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Whitewater Rafting Season Begins

Rafting on Cattaraugus Creek
Fri, 03/15/2019 - 9:00am - Sun, 04/07/2019 - 5:00pm

The Spring Rafting Season in Zoar Valley opens mid-March with the spring runoff and lasts until May as the water level becomes too low.

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Stock Car Show at Olean Center Mall

Olean Mall Stock Car Show 2019
Fri, 03/15/2019 - 11:00am - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 5:00pm

Gentlemen, start your engines.  The 2019 racing season is here and so is the 27th Annual Olean Mall Stock Car Show!

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Fireside Series at Allegany State Park features Jamie Haight

By the Fireside Series featuring Jamie Haight
Sat, 03/16/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Take a moment to make the end of your winter season a little more relaxing. Join us on Saturday, March 16th for “By the Fireside” in the Red House Administration Building lobby. This month’s featured performance is by Jamie Haight. Jamie began playing guitar at the age of 9.

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Hinsdale Overnight Lockdown with Para Expeditions at the Hinsdale House

Overnight Ghost Hunt at the Haunted Hinsdale House
Sat, 03/16/2019 - 8:00pm - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 10:00am

Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House.

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SBU Theater presents "Dead Man's Cell Phone”

SBU Theater presents "Dead Man's Cell Phone"
Wed, 03/20/2019 - 7:30pm - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 9:30pm

The St. Bonaventure University theater program will present "Dead Man's Cell Phone," a contemporary comedy, next week at the university's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

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Wizards Family STEM Night at The Challenger Learning Center

Wizard STEM Family Night Flyer at the Challenger Learning Center
Fri, 03/22/2019 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

The Challenger Learning Center invites kids and parents to dress up as your favorite wizard and participate in over 30 STEM activities together!  Kids ages 5-10 are invited to attend, with a parent, in challenges of "Follow the spiders", "Sorting Hat", "Quidditch", "Magical Creatures Class", and "Charms Class" as well as other activities of "pin the sock on Dobby", face painting, and more!

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Brushes & Brews with Tri-County Arts Council and Four Mile Brewing

Brushes & Brews at Four Mile Brewing
Fri, 03/22/2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join artist Samila Sosic for the paint nights of 2019!  This one will be held at Four Mile Brewing in Olean.  Scene you will be painting is called "Spring Thistles".  She will take you from your first dip of the brush to the finishing touches in creating your very own masterpiece.  Bring a group of fr

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Full Moon Fat Bike Fun Ride at Allegany State Park

Fat Bike Ride at Allegany State Park
Fri, 03/22/2019 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

The Allegany State Park Environmental Education and Recreation Department will be leading another Full Moon Fat Bike Fun Ride on March 22, 2019 at the Red House Administration Building at 6:30 pm, with the ride starting at 7:00pm. Check in will be in the main lobby of the Administration Building.

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Annual WNY Maple Weekends 2019

Maple Weekends in Cattaraugus County
Sat, 03/23/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 03/24/2019 - 4:00pm

What better way to spend a day with family and friends at that at the 24th Annual Maple Weekend™ on March 23-24 and March 30-31, 2019 from 10am-4pm each day presented by the New York State Maple Producers Association. 

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Holiday Valley's Spring Pond Skimming Party 2019

Holiday Valley's Pond Skimming
Sat, 03/23/2019 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Sign up to skim across an ice water filled pond or just watch, it's a guaranteed good time. Registration outside Yodeler Lodge starting at 11:00AM, free! Kids under 18 must have a parent signature, minimum age is 8 years old. Pond Skimming starts about 1:00 and categories include Best Skimmer, Best Costume, Best Kid and Best Splash.

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St. Patrick's Day Party and Raffle

St. Patrick's Day Raffle Archbishop Walsh
Sat, 03/23/2019 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Archbishop Walsh Academy and the Walsh Sports Boosters Club will host their annual St. Patrick’s Day Party and Raffle on Saturday, March 23rd from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Archbishop Walsh, 208 North 24th Street. Tickets on sale now!

