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Family Day at The Cattaraugus County Museum

2022 Fiddle Kids
Sat, 06/18/2022 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

The Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library is excited to announce, "Family Day at the Museum" will take place on Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 10am-2pm. Part of New York State's "Path Through History" weekend, this event will be fun for kids of all ages and their families.

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Randolph's 48th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival 2022

Arts and Crafts Festival 2016
Sat, 06/18/2022 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Being held on Main Street in Randolph, the 48th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival is taking place rain or shine on Saturday, June 18th!  The day is filled with entertainment, food and shopping! Selling hand made arts and crafts! 

Randolph prides itself on the many talented crafters and artisans who display their handmade wares every year.

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“Father’s Day BBQ Train Ride” 2022

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Sat, 06/18/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 06/19/2022 - 4:00pm

Happy Father's Day! Family fun 2 Hour round trip to South Dayton, NY and return. 30 minute layover in the village of South Dayton.

  • Train Departs at 11:00am & 2:00pm on Saturday (June 18th)
  • Train departs at 2:00pm on Sunday (June 19th)

Purchase your tickets!

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Red Head Days

Red House Days
Sat, 06/18/2022 - 12:00pm - Sun, 06/19/2022 - 8:00pm

Join us for our newest celebration of all red heads! A weekend of different fun and safe activities throughout the village to celebrate you!!

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Olean Music in the Park Series 2022

Pavilion
Sat, 06/18/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The City of Olean Music Series is back!

Starting May 26th, concerts will run from 6:30pm - 8:30pm every Thursday at Olean's Lincoln Park, with four Saturdays and a Monday being added to the list too.

• May 26, Freddy and The Jets (Oldies)

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Street Classics Car Cruise at Olean Center Mall

Classic Car at the Car Show
Repeats every week until Fri Aug 26 2022 .
Thu, 05/05/2022 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu, 05/12/2022 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu, 05/19/2022 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu, 05/26/2022 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu, 06/02/2022 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu, 06/09/2022 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu, 06/16/2022 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu, 06/23/2022 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu, 06/30/2022 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu, 07/07/2022 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu, 07/14/2022 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu, 07/21/2022 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu, 07/28/2022 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu, 08/04/2022 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu, 08/11/2022 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu, 08/18/2022 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu, 08/25/2022 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

A fleet of classic cars will be on full display every Thursday through the summer until August 25th in the parking lot of the Olean Center Mall.

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Olean Music in the Park Series 2022

Pavilion
Repeats every week until Fri Sep 02 2022 .
Thu, 05/26/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 06/02/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 06/09/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 06/16/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 06/23/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 06/30/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 07/07/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 07/14/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 07/21/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 07/28/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 08/04/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 08/11/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 08/18/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 08/25/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 09/01/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The City of Olean Music Series is back!

Starting May 26th, concerts will run from 6:30pm - 8:30pm every Thursday at Olean's Lincoln Park, with four Saturdays and a Monday being added to the list too.

• May 28, Saturday, Twin Tiers Community Band (Variety)

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Free Fishing Weekend in NY!

Man teaching child to fish
Sat, 06/25/2022 (All day) - Sun, 06/26/2022 (All day)

The NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation is hosting a FREE fishing weekend on June 25-26th. 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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Forest Bathing-Moving Meditation at Lillibridge

Sat, 06/25/2022 - 10:00am - 11:00pm

Forest Bathing-Moving Meditation at Lillibridge

Saturday, June 25th Program Start Time: 10 am Program Length: 1 hour

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Annual Trail Clearing and Clean Up Gathering at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Sat, 06/25/2022 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Annual Trail Clearing and Clean Up Gathering at Pfeiffer Nature Center 

Saturday, June 25th, Start Time: 1 pm  Event Length: 2-3 hrs. 

 

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Kids Yoga at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Poster for Kids Yoga
Mon, 06/27/2022 - 11:00am - 11:45am

Free Kids Yoga with Jessie Lampack Slattery

Bring a picnic if you'd like and stay to enjoy new friends after yoga.

Ideally for ages 4-12 but everyone is invited! No pre-registration required. 

Text Jessie at 716-378-7720 with any questions.

