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2019 Annual Summer Festival at Griffis Sculpture Park

Previous Annual Festival At Griffis Sculpture Park
Sun, 08/11/2019 - 12:00pm - 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! 

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Allegany State Park's Classic Car Cruise In 2019

Allegany State Park's Classic Car Cruise In
Repeats every month on May, June, July, August, September on the second Wednesday until Thu Sep 12 2019 .
Wed, 05/08/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 07/10/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 08/14/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 09/11/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Are you a classic car owner or classic car fan? Then this summer Allegany State Park is the place to be at the ASP Classic Car Cruise In. For classic car owners this is a perfect place to cruise the roads of the park and then show off your vehicle. For car fans this is a great place to check out vehicles from yesteryear.

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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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Artists in Residents at the Cultural Center

Free music in the Amphitheater poster of performers
Wed, 08/14/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Enjoy free concerts in the new Amphitheater!  Allegany State Park and the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum are teaming up to present great local musicians performing in the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center's new outdoor Amphitheater.  Each week will present a new musician with a variety of genres covered. 

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Pfeiffer Nature Center's 2019 Photo Contest

Photo Contest at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Thu, 08/15/2019 - 1:00pm - Sat, 09/14/2019 - 3:00pm

Are you ready to create some beautiful images?  You have from now until September 14th to capture the beauty of nature!  The Pfeiffer Nature Center properties are local natural wonders that provide unique and timeless photo opportunities.  We invite photographers of all skill levels and ages to visit one or both of these properties to share their personal visual takeaways in a Ph

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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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2019 Family Beach Party at Allegany State Park

Family Beach Party at Allegany State Park
Fri, 08/16/2019 - 3:00pm - 9:30pm

Put on your festive Hawaiian shirt, pull on your dancing shoes and practice the limbo because it’s time for the Beach Party at Allegany State Park. The day kicks off at 3:00 p.m., August 16th, at the Red House Beach area with a Seneca-Salamanca Chamber of Commerce sponsored showcase featuring local vendors and organizations.

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Granny's Boot Antiques, at the Grevpode Gallery, Country Gathering Weekend

front entryway photo by John Hartig Photography
Sat, 08/17/2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Are you looking for a good time that the whole family can enjoy? Do you want to be outside in a beautiful setting, with music, food and fun? We have just the place for you. Join us on August 17th from 10 am till 4 pm for a “Summer Fun” themed Country Gathering Artisan Festival.

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Weekend Chairlift Rides to Spruce Lake at Holiday Valley

Chairlift rides at Holiday Valley 2019
Repeats every 7 days until Sun Oct 13 2019 .
Sat, 08/03/2019 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 08/10/2019 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 08/17/2019 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 08/24/2019 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 08/31/2019 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 09/07/2019 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 09/14/2019 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 09/21/2019 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 09/28/2019 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 10/05/2019 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 10/12/2019 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Spruce Chairlift rides begin the first weekend of August!  Head to the top of the hill by way of scenic, peaceful summertime chairlift riding.  Explore the Spruce area, which includes swimming, SUP/Kayak rentals, hiking and much more.

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Artists in Residents at the Cultural Center

Free music in the Amphitheater poster of performers
Wed, 08/21/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Enjoy free concerts in the new Amphitheater!  Allegany State Park and the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum are teaming up to present great local musicians performing in the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center's new outdoor Amphitheater.  Each week will present a new musician with a variety of genres covered. 

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Wild About Nature at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Wild about Nature with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 08/24/2019 - 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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Southern Tier Aero Radio Society Open House

STARS open house 2019
Sat, 08/24/2019 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

See radio controlled aircraft fly through the skies at the S.T.A.R.S. (Southern Tier Aero Radio Society) Flying Club's Open House.  STARS is dedicated to promoting the hobby of building and flying radio controlled model aircraft.  All members reside in an area within a radius of 40-50 miles of Cuba, NY. 

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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

This is your last chance to see the birds until 2020!  Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, the largest covered waterfowl Sanctuary in the world is having The Wild Wing Festival on Sunday August 25th from 12-5pm at the Sanctuary at 5067 Townline Road, Delevan, NY 14042.

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Little Valley Riders Club Annual Labor Day Trail Ride 2019

Little Valley Trail Ride
Fri, 08/30/2019 - 8:00am - Mon, 09/02/2019 - 4:00pm

Annual Trail Ride.  Bring your horse or rent one from The Crosspatch Horse Ranch and enjoy the company of other equine enthusiasts.

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Labor Day Dice Run at The Woods at Bear Creek

Woods at Bear Creek Labor Day Dice Run 2019
Sat, 08/31/2019 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

The Bear Run ATV Park, at the Woods at Bear Creek, will be hosting a Labor Day Dice Run on Saturday August 31st.  It's the perfect time of year to get muddy and get the ATV out before the warm weather ends and ride on the 13 miles of trails on location at Woods at Bear Creek. 

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Stone Tower Talks at Allegany State Park

Stone Tower Tours in Allegany State Park
Sun, 09/01/2019 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover Stone Tower.  These free events are open to the public and weather dependent. Program will continue every weekend until October 13th, 2019.

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2019 Ischua Valley's Falling Leaves Regatta

2019 Ischua Falling Leaves Regatta
Fri, 09/06/2019 - 8:00am - Sun, 09/08/2019 - 6:00pm

You’re invited to end your summer by participating in this amateur dice run regatta. Any form of motor-less craft may be entered for a fun trip down the beautiful Ischua Creek.

