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Flag Day Celebration with the IVHS

Cadiz Flag Day Celebration 2019
Sun, 06/09/2019 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

On Sunday, June 9th Ischua Valley Historical Society will hold its Annual Flag Day Celebration at the Howe-Prescott Pioneer House on Route 98 N. in Cadiz.  The event will begin with a community picnic at 1:00 PM.  Hot dogs and beverages will be provided and you are invited to come and bring a dish to pass if possible.

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Fermentation Club at Canticle Farm

Fermentation Club at Canticle Farm
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Fermented food and drinks contain beneficial bacteria that help balance our gut flora.  Whether you prefer Kombucha, Kimchi, Lassi, Kefir, or any kind of fermented vegetables, this club is open to individuals looking to learn about fermentation, those that are new to it, and those that are experts in it.  The group will participate in discussions, sharing

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A Look at Glacial Impacts on Cattaraugus County

Glacial Impacts on Cattaraugus County
Thu, 06/13/2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

We are very fortunate to live in a part of New York State that is filled with beautiful hills and valleys.  Have you ever given much thought to the glaciers which helped to create our natural scenery?   Whether you have or have not, here is an opportunity to learn more! 

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Woods Walk at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Poster for Woods Walk 2019
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

Gather your friends, family and coworkers, and join us for the Pfeiffer Nature Center Woods Walk!  The 11th Woods Walk to benefit Pfeiffer Nature Center will take place on June 15, 2019 at our Lillibridge Property, located at 1974 Lillibridge Rd. in Portville, NY.

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Seneca Nation of Indians President's Day- At the Cultural Center

Outside view of Cultural Center
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Celebrate current and past Seneca Nation Presidents at the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center all day on Seneca Nation of Indians President's

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Randolph's 47th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival 2019

Weeden Park Randolph Arts and Crafts 2019
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Being held at Weeden Park in 2019, Randolph’s 47th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival is taking place rain or shine on Saturday, June 15th!  The day is filled with entertainment, food and shopping!  Over 80 vendors will be participating!  Selling hand made arts and crafts! 

Some featured events are:

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June StrOlean

Strolean June 2019
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 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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Cattaraugus County Museum Day

Cattaraugus County Museum Day 2019
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Dive into the many museums scattered throughout Cattaraugus County on June 15th, 2019 – “Cattaraugus County Museum Day” to uncover exhibits that display our towns and villages Historic paths through time.  Learn local history and the ongoing stories of your community, the landscapes surrounding you, and the United States as a whole.  Feel the connection as you find your own

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2019 Olean General Hospital Auxiliary Strawberry Fest and Health Fair

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 10:00am - 6:00pm

Join the fun at the Annual OGH Auxiliary Strawberry Festival (10 a.m.. - 6 p.m.) and Health Fair (10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.)!  Featuring: strawberry shortcakes, sausage sandwiches, popcorn, sloppy joes, nachos, hot dogs, texas hots, drinks, baked goods, craft items and entertainment!

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Traditional Pottery Workshop

Pottery Flyer
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 5:30pm - Thu, 06/27/2019 - 8:00pm

Join in for a traditional pottery workshop on June 25th, 26th, and 27th from 5:30pm - 8pm with world renowned Traditional Pottery Artist Pete Jones. The event will be held at the new Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center.

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Pfeiffer Nature Center Field Trip - A Look at Glacial Impacts on Cattaraugus County

Glacial Impacts on Cattaraugus County Field Trip
Thu, 06/27/2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Pfeiffer Nature Center is sponsoring a field trip to the western part of Cattaraugus County to examine unique glacier areas with nature guide, Tim Baird.  This field trip will involve a full day excursion via carpooling to visit some of the county’s land forms which were created by glaciers during the Wisconsin Glacial Episode.

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2019 Ellicottville Championship Rodeo

Fun at the Ellicottville Rodeo
Thu, 07/04/2019 - 5:00pm - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 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 31 year in 2019! 

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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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Fireworks at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

4th of July fireworks at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Fri, 07/05/2019 - 9:30pm - 10:00pm

Join us for a Free Fireworks Spectacular at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino on Friday, July 5 at 9:30PM.  Celebrate America’s Birthday with us. The show is free – everyone’s welcome!  Rain date is Sunday, July 7th. 