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Annual WNY Maple Weekends 2019

Maple Weekends in Cattaraugus County
Sat, 03/30/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 03/31/2019 - 4:00pm

What better way to spend a day with family and friends at that at the 24th Annual Maple Weekend™ on March 23-24 and March 30-31, 2019 from 10am-4pm each day presented by the New York State Maple Producers Association. 

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Allegany Adventure Series: Learn About Fishing

Fishing at Allegany State Park
Wed, 04/03/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

The Environmental Education Department in Allegany State Park will have an Outdoor Adventure Series program that will focus on the fundamentals of fishing. Whether you are just getting your feet wet in the sport or have been fishing for years this Adventure Series is sure to be informative.

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2019 Little Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Spring Sportsmen's Show

2019 Little Valley Sportsman Show
Sat, 04/06/2019 - 9:00am - Sun, 04/07/2019 - 3:00pm

Buy-sell-trade-browse at the annual Sportsmen's Show sponsored by the Little Valley Volunteer Fire Department featuring modern and antique firearms and accessories, game calls, sporting goods, and fishing tackle.

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2019 Greater Olean Area Home Show

Greater Olean Home Show 2019
Fri, 04/12/2019 - 5:00pm - Sun, 04/14/2019 - 4:00pm

The Greater Olean Home Show is where to go for the latest in products and services for your home! Each year, in one location, business experts gather with everything from kitchen and bath appliances to windows and siding.  Hundreds of homeowners will walk through the doors of William O.

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Challenger After Dark FUNdraiser at The Challenger Learning Center

Challenger after Dark event at the Challenger Learning Center
Fri, 04/12/2019 - 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Join the Challenger Learning Center for "Challenger After Dark"!  They are planning a fun evening to introduce adults (21+ and over) to everything the CLC has to offer. There will be food catered by Angee's Restaurant, drinks (cash bar hosted by Four Mile Brewing), an escape experience, STEM activities and more!

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Tri-County Trout Derby

2019 Tri-County Trout Derby
Sat, 04/13/2019 - 6:30am - Sun, 04/14/2019 - 5:00pm

The Chamber of Commerce in Arcade is offering adventure to early season anglers with their annual Tri-County Trout Derby set for the Upper Cattaraugus Creek, April 13 and 14.  All New York State fishing regulations must be followed.  Register online at the Arcade Chamber's website.  There is also a printable applicat

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Pfeiffer Fido Easter Egg Hunt for Doggies

Fido Easter Egg Hunt at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 04/13/2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The Easter Bunny hiding Easter Eggs for children is a tradition that has been around for generations.  Snoopy, the Easter Beagle, delivering Easter Eggs is a much more recent occurrence.  On April 13th, Lillibridge will be visited by the Easter Beagle to hide Easter Eggs not for children, but for his fellow four legged furry friends.

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Art and Conservation at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Art and Conservation at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Thu, 04/18/2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Explore how visual art and conservation can benefit one another in this talk by Federal Duck Stamp artist Jennifer Miller.

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Sprague's Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny and Egg Hunt at Sprague's Maple Farms
Sat, 04/20/2019 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Come join the Easter Bunny for breakfast on Saturday April 20th from 9am to 1pm, then join in the Annual Easter Egg Hunt!  Over 1600 eggs are placed and ready to be found with special prizes awarded!  Be sure to bring the camera and look for the Bunny's friends: Moose and Bear!  Egg hunt starts at 1:00pm sharp!

