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Night Lights at Griffis Sculpture Park 2023

Night Lights 2019 at Griffis Sculpture Park
Repeats every week until Sun Oct 01 2023 .
Thu, 09/14/2023 - 7:00pm - Sat, 09/16/2023 - 10:00pm
Thu, 09/21/2023 - 7:00pm - Sat, 09/23/2023 - 10:00pm
Thu, 09/28/2023 - 7:00pm - Sat, 09/30/2023 - 10:00pm

For the 11th consecutive autumn, Griffis Sculpture Park will be illuminated in colorful theatrical lighting when NIGHT LIGHTS at Griffis Sculpture Park returns on Friday, September 8, 2023. A portion of the legendary park’s landscape and sculptures are seen in a whole different light. NIGHT LIGHTS is a successful fundraiser for the United States’ largest sculpture park – and a Western New York gem.

NIGHT LIGHTS will open from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The dates NIGHT LIGHTS will be open:

  • September 8 & 9
  • September 14 - 16
  • September 21 - 23
  • September 28 - September 30
  • October 5 - 8 
  • October 12 - 14

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Triple D Rodeo - Bulls & Barrels

Kids event at the rodeo
Fri, 09/15/2023 - 6:30pm - 11:00pm

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

High action live bull riding and barrel racing with some of the best cowboys and cowgirls, trick riding, stick horse races, kids events and so much more!!

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2023 Rt. 16 Garage Sale and BBQ Stops

Rt. 16 Yard Sales 2020
Sat, 09/16/2023 - 9:00am - Sun, 09/17/2023 - 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. 

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Pumpkinville's 2023 Season

Pumpkinville Photo by Greg Spako
Sat, 09/16/2023 - 9:00am - Tue, 10/31/2023 - 7:00pm

Voted Western New York's Best Pumpkin Patch for Family Fun, Pumpkinville is a fantastic fall tradition for most families in all of WNY and beyond. They are open for the 2023 season from September 16th-October 31st. 

Pumpkinville offers a varity of fun for kids: the carousel, jumpin' pillows, cow train, fun zone, corn maze, and hay ride. Your kid's will have a blast!

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Free Fishing Day in NY!

Fishing at New Albion Lake
Sat, 09/23/2023 (All day)

The NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation is hosting a FREE fishing day on September 23rd. There’s no fishing license required on those days for the fresh or marine waters of New York State, making it the opportune time for people of all ages to learn and enjoy the day.

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Amish Country Running Festival 2023

Amish Country
Sat, 09/23/2023 - 8:00am - 10:00am

1 mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon set in the peaceful, rolling hills of Amish County in Randolph, NY.

Did we mention that this course is hilly??  Train for the hills.  The course is on paved roads the entire way. No cut off times!

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Wine Tasting Train Ride 2023

NYLE Trail in Gowanda NY
Sat, 09/23/2023 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Take a fun filled 2 hour round trip, that departs at 5:00pm from our Gowanda Depot and travels through the fall leaves, meadows and valleys to South Dayton. 

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Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street 2023

Employees at The Nightmare Hayrides
Repeats every week until Sun Oct 29 2023 .
Fri, 09/29/2023 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/01/2023 - 9:30pm
Fri, 10/06/2023 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/08/2023 - 9:30pm
Fri, 10/13/2023 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/15/2023 - 9:30pm
Fri, 10/20/2023 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/22/2023 - 9:30pm
Fri, 10/27/2023 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/29/2023 - 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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Night Lights at Griffis Sculpture Park 2023

Night Lights 2019 at Griffis Sculpture Park
Thu, 10/05/2023 - 7:00pm - Sun, 10/08/2023 - 10:00pm

For the 11th consecutive autumn, Griffis Sculpture Park will be illuminated in colorful theatrical lighting when NIGHT LIGHTS at Griffis Sculpture Park returns on Friday, September 8, 2023. A portion of the legendary park’s landscape and sculptures are seen in a whole different light. NIGHT LIGHTS is a successful fundraiser for the United States’ largest sculpture park – and a Western New York gem.

