Winter

Winter time in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Winter Events

NY Regular Hunting Season opens

2017 NY State Deer Regular Season
Sat, 11/18/2017 - 12:01am - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 11:59pm

The deer and gun regular season for our area opens Saturday, November 18th throughout NY State and will continue until Dec 10th.  Cattaraugus County has long been one of the top outdoor locations for hunting with the lush and thick landscapes of the surrounding mountains.  Continually ranking in the top for harvesting of deer, state lands, state forest and Allegany State Park allow hu

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Salamanca's Silver Bells Festival

Salamanca Silver Bells 2017
Sat, 11/18/2017 - 10:00am - Sun, 12/17/2017 - 4:00pm

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.

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King of The Cage at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

King of the Cage at Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 11/18/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The ultimate one-on-one battle is back at the Seneca Allegany Events Center – don’t miss a night of King of the Cage Mixed Martial Arts brought to you by Seneca Fight Night. See the region’s best athletes and warriors go toe to toe inside the cage. It’s sure to be a night you won’t forget!

Tickets go on sale in August!

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Enjoy Some Music by the Fireside at Allegany State Park

Music by the Fireside at Allegany State Park
Sat, 11/18/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Come join us in the Administration Building lobby for an evening filled with some great music by the fire. Local Ellicottville musicians Liz Boberg and Jack little will be performing a medley of smooth oldies and cocktail cozies for your enjoyment.

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Ghost Hunt with Psychic Chelsea Gill at the Haunted Hinsdale House

Chelsea Gill at the Haunted Hinsdale House
Sun, 11/19/2017 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour featuring International Psychic Chelsea Gill on Sunday November 19Th 2017. Your experience will include a tour of the Grounds along with the historic building.

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2017 Annual Turkey Trot at St. Bonaventure

2017 Turkey Trot at St. Bonaventure University
Thu, 11/23/2017 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

FEEL GOOD this Thanksgiving by starting your day with a non-timed 5K at SBU with over 200 other runners & walkers.

CHECK IN at SBU’s Murphy Auditorium from 8-8:45 AM.
THE 5K BEGINS AT 9:00 AM.

PRE-REGISTER NOW to save time at the event:
In person: Olean YMCA’s Membership Desk

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Simply Natural Alpaca Gift Shop celebrates their 6th Anniversary

Simply Natural Alpaca Shop Anniversary Sale
Fri, 11/24/2017 - 11:00am - Sun, 11/26/2017 - 4:00pm

Simply Natural Alpaca Gift Shop will be celebrating their 6th Anniversary over the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend!  Hours will be:
Fri Nov 24: 11am - 7pm
Sat Nov 25: 9am - 5pm
Sun Nov 26: 9am - 4pm

They're going to have drawings for a $25, $50, and $100 gift certificate at the close of business on Sunday Nov 26.  Stop by all weekend to enter into the drawing!

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Christmas in Ellicottville 2017

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 12:00pm - Sun, 11/26/2017 - 7:00pm

“Walking in a Winter Wonderland” Christmas in Ellicottville begins on Friday, November 24 – 25, 2017.

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GOACC's Santa Claus Lane Parade 2017

Fri, 11/24/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come join Santa and Mrs.

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StrOlean - Small Business Saturday

StrOlean
Sat, 11/25/2017 - 9:00am - 9:00pm

The newest event for downtown Olean is coming back in November. 

       StrOlean is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 25 along North Union Street to bolster Small Business Saturday. Businesses and organizations are encouraged to participate and sign up as a pop up market, event organizer, or food provider. 

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Visit Santa's House

Fireplace in Allegany's Santa's House
Outside Allegany's Santa House
Sat, 11/25/2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

On Saturday, November 25 at 6:30 PM, the annual "Christmas in Allegany" celebration will parade down Allegany’s Main Street to Santa’s house, which is located next to the Village of Allegany Municipal Building at 106 East Main Street.