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New York Duathlon Series - #1 Southern Tier

NY Duathlon Series Running Events
Sat, 04/20/2019 - 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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Easter Brunch at Good Times of Olean

Easter Brunch at Good Times of Olean 2019
Sun, 04/21/2019 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

HAPPY EASTER!!  We hope you can join us.  Call 716-379-8210 before April 1st and save $2.00 off each Adult brunch at your table!   We are putting out a fantastic spread in our banquet center and spilling over into The Point restaurant for this event.  Over 25 items offered including desserts, full breakfast options, lunch options and carving stations with roast turk

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The Beauty of Bats with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Beauty of bats with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Thu, 04/25/2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

While it is a fact that bats rank high on the list of disliked species, it is also a fact that bats are greatly misunderstood.   Bats are not the creepy, scary and vicious animals they are sometimes made out to be.  Folks who love animals know that all animals deserve to be treated with kindness and bats are no exception. 

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57th WNY Maple Festival

Photo from past WNY Maple Festival in Franklinville, NY
Sat, 04/27/2019 - 7:30am - Sun, 04/28/2019 - 4:00pm

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

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Great Valley Fireman's Annual Regatta 2019

2019 Great Valley Regatta
Fri, 05/03/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 05/05/2019 - 11:00am

This year's 2019 annual Great Valley Vol. Firemans Regatta will be held May 4th, 2019.  Registration is open!  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!

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Allegany State Park's Allegany Adventure Run 2019

Adventure Run Allegany State Park
Sat, 05/04/2019 - 9:30am - 3:00pm

The 2019 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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Allegany State Park's Classic Car Cruise In 2019

Allegany State Park's Classic Car Cruise In
Repeats every month on May, June, July, August, September on the second Wednesday until Thu Sep 12 2019 .
Wed, 05/08/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 07/10/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 08/14/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 09/11/2019 - 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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Brushes & Brews with Tri-County Arts Council and Four Mile Brewing

Brushes & Brews at Four Mile Brewing
Fri, 05/10/2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join artist Samila Sosic for the paint nights of 2019!  This one will be held at Four Mile Brewing in Olean.  Scene you will be painting will be announced soon.  She will take you from your first dip of the brush to the finishing touches in creating your very own masterpiece.  Bring a group of friends

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New York Duathlon Series - #2 Southern Tier

NY Duathlon Series Running Events
Sat, 05/11/2019 - 9:00am - 11:15am

Get yourself ready for race #2 in 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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Allegany State Park GeoBash 2019

Geobash 2019 logo
Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:00am - 7:30pm

The 14th annual gathering of geocachers in beautiful Allegany State Park has been

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Olean's Community Wide Garage Sales 2019

garage sale
Sat, 05/18/2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

The officials at Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce have scheduled the Community-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, May 18th, 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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Little Valley Rider's Annual Memorial Day Trailride 2019

Memorial Day Trail Ride
Fri, 05/24/2019 - 8:00am - Mon, 05/27/2019 - 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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2019 Amish Relief Auction

Amish Made Quilts
Sat, 05/25/2019 - 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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61st Annual Allegany Nature Pilgrimage

Fairy Houses and Toad Abodes at the Allegany Nature Pilgrimage
Fri, 05/31/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 12:30pm

The 61st Annual Allegany Nature Pilgrimage starts Friday, May 31 through Sunday, June 2, 2019.

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The Happening - a motorcycle and live music weekend!

The Happening motorcycle event 2019
Fri, 05/31/2019 - 6:00pm - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 6:00pm

"The Happening" - a motorcycle and live music weekend!  Gowanda's largest party weekend of the year continues to happen!  Save the dates - May 31, 2019 - June 2, 2019. 

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2019 Heritage Day at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Join the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum for a day of Seneca Heritage!  Celebrate the rich heritage of the Seneca-Iroquois people, there will be artists and craftors demonstrating and selling their work, an Atlatl competition, Traditional Foods contest, Storytelling, Traditional Dancing, local groups fundraisers, and Robert Griffing displaying his Artwor

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Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels' Church Festival

2019 Basilica of St. Mary's Church Festival
Sat, 06/08/2019 - 12:00pm - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 6:00pm

Enjoy a good old-fashioned church festival at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels in Olean, NY!  Three big days of Faith + Family + Fun!  We’ve been doing it for 48 years and can’t stop!  Come enjoy the drive to the scenic Enchanted Mountain region where food, games, music and fun await you! 

