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Gwendolyn Brown Exhibit Opening at Art on Main Gallery

Gwen brown's "A Room of Her Own"
Fri, 07/13/2018 - 6:00pm - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 8:00pm

Tri-County Arts Council, formerly known as the Cattaraugus County Arts Council,  is pleased to announce the opening for Gwendolyn Brown’s exhibit, “Tossing and Turning,” at the Art on Main Gallery, 100 West Main Street, Allegany, on Friday evening, July 13th from 6-8 p.m. Appetizers and beverages will be served at the opening reception which is free and open to the public.

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2018 Enchanted Mountains BrewFest at Four Mile Brewing Company

2018 Four Mile Brewing Brew Fest
Sat, 07/14/2018 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

The Enchanted Mountains Brew Fest is going to one to remember: It's an adventure along the Allegheny River! Celebrate Western New York's exciting craft beer scene, meet fellow beer enthusiasts, and learn about brewing.

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Historic Chestnut Cabin Open House at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Historic Chestnut Cabin Open House at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sun, 07/15/2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Join us for our annual Chestnut Cabin open house.  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 and an indoor exploration is not to be missed!&nb

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Felt Ball Lesson for kids with Tri-County Arts Council

Felt Balls Camp with Tri-County Arts Council
Wed, 07/18/2018 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Learn how to make the very first tennis balls in this class with fiber artist Linda Georgian! You will make and take your felt balls home in just an hour! ​

Ages 4-7
July 18 / 10-11am
Cost $15

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Cardboard Weaving Lesson for kids with Tri-County Arts Council

Cardboard Weaving with Tri-County Arts Council
Wed, 07/18/2018 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Try your hand at cardboard weaving in this afternoon class. Linda will teach the basics of weaving on simple cardboard loom and you will take home your project that day!

Ages 7-11
July 18 / 11:30am-12:30pm
Cost $20

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Marvin "Joe" Curry Veterans Pow Wow 2018

2018 Seneca Nation Pow Wow
Fri, 07/20/2018 - 6:00pm - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 10:00pm

A nationwide and international audience will once again convene in Salamanca for one of the most grand and enthusiastic celebrations of Native American culture.  This is North America's Biggest Smoke Dance Contest.  There will be other dance styles as well including Fancy, Grass, Traditional, and Jingle. 

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Wild about Nature with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Wild about Nature Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

If you joined us recently on a bird walk, you know firsthand the beauty of the Eshelman property.  Let us continue to explore Eshelman’s many natural treasures as we meander through the fields and woods with naturalist Barb Busack.  This guided stroll is bound to please all outdoor enthusiasts. 

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2018 St. John's Festival

2018 St. John's Festival in Olean
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 11:30am - 11:00pm

Come be Italian for the day or two in Olean.  Enjoy Italian-American cuisine, food, and live music.  Kids games, games of chance, more food and more music!  Adding some "Polish" cuisine this year as well as pull tabs, gambling, dancing and more fun!!  Live music will have you entertained into the evening hours. 

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2018 Southern Tier Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert, hosted by MAJ Patrick Miller

Wounded Warrior Concert Allegany 2018
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 3:00pm - 10:00pm

The 2nd annual Southern Tier Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert will be held Saturday, July 21st 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 including Dylan Scott as the headliner, and

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2018 Taste of Olean/Art in the Park

2016 Taste
Sun, 07/22/2018 - 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 on July 22nd. Time to loosen that belt a few notches, gather family and friends and head down to the 69th Annual Art in the Park and the 28th Annual Taste of Olean.

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Westchester Circus Arts Camp at The Quick Center of SBU

Circus Art Camp at Regina Quick Center at St. Bonaventure
Mon, 07/23/2018 - 8:30am - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 4:00pm

Run away and join the circus while being home by dinner time ‒ the Quick Center is proud to bring Westchester Circus Arts to St. Bonaventure University! Campers will spend their first day touring the museum creating renditions of colorful circus animals and performers based on works from our collection.

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Beginning Wheel Throwing Lesson for teens with Tri-County Arts Council

Beginner Throwing for teens with Tri-County Arts Council
Mon, 07/23/2018 - 12:00pm - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 3:00pm

Tara will teach you all the basics for throwing pottery on a wheel taking you froma lump of clay to a finished piece!  Basic studio skills will be covered including what tools are required, set up, clean up and glazing. Wow your friends and parents with your finished works! All supplies included.

