Summer time in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Summer Events

Ashford Cup Charity Golf Tournament for Griffis Sculpture Park

Golf Tournament to benefit Griffis Sculpture Park
Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:30am - 7:00pm

Come to this golf tournament on the lovely Double Black Diamond Golf Course at Holiday Valley for a good time and to show your support for Griffis Sculpture Park and the Essex Arts Center!  Registration will take place the day of the event and starts at 11:30am and there will be a lunch prior to the start time of 1:00pm.  Dinner will follow as well.  This is a 2

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Nights of Fire at The Woods at Bear Creek

Nights of Fire at The Woods at Bear Creek
Thu, 08/17/2017 - 5:00pm - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 8:00am

Nights Of Fire is a FIRE, Art, Music, & EDUCATIONAL RETREAT. We invite all likeminded individuals and those who seek to learn and do more to improve themselves and the world around US.

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Best Democracy Film at the African American Center for Cultural Development

Best Democracy Film at African American Center Olean
Thu, 08/17/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Summer Film Series on Health Care, Environment, Voting Rights, Refugees.  The Citizens Action Network of Southwestern NY is sponsoring a four-part summer film series that will address issues at the heart of American social and political life.

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2017 Gus Macker is Back in Olean

Gus Macker
Fri, 08/18/2017 - 8:30am - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 5:00pm

Gus Macker Olean is back on the 2017 schedule!  Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball, America's largest outdoor basketball tournament, will be held in Olean August 18-20. 

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2017 Family Beach Party at Allegany State Park

2017 Family Beach Party on Quaker Lake at Allegany State Park
Family Beach Party with Kevin McCarthy at Quaker Lake
Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:00pm - 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 to hear Keith James, Sean Patrick McGraw and Kevin McCarthy!  All followed up by a fireworks display! 

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Strolean In Olean NY
Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:00pm - 10:30pm

With the dust now settled after two long years of 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.

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Public Overnight Ghost Hunt/Tour of the Hinsdale Haunted House with Amy Perry Lane

Overnight at the Haunted Hinsdale House
Fri, 08/18/2017 - 8:00pm - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 10:00am

Join Para Expeditions’ Amy Perry Lane for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House.

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Amphibians and Reptiles - Mysterious and Misunderstood

Hellbender Photo by Twan Leenders
Sat, 08/19/2017 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Join us at Pfeiffer Nature Center as we explore the lifestyles and habits of some of our most mysterious and misunderstood wildlife friends – amphibians and reptiles! This event is packed with all kinds of fun for children and adults.  Meet Wildlife Veterinarian Dr.

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3rd Saturday Trek at Allegany State Park

Take a hike at Allegany State Park Wetland Boardwalk
Sat, 08/19/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Get out of the house and come join in the fun as Allegany State Park continues its 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 from April through October. The treks will be led by park staff and summer interns.

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Discover Salamanca Day!

Discover Salamanca Day
Sat, 08/19/2017 - 11:00am - 8:00pm

Locals, neighbors and visitors to other area attractions all have the opportunity to “Discover Salamanca” with a community day downtown in the city scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 19.

From River to Atlantic streets, a section of Main Street will be blocked off from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for a day of both Native American and non-native music, food, crafts and more.

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Leon's Old Fashioned Town Picnic

Drivers of the Pennyroyal Race Track
Sat, 08/19/2017 - 12:00pm - 10:00pm

You're cordially invited to Leon's Old Fashioned Town Picnic to be held at the Leon Fire Hall on Saturday August 19th 2017, starting at Noon.  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 75th Anniversary of the Leon Fire Company #1!  

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Yoga at Canticle Farm Market

Yoga at Canticle Farm
Repeats every 2 weeks until Wed Sep 06 2017 .
Wed, 07/26/2017 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Wed, 08/09/2017 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Wed, 08/23/2017 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Wed, 09/06/2017 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Experience Yoga in the most calm, relaxing setting, surrounded by nature and freshly grown foods.  Experience Yoga at Canticle Farm!  There will be three upcoming sessions of "Gentle Flow Yoga" by Lisa Yohon that cost just $8 per session!  Bring your mat or blanket, some water and get ready to have some peaceful fun!  