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2019 Seneca Salamanca Chamber of Commerce ChamberFest 3.0

Salamanca Chamberfest 2019
Sat, 06/08/2019 - 12:00pm - 8:00pm

Get ready to celebrate summer at the Seneca Salamanca Chamber of Commerce’s Annual ChamberFest 3.0!

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Randolph's 47th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival 2019

Randolph's Arts and Crafts Festival 2019
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Held along Randolph’s beautiful, historic Main Street, Randolph’s 76th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival is taking place rain or shine on Saturday, June 15th!  The day is filled with entertainment, food and shopping!  Over 60 vendors will be participating!  Selling hand made arts and crafts! 

Some featured events are:

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Holiday Valley Mudslide Obstacle Trail Run 2019

2019 Holiday Valley Mudslide
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 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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Cano-Klaes-Sutton Hinsdale House Investigation

Haunted Hinsdale Poster
Repeats every day until Sat Jun 29 2019 .
Fri, 06/28/2019 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Sat, 06/29/2019 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Brian J Cano, Dan Klaes and "Coyote" Chris Sutton, are returning to the Hinsdale House!

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Ellicottville's Summer Music Festival 2019

Ellicottville Summer Music Festival 2019
Fri, 07/05/2019 - 3:00pm - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 11:00pm

The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce is proud to present Don Felder “Formerly of The Eagles” at this years Summer Music Festival followed by the Buffalo Philharmonic on Sunday Evening with an exciting fireworks display!!!

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2019 South Dayton Summer Open Tractor Pull

2019 South Dayton Summer Tractor Pull
Fri, 07/12/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 5:00pm

Dirt will be flying at the Summer Tractor Pull in South Dayton, located on the Fireman's Grounds.  Chicken BBQ will be held at the Fire Hall. 

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2019 Enchanted Mountains BrewFest at Four Mile Brewing Company

2019 Four Mile Brewing Ecnanted Mountain Brew Fest
Sat, 07/13/2019 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

The Enchanted Mountains Brew Fest is going to another one to remember!  Celebrate Western New York's exciting craft beer scene, meet fellow beer enthusiasts, and see what's new in brewing.

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"Rock the Park" at Allegany State Park

Sean Patrick McGraw at Rock the Park in Allegany State Park
Fri, 07/19/2019 - 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Picture the scene: a beautiful summer evening in Allegany State Park, great live music -and you are

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Ellicottville's 2019 Jazz and Blues Weekend

Ellicottville Jazz and Blues Weekend
Fri, 07/26/2019 - 5:00pm - Sun, 07/28/2019 - 1:00am

A Jazz and Blues Weekend in Ellicottville is a boutique experience.  Wander through the village and choose from a variety of Jazz and Blues performance areas ranging from restaurants, bars & nightclubs and street-side July 26-28, 2019.  Ellicottville has the shops and all the facilities you’d expect in an international class resort, the village is self-contai

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Randolph Toymaker 5K Run/Walk 2019

2018 Randolph Toymakers 5k Fundraiser
Sat, 07/27/2019 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Get your walking/running shoes warmed up, the third annual Randolph Toymaker 5K is coming Saturday, July 27th.  This FUN Fundraiser starts and ends at Weeden Park with a straight out and back down Weeden Road. 

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"Dog Days of Summer" at Allegany State Park

Dog Days of Summer at Allegany State Park
Sat, 07/27/2019 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm

On Saturday July 27st from 2:00 pm until 4:30 pm, come out and bring your four-legged furry friends to the Red House Picnic Area at Allegany State Park for the Second annual Dog Days of Summer event!

