Adventure Seekers

Adventure Seekers Events

3-D Pumpkin Carving with Eric Jones at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Eric Jones with a Pumpkin he Carved
Fri, 10/15/2021 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

3-D Pumpkin Carving Class with Eric Jones- Friday, October 15th 6-8pm. 

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Triple D Rodeo - Bulls & Barrels

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Triple D Rodeo, the newest Rodeo in Cattaraugus County should be your next stop! They host thier "Bulls & Barrels" events every 3rd Friday of each month.

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Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street 2021

2019 Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville St.
Repeats every week until Sun Oct 31 2021 .
Fri, 10/01/2021 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/03/2021 - 9:30pm
Fri, 10/08/2021 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/10/2021 - 9:30pm
Fri, 10/15/2021 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/17/2021 - 9:30pm
Fri, 10/22/2021 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/24/2021 - 9:30pm
Fri, 10/29/2021 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/31/2021 - 9:30pm

Jump on the SCARIEST HAYRIDE in Western New York. Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings only.  Nightmare Hayride is a twenty five minute tractor drawn hayride that will lead you down a creepy haunted path with live scary creatures.

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Weekend Chairlift Rides at Holiday Valley

Chairlift rides at Holiday Valley
Repeats every week until Sun Oct 31 2021 .
Sat, 10/02/2021 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/03/2021 - 5:00pm
Sat, 10/09/2021 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/10/2021 - 5:00pm
Sat, 10/16/2021 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/17/2021 - 5:00pm
Sat, 10/23/2021 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/24/2021 - 5:00pm
Sat, 10/30/2021 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/31/2021 - 5:00pm

Take a ride up the Mardi Gras or Spruce Lake chairlifts on Saturdays and Sundays, through October, to view the spectacular fall leaves on the hillsides of Holiday Valley.

$10 per person, kids 6 and under are free. 

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"Fall Foliage" Train Ride

Train Image
Repeats every week until Mon Oct 25 2021 .
Sat, 10/09/2021 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/10/2021 - 4:00pm
Sat, 10/16/2021 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/17/2021 - 4:00pm
Sat, 10/23/2021 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/24/2021 - 4:00pm

Weekends in October, departing from Gowanda Depot.

  • Train Departs at 11:00am & 2:00pm on Saturdays
  • Train Departs at 2:00pm on Sundays

Tickets $19 Adults (13 and up), $17 seniors (62 and up), $15 Children (3-12), Infants ride FREE (2 and under)

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The Great Pumpkin Contest and Show with Eric Jones

Pumpkin Carving by Eric Jones
Sat, 10/16/2021 - 1:00pm - 7:00pm

The Great Pumpkin Contest and Show with Eric Jones - Saturday, October 16th   1pm-7pm.

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Halloween Blacklight Zumba Party 2021

Halloween Blacklight Zumba Party
Fri, 10/22/2021 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Thriller Dancers presented by Villaggio 2021

Poster promoting the Thriller Dancers
Sat, 10/23/2021 - 8:30pm - 9:30pm

Watch the Fusion Dance Studio present the famous "Thriller" dance in the streets of Ellicottville infront of Villaggio. 

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An Evening of Owls

Owl Photo
Thu, 10/28/2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

An Evening of Owls- Thursday, October 28th

Join Pfeiffer Nature Center at the Portville library for a “hoot of a good time” as we share some fun and interesting facts about our native owl friends.  Following the lecture and weather permitting, we will head up to the trails at Lillibridge for an owl prowl walk.  Dress appropriately and be sure to bring a flashlight.  If the weather proves uncooperative we will remain at the

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"Happy Halloween" Costume Train Ride

Train Image
Sat, 10/30/2021 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Train departs from Gowanda Depot at 11:00am and 2:00pm.

Dress in your costume!

Tickets $19 Adults (13 and up), $17 seniors (62 and up), $15 Children (3-12), Infants ride FREE (2 and under)

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Halloween at the Olean YMCA 2021

Halloween Party at the Olean YMCA 2019
Sat, 10/30/2021 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Join us for a FUN and SPOOKY night at the OLEAN YMCA!

This event is FREE and open to the public- Ages 12 and under.

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Spooky Tours at The Wildwood Sanitarium

Wildwood Sanitarium Ghost Hunt Salamanca NY
Sun, 10/31/2021 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

The Wildwood Sanitarium offering 2 hour tours to give everyone a taste of Wildwood. These tours will consist of a 1 hour history tour with a 1 hour paranormal investigation to follow. This will be a chance to explore the house with one of the owners. For reservations please call or text (716)-801-5786. Tours are $20 per person!

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"First Responders" Train Ride

Train Image
Sat, 11/13/2021 - 11:00am - Sun, 11/14/2021 - 4:00pm

November 13th & 14th, departing from Gowanda Depot.

  • Train Departs at 11:00am & 2:00pm on Saturday
  • Train Departs at 2:00pm on Sunday

Tickets First Responders FREE, $19 Adults (13 and up), $17 seniors (62 and up), $15 Children (3-12), Infants ride FREE (2 and under)

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Wing Crawl: Olean Area

Wing Crawl
Sat, 11/13/2021 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Tacos in June; Wings in November – Wing Crawl Planned!

OLEAN — The Olean Sports and Social Club (OSSC) and the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce are once again teaming up to present the next segment of a food crawl – the ‘chicken’ Wing Crawl event. It is a fundraiser to raise funds for service dogs through the WNY Heroes / Pawsitive for Heroes.

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2021 Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival

2018 HV Beer and Wine Festival
Sat, 11/13/2021 - 1:00pm - 8:00pm

Beer is Back! Our 17th annual Beer and Wine Festival is scheduled for Saturday, November 13, 2021. With many of the region's best craft brewers, wineries and cideries in attendance you can sample your favorites, plus try out several new and unique flavors. Add live entertainment, food trucks and 1500 of your closest friends, it's an event not to be missed.

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Santa Express Train Ride

Santa and Mrs. Claus in front of the train
Repeats every week until Mon Dec 20 2021 .
Sat, 11/27/2021 - 10:00am - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 3:30pm
Sat, 12/04/2021 - 10:00am - Sun, 12/05/2021 - 3:30pm
Sat, 12/11/2021 - 10:00am - Sun, 12/12/2021 - 3:30pm
Sat, 12/18/2021 - 10:00am - Sun, 12/19/2021 - 3:30pm

All aboard the Santa Express Train! Santa is coming and looking forward to several trips along his favorite railroad - the New York & Lake Erie!

Dates and Times of Train Rides:

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Randolph's Country Christmas 2021

2019 Randolph Country Christmas
Fri, 12/03/2021 - 7:00pm - Sun, 12/05/2021 - 5:00pm

Randolph’s Country Christmas Weekend is an annual event that takes place during the first full weekend of December. A weekend full of tradition and Christmas surprises. Stop into Randolph and enjoy the Festival of Trees; the "Light up the Night" Christmas Parade presented by EPAC; the Memory Tree Lighting; visit with Santa Claus, and so much more.

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2022 Sportsman Show at Seneca Allegany Events Center

2016 show
Sat, 02/26/2022 - 9:00am - Sun, 02/27/2022 - 4:00pm

Saturday, February 26th, 2022, 9AM – 5PM
Sunday, February 27th, 2022,  9AM – 4PM

Check back as the event gets closer for an update.

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Adventure Seekers Places

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2020It'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

Largest Covered Aviaries in the World

2 of the largest covered aviaries in the world and a waterfowl preserve are located at Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary with over 300 geese, ducks and swans even having the endangered NeNe geese.

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