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Ellicottville's 2018 Jazz and Blues Weekend

Ellicottville Jazz and Blues Weekend
Fri, 07/27/2018 - 5:00pm - Sun, 07/29/2018 - 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 27-29, 2018.  Ellicottville has the shops and all the facilities you’d expect in an international class resort, the village is self-contained – all of the

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OnoFest 2018

Woman relaxing by the water at Onoville Marina during OnoFest
Sat, 07/28/2018 - 12:00pm - 9:30pm

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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2018 Cattaraugus County Fair

2018 Cattaraugus County Fair
Mon, 07/30/2018 - 8:00am - Sun, 08/05/2018 - 11:00pm

Make plans to attend the 2018 Cattaraugus County Fair with exciting rides, animal shows and lots of FREE live entertainment!  Celebrating its 176th year in 2018, 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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Rocket Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Rocket Camp at the Challenger Learning Center
Mon, 07/30/2018 - 9:00am - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 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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World Cultures Camp at The Quick Center of SBU

World Cultures Camp at Regina Quick Center at St. Bonaventure
Wed, 08/01/2018 - 8:30am - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 4:00pm

Travel the world experiencing different cultures using the artworks from the Quick Center collection as your guide. Participants will experience the food, music and art of different cultures making connections through language, history and science while undertaking art projects designed to promote exploration and inquiry.

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27th Annual Street Classics Car Show 2018

2018 Street Classics Car Show Allegany
Sun, 08/05/2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Stop by to check out the awesome cars and take part in the Chinese Auction and 50/50 drawings.  First 100 cars to register to show receive a FREE Dash Plaque! 

Great food available:  chicken bbq by the Allegany Firemen, hotdogs/hamburgers by the Hinsdale Scouts, and Randy's catering will be there as well.

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Moon Mania Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Moon Mania Camp at the Challenger Learning Center
Mon, 08/06/2018 - 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 on the moon, will make craters and make craters and sparkling moon rocks, test their agility on moon twister and have an opportunity to have their astronaut por

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Art Camps with Tri-County Arts Council

Art Camp at the Tri-County Arts Council
Mon, 08/06/2018 - 9:00am - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 12:00pm

The Tri-County Arts Council periodically offers art camps for young children over summer vacation. These camps foster creativity and artistic self expression through fun and engaging classes. With targeted age ranges and small group sizes, your child will be ensured individualized attention in a safe and creative environment.

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CSI Spy Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

CSI Spy Camp at Challenger Learning Center
Tue, 08/07/2018 - 9:00am - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 3:00pm

CSI Spy camp will introduce your 3rd or 4th grader (completed grades) to the worlds of criminal investiagtion 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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Olean's Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park Olean 2018
Thu, 08/09/2018 - 6:00pm - Sat, 08/11/2018 - 9:00pm

2018 marks the 12th year of Olean Theatre Workshop's presentation of Shakespeare's plays in an outdoor setting.  In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, residents of Athens mix with fairies from a local forest, with comic results. In the city, Theseus, Duke of Athens, is to marry Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons.

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Taste of Ellicottville 2018

Taste of Ellicottville
Sat, 08/11/2018 - 12:00pm - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 4:00pm

August 11th and 12th, 2018, Noon to 4 p.m.

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Mars Mania Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Mars Mania Camp at Challenger Learning Center
Mon, 08/13/2018 - 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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Color My World Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Color My World Camp at Challenger Learning Center
Tue, 08/14/2018 - 9:00am - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 3:00pm

Color My World camp will introduce your 2nd or 3rd grader (completed grades) to the wonders of color and science 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, Solar Power, C

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August StrOlean

Strolean August 2018
Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:00pm - 10:00pm

With the dust now settled construction to North Union Street, 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.&nbsp

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Country Gatherings Festival

front entryway photo by John Hartig Photography
Sat, 08/18/2018 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

A unique family event held many times a year on the property of Granny's Boot Antiques home of Grevpode Gallery.

This August 18th Outdoor Themed festival will have garden exhibits, outdoor demonstrations and artisans.

Live Musical Performances

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Annual Summer Festival at Griffis Sculpture Park

2018 Summer Music Festival at Griffis Sculpture Park
Sun, 08/19/2018 - 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!  The headlining band will be Driftwood!  Driftwood is from Binghamton, NY.

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Tri-County Arts Council's Splatter and Spirits with artist Samila Sosic

Splatters and Spirits with the Tri-County Arts Council
Fri, 08/24/2018 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join artist Samila Sosic for the Arts Council's paint nights of 2018! 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 to complete this fun evening of social creativity. All painting supplies will be provided!