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2019 Southern Tier Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert, hosted by MAJ Patrick Miller

Wounded Warrior 2019
Sat, 07/27/2019 - 3:00pm - 10:00pm

The 3rd annual Southern Tier Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert will be held Saturday, July 27th this year at the Allegany Fireman's Park. All money raised (100% NET) at this event will be donated to Wounded Warriors and Homeless Veterans.  Live music on stage throughout the day Featuring Montgomery Gentry!

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2019 Cattaraugus County Fair

2018 Cattaraugus County Fair
Mon, 07/29/2019 - 8:00am - Sun, 08/04/2019 - 11:00pm

Make plans to attend the 2019 Cattaraugus County Fair with exciting rides, animal shows and lots of FREE live entertainment!  Celebrating its 177th year in 2019, this is a real down home country Fair.  Large enough to include exciting events like the demos and Monster Truck rallies, but small enough that you don't feel overwhelmed.  Affordable for the whole family, presale ticket

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2019 Cattaraugus County Sportsman Rendezvous

2019 Sportsmen's Rendezvous at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds
Fri, 08/09/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 08/11/2019 - 3:00pm

Celebrating over 36 years, the Cattaraugus County Trappers Association Sportsmen's Show  features conservation displays, archery, black powder, trapping, fishing, guns, taxidermy dealers, big buck club display and live seminars.  This is a NON-ALCOHOLIC, FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT Featuring seminars on Friday and Saturday.  Camping and a lot of parking is available.

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Taste of Ellicottville 2019

Taste of Ellicottville 2019
Sat, 08/10/2019 - 12:00pm - Sun, 08/11/2019 - 4:00pm

August 10th and 11th, 2019, Noon to 4 p.m.

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2019 Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Gus Macker logo
Fri, 08/16/2019 - 8:30am - Sun, 08/18/2019 - 5:00pm

The one and only Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball, America's largest outdoor basketball tournament, will be held in Olean on August 16th - 18th.

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Little Valley Riders Club Annual Labor Day Trail Ride 2019

Little Valley Trail Ride
Fri, 08/30/2019 - 8:00am - Mon, 09/02/2019 - 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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New York Duathlon Series - #3 Southern Tier

NY Duathlon Series Running Events
Sat, 09/07/2019 - 9:00am - 11:15am

Get yourself ready for race #3 in 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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Ellicottville's 2019 Rock 'n Roll Weekend

Ellicottville Rock 'n Roll Weekend
Fri, 09/13/2019 - 2:00pm - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 10:00pm

Don't miss this fun-filled Rock N Roll Weekend, presented by Northtown Auto, that kicks off Friday, September, 13th 2019 in the evening with a ton of live entertainment in all of

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2019 Rt. 16 Garage Sale & BBQ Stops

Rt. 16 Yard Sales 2019
Sat, 09/14/2019 - 9:00am - Sun, 09/15/2019 - 5:00pm

Looking for that special bargain?  Antiques, lawn, garden and household, produce and many more low cost items will be available at hundreds of garage sales throughout the day.  Hungry?  Enjoy one of the roadside barbecues or restaurants along the way. 

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Amish Country Running Festival 2019

Amish Country
Sat, 09/28/2019 - 8:00am - 10:00am

1 mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon set in the peaceful, rolling hills of Amish County in Randolph, NY.
This course is certified by USATF and is a Boston qualifier.

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"Christmas in the Park" at Allegany State Park

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm

The holidays are fast approaching and there's no better way to get into the spirit than by spending some time in Allegany State Park. Join the Environmental Education Department on Saturday,

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Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2019It'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

Home to the Largest New York State Park

The Largest New York State Park is Allegany State Park which is the 3rd largest in the nation with 65,000 acres (97 square miles) and lots of trails. Allegany State Park has over 35 miles of Cross Country skiing trails, 18 hiking trails and 5.6 miles of paved multi-use trails (horseback riding, snowmobiling and more) around Red House Lake area. 3 campground areas with over 375 cabins.

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