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Fermentation Club at Canticle Farm

Fermentation Club at Canticle Farm
Wed, 07/10/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Fermented food and drinks contain beneficial bacteria that help balance our gut flora.  Whether you prefer Kombucha, Kimchi, Lassi, Kefir, or any kind of fermented vegetables, this club is open to individuals looking to learn about fermentation, those that are new to it, and those that are experts in it.  The group will participate in discussions, sharing

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Olean Community Theatre presents "Titanic, the Musical"

Titanic, the Musical by Olean Community Theatre
Fri, 07/12/2019 - 7:30pm - Sat, 07/13/2019 - 7:30pm

Olean Community Theatre presents "Titanic, the Musical".  In a stunning chamber musical as massive as the ocean liner that shares its name, Yeston and Peter Stone’s musical, Titanic, tells the stories of the people on board the legendary steamer and the men who got them there.

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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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Historic Chestnut Cabin Open House and Sunset Celebration

Sunset at the Historic Cabin at Pfeifer Nature Center
Sat, 07/13/2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us for our Chestnut Cabin open house and sunset celebration!  The American Chestnut cabin, which is listed on the state and national register of historic places, is a very well preserved specimen of rustic style whose basic integrity has remained unchanged since its 1939/1940 construction.  The cabin is a true gem of the Lillibridge preserve. 

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Rocket Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Rocket Camp at the Challenger Learning Center 2019
Mon, 07/15/2019 - 9:00am - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 3:00pm

Calling all campers entering 5th grade or older!  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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3rd Annual Ashford Cup Charity Golf Tournament for Griffis Sculpture Park

3rd Annual Ashford Cup Flyer
Mon, 07/15/2019 - 10:00am - 7:00pm

Enjoy a golf tournament on the beautiful Double Black Diamond Golf Course at Holiday Valley for a good time and to show your support for Griffis Sculpture Park and the Essex Arts Center!  Registration will take place the day of the event and starts at 9am.

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50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing with Challenger Learning Center

Dresser Rand 50th anniversary of Moon Landing
Thu, 07/18/2019 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Join in "The Next Giant Leap" celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing with Dresser-Rand Challenger Learning Center!  This is a FREE community engagement evening filled with activities related to the moon! 

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Native Plant and Green House tour at Southern Tier Consulting

Hummingbird at Bee Balm native Plant
Thu, 07/25/2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

The conversation surrounding the power of native plants is really taking root!  Join us as Southern Tier Consulting hosts a guided tour of their green houses as they share information about a wide selection of native wetland and field plants that help promote healthy pollination, cleaner rivers and wetland waters and healthier wild life

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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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Onofest 2019

Performance by at the 2017 OnoFest
Sat, 07/27/2019 - 12:00pm - 9:30pm

Onofest 2019 welcomes back hometown favorites The Hootz!  Fun in the sun with live music, food/craft vendors, RVs and Boats on display, exhibits, activities and fireworks! It costs only $10 a car load- so bring a big vehicle and pack friends and family in!

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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 Taste of Olean/Art in the Park

2016 Taste
Sun, 07/28/2019 - 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 28th. Time to loosen that belt a few notches, gather family and friends and head down to the 70th Annual Art in the Park and the 29th Annual Taste of Olean.

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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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Cultural Center Anniversary of Opening Celebration

Outside view of Cultural Center
Sun, 08/04/2019 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Celebrate the one year anniversary of the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center opening on August 4th from 10am-5pm.

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Moon Mania Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Moon Camp at Dresser Rand Challenger Learning Center 2019
Mon, 08/05/2019 - 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

CSI Spy Camp at Challenger Learning Center
Tue, 08/06/2019 - 9:00am - Fri, 08/09/2019 - 3:00pm

CSI Spy camp will introduce your 3rd or 4th grader (completed grades) to the worlds of criminal investigation and undercover spies.  By the end of the week, campers will have learned how to handle a criminal investigation from start to finish.  The science of forensics, everything from observation to spatter patterns, and fluency in secret messages, breaking codes and working undercov

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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 Annual Summer Festival at Griffis Sculpture Park

Previous Annual Festival At Griffis Sculpture Park
Sun, 08/11/2019 - 2:00pm - 7:00pm

Celebrate a day of creativity at the annual Griffis Sculpture Park Summer Festival!  Enjoy the sculptures, listen to music, watch the performances and chow down on some good food! 