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Toby Keith & Trace Adkins at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

Toby Keith and Trace Adkins at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Fri, 08/24/2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Summer at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino just got a whole lot hotter, with the announcement of two more incredible outdoor concerts: County superstar Toby Keith brings his “Should’ve Been A Cowboy Tour XXV presented by Ford F-Series” with special guest Trace Adkins on Friday, August 24th at

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Papa Doo Run Run performs at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

Papa Do Run Run at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 08/25/2018 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Direct from the beaches of California, Papa Doo Run Run has been performing and recording continuously since 1965 – and now they’re coming this August to Seneca Allegany for an unforgettable show on the outdoor stage.

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2018 Wild Wing Festival to benefit Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary

Wild Wing Festival at Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary
Sun, 08/26/2018 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Last Call to see all the birds!  The "Wild Wing Festival" will be held at our Sanctuary on Sunday August 26th from 12:00-5:00. There will be Music by "The Rustic Ramblers"" with Gene Hilts on Steel Guitar, and Guided tours of all the birds. Admission is $5 and tours are $2.00. Food will be provided by the Colden Mill Restaurant.

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2018 Cadiz Heritage Day

2017 Cadiz Heritage Day
Sat, 09/08/2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Have some old-fashioned fun on Cadiz Heritage Day to be held at the Howe-Prescott House with cultural demonstrations and food!

Watch apple cider being pressed, a blacksmith making tools, and butter churning. Learn about quilting, crop harvesting and more skills necessary in the 1800s.  There will also be historical items on display; like antique engines and so much more! 

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Ellicottville's 2018 Rock 'n Roll Weekend

Ellicottville Rock 'n Roll Weekend
Fri, 09/14/2018 - 2:00pm - Sun, 09/16/2018 - 10:00pm

Don’t miss this fun-filled Rock N Roll Weekend, presented by Northtown Auto that kicks off Friday,

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Artisan Fall Market at Grevpode Gallery

Granny's Boot Antiques
Sat, 09/15/2018 (All day)

Celebrate the season with Deb and staff at Granny's Boot Antiques for the Fall Artisan Festival.

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Pumpkinville's 2018 Season Opening

Pumpkinville Photo by Greg Spako
Sat, 09/15/2018 - 9:00am - Wed, 10/31/2018 - 7:00pm

A day at Pumpkinville is a fall family tradition for most families in all of WNY. 

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2018 Rt. 16 Garage Sale & BBQ Stops

Rt. 16 Yard Sales 2018
Sat, 09/15/2018 - 9:00am - Sun, 09/16/2018 - 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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Pfeiffer Nature Center's 4 Season Photo Contest

Female Chestnust Sided Warbler by Jennifer Miller
Sat, 09/22/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Pfeiffer Nature Center is pleased to announce our photography contest and show!  There are four categories for entries:  Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer!  This contest is open to all ages.

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Charlie Pride performs at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

Charley Pride at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 09/22/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

With 52 top ten hits and tens of millions of albums sold worldwide, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Charley Pride continues to be one of country music’s greatest stars. This September, he’s coming to the Seneca Allegany Events Center for an unforgettable evening of music.

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"My Mothers Italian, My Fathers Jewish, and I Am Still in Therapy" at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

My Mothers Jewish at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Tue, 09/25/2018 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Still in Therapy! The next session of laughs - In this hysterical prequel, we go back with Steve from his baby years with his twin sister right up to the present.

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2018 National Alpaca Farm Days

Alpacas
Fri, 09/28/2018 - 9:00am - Sat, 09/29/2018 - 5:00pm

Looking for a fun and unusual outing?  National Alpaca Farm Days is September 29th and 30th where alpaca farms nationwide will open their farms to the public.  This is a great time to get out to alpaca farms and learn about alpacas, their background, their fleece and what can be done with it, the products the fleece makes, the tax benefits to owning alpacas, costs of raising alpacas,

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Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street 2018

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/28/2018 - 9:30pm

Jump on the SCARIEST HAYRIDE in Western New York. Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings only.

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Allegany State Park Celebrates National Public Lands Day

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Join Allegany State Park as they celebrate National Public Lands Day with their 14th year of participation! National Public Lands Day is our nation’s largest one-day event designed to give people a chance to give back to the public lands they love by volunteering for a few hours on a variety of service projects that enhance both the park and the visitor experience.

