

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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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2018 St. Mary of the Angels Basilica Fest

2018 St. Mary's Basilica Fest
Sat, 06/09/2018 - 12:00pm - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 6:00pm

Join us as we celebrate our second Festival as a BASILICA since Pope Francis' historic designation in 2017.  We are honored as a parish community to host the public on our grounds for 2 big days!  Food, live entertainment, Children's games and bounce houses, Irish Dancers, AOH Sunday Chicken BBQ, concessions, Raffle for $10,000

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2018 South Dayton Open Tractor Pull

South Dayton Tractor Pull 2018
Sun, 06/10/2018 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Dirt will be flying at the Fall Tractor Pull in South Dayton on Sunday June 18, located on the South Dayton Fireman's Grounds.  

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Summer at the Stone House 2018

Repeats every 2 weeks until Thu Aug 23 2018 .
Thu, 06/14/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu, 07/12/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu, 07/26/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu, 08/09/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu, 08/23/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Summer at the Stone House 2018 will occurr every 2nd and 4th Thursdays, June through August at 7:00pm at the Cattaraugus County Museum.

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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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Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino presents "The Machine"

The Machine at Seneca Allegany Casino
Fri, 06/15/2018 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Don’t miss an incredible live show on the outdoor stage!  For over 28 years, America’s premier Pink Floyd experience has touched the hearts and souls of countless fans selling out huge venues all across the globe.

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Holiday Valley Mudslide Obstacle Trail Run 2018

2018 Holiday Valley Mudslide
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 10:00am - 6:00pm

Yes, you'll get muddy, yes there is running, yes there are 11 obstacles but NO fire, NO barbed wire and NO electric shocks!

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Randolph's 46th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival 2018

Randolph's Arts and Crafts Festival 2018
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Held along Randolph’s beautiful, historic Main Street, Randolph’s 46th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival is taking place rain or shine on Saturday, June 16th!

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Family Day at the Cattaraugus County Museum 2018

2018 Family Day at the Catt Co Museum
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Cattaraugus County Museum announced their "Family Day at the Museum: will return this year from 10am - 4pm on June 16.

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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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Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino presents Martina McBride & Mark Wills

Seneca Allegany Casino presents Martina McBride
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Martina McBride hails as one of Nashville’s legendary country singers and record producers. Growing up on a farm she learned to love country music and later moved to Nashville to pursue her career. Signing to her first label in 1991, she made her debut the following year with her first single “The Time Has Come”.

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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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2018 Southern Tier Corporate Challenge

2017 Winners - Bysiek CPA, PLLC
Thu, 06/21/2018 - 4:30pm - 8:30pm

Come join in a 5K Run or 2 Mile Walk at Jamestown Community College in Olean from 4:30 to 8:30 on June 21!

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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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"Oh What A Night!" at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

Oh What A Night Tour at Seneca Allegany Casino
Tue, 06/26/2018 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

OH WHAT A NIGHT! is an exciting musical revue show which features songs such as, Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like a Man, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, My Eyes Adored You, Let Hang On and Who Loves You along with many more hits from the dynamic songbook of those boys from Jersey, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.  OH WHA

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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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Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

Backpacking Adventure Series with Allegany State Park
Thu, 07/05/2018 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

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.

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Fly Fishing 101 with Adventure Bound on the Fly

Fly Fishing 101 with Adventure Bound onthefly
Sat, 07/07/2018 - 9:00am - 11:00am

Fly Fishing 101!  Learn fly-fishing basics in one of our free Fly Fishing 101 classes. Perfect for beginners of all ages.

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Portville Heritage Day 2018

Portville Heritage Days 2018 Syd Evans
Sat, 07/14/2018 - 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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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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2018 Fall Classic Horse Show Sponsored by Cattaraugus County 4-H

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 7:00pm - Sun, 09/09/2018 - 5:00pm

Come support the Cattaraugus County 4-H Horse Program at the 2018 Bonanza Horse Show. Friday events start at 7 pm with Gymkhana classes. Sat morning preformance classes to start at 9 am. Sat evening Gymkhana starts at 6pm. Sunday morning preformance classes start at 9 am. This is the 3rd of a 3 show series to support the Cattaraugus County 4-H Horse program.

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Spring Places

Travel Guide

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Top 10 site for Steelhead Fishing

Cattaraugus Creek has been listed in the top 10 sites for Steelhead Fishing (rainbow trout fishing) by 2 outdoor magazines. Steelhead Trout AKA Rainbow trout are very similar to Salmon in both taste and habits. Unlike other areas of the United States, our native Rainbow trout (Steelhead Trout) spend a majority of time in Lake Erie a freshwater lake and spawn in the Cattaraugus Creek and other tributaries.

The following is from the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation's article "Steelhead Fishing in Lake Erie Tributaries"

Lake Erie's tributary streams, both big and small, receive an annual run of migratory rainbow trout called "steelhead." From October through April, thousands of steelhead ascend New York's Lake Erie tributaries on their mission to spawn. Excellent fishing opportunities await any angler who wishes to try their hand at steelhead fishing. Between the acrobatic leaps, long drag-screaming runs and rod quaking head shakes, the fight of an early run steelhead is a truly exhilarating experience.

Read more about Steelhead/Rainbow fishing on the Cattaraugus Creek

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