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Basic Living Class- Making Laundry Soap with Canticle Farm Market

Make your own laundry soap at Canticle Farm
Wed, 11/29/2017 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Did you know there are at least 2 known carcinogens in commercial laundry detergent and at least 7 other toxic chemicals? Laundry detergent is an easy switch from store bought to homemade. DIY alternatives are often just as effective and much less expensive. Learn how to make your own Laundry soap as a part of our Basic Living Series.

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Salamanca Christmas Tree Lighting

2017 Light Up Night
Thu, 11/30/2017 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Gather up your busy family and head over to Salamanca on November 30 for an evening full of fun holiday festivities. The holiday parade will start at the Historic Dudley Hotel and continue down Main Street, ending at Jefferson Park. Once at Jefferson Park everyone will join Mr. and Mrs. Claus in the lighting of the city's Christmas tree!

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Visit Santa's House

Fireplace in Allegany's Santa's House
Outside Allegany's Santa House
Thu, 11/30/2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

On Saturday, November 25 at 6:30 PM, the annual "Christmas in Allegany" celebration will parade down Allegany’s Main Street to Santa’s house, which is located next to the Village of Allegany Municipal Building at 106 East Main Street.

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Christmas in Gowanda 2017

Christmas in Gowanda 2017
Fri, 12/01/2017 - 12:00pm - Sat, 12/02/2017 - 5:00pm

Gowanda is a a beautifully quaint community nestled among the hills surrounding Cattaraugus Creek and is coming together for a Christmas Celebration on December 1 and 2, 2017.

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Randolph's Country Christmas 2017

2017 Randolph Country Christmas
Fri, 12/01/2017 - 7:00pm - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 5:00pm

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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Friends of Good Music presents Elisabeth Von Trapp Holiday Concert

Friends of Good Music presents Elisabeth Von Trapp
Fri, 12/01/2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Friends of Good Music presents a Holiday Concert with Elisabeth Von Trapp.  Special single ticket price for those without a season subscription is $25. 

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Christmas Cookie Sale for the Allegany Area Historical Association

Cookies for sale by the Allegany Area Historical Association
Sat, 12/02/2017 - 9:30am - 2:00pm

The Annual Christmas Cookie Sale will be held on Saturday, December 2nd at Nature’s Remedy, 120 West Main Street, from 9:30am to 2pm.  There will all types and sorts of cookies this year! Boxes of assorted cookies as well as special holiday cookies, including non-traditional fruitcakes.

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OHI:YO' Social PowWow

2017 Ohi:yo' Social Pow Wow
Sat, 12/02/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The 3rd Annual Ohi:yo' Social Pow Wow is here!  Free admission to this event that inlcudes Smoke Dance, Tiny Tots and more to be announced.  There will also be intertribal dances, raffles, cakewalks and a hand drum special.  This is an extraordinary opportunity to be a part of Seneca Culture and an all around fun Pow Wow with a Master of Ceremony, drummers, singers and dancing.

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2017 Annual Randolph Central School Arts & Crafts Show

2017 Randolph School Arts $ Crafts Show
Sat, 12/02/2017 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Looking for a great opportunity to pick up the perfect one of a kind gift for the holidays?  Randolph Central School is excited to announce the 6th annual RCS Arts and Crafts Show will take place at the High and Elementary School GYMS of Randolph Central School District.

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The Rusty Rooster's "Mini" Christmas Sale

Rusty Rooster Mini Christmas Sale 2017
Sat, 12/02/2017 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

The Barn Show Crew and The Rusty Rooster invite you to see their latest seasonal 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.  The Barn Show girls create primitive, folk art and rustic paintings and signs. 

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Christmas in the Park at Allegany State Park

Christmas in Allegany State Park 2017
Sat, 12/02/2017 - 1:00pm - 5:30pm

Celebrate Christmas in Allegany State Park!  The holidays are fast approaching and there's no better way to get into the holiday spirit than by spending some time in Allegany State Park!   Join us Saturday, December 2nd as we present our first annual "Christmas in the Park."