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Rock City Park's 2018 Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

Rock City Park's Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show
Sat, 09/29/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 09/30/2018 - 5:00pm

Columbus Day Weekend!  September 29 - 30.  Show Hours:  10am - 5pm.

Rock enthusiasts will have the chance to view, purchase and learn about rare and common rocks from around the world at the 10th annual Rock City Park Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show during Columbus Day Weekend.

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The Price is Right Live at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

The Price is Right Live at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 09/29/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino is inviting everyone to “Come on down!” for two days of unforgettable fun when The Price is Right Live comes to the Seneca Allegany Events Center on Saturday, September 29th at 2pm and 8pm and Sunday, September 30th at 2pm.

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The Price is Right Live at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

The Price is Right Live at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 09/29/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino is inviting everyone to “Come on down!” for two days of unforgettable fun when The Price is Right Live comes to the Seneca Allegany Events Center on Saturday, September 29th at 2pm and 8pm and Sunday, September 30th at 2pm.

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The Price is Right Live at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

The Price is Right Live at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Sun, 09/30/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino is inviting everyone to “Come on down!” for two days of unforgettable fun when The Price is Right Live comes to the Seneca Allegany Events Center on Saturday, September 29th at 2pm and 8pm and Sunday, September 30th at 2pm.

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Amish-English Arts & Crafts - Session 3

Handmade Baskets
Sat, 10/06/2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Try a NEW learning Experience!  Learn a new craft at one of the Leon Historical Society's Amish-English Events.  Both English and Amish teachers share their world and skills with you at these events.  Please come for the day and enjoy seeing and learning how things are done in the Amish and the Modern world.  Learn how to make a basket; applique; or sew a hanging, pie carrie

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2018 Pfeiffer Fall Festival

Pfeiffer Nature Center's Fall Fest
Sat, 10/06/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Delight in an afternoon of nature with your children or grandchildren at the Lillibridge preserve while engaging in many fun fall activities.  Enjoy cider and doughnuts, “train” rides, pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, and trick or treating along the interpretive trail.  Costumes are encouraged to add to the fun! 

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6th annual WILMA (We Invite Local Manufacturers & Artisans) Expo

Made in Cattaraugus County
Sat, 10/20/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 10/21/2018 - 4:00pm

Want to think and act local?  Invest in your own communities' people and businesses? Show your support by coming to the 6th annual W.I.L.M.A. (We Invite Local Manufacturers & Artisans) being held at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds the weekend of October 20th and 21st, 2018.

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October StrOlean

Strolean October 2018
Fri, 10/26/2018 - 12:00pm - 10:00pm

With the dust now settled construction to North Union Street, 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.&nbsp

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South Dayton's 2018 Holiday Craft Show

Stock Image Craft Show
Sat, 11/03/2018 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Begin your holiday shopping at the South Dayton Holiday Craft Show!

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Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival 2018

2015 HV Beer and Wine Festival
Fri, 11/09/2018 - 3:30pm - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 7:30pm

The Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival is legendary for great beers, wines and good times. This year's 15th annual event on November 9, 2018 from 3:30 to 7:30PM features over 30 craft brewers with over 100 beers and wines from New York State and the region, plus entertainment on 3 floors of the beautiful Holiday Valley Lodge.

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Salamanca's 2018 Silver Bells Festival

Sat, 12/01/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 12/16/2018 - 4:00pm

As the fall winds sweep away the falling leaves and before you sleep off your turkey dinner, if you listen closely, you can almost hear the ringing of bells. Bells? Yes, that's right we all love that it's almost Silver Bells in the City time. Soon in the air there will be a feeling of Christmas as the strings of street lights, even stoplights will blink red and green.

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Christmas in the Park at Allegany State Park

Christmas at Allegany State Park
Sat, 12/01/2018 - 1:00pm - 5:30pm

Celebrate Christmas in Allegany State Park!  The holidays are fast approaching and there's no better way to get into the holiday spirit than by spending some time in Allegany State Park!

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Randolph's Country Christmas 2018

2017 Randolph Country Christmas
Sat, 12/01/2018 - 7:00pm - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 5:00pm

Randolph begins their Country Christmas Weekend with a Living Nativity then continues throughout the weekend with an Arts and Crafts Show, a Parade and a Memory Tree Ceremony!

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Culture Enthusiasts Places

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2018It'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

City on Tribal Territory

Salamanca, NY is the only city in America that is almost totally located on Tribal Territory.

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