Spring

Spring time in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Spring Events

Local Summer Speaker Series

Local Summer Speaker Series in Cattaraugus County
Thu, 05/18/2017 - 7:00pm - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 5:00pm

Explore your local historical museums this summer to discover the fascinating history of our area, Cattaraugus County.  I guarantee you will be amazed at the knowledge of our Historians and Curators as well as the wealth of information, including genealogical researches housed. 

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#1 of 7 in the Horse Show "Battle" Series at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds

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Fri, 05/19/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 7:00pm

This is the first show in a series of seven shows in the "Battle" series.  There will be three locations for the shows; at Nash Hill Equestrian Center, at Hamburg Showplex and at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds.

For more information on Battle 1, please call 716-481-7242.

#1 - May 19-21 @ Little Valley Fairgrounds

#2 - May 26-28 @ Nash Hill Equestrian Center

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Rediscover Gowanda

Rediscover Gowanda 2017
Fri, 05/19/2017 - 5:00pm - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 5:00pm

Come celebrate Memorial weekend with us!  A weekend long event with sidewalk sales, a carnival and TRAIN RIDES!  Fireworks can be enjoyed Saturday night. 

Friday May 19th
8AM-2PM: Indoor yard and plant sale at St. Joe's
9AM: Kiwanis geranium & hanging basket sale at Community Bank (until sold out)

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Allegany State Park GeoBash XII

Allegany State Park Geobash XII
Fri, 05/19/2017 - 8:00pm - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 12:00pm

The 12th annual gathering of geocachers in beautiful Allegany State Park has been published! ASP Geobash XII will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 8AM to 8PM.

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Take a Walk on the Wild Side at Pfeiffer Nature Center II

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Sat, 05/20/2017 - 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.

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Olean's Community Wide Garage Sales 2017

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Sat, 05/20/2017 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

The officials at Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce have scheduled the Community-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, May 20, 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.

For more information on the garage sale, please contact the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce at 716/372-4433.

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Horsemanship Camp at The Crosspatch Horse Ranch

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Sat, 05/20/2017 - 9:00am - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 5:00pm

The Crosspatch Horse Ranch has planned to host a Horsemanship Camp this spring!

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Hospice Walk & Run 2017

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Sat, 05/20/2017 - 9:00am

Help HomeCare & Hospice raise funds for area patients and families by participating in the 21st annual Hospice Walk & Run. The 2017 walk & run steps off at 10am on Saturday, May 20th on the Allegheny River Trail at St. Bonaventure University. 

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Granny's Boot Antiques presents the Artisan Fiber Festival

front entryway photo by John Hartig Photography
Sat, 05/20/2017 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Save the date!

More information forthcoming.

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Take a Hike! 3rd Saturday Treks at Allegany State Park

ASP hike photo
Sat, 05/20/2017 - 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Get out of the house and come join in the fun as Allegany State Park continues its series of guided hikes called “3rd Saturday Treks.” As the name implies, these free, family-friendly hikes will take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month from April through October.

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2 FREE movies at The Ray Evans Seneca Theater

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Sat, 05/20/2017 - 2:00pm - 7:00pm

Hey Kids!!  This is your chance to see Trolls at 2pm.

After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the overly-cautious, curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Their mission is full of adventure and mishaps, as this mismatched duo try to tolerate each other long enough to get the job done.

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Ellicottville's Largest Disco - The Fever Returns

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Sat, 05/20/2017 - 7:00pm

Ellicottville’s Largest Disco is back and the folks at Villaggio are ready to shake that groove thang.  

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Public Overnight Ghost Hunt/Tour of the Hinsdale Haunted House with Para Expeditions

Old picture of the haunted house in Hinsdale, NY
Sat, 05/20/2017 - 8:00pm - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 10:00am

Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House. Here is your opportunity to ghost hunt and stay the night at one of the most haunted locations in New York!

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Creekside Round-up's 2017 Spring Carriage & Wagon Drive

wagon ride
Sun, 05/21/2017 - 10:00am - 6:00pm

The location for the ride has yet to be determined.  Please check back for updates.

For more information or to pre-register, please call 716-676-3534.

Registration begins at 10am.

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Cruising Against Cancer Car & Craft Show

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Sun, 05/21/2017 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Stop by the Fairgrounds and check out the Car & Craft Show on Sunday, May 21, from noon to 4pm!

All proceeds benefit Relay For Life and The American Cancer Society.

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The Biography of inventor Birdsill Holly

Franklinville Inventor Birdsill Holly
Sun, 05/21/2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The Allegany Area Historical Association will meet on Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m. at the Heritage Center, 25 North Second Street, Allegany to hear Maggie Frederickson talk about her new book, a biography of the inventor Birdsill Holly. 