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Music of WWI with Jim Kimball

2017 Summer at the Stone House
Thu, 08/24/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Jim Kimball will be giving a presentation and performances on "Music of WWI" at the Cattaraugus County Museum on August 24, 2017.

This is a free event that is part of 2017's Summer at the Stone House Event Series at the Stone House, 9824 Rt. 16, Machias, NY.

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Olean Outdoor Fest

Olean Outdoor Fest
Fri, 08/25/2017 - 5:00pm - Sat, 08/26/2017 - 11:00pm

Help support the Rehabilitation Center, Homcare Hospice, St. Judes, Make a Wish and more at the Olean Outdoor Fest.  Proceeds will be donated to those organizations and attendees are sure to have a great time with this action packed-event.

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CCAC Splatter and Spirits with artist Samila Sosic

Splatters and Spirits Art Council
Fri, 08/25/2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Sign up for an evening of fun and art!  Paint the beautiful river scene called " The Peaceful Ohi:yo' " you see in the photo with your friends and instructions from a professional artist!  Join artist Samila Sosic for CCAC's Paint Night! She will take you from your first dip of the brush to the finishing touches in creating your very own masterpiece.

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GZO Airport Drags! Car Racing!

Niagara Falls Car Club Drag Races at Olean Airport
Sat, 08/26/2017 - 11:00am - 8:00pm

Niagara Falls Car Club is hosting 1/4 mile - 1/8 mile drag races at the Olean Airport.  Schedule:
10AM-12PM: Racers registeration begin. Check-in at the Racers' entrance. Please no spectators to allow us to quickly get the main attraction checked and signed in.

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Allegheny Valley Archaeological Dig at Canticle Farm Market

Archaeological Dig at Canticle Farm Presentation
Sat, 08/26/2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us on Wednesday, July 26th at 6pm for a talk with Steve Howard of the Allegheny Valley Project. Learn about what artifacts Steve and his team has found behind our Market!  You can alos take a self guided tour of the dig site! 

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2017 Wild Wing Festival to benefit Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary

Wild Wing Festival at Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary
Sun, 08/27/2017 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

WILD WING FESTIVAL will be held on Sunday August 27, 2017 from 12-5PM at Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, 5067 Townline Road, Delevan, NY.

Last Call to see all the birds.

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Rock 'N Remember for Gowanda's Historic Hollywood Theater

Rock 'N Remember 2017 Gowanda
Sun, 08/27/2017 - 1:00pm - 9:00pm

This year's event proceeds will benefit the Gowanda Ambulance building fund and the Hollywood Theater restoration fund. Live local bands, food trucks, Chinese auction baskets, raffles! More details to follow.   Save the Date!

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Little Valley Riders Club Annual Labor Day Trail-Ride 2017

A portion of the line of riders
Fri, 09/01/2017 - 8:00am - Mon, 09/04/2017 - 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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3rd Annual Car Show at NAPA of Salamanca

Sept. 2, 2017: 3rd Annual Car Show at NAPA of Salamanca
Sat, 09/02/2017 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Please join us again this year for a great day of Amazing Cars from all era's has well has prizes, music and free hot dogs and beverages at the 3rd Annual Car Show at NAPA of Salamanca.

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

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

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 8:00am - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 7:00pm

This is the fifth 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.

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Fields of Gold, Getting to Know Goldenrod at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Get to know Goldenrod with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 09/09/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

When Sting released his classic “Fields of Gold” he was referring to fields of ripening barley. But if he were here in Western New York late summer, it would be hard not to apply that phrase to the expansive lush bounty of yellow gracing the roadsides and fields. 

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9th Annual Heavenly Harvest at Canticle Farm

2017 Farm to Table Dinner Canticle Farm
Sat, 09/09/2017 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

9th Annual Heavenly Harvest Farm to Table dinner and educational event. Chef-prepared, locally sourced four-course dinner, accompanied by live music, farm tours, sustainable-living educational booths, raffle baskets, chair massages, a bonfire, and more.

