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Culture Enthusiasts Events

Cancelled- Our Blue Marble Earth at The Challenger Learning Center

Inside of Challenger Learning Center
Fri, 03/27/2020 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

This event has been cancelled.

Join the Challenger Learning Center for their Our Blue Marble Earth, Community Engagement Event! The Challenger Learning Center invites kids 3rd grade and older (adults must accompany ALL children) to a fun evening of learning.

Activities will include:

* Build a sundial

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Cancelled- Annual WNY Maple Weekends 2020

Maple Weekends in Cattaraugus County
Sat, 03/28/2020 - 10:00am - Sun, 03/29/2020 - 4:00pm

What better way to spend a day with family and friends at that at the 25th Annual Maple Weekend™ on March 21-22 and March 28-29, 2020 from 10am-4pm each day presented by the New York State Maple Producers Association. 

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Cancelled- Monarchs, an Iconic Messenger - Pfeiffer Nature Center

David O'Donnell
Sat, 04/04/2020 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Monarch butterflies have started an environmental movement across the country. No other species has ignited such a passion to promote its conservation and sustainability as the majestic Monarch. Learn more

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Postponed- Pfeiffer Fido Easter Egg Hunt for Doggies

Easter Beagle at Pfeiffer
Sat, 04/18/2020 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Has Easter Egg hunting gone to the dogs? Well, it has at Pfeiffer Nature Center! Join in for the second year of Easter Egg hunting for dogs at the Lillibridge property.

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2020 Greater Olean Area Home Show

Greater Olean Home Show 2019
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 5:00pm - Sun, 04/26/2020 - 4:00pm

The Greater Olean Home Show is where to go for the latest in products and services for your home! Each year, in one location, business experts gather with everything from kitchen and bath appliances to windows and siding.  Hundreds of homeowners will walk through the doors of William O.

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Postponed! - Tri-County Arts Council's Celebration of the Arts

Sat, 04/25/2020 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Join Tri-County Arts on Saturday, April 25th at the Woodside Tavern on the Range for their annual Celebration of the Arts! The night will include a three course meal, open bar, live music by Sticktights, various raffles and silent auctions, a wine and whiskey pull and the presentations of the 2020 Arts and Cultural Awards.

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St. Patrick's Day Party and Raffle -Rescheduled

St. Patrick's Day Party Poster
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Archbishop Walsh Academy and the Walsh Sports Boosters Club will host their annual St. Patrick’s Day Party and Raffle on Saturday, March 21st from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Archbishop Walsh, 208 North 24th Street. Tickets on sale now!

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Witness For the Prosecution"

Poster for OTW's Witness for the Prosecution
Thu, 05/07/2020 - 7:30pm - Sun, 05/10/2020 - 4:00pm

The last production of Olean Theatre Workshop's season is Agatha Christie's “Witness for the Prosecution,” based on Christie's own short story of the same name. It is a courtroom drama involving the murder of an older, wealthy woman by a younger man. As with anything Christie, the story will leave one guessing until the very end. This is sure to be the talk of the town.

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Southern Tier Symphony's: Series III "Amaze"

Southern Tier Symphony Logo
Sat, 05/09/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The Symphony is happy to announce the dates for their upcoming season! More details on each series will be listed soon. Don't forget to put them on your calendar!  Season 17 is titled "The Magic of Music" and each series will bring a sense of that to the audience. 

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"Mother of All Tours" at the Cultural Center

Learning about Women at the Cultural Center
Sun, 05/10/2020 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Celebrate Mothers at the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center all day on Mother's Day. The Seneca are a matrilineal society so taking Mom to see the new Cultural Center is the perfect way to celebrate her. There will be a special tour of influential women in Iroquois history. 

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Olean's Community Wide Garage Sales 2020

garage sale
Sat, 05/16/2020 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

The officials at Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce have scheduled the Community-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, May 16th, from 9 AM until 4 PM. The Chamber is encouraging people to get up in their attics, basements, and garages and start sorting and cleaning.

For more information on the garage sale, please contact the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce at 716-372-4433.

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Leon's Annual Memorial Day Parade

Leon NY Memorial Day Parade
Mon, 05/25/2020 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

From "Soldier to Pioneer"!  The public is welcome to line up for the parade and cheer for the local floats and marching band!

Information on the Museum can be found on their website or Facebook page. 

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Olean Area Sports, Recreation, & Fitness Expo

from 2016 show
Sat, 05/30/2020 - 10:00am - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 3:00pm

Whether coming off the big game season, enjoying winter sports, gearing up for spring fishing or looking to spend a fun day with family, everyone will enjoy the 11th annual Greater Olean Area Sports, Recreation, & Fitness Expo. It brings the whole idea of the great outdoors under one roof!

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2020 Southern Tier Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert, hosted by LTC Patrick Miller

LOCASH poster
Sun, 05/31/2020 - 3:00pm - 10:00pm

The 4th annual Southern Tier Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert will be held Sunday, May 31st  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.

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June StrOlean

Strolean June 2020
Fri, 06/05/2020 - 12:00pm - 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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2020 Allegany Garden Festival

Allegany Garden Festival 2018 Raffles
Sat, 06/06/2020 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Allegany Garden Festival is the area’s premier event of gardening and garden related items. They are hosting their 5h annual Allegany Garden Club event on June 6th, 2020. They bring together a variety of vendors including nurseries, landscapers, farmers, artists and entrepreneurs.

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2020 Cattaraugus County Museum Day

Cattaraugus County Museum Day 2020
Sat, 06/20/2020 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Dive into the many museums scattered throughout Cattaraugus County on June 20th, 2020– “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.

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Onofest 2020

Performance by at the 2017 OnoFest
Sat, 07/25/2020 - 12:00pm - 9:30pm

Onofest 2020 is sure to be 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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2020 Taste of Olean/Art in the Park

2016 Taste
Sun, 07/26/2020 - 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 27th. Time to loosen that belt a few notches, gather family and friends and head down to the 71st Annual Art in the Park and the 30th Annual Taste of Olean.

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2020 Cattaraugus County Fair

2018 Cattaraugus County Fair
Sun, 08/02/2020 - 8:00am - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 11:00pm

Make plans to attend the 2020 Cattaraugus County Fair with exciting rides, animal shows and lots of FREE live entertainment!  Celebrating its 178th year in 2020, 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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August StrOlean

Strolean August 2019
Sat, 08/15/2020 - 10:00am - 9:00pm

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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October StrOlean

Strolean October 2020
Sat, 10/03/2020 - 10:00am - 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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8th Annual WILMA

Made in Cattaraugus County
Sat, 10/17/2020 - 10:00am - Sun, 10/18/2020 - 3:00pm

The 8th annual W.I.L.M.A. (We Invite Local Manufacturers & Artisans) will be held at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds the weekend of October 17th and 18th, 2020.

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Culture Enthusiasts Places

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2020It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

View the visitor's guide online

or

request that the Enchanted Mountains guide

be snail mailed to you for FREE!

NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Meaning of the word Cattaraugus

CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams. http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/pdfs/countynames.pdf

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_Creek.

In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.

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