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2022 Ellicottville Championship Rodeo

Fun at the Ellicottville Rodeo
Thu, 06/30/2022 - 7:00pm - Sun, 07/03/2022 - 4:30pm

Yeeehaw!!  An honest-to-goodness rodeo at the home of the Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street, complete with bronco bustin', bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing and stick horse racing for the kids.  This is one of the largest IPRA/APRA sanctioned rodeos in the Northeast!  The Ellicottville Championship Rodeo would like to invite you to come out and enjoy the family tradition with a step back in time to wild and western non-stop action.  They will be celebrating their 33rd year in 2022! 

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Ellicottville's Summer Music Festival 2022

Ellicottville Summer Music Festival 2019
Fri, 07/01/2022 - 3:00pm - Sun, 07/03/2022 - 11:00pm

The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce, which produces the three-day music event, has finalized a banger lineup for this year’s slope side concerts at Holiday Valley.

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Fireworks at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino 2022

Outside of Casino
Sat, 07/02/2022 - 9:30pm - 10:00pm

Join us for a Free Fireworks Spectacular at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino on Saturday, July 2nd at 9:30PM.  Celebrate America’s Birthday with us. The show is free – everyone’s welcome!

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Olean Music in the Park Series 2022

Pavilion
Mon, 07/04/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The City of Olean Music Series is back!

Starting May 26th, concerts will run from 6:30pm - 8:30pm every Thursday at Olean's Lincoln Park, with four Saturdays and a Monday being added to the list too.

• May 26, Freddy and The Jets (Oldies)

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Triple D Rodeo - Bulls & Barrels

Rodeo
Fri, 07/15/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:30pm

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.

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St. John's Festival

Festa Italiana (Italian Festival) in Olean over the flag of Italy
Sat, 07/16/2022 - 12:00pm - 10:00pm

Come be Italian for the day at the Italian Festival in Olean.  Enjoy Italian-American cuisine, food, and live music.  Kids games, games of chance, more food and more music!  

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Murder Mystery on the Train 2022

Train Image
Sat, 07/16/2022 - 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for a 5-hour event that includes a 2.5-hour roundtrip train ride from Gowanda to South Dayton!

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Marvin "Joe" Curry Veterans Pow Wow 2022

Native American honoring culture at Salamanca Powwow
Sat, 07/16/2022 - 6:00pm - Sun, 07/17/2022 - 10:00pm

The Marvin “Joe” Curry Veterans PowWow is returning to the new and improved Veteran’s Park. The PowWow showcases Native American dances from across Indian Country while focusing on the Smoke Dance of the Iroquois and honoring Native American Veterans.  This PowWow weekend event is a perfect opportunity to experience the beauty of the First Nations through song, dance, art and traditional foods. The 2022 Seneca Veterans PowWow will be held July 16-17, 2022 at Veteran’s Park 526 Broad St.
 

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Olean Music in the Park Series 2022

Pavilion
Sat, 07/16/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The City of Olean Music Series is back!

Starting May 26th, concerts will run from 6:30pm - 8:30pm every Thursday at Olean's Lincoln Park, with four Saturdays and a Monday being added to the list too.

• May 26, Freddy and The Jets (Oldies)

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Rocket Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center 2022

Rocket Camp Poster
Mon, 07/18/2022 - 9:00am - Wed, 07/20/2022 - 3:00pm

Calling all campers entering 5th-8th graders! Join in Rocket Camp with the Challenger Learning Center!  Focus of camp is to introduce campers to the world of aerodynamic principles through the design, build and launch of their own rockets.  Fun, hands-on activities will be used to enhance instruction.

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South Dayton Flyer Train Ride 2022

Train Image
Sat, 07/23/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 07/24/2022 - 4:00pm

Enjoy a 2-hour roundtrip from Gowanda to South Dayton, NY. You can then spend your 30-minute layover in the village of South Dayton, where you can purchase goods from farmers, baked goods, and crafts. Great for all ages!

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OnoFest 2022

The Hootz performing at a past OnoFest!
Sat, 07/23/2022 - 2:00pm - 9:30pm

OnoFest is on for 2022! Fun in the sun with live music, food/craft vendors, exhibits, activities ! It costs only $10 a car load - so bring a big vehicle and pack friends and family in!

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2022 Taste of Olean

2016 Taste
Sun, 07/24/2022 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

If the way to a person’s heart is through the stomach, then Olean is a destination visitors are sure to love. The Taste of Olean will be held on July 24th. Time to loosen that belt a few notches, gather family and friends and head down to the 32nd Annual Taste of Olean.