New this year, beer from Four Mile Brewing Company and wine from Savage Winery.

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2017 Fall Fly-In, Drive-In Pancake Breakfast

2017 Fall Fly-In, Drive- In Breakfast
Sun, 09/10/2017 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

Come view the Olean Airport in their Open House!  Enjoy a delicious breakfast and tour a helicopter and meet the crew!  Children under 12 are $5 and adults are $8. 

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Allegany State Park's Classic Car Cruise In

Allegany State Park's Classic Car Cruise In
Repeats every month on July, August, September on the second Wednesday until Wed Sep 13 2017 .
Wed, 07/12/2017 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 08/09/2017 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 09/13/2017 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Are you a classic car owner or classic car fan? Then this summer Allegany State Park is the place to be at the ASP Classic Car Cruise In. For classic car owners this is a perfect place to cruise the roads of the park and then show off your vehicle. For car fans this is a great place to check out vehicles from yesteryear.

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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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Little Valley Speedway's WNY Super Late Model and 358 Model Double Header

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 6:30pm - 11:00pm

Stop in tonight to see the WNY Super Late Model and 358 Modified Double Header.

Super Late Model, 358 Modifieds, Crate Late Models, Street Stocks and Emods.

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

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Monarch Butterfly Restoration in WNY at Nannen Arboretum

Monarch Butterfly Restoration at Nannen Arboretum
Wed, 09/20/2017 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Through presentations, education, butterfly releases, and native plant distribution, Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm is changing the way we view our landscaping. The Monarch Butterfly is a symbol of nature in America, a symbol of clean water, clean air and natural habitat. Pollinators are essential for helping to make the food we eat every day.

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4 Season Photo Contest and Cabin Open House at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Photo Contest Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 09/23/2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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.

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Annual Walk in the Arboretum Event at Nannen Arboretum

Nannen Arboretum annual Walk
Sun, 09/24/2017 - 12:30pm - 3:30pm

The annual Walk in the Arboretum is scheduled for Sunday, September 24, 2017, 12:30 – 3:30. This is FREE!  Guided tours are provided covering various features throughout the arboretum: Crab Apple Collection, Confer Collection.

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Nashville Nights Concert Series at Good Times Olean presents Lindsay Ell

Lindsay Ell
Thu, 09/28/2017 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

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

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Ghost Hunt with Erik Knapp and Psychic Medium Lucky Belcamino at the Hinsdale Haunted House

Ghost Hunt with Erik Knapp and Lucky Belcamino
Fri, 09/29/2017 - 7:00pm - 11:59pm

Hinsdale House Presents this Exclusive presentation and Ghost Hunt on Friday Sept 29th 2017 @ 7:00 pm, and it will run until midnight. Your experience will include a short Seminar With Erik Knapp and Psychic Medium Lucky Belcamino (Official Psychic of The Lizzie Borden House) on ways to strengthen yourself as a paranormal investigator and then we get to put the techniques into play.

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Public Overnight Ghost Hunt/Tour of the Hinsdale Haunted House with Amy Perry Lane

Overnight at the Haunted Hinsdale House
Sat, 09/30/2017 - 8:00pm - Sun, 10/01/2017 - 10:00am

Hinsdale House Presents this exclusive Ghost Hunt on Sat Sept 30th 2017 @ 8pm, and it will run until 10am the next day.

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

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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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "I Never Saw Another Butterfly"

Olean Theatre Workshop Never Saw Another Butterfly
Thu, 10/12/2017 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/15/2017 - 4:00pm

Olean Theatre Workshop presents "I Never Saw Another Butterfly".  Over 15,000 Jewish children passed through Terezin, and only about a hundred were still alive when Terezin was liberated at the end of the war.

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

hiking boots
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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Summer 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!!

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Only East West Route that connects Canada with Mexico

Rt. 62 is the only east-west route that connects Canada with Mexico.

With its origin at Niagara Falls and end at El Paso, Texas, parts of the road follow the Ozark Trail.

Rt. 62 begins in Cattaraugus County in the Village of Gowanda and travels south through Dayton, Leon and Conewango (through Amish country) before heading west int