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Christmas Cabaret at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater

Ray Evans Seneca Theater's Christmas Cabaret
Sat, 12/02/2017 - 2:00pm - Sun, 12/03/2017 - 4:00pm

Come to a family friendly community event where you can see your neighbors, family and fellow community members on stage performing an old fashioned Christmas Show at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater.  

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Lonestar at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

Lonestar at Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 12/02/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Coming to the Seneca Allegany Event Center on Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3, 2017!  Lonestar is one of the most popular and successful bands in Country Music over the past 20 years. Since their national launch in 1995, the band has sold more than 10 million albums, and produced ten Number One songs.

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Allegany Area Historical Association's Community Christmas Service

Allegany Area HIstorical Association's Christmas Service
Sun, 12/03/2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The 35th annual Community Christmas Service will be held on Sunday, December 3rd at 2 p.m. at the Heritage Center, 25 North Second Street.  The Community Christmas Service is always a nice way to start the holiday season.  Rev. Daniel Buringrud, Pastor of St.

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Lonestar at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

Lonestar at Seneca Allegany Casino
Sun, 12/03/2017 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Coming to the Seneca Allegany Event Center on Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3, 2017!  Lonestar is one of the most popular and successful bands in Country Music over the past 20 years. Since their national launch in 1995, the band has sold more than 10 million albums, and produced ten Number One songs.

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Kimchi Workshop with Canticle Farm Market

Kimchi Workshop at Canticle Farm
Mon, 12/04/2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

In this course we will cover the basic science behind making kimchi, why it’s good for you, and we’ll teach you how to make it yourself. If you are interested in Old World food preservation, gut
health, or fermentation in general, this is the class for you! To sign up email Kristin at education [at] canticlefarm [dot] org

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Outdoor Adventure Series at Allegany State Park - XC Skiing

XC Skiing at Allegany State Park
Wed, 12/06/2017 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

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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Visit Santa's Cottage

Visit with Santa
Wed, 12/06/2017 - 6:00pm - Wed, 12/13/2017 - 8:00pm

Santa Claus will be back in the Town of Olean at his cottage in Lincoln Park.  Despite being so busy this time of year, Santa will available for kids to visit with on December 6th and December 13th from 6-8pm thanks to the GOACC, City of Olean, Home Depot, and Duggan and Duggan Contractors. 

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Santa at the Olean Library

Santa at the Olean Public Library
Wed, 12/06/2017 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Children will be able to see a magic show, take part in interactive story telling, and pose for a photo with Santa!

 

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Visit Santa's House

Fireplace in Allegany's Santa's House
Outside Allegany's Santa House
Thu, 12/07/2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

On Saturday, November 25 at 6:30 PM, the annual "Christmas in Allegany" celebration will parade down Allegany’s Main Street to Santa’s house, which is located next to the Village of Allegany Municipal Building at 106 East Main Street.

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Do Not Go Gentle"

Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Do Not Go Gentle"
Thu, 12/07/2017 - 7:30pm - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 4:00pm

Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Do Not Go Gentle".  Lillian Boedecker Barron is old, vibrant, funny, wise, and recently deceased!

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Youth Snowmobile Safety Course

Youth Snowmobile Safety Course NYS
Sat, 12/09/2017 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Gear up for winter fun by attending this Free Snowmobile Safety Course, required for youth riders.  Presented by the Franklinville Snowmobile Club, the class will be held on Saturday, Dec 9th at 9am at the Ischua Valley Country Club.  You can call Dave at 716-373-3316 to sign up and get more info on the

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Holiday Nature Crafts for Kids with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Pfeiffer Nature Center hosts Kids Nature Crafts at Portville Library
Sat, 12/09/2017 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Enjoy a fun time at Pfeiffer Nature Center’s ”Make A Nature Gift” at the Portville Library as you create a nature gift for someone special.  All ages will enjoy creating these gifts with the wonders of nature! Santa Claus will be visiting and there will be lots of other library craft activities going on too!  Location: 

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Visit Santa's House

Fireplace in Allegany's Santa's House
Outside Allegany's Santa House
Sat, 12/09/2017 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

On Saturday, November 25 at 6:30 PM, the annual "Christmas in Allegany" celebration will parade down Allegany’s Main Street to Santa’s house, which is located next to the Village of Allegany Municipal Building at 106 East Main Street.