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Moon Vs. Mars Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center 2022

Poster
Mon, 07/25/2022 - 9:00am - Wed, 07/27/2022 - 3:00pm

Would you rather visit the Man on the Moon or a Martian? Would you like to take a space voyage that lats a few days or several months? There is so much to think about when planning the next NASA mission. Come join us as we explore all the challanges before aastronauts as they try to live in other extraterrestrial environments.

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Ellicottville's 2022 Jazz and Blues Weekend

Fri, 07/29/2022 - 8:00pm - Sun, 07/31/2022 - 5:00pm

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.

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Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino presents Ron White

Ron White at Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 07/30/2022 - 8:00pm

Ron White is a comedy legend who rose to fame as part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Known as the scotch drinking, cigar smoking funnyman, White has built a career by telling brutally honest stories brimming with punch lines and bursting with laughs.

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2022 Cattaraugus County Fair

2018 Cattaraugus County Fair
Sun, 07/31/2022 - 8:00am - Sat, 08/06/2022 - 11:00pm

Make plans to attend the 2022 Cattaraugus County Fair with exciting rides, animal shows and lots of FREE live entertainment!  Celebrating its 179th year in 2022, 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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Moon Mania Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center 2022

Poster
Mon, 08/01/2022 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Moon Mania camp will introduce your child to the Moon!  In a span of three hours, campers will learn all about the Earth's only natural satellite.  In fun, hands-on (or feet on) activities, campers feel what it is like to walk and jump on the moon, will make craters and sparkling moon rocks, test their agility on moon twister and have an opportunity to have their astronaut portrait ta

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CSI Spies Camp at the Challenger Learning Center 2022

Poster
Tue, 08/02/2022 - 9:00am - Fri, 08/05/2022 - 3:00pm

CSI Spy camp will introduce your 3rd or 4th grader (completed grades) to the worlds of criminal investigation and undercover spies. 

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Walker Hayes at the Cattaraugus County Fair 2022

Concert at Catt County Fair
Wed, 08/03/2022 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Walker Hayes with special guest Cooper Alan! Wednesday, August 3 at 7:30pm.

Tickets are on sale on the website or by calling 1-800-514-6849!

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Travis Tritt at the Cattaraugus County Fair 2022

Concert at Catt County Fair
Thu, 08/04/2022 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Travis Tritt will be performing on Thursday, August 4 at 7:00pm.

Tickets are on sale on the website or by calling 1-800-514-6849!

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Ice Cream Sundae Train Ride 2022

Train Image
Sat, 08/06/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 08/07/2022 - 4:00pm

Make your own Perry's Ice Cream Sunday at our station stop in South Dayton. (Included in ticket price) Family fun 2 hour round trip from Gowanda to South Dayton, NY and return. 30 minute layover in the village of South Dayton.

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Street Classics Car Show 2022

Street Classics Car Show
Sun, 08/07/2022 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

A fleet of classic cars and motorcycles will be on full display, Sunday, in Allegany Firemen's Park during the Street Classics Car and Motorcycle Show. This year they are celebrating their 31st Anniversary!

The annual event is a fundraiser and expected to include hundreds of classic vehicles, fresh food, live music, a Chinese auction, 50/50 drawings, and trophies for the best cars.

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Mars Mania Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center 2022

Poster
Mon, 08/08/2022 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Mars Mania camp will introduce your 1st grader (completed grade) to the planet MARS!  In one day, campers will learn all about the Red Planet.  Everything from creating Mars sand, visiting Olympus Mons, creating their own alien, building a miniature Mars colony, and learning with Sparki the Coding Rover will be covered in fun, hands-on activities! 

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The Science of Color and Light Camp at the Challenger Learning Center 2022

Poster
Tue, 08/09/2022 - 9:00am - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 3:00pm

The Science of Color and Light camp will introduce your 2nd or 3rd grader (completed grades) to the wonders of color and light that is all around them. Each activity will show color in our world and how we see it and even use color. The science of color is explained in fun, hands-on activities.

