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.
Enjoy a chairlift ride to Spruce Lake. You may explore Spruce Lake and walk down the trail or ride back down on the chairlift and you can load your mountain bike on the lift to ride the trails at the top of the mountain! Available Saturdays and Sundays from May 21 through October 30, 11AM to 5PM.
Photo credit: Holiday Valley
Enjoy a 2-hour roundtrip from Gowanda to South Dayton, NY. There will be local vendors at each station where you can purchase goods from farmers, baked goods, and crafts. Great for all ages!
Train departs at 11:00am & 2:00pm
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.
Learn how to 3D carve a pumpkin with Eric Jones!
Griffis Sculpture Park will be illuminated with colorful and theatrical lighting when “NIGHT LIGHTS at Griffis Sculpture Park” returns on September 9th. NIGHT LIGHTS will be open 25 nights for guests to walk some of the park’s trails to experience the interaction between lights, nature and art.
NIGHT LIGHTS will open from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The dates NIGHT LIGHTS will be open:
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!!
The Cattaraugus County Museum and the Cattaraugus County Department of Veterans Services will host a free film screening event at JCC’s Cutco Theater at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022.
Part of the ongoing “Our Veterans, Their Stories” project, this event will showcase a new film series entitled “Vietnam: What a Vet Wants You to Know.”
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.
October 1st & 2nd, Show Hours: 10am - 5pm.
Rock enthusiasts will have the chance to view, purchase and learn about rare and common rocks from
Pfeiffer Nature Center Woods Walk at the Lillibridge Property
Come to Sprague's Maple Farms the first 3 weekends of October for Fall Foliage Fun!
This class is created for beginners, as well as intermediate painters. We will work in the medium of acrylic, learn about elements of art and principles of design, talk about how to mix right colors, create the illusion of depth, present light in your painting, and many more tricks and trades of painting.
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.
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.
Gowanda's Fire Department is hosting a Trout Fishing Derby October 15-16, 2022!
Fishing will take place within the Village of Gowanda boundaries of the Cattaragus Creek.
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.
Watch Eric Jones demonstrate 3D carving on a pumpkin!
The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum presents, "Scary Storytelling Night," on Thursday, October 20th at 6pm.
Stories are told by Leeora White. Please join in for an evening around the fire listening to old time, scary tales, and roast smores!
"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.
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.
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!
The Silent Film showing of "The Cat and the Canary" will play at the Hollywood Theater on Saturday, November 5th at 7pm.
See this 1927 horror thriller film as it was made to be seen. Organ accompaniment by renowned theater organist, Dennis James.
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.
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!
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!
Transform an ordinary bar of soap into a unique piece of art! Students will learn the basics of needle and wet felting to create a colorful and functional felted soap. Perfect for a holiday hostess gift or a decorative and functional touch for your own bathroom!
Instructor: Lyn Harris
Date: November 19th, 2022 (Saturday)
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 annual RCS Arts and Crafts Show will take place at the High and Elementary School GYMS of Randolph Central School District. Browse the vendors along with a concession stand and bake sale.
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!
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Holiday Valley Resort ranked #3 on Ski Magazine's 2015-16 best in the East list! It has 58 day slopes, 37 night slopes and 13 high tech lifts. It also has been the training ground for Olympic ski competitors.