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Santa at Gowanda Harley-Davidson

Santa at Gowanda Harley Davidson
Sat, 12/09/2017 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Santa has planned his annual visit to Gowanda Harley-Davidson even with his busy schedule. Mark your holiday calendar for December 9th. Free Photo's emailed to you, ornaments, cookies and hot cocoa too.

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Leon's 2017 Old Fashion Christmas

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

The Leon Historical Society presents the 21st annual Christmas Program at the Historical Church at the four corners in Leon.  See the members of the Historical Society dressed in Victorian attire and you are encouraged to wear your Victorian dress as well!

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Hinsdale Christmas in the Park

Hinsdale Christmas in the Park 2017
Sun, 12/10/2017 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Come out and see the Christmas Tree Displays in the Town of Hinsdale!  The Hinsdale Historical Society is sponsoring a Christmas Tree Display in the Town Park on Main St.  Area Community members, businesses, and organizations have decorated 6' trees and they will be on display with a kick off party on Dec 10 at

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Visit Santa's House

Fireplace in Allegany's Santa's House
Outside Allegany's Santa House
Thu, 12/14/2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

On Saturday, November 25 at 6:30 PM, the annual "Christmas in Allegany" celebration will parade down Allegany’s Main Street to Santa’s house, which is located next to the Village of Allegany Municipal Building at 106 East Main Street.

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Reindeer Day at the Salamanca Historical Society Museum

Dancer
Sat, 12/16/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Reindeer Day is here!  Kids can visit Dancer, in person, as well as Santa!  Santa and one of his reindeer will be greeting guests outside the doors of the museum.  Adults can have some fun at the basket raffle and bake sale.  Baskets will be all sizes and shapes, filled with a variety of items.  Tickets are just $1 a piece or the price goes down the more tickets you buy

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Snowmobile Season Begins!

Cattaraugus County Snowmobile Trails 2017-18
Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:01am - Mon, 01/15/2018 - 4:00pm

The season begins December 20, the day after hunting season ends....providing that there is snow!  Regardless, you know we will be getting snow at some point, so plan ahead!  Get your map, register your sled, and plan for a weekend stay to enjoy our 450 miles of trails!  Call 1-800-331-0543 for your FREE map!  Brochures can be requested Read more

12 Skating Days of Christmas

Ice Skating at the William O Smith Rec Center
Wed, 12/20/2017 - 6:00pm - Mon, 01/01/2018 - 4:00pm

Through the generosity of the community businesses and organizations listed below, the City of Olean Youth Bureau & Recreation Department is offering free admission for public ice skating the following dates and times.  There is a $2.00 skate rental fee.

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Breakfast with Santa at Sprague's Maple Farm

Sprague's Christmas Lights
Sprague's Reindeer
Sun, 12/24/2017 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Enjoy a pancake breakfast with Santa on the morning of Christmas Eve.

Not just any pancakes--Sprague's Maple Farms' pancakes, smothered in their famous housemade maple syrup!

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New Year's Eve at The Woods at Bear Creek

New Year's Eve Celebration Woods at Bear Creek
Sun, 12/31/2017 - 7:30pm - Mon, 01/01/2018 - 2:00am

Celebrate New Year's Eve in style at the beautiful Woods at Bear Creek Glamping Resort.  Take your date to a special dinner overlooking peaceful forests and a sparkling lake.  You will dine in the beautiful banquet room.