Check back as the event gets closer to find out what bands will be performing!

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Mars Mania Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Mars Camp at the Dresser Rand Challenger Center 2019
Mon, 08/12/2019 - 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

Dresser Rand Challenger Center' Color Camp 2019
Tue, 08/13/2019 - 9:00am - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 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.  Activities include Chromotography, Light Spectrum, Rainbow Anagrams, Space Colors,

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Fermentation Club at Canticle Farm

Fermentation Club at Canticle Farm
Wed, 08/14/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Fermented food and drinks contain beneficial bacteria that help balance our gut flora.  Whether you prefer Kombucha, Kimchi, Lassi, Kefir, or any kind of fermented vegetables, this club is open to individuals looking to learn about fermentation, those that are new to it, and those that are experts in it.  The group will participate in discussions, sharing

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August StrOlean

Strolean August 2019
Fri, 08/16/2019 - 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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Brushes & Brews with Tri-County Arts Council and Four Mile Brewing

Brushes & Brews at Four Mile Brewing
Fri, 08/23/2019 - 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 "Harvest Time".  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 frien

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2019 Wild Wing Festival to benefit Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary

Wild Wing Festival at Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary
Sun, 08/25/2019 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, the largest covered waterfowl Sanctuary in the world is having The Wild Wing Festival on Sunday August 25th from 12-5 at the Sanctuary at 5067 Townline Road, Delevan, NY 14042.

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Fermentation Club at Canticle Farm

Fermentation Club at Canticle Farm
Wed, 09/11/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Fermented food and drinks contain beneficial bacteria that help balance our gut flora.  Whether you prefer Kombucha, Kimchi, Lassi, Kefir, or any kind of fermented vegetables, this club is open to individuals looking to learn about fermentation, those that are new to it, and those that are experts in it.  The group will participate in discussions, sharing

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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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Night Lights Dinner Celebration at Griffis Sculpture PArk

Come view the Lights!
Sat, 09/14/2019 (All day)

Griffis Sculpture Park is transformed with creative lighting for a show called Night Lights at the Griffis Sculpture Park.  The Park already beautifully combines art with nature and attracts visitors far and wide, but now you can see it in a whole new light. 

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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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Allegany State Park Celebrates National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day at Allegany State Park
Sat, 09/28/2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Join Allegany State Park as they celebrate National Public Lands Day with their 15th year of participation! National Public Lands Day is our nation’s largest one-day event

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Rock City Park's 2019 Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

Rock City Park's Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show
Sat, 10/05/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 10/06/2019 - 5:00pm

October 5 & 6,  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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Olean Community Theatre presents "Driving Miss Daisy"

Driving Miss Daisy by Olean Community Theatre
Thu, 10/10/2019 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 2:00pm

Olean Community Theatre presents "Driving Miss Daisy".  The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of seventy-two, is informed by her son that she must rely on the services of a chauffeur.

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7th annual WILMA (We Invite Local Manufacturers and Artisans) with (New) Enchanted Psychic Fair

Made in Cattaraugus County
Sat, 10/19/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 10/20/2019 - 4:00pm

The 7th annual W.I.L.M.A. (We Invite Local Manufacturers & Artisans) will be held at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds the weekend of October 19th and 20th, 2019.

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Scary Stories Friday at the Cultural Center

Outside of Cultural Center
Fri, 10/25/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Join in for an evening of scary stories and local folklore at the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center. The event is open to the public and will include scary stories, local folklore, and craft activities for the kids.

 


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October StrOlean

Strolean October 2019
Sat, 10/26/2019 - 12:00pm - 8:00pm

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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Spooktacular Family Fun Day at the Seneca Iroquois National Museum

Sat, 10/26/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for Spooktacular Family Fun Day at the Museum, in its new location, the Cultural Center! Activities include Kid's Crafts, Food & Craft Vendors & the Annual Scary Stories in the Museum! This event is open to the public.

 

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Holiday Valley Beer & Wine Festival 2019

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 7:00pm - Sat, 11/09/2019 - 7:30pm

The Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival is legendary for great beers, wines, spirits, and good times. The 16th annual Beer and Wine Festival will be on November 9, 2019 from 3:30pm to 7:30pm and will feature over 30 craft brewers over 100 beers and wines from NYS and the region, plus entertainment on 3 floors of the beautiful Holiday Valley Lodge.

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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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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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