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August StrOlean 2022

Strolean June 2019
Sat, 08/13/2022 - 10:00am - 10:00pm

The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce and city leadership are inviting the community out for a night on the town. Working with the city and members of the business community, the Chamber is announcing “StrOlean,” the event aims to bring folks to the downtown shopping district for an evening of fun. 

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Taste of Ellicottville 2022

Taste of Ellicottville logo
Sat, 08/13/2022 - 12:00pm - Sun, 08/14/2022 - 4:00pm

 

Join the fun for Taste of Ellicottville on August 13th and 14th. This delicious event is celebrating it's 36th year!!! There will be 21 restaurants featuring their best dishes set up in the village of Ellicottville.

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Murder Mystery on the Train 2022

Train Image
Sat, 08/13/2022 - 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for a 5-hour event that includes a 2.5-hour roundtrip train ride from Gowanda to South Dayton!

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Triple D Rodeo - Bulls & Barrels

Rodeo
Fri, 08/19/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:30pm

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.

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South Dayton Flyer Train Ride 2022

Train Image
Sat, 08/20/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 08/21/2022 - 4:00pm

Enjoy a 2-hour roundtrip from Gowanda to South Dayton, NY. You can then spend your 30-minute layover in the village of South Dayton, where you can purchase goods from farmers, baked goods, and crafts. Great for all ages!

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Olean Music in the Park Series 2022

Pavilion
Sat, 08/20/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The City of Olean Music Series is back!

Starting May 26th, concerts will run from 6:30pm - 8:30pm every Thursday at Olean's Lincoln Park, with four Saturdays and a Monday being added to the list too.

• May 26, Freddy and The Jets (Oldies)

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2022 Summer Festival at Griffis Sculpture Park

Previous Annual Festival At Griffis Sculpture Park
Sun, 08/21/2022 - 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Griffis Sculpture Park will host their 9th annual summer festival on Sunday, August 22, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. It’s a day filled with music, creativity, exploration and much more.

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"Grandparents Weekend" Train Ride 2022

Train Image
Sat, 09/10/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 09/11/2022 - 4:00pm

Happy Grandparent’s Day! Celebrate with a family-fun roundtrip train ride from Gowanda to South Dayton, NY. Spend some quality time with your grandparents on a relaxing ride through the trees. Enjoy baked goods and other items as you browse the goods in the village of South Dayton.

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Triple D Rodeo - Bulls & Barrels

Rodeo
Fri, 09/16/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:30pm

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.

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2022 Rt. 16 Garage Sale and BBQ Stops

Rt. 16 Yard Sales 2020
Sat, 09/17/2022 - 9:00am - Sun, 09/18/2022 - 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 2022 Season

Pumpkinville Photo by Greg Spako
Sat, 09/17/2022 - 9:00am - Mon, 10/31/2022 - 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 2022 season from September 17th-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!

Man teaching child to fish
Sat, 09/24/2022 (All day)

The NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation is hosting a FREE fishing day on September 24th. 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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Wine Tasting Train Ride 2022

NYLE Trail in Gowanda NY
Sat, 09/24/2022 - 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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Gowanda's Classic Car Show 2022

Classic Car
Sun, 09/25/2022 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

A fleet of classic cars will be on full display, Sunday, September 25th at The Wicked Glen.

Registration opens at 11:00am and awards at 3:00pm. $10.00 registration donation. 

There will be a live band, food, 50/50, awards and fun!!

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2022 Rock City Park's Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

Rock City Park's Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show
Sat, 10/01/2022 - 10:00am - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 5:00pm

October 1st & 2nd,  Show Hours:  10am - 5pm.

Rock enthusiasts will have the chance to view, purchase and learn about rare and common rocks from

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October StrOlean 2022

Strolean June 2019
Fri, 10/07/2022 - 10:00am - 10:00pm

The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce and city leadership are inviting the community out for a night on the town. Working with the city and members of the business community, the Chamber is announcing “StrOlean,” the event aims to bring folks to the downtown shopping district for an evening of fun. 

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Fall Foliage Train Ride 2022

NYLE Rail Station in Gowanda NY
Sat, 10/08/2022 - 11:00am - 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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Fall Foliage Train Ride 2022

NYLE Rail Station in Gowanda NY
Sun, 10/09/2022 - 2:00pm - 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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Gowanda's Trout Fishing Derby 2022

Man fly fishing in the creek
Sat, 10/15/2022 - 7:00am - 6:00pm

Gowanda's Fire Department is hosting a Trout Fishing Derby October 15-16, 2022! 