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First Day Hike in Allegany State Park 2018

First Day Hike
Mon, 01/01/2018 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

First Day Hikes originated over 20 years ago at the Blue Hills Reservation, a  state park in Milton, Massachusetts. The program was launched to promote both  healthy lifestyles throughout the year and year round recreation at state  parks.

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Greater Olean Area Outdoor & Recreational Sports Show 2018

from 2015 show
Sat, 01/20/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 01/21/2018 - 3:00pm

Whether coming off the big game season, enjoying winter sports, gearing up for spring fishing or looking to spend a fun day with family, everyone will enjoy the 9th annual Greater Olean Area Outdoor & Recreational Sports Show. It brings the whole of great outdoors under one roof!

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Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino presents Larry the Cable Guy

Larry the Cable Guy at Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 01/20/2018 - 7:00pm - 11:30pm

Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino announced today that award-winning comedian Larry The Cable Guy will perform two shows inside the Seneca Allegany Events Center on Saturday, January 20th at 7pm and 10pm!

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Friends of Good Music presents Buffalo Chamber Players

Friends of Good Music present Buffalo Chamber Players
Sun, 01/21/2018 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Friends of Good Music presents The Buffalo Chamber Players.  Buffalo Chamber Players, the ensemble-in-residence at the Albright Knox Art Gallery, presents innovative music programs performed by our region's finest musicians.

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Southern Tier Symphony's 15th Season Session 2

Benjamin Grow conducts 15th season Southern Tier Symphony
Sat, 01/27/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Dare to do something different this weekend!  Make plans to attend Session 2 for the Southern Tier Symphony's 15th season.

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Holiday Mission to Comet Halley with the Challenger Learning Center

Holiday Mission to Halley's Comet DRCLC
Sun, 01/28/2018 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm

On this Football FREE Sunday, the Challenger Learning will offer a Simulated Mission to Halley's Comet for adults and teens (5th grade and up).  This makes a great gift for the holidays and if you book before Christmas, you can receive a gift certificate to place under the tree! 

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Blithe Spirit"

Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Blithe Spirit"
Thu, 02/08/2018 - 7:30pm - Sun, 02/11/2018 - 4:00pm

Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Blithe Spirit".  The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantakerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late fi

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Friends of Good Music presents "Lilia"!

Friends of Good Music present Lilia!
Fri, 02/16/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Friends of Good Music presents "Lilia!".  The indomitable Lilia Skala comes to life in her granddaughter's deeply personal celebration of a life in the theater.

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2018 Sportsman's Show at Seneca Allegany Events Center

2016 show
Sat, 02/24/2018 - 9:00am - Sun, 02/25/2018 - 4:00pm

The Sportman's Show comes to the Seneca Allegany Events Center once again!  Come in out of the cold and get ready for the upcoming fishing and hunting seasons!

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Friends of Good Music presents Fire and Grace

Friends of Good Music present Fire and Grace
Sun, 03/18/2018 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Friends of Good Music presents "Fire and Grace: Virtuoso Violin meets Celtic Guitar".  Canadian-born violinist Edwin Huizinga has established himself as one of North America's most versatile violinists.  Grammy award winning guitarist William Coulter has been performing and recording traditional and classical music for more than 25 years.

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Friends of Good Music presents Windsync!

Friends of Good Music presents Windsync
Sun, 04/08/2018 - 3:00pm - Sun, 07/08/2018 - 5:00pm

Friends of Good Music presents "Windsync"!  Hailed by the Houston Chronicle as "revolutionary chamber musicians," WindSync is internationally recognized for dramatic and engaging interpretations of classical music.

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GOACC's Santa Claus Lane Parade 2018

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come join Santa and Mrs. Clause as they officially light the town's holiday decorations!

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Winter 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

Clare Mark is the highest elevation in Cattaraugus County

The highest point in Cattaraugus County is Clare Mark, at 2,430 feet.  This mount, in the Town of Allegany off Chipmunk Road, is privately owned, and does not have public access for hiking.  Nearby attractions are Rock City Park and Allegany State Park.

 

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