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African American History in the Southern Tier by the Salamanca Historical Society and Museum

African American History in the Southern Tier
Thu, 05/25/2017 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Leading up to the Celebration of Juneteenth, listen to Della Moore, founder and director of the African American Center for Cultural Development give a presentation on the African American Center of Cultural Development in Olean and the history of the African American community in our area.  This is presented by and will be located at the Salamanca Historical Museum, which holds three floo

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents Sweeney Todd

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Thu, 05/25/2017 - 7:30pm - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 7:30pm

Set in 19th-century London, this thrilling musical tells the story of ousted barber Benjamin Barker, also known as Sweeney Todd, and his revenge on the scheming judge who exiled him for 15 years.

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Little Valley Rider's Annual Memorial Day Trailride 2017

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Fri, 05/26/2017 - 8:00am - Mon, 05/29/2017 - 5:00pm

Bring your horse and enjoy the company of other equine enthusiasts.  Trailrides both Saturday and Sunday.

What are we offering? Friday night – Soup,
Saturday - Breakfast, Lunch, Ride, Dinner & Dance,
Sunday – Breakfast,Ride, Lunch and Leftover Dinner. There will be fun activities after lunch.

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#2 of 7 in the Horse Show "Battle" Series at Nash Hill Equestrian Center

Nash Hill Show
Fri, 05/26/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 05/28/2017 - 7:00pm

This is the second show in a series of seven shows in the "Battle" series.  There will be three locations for the shows; at Nash Hill Equestrian Center, at Hamburg Showplex and at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds.

For more information on Battle 2, please call 716-257-5257.

#1 - May 19-21 @ Little Valley Fairgrounds

#2 - May 26-28 @ Nash Hill Equestrian Center

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2017 Amish Relief Auction

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Sat, 05/27/2017 - 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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SUP & Kayak River Trip with Adventure Bound on the Fly

SUP and Kayaking down the Catt Creek with Adventure Bound on the Fly
Sat, 05/27/2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Come join us for a beautiful flat water paddle on the Cattaurgus creek. This paddle meet up will meet at the Adventure Bound onthefly shop in Ellicottville at 10:00 a.m. and then depart for the put in. Wear synthetic apparel that is quick drying and bring a snack to enjoy on the river shore.

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Little Valley Speedway's Season Opener

Speedway
Sun, 05/28/2017 - 6:30pm - 11:00pm

Tonight features Memorial Day Late Model & 358 Special, Super Late Model, 358 Modifieds, Street Stocks and Crate Late Models. 

Gates open at 3pm and races begin at 6:30pm.

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Memorial Day Celebration with CAMP

CAMP Memorial Quiz
Mon, 05/29/2017 - 9:00am - 9:30am

Memorial Day Ceremony—Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation (C.A.M.P.) will hold a brief Memorial Day Ceremony at the Cattaraugus County Memorial and Historical Building located at the corner of Court and 7th Streets in the Village of Little Valley, NY.  CAMP is the 501 c 3 non-profit orga

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Story Time at Canticle Farm Market

Story Time at Canticle Farm
Tue, 05/30/2017 - 3:45pm - 4:15pm

Parents bring your kids to Story Time at the Canticle Farm Market!  Not only will a book be read, but there will be a craft and veggie samples!  All of this is FREE for parents and children.  This will be on Tues, May 30th from 3:45pm-4:15pm, right after the kiddos get out of school.

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Canticle Farm 's Potluck & Plant Swap

Potluck Dinner at Canticle Farm
Thu, 06/01/2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Thursday, June 1st, the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany and Canticle Farm will be hosting a Free Spring Potluck & Plant Swap with Open Microphone and Jam Session!  

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Nashville Nights Concert Series at Good Times Olean presents Meghan Linsey

Meghan Linsey poster
Thu, 06/01/2017 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Good Times of Olean brings you the Nashville Nights Concert Series.

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59th Annual Allegany Nature Pilgrimage

Magnolia Warbler by Bonnie Bowen
Fri, 06/02/2017 (All day) - Sun, 06/04/2017 (All day)

The Allegany Nature Pilgrimage began in 1959 and was attended by 70 participants. From those humble beginnings, the event has grown and has been going strong for over 50 years.

Now organized by volunteers from four nature-loving organizations, the annual event is held at Allegany State Park on the weekend after Memorial Day and it draws hundreds of participants.