  • Saturday, October 15- 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday, October 16- 7:00am-4:00pm

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

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10th Annual WILMA

Talk to the folks who make honey and horseradish from Hinsdale, NY
Sat, 10/15/2022 - 10:00am - Sun, 10/16/2022 - 3:00pm

The 10th annual W.I.L.M.A. (We Invite Local Manufacturers & Artisans) will be held at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds the weekend of October 15th and 16th, 2022.

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Fall Foliage Train Ride 2022

NYLE Rail Station in Gowanda NY
Sat, 10/15/2022 - 11:00am - 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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Gowanda's Trout Fishing Derby 2022

Man fly fishing in the creek
Sun, 10/16/2022 - 7:00am - 4:00pm

Gowanda's Fire Department is hosting a Trout Fishing Derby October 15-16, 2022! 

  • Saturday, October 15- 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday, October 16- 7:00am-4:00pm

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

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Fall Foliage Train Ride 2022

NYLE Rail Station in Gowanda NY
Sun, 10/16/2022 - 2:00pm - 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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Opry comes to the Hollywood

Inside of the Hollywood Theater
Fri, 10/21/2022 - 6:45pm - 9:00pm

"Opry comes to the Hollywood" to be held at Gowanda's Historic Hollywood Theater. There will be performers honoring names like: Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, and Johnny Cash.

In addition, there will be an instructor there to do a line dancing class prior to the show! What a wonderful way to have some fun and get the audience warmed up.

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Triple D Rodeo - Bulls & Barrels

Rodeo
Fri, 10/21/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:30pm

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.

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Fall Foliage Train Ride 2022

NYLE Rail Station in Gowanda NY
Sat, 10/22/2022 - 11:00am - 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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Fall Foliage Train Ride 2022

NYLE Rail Station in Gowanda NY
Sun, 10/23/2022 - 2:00pm - 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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Happy Halloween Train Ride 2022

Halloween Train Ride in Gowanda NY
Sat, 10/29/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/30/2022 - 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!

Man teaching child to fish
Fri, 11/11/2022 (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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"First Responders" Train Ride 2022

Train Image
Sat, 11/12/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 11/13/2022 - 4:00pm

If you’re a first responder, enjoy a free roundtrip train ride from Gowanda, NY, to South Dayton and back. A 30-minute layover in the village of South Dayton lets you explore the vendors in the area, such as farmers, baked goods, and crafts. All first responders ride for free!

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2022 Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival

2018 HV Beer and Wine Festival
Sat, 11/12/2022 - 3:30pm - 7:30pm

Beer is Back! The 18th annual Beer and Wine Festival is scheduled for Saturday, November 12th. 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.

Tickets on sale in July!

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Santa Express Train Ride 2022

Santa and Mrs. Claus in front of the train
Repeats every week until Mon Dec 19 2022 .
Sat, 12/03/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 12/04/2022 - 4:00pm
Sat, 12/10/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 12/11/2022 - 4:00pm
Sat, 12/17/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 12/18/2022 - 4:00pm

1 hour round trip from Gowanda, NY to Dayton, NY and return. Santa, and Mrs. Claus are coming all the way from the North Pole to ride with us. 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!

Times of Train Rides:

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Top 10 site for Steelhead Fishing

Cattaraugus Creek has been listed in the top 10 sites for Steelhead Fishing (rainbow trout fishing) by 2 outdoor magazines. Steelhead Trout AKA Rainbow trout are very similar to Salmon in both taste and habits. Unlike other areas of the United States, our native Rainbow trout (Steelhead Trout) spend a majority of time in Lake Erie a freshwater lake and spawn in the Cattaraugus Creek and other tributaries.

The following is from the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation's article "Steelhead Fishing in Lake Erie Tributaries"

Lake Erie's tributary streams, both big and small, receive an annual run of migratory rainbow trout called "steelhead." From October through April, thousands of steelhead ascend New York's Lake Erie tributaries on their mission to spawn. Excellent fishing opportunities await any angler who wishes to try their hand at steelhead fishing. Between the acrobatic leaps, long drag-screaming runs and rod quaking head shakes, the fight of an early run steelhead is a truly exhilarating experience.

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