NIGHT LIGHTS will open from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The dates NIGHT LIGHTS will be open:

  • September 8 & 9
  • September 14 - 16
  • September 21 - 23
  • September 28 - September 30
  • October 5 - 8 
  • October 12 - 14

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Fall Foliage Train Ride 2023

NYLE Rail Station in Gowanda NY
Repeats every week until Mon Oct 23 2023 .
Sat, 10/07/2023 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/08/2023 - 4:00pm
Sat, 10/14/2023 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/15/2023 - 4:00pm
Sat, 10/21/2023 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/22/2023 - 4:00pm

Enjoy a special roundtrip train excursion to South Dayton and back to see the fall foliage colors! The excursion also includes a 45-minute layover in South Dayton to let you explore the area before turning around and heading back to Gowanda, NY.

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Night Lights at Griffis Sculpture Park 2023

Night Lights 2019 at Griffis Sculpture Park
Thu, 10/12/2023 - 7:00pm - Sat, 10/14/2023 - 10:00pm

For the 11th consecutive autumn, Griffis Sculpture Park will be illuminated in colorful theatrical lighting when NIGHT LIGHTS at Griffis Sculpture Park returns on Friday, September 8, 2023. A portion of the legendary park’s landscape and sculptures are seen in a whole different light. NIGHT LIGHTS is a successful fundraiser for the United States’ largest sculpture park – and a Western New York gem.

NIGHT LIGHTS will open from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The dates NIGHT LIGHTS will be open:

  • September 8 & 9
  • September 14 - 16
  • September 21 - 23
  • September 28 - September 30
  • October 5 - 8 
  • October 12 - 14

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Gowanda's Trout Fishing Derby 2023

Man fly fishing in the creek
Sat, 10/14/2023 - 7:00am - Sun, 10/15/2023 - 6:00pm

Gowanda's Fire Department is hosting a Trout Fishing Derby October 14-15, 2023! 

  • Saturday, October 14- 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday, October 15- 7:00am-4:00pm

Fishing will take place within the Village of Gowanda boundaries of the Cattaragus Creek. 

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Halloween Half Marathon and 5k at Holiday Valley 2023

EVL Half Halloween Marathon Logo
Sat, 10/21/2023 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

The EVL Halloween Half will be a fun filled Halloween-themed event on Saturday October 21, 2023. The event will feature a Half Marathon, 5k, and a Half Marathon Relay. We encourage runners of all abilities to join us!

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Happy Halloween Train Ride 2023

NYLE train on railroad
Sat, 10/28/2023 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

We want to see your costumes! This roundtrip excursion stops in South Dayton and then continues back to to Gowanda, NY.

Our annual train ride features a costume contest, candy counting contest, prizes & more! We can’t wait for everyone to join the fun in their spooky and creative costumes this Halloween!

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Free Fishing Day in NY!

Fish caught in Cattaraugus County
Sat, 11/11/2023 (All day)

The NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation is hosting a FREE fishing day on November 11th. There’s no fishing license required on those days for the fresh or marine waters of New York State, making it the opportune time for people of all ages to learn and enjoy the day.

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Randolph's Country Christmas 2023

2019 Randolph Country Christmas
Fri, 12/01/2023 - 10:00am - Sat, 12/02/2023 - 8:00pm

Randolph’s Country Christmas is an annual event that takes place during the first full weekend of December. A day 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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Santa Express Train Ride 20223

Santa and Mrs. Claus in front of the train
Repeats every week until Mon Dec 18 2023 .
Sat, 12/02/2023 - 11:00am - Sun, 12/03/2023 - 4:00pm
Sat, 12/09/2023 - 11:00am - Sun, 12/10/2023 - 4:00pm
Sat, 12/16/2023 - 11:00am - Sun, 12/17/2023 - 4:00pm

Join us on a fun and festive Christmas train ride where the kids get to meet Santa! He might even have gifts for all the boys and girls!

All trips have an on-board cash sale concession.

Times of Train Rides:

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