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Ellicottville Girl's Getaway Weekend 2017

Ellicottville Girl's Getaway Weekend
Fri, 06/02/2017 - 8:00am - Sat, 06/03/2017 - 5:00pm

Gather, Celebrate and Create Memories!  Ladies, are you looking for a reason to come out and pamper yourself in Ellicottville but don’t know where to start? Do we have just the thing! On June 2 and 3 the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce will offer you a chance to come out and experience all the great things for a woman to do in and around Ellicottville.

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Gowanda's Hollywood Happening 2017 - A Motorcycle Event

Gowanda's Hollywood Happening 2017
Fri, 06/02/2017 - 6:00pm - Sun, 06/04/2017 - 6:00pm

Gowanda Harley Davidson is sponsoring 1 Wheel Revolution again this year. If you didn’t catch them last year, then be sure to catch this motorcycle stunt show involving H-D bikes right on Center St., downtown.

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Creekside Round-up's 2017 Horse Pull

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Sat, 06/03/2017 - 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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2017 Hinsdale Horseradish Festival

Hinsdale Horseradish Fest 2017
Sat, 06/03/2017 - 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! 

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2017 Wounded Warriors Kayak and Canoe Regatta

Canoeing and Kayaking on the Allegheny River near Portville. Photo: Bob Fischer
Sat, 06/03/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Portville American Legion Post 814 is sponsoring the Wounded Warriors Kayak and Canoe Regatta beginning at the Ceres Bridge!

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Heritage Day at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum

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Sat, 06/03/2017 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Join the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum for a day of Seneca Heritage! 

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

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Wed, 06/07/2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Want to learn how to Geo-cache, kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike?

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Lou Eibl Corral's Spring Trail Ride at Allegany State Park

Trail Ride
Fri, 06/09/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 06/11/2017 - 8:00pm

Join the equine enthusiasts of Lou Eibl Corral on their annual Spring Ride in beautiful Allegany State Park!

More information forthcoming.  Please check back

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Little Valley Speedway's Super Spring Special

Speedway
Fri, 06/09/2017 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Tonight features Super Late Model, Crate Late Models, Pro Modifieds, and Randy Bradley Memorial & Mod Race.

Gates open at 3pm, races begin at 7pm.

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1st Annual Seneca Salamanca Chamber of Commerce ChamberFest Beer Festival

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Sat, 06/10/2017 (All day)

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

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Allegany Garden Festival

Allegany Garden Festival 2017
Sat, 06/10/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Enchanted Mountain Garden Club of Allegany will be sponsoring the 2nd Annual Allegany Garden Festival on Sat, June 10, 2017 from 10am-4pm.  This is a family friendly event featuring high quality vendors of flowers, plants, gardening supplies, landscaping ideas and garden art.

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2017 South Dayton Open Tractor Pull

South Dayton Tractors
Sat, 06/10/2017 - 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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Wild About Nature with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Jennifer Miller Photography
Sat, 06/10/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

If you joined us recently on a bird walk, you know firsthand the beauty of the Eshelman property.  Let us continue to explore Eshelman’s many natural treasures as we meander through the fields and woods with naturalist Barb Busack.  This guided stroll is bound to please all outdoor enthusiasts. 

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2017 Church Festival At the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels

Aerial View of the Church Festival at St. Mary of the Angels in Olean, NY
Sat, 06/10/2017 - 12:00pm - Sun, 06/11/2017 - 8:30pm

A spectacular 2-day family event with kids games, live music, great food and beverages. They are celebrating their very FIRST festival as a Basilica!! 

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2017 Open Family Game Show at Creekside Arena

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Sun, 06/11/2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

These family game shows are as much fun to watch as they are to compete in!!

9am Registration. 

For more information call 716-949-8295

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Celebration of Great Valley by the Ellicottville Historical Society Museum

Great Valley presentation at the Ellicottville Museum
Wed, 06/14/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come to this FREE event to learn about the upcoming Celebration in Great Valley, NY.  Not sure what the celebration is all about?  Well, Great Valley will be turning 200 next year, the celebration is the BICENTENNIEL!!  Come see this lively and information lecture!  Everyone is invited and they are held at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. 

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Death of a Salesman"

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Thu, 06/15/2017 - 7:30pm - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 10:00pm

Salesman Willy Loman is in a crisis. He's about to lose his job, he can't pay his bills, and his sons Biff and Happy don't respect him and can't seem to live up to their potential. He wonders what went wrong and how he can make things up to his family.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30pm and Sunday's performance begins at 2:30pm.

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Cattaraugus County 4-H Open Schooling Horse Show

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Fri, 06/16/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 06/18/2017 - 5:00pm

For more information or to register, please call 716-532-4295 or 716-699-2377.