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Summit Fire Tower Talks at Allegany State Park

Allegany State Park Fire Tower Tours
Sat, 09/07/2019 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower.  Meet anytime from 11am to 1pm on Saturdays at the Summit Fire Tower.

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Farm to Table Dinner at Canticle Farm

Canticle Farm's Farm to Table Dinner 2019
Sun, 09/08/2019 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Come and enjoy a delicious, chef prepared, four-course gourmet dinner amongst the beauty and serene setting of Canticle Farm.  All are invited to enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by Bartlett Country Club's Executive Chef Tim Brushingham.  Vegan/vegetarian/gluten free options available.

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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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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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Pumpkinville's 2019 Season

Pumpkinville Photo by Greg Spako
Sat, 09/14/2019 - 9:00am - Thu, 10/31/2019 - 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.

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Granny's Boot Antiques, at the Grevpode Gallery, Country Gathering Weekend

front entryway photo by John Hartig Photography
Sat, 09/14/2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Are you looking for a good time that the whole family can enjoy? Do you want to be outside in a beautiful setting, with music, food and fun? We have just the place for you. Join us on September 14th from 10 am till 4 pm for a “Summer Fun” themed Country Gathering Artisan Festival.

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Pie in the Pavilion & Photography Exhibit at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Pie in the Pavilion at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 09/14/2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Join us for “Pie in the Pavilion” at the 2019 Pfeiffer Nature Center Photo Contest.  While you view the photograph contest entries, treat yourself to refreshments and a slice of homemade pie or cake.  Desserts will be served on a fine china plate that will be yours to keep. 

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Night Lights Dinner Celebration at Griffis Sculpture Park

Come view the Lights!
Sat, 09/14/2019 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

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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Night Lights at Griffis Sculpture Park

Night Lights 2019 at Griffis Sculpture Park
Wed, 09/18/2019 - 7:30pm - Sat, 09/21/2019 - 9:30pm

For the seventh consecutive autumn, Griffis Sculpture Park will again be illuminated with colorful and theatrical lighting when “NIGHT LIGHTS at Griffis Sculpture Park” returns on September 18th, 2019.  NIGHT LIGHTS will be open for four weeks and welcomes guests to view the interaction between lights, nature and art.

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Knapp Creek VFD ATV Dice Run

Knapp Creek Volunteer Fire Dept Annual ATV Dice Run
Sat, 09/21/2019 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

All riders are welcome for a fun 20-25 mile ATV Dice Run!  Chicken BBQ and other foods will be available on site this year once again.  Enjoy live entertainment and 50/50s as well!  Pre-registartion is open now by visiting them online!

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Celebration of the Arts at Nannen Arboretum

Flyer for Arts Celebration at Nannen Arboretum
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 12:30pm - 3:30pm

Join us on Saturday, September 22nd, rain or shine for a Celebration of the Arts at Nannen Arboretum in Ellicottville. From 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, and enjoy local artists sharing their creative talents with you as you walk through the beautiful arboretum grounds. Many of the artists will also have pieces of their art for sale.

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Night Lights at Griffis Sculpture Park

Night Lights 2019 at Griffis Sculpture Park
Wed, 09/25/2019 - 7:30pm - Sat, 09/28/2019 - 9:30pm

For the seventh consecutive autumn, Griffis Sculpture Park will again be illuminated with colorful and theatrical lighting when “NIGHT LIGHTS at Griffis Sculpture Park” returns on September 18th, 2019.  NIGHT LIGHTS will be open for four weeks and welcomes guests to view the interaction between lights, nature and art.

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Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street 2019

2019 Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville St.
Fri, 09/27/2019 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/27/2019 - 9:30pm

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.

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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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2019 National Alpaca Farm Days

National Alpaca Farm Days in Cattaraugus County 2019
Sat, 09/28/2019 - 9:00am - Sun, 09/29/2019 - 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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Night Lights at Griffis Sculpture Park

Night Lights 2019 at Griffis Sculpture Park
Wed, 10/02/2019 - 7:30pm - Sat, 10/05/2019 - 9:30pm

For the seventh consecutive autumn, Griffis Sculpture Park will again be illuminated with colorful and theatrical lighting when “NIGHT LIGHTS at Griffis Sculpture Park” returns on September 18th, 2019.  NIGHT LIGHTS will be open for four weeks and welcomes guests to view the interaction between lights, nature and art.

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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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Summit Fire Tower Talks at Allegany State Park

Allegany State Park Fire Tower Tours
Sat, 10/05/2019 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover the Summit Fire Tower.  Meet anytime from 11am to 1pm on Saturdays at the Summit Fire Tower.

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Stone Tower Talks at Allegany State Park

Stone Tower Tours in Allegany State Park
Sun, 10/06/2019 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

The Allegany State Park Historical Society and The Friends of Allegany State Park will host walks on the weekends for park visitors to discover Stone Tower.  These free events are open to the public and weather dependent. Program will continue every weekend until October 13th, 2019.

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Final Weekend of Night Lights at Griffis Sculpture Park

Night Lights 2019 at Griffis Sculpture Park
Wed, 10/09/2019 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 9:30pm

For the seventh consecutive autumn, Griffis Sculpture Park will again be illuminated with colorful and theatrical lighting when “NIGHT LIGHTS at Griffis Sculpture Park” returns on September 18th, 2019.  NIGHT LIGHTS will be open for four weeks and welcomes guests to view the interaction between lights, nature and art.

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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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"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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