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Sky High Adventure Park Opens Daily

part of the course
Fri, 06/16/2017 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

Sky High Adventure Park opens daily for the summer.

For hours, videos and more information, click here.

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Randolph 2017 Arts & Crafts Festival

Randolph's Arts and Crafts Festival
Sat, 06/17/2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Held along Randolph’s beautiful, historic Main Street, Randolph’s 45th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival is taking place rain or shine on Saturday, June 17th!

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Family Day returns to Cattaraugus County Museum

2017 Family Day at the Museum
Sat, 06/17/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Cattaraugus County Museum announced their "Family Day at the Museum: will return this year from 10am - 4pm on June 17.

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Witty Woods Walk Scavenger Hunt with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Witty Woods Walk with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 06/17/2017 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Take a healthy walk while searching for some unusual “nature” items.  You will be given a map to follow along with a checklist of fun things to find.  Bring a camera to snap a photo of each witty item. The scavenger hunt trail is about a 1 mile in length.

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Holiday Valley's Pools OPEN for the Summer

Holliday Valley's pools
Sat, 06/17/2017 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Summer's here and it's going to be Hot!  Bring the gang!

For hours and more info, click here.

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Ellicottville Paddle Festival

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Sat, 06/17/2017 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Adventure Bound OnTheFly is bringing back the Ellicottville Paddle Festival for it's 2nd year!

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Nashville Nights Concert Series at Good Times Olean presents Sunny Sweeney

Sunny Sweeney
Thu, 06/29/2017 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Good Times of Olean brings you the Nashville Nights Concert Series.

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

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Wed, 07/05/2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Want to learn how to Geo-cache, kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike?

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Our Own History Show & Tell by the Ellicottville Historical Society Museum

Ellicottville Historical Museum
Wed, 07/12/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come to this FREE event to learn about the history of Ellicottville NY.  Guests who come to the presentation can ring their own bit of history and talk about it!  Or get an answer to a question you have always had!  Come see this informative lecture!  Everyone is invited and they are held at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. 

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2017 Open Family Game Show at Creekside Arena

Spring Game Show
Sun, 07/16/2017 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

These family game shows are as much fun to watch as they are to compete in!!

9am Registration. 

For more information call 716-949-8295

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

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Wed, 07/19/2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Want to learn how to Geo-cache, kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike?

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Public Overnight Ghost Hunt/Tour of the Hinsdale Haunted House with Para Expeditions

Old picture of the haunted house in Hinsdale, NY
Sat, 07/22/2017 - 8:00pm - Sun, 07/23/2017 - 10:00am

Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House. Here is your opportunity to ghost hunt and stay the night at one of the most haunted locations in New York!

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

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Wed, 08/02/2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Want to learn how to Geo-cache, kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike?

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"Why the CIA Killed JFK and Malcolm X" at the Ellicottville Historical Society Museum

JFK presentation at the Ellicottville Historical Museum
Wed, 08/09/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come to this FREE event to hear John Koerner speak on "Why The CIA killed John F Kennedy and Malcolm X".  Come see this exciting lecture!  Everyone is invited and they are held at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. 

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Nashville Nights Concert Series at Good Times Olean presents Craig Campbell

Craig Campbell
Thu, 08/24/2017 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Good Times of Olean brings you the Nashville Nights Concert Series.

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

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Wed, 09/06/2017 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Want to learn how to Geo-cache, kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike?

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Presentation on Joseph Ellicott at the Ellicottville Historical Society Museum

Joseph Ellicott presentation at the Ellicottville Historical Museum
Wed, 09/13/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come to this FREE event to listen to Katy Sergel who is from the Holland Land Museum.  She will be speaking on "Joseph Ellicott and the Museum".  Ellicottville was named in honor of Joseph Ellicott, who was an agent for the Holland Land Co.  Come see this exciting lecture!  Everyone is invited and they are held at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. 

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

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Wed, 10/04/2017 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Want to learn how to Geo-cache, kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike?

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"Railroads of the Area" at the Ellicottville Historical Society Museum

Salamanca Railroad
Wed, 10/11/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come to this FREE event to listen to Stan Carlson from the Salamanca Rail Museum.  He will be talking about the different railroads of the area and the roles they played in the development of the area.  Come see this informative lecture!  Everyone is invited and they are held at the Ellicottville Memorial Library. 

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

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Wed, 11/01/2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Want to learn how to Geo-cache, kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike?

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

This is the last in the series of the Park's "How To" series

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Spring Places

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2017It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

View the visitor's guide online

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request that the Enchanted Mountains guide

be snail mailed to you for FREE!

NYAGT Geocaching Trails

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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