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"A Safari in Africa" at the Nannen Arboretum

Dolf Boneberger and Nannen Arboretum African Safari Program
Wed, 03/20/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

The Nannen Arboretum Society is pleased to present a program about Africa for the young and old alike.

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Full Moon Fat Bike Fun Ride at Allegany State Park

Fat Bike Ride at Allegany State Park
Fri, 03/22/2019 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

The Allegany State Park Environmental Education and Recreation Department will be leading another Full Moon Fat Bike Fun Ride on March 22, 2019 at the Red House Administration Building at 6:30 pm, with the ride starting at 7:00pm. Check in will be in the main lobby of the Administration Building.

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Annual WNY Maple Weekends 2019

Maple Weekends in Cattaraugus County
Sat, 03/23/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 03/24/2019 - 4:00pm

What better way to spend a day with family and friends at that at the 24th Annual Maple Weekend™ on March 23-24 and March 30-31, 2019 from 10am-4pm each day presented by the New York State Maple Producers Association. 

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Holiday Valley's Spring Pond Skimming Party 2019

Holiday Valley's Pond Skimming
Sat, 03/23/2019 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Sign up to skim across an ice water filled pond or just watch, it's a guaranteed good time. Registration outside Yodeler Lodge starting at 11:00AM, free! Kids under 18 must have a parent signature, minimum age is 8 years old. Pond Skimming starts about 1:00 and categories include Best Skimmer, Best Costume, Best Kid and Best Splash.

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Annual WNY Maple Weekends 2019

Maple Weekends in Cattaraugus County
Sat, 03/30/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 03/31/2019 - 4:00pm

What better way to spend a day with family and friends at that at the 24th Annual Maple Weekend™ on March 23-24 and March 30-31, 2019 from 10am-4pm each day presented by the New York State Maple Producers Association. 

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Earth Hour with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Earth Hour with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 03/30/2019 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Earth Hour is an international event organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature to raise awareness about climate change and what we can do to help our planet.  To celebrate, join educator Jill Schwab for a children’s story hour at the Portville Library.  Jill will share stories that focus on the environment and fun children’s crafts will be included.  This program is a great way

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Trout Season Opens!

Trout Season in Cattaraugus County
Mon, 04/01/2019 - 12:00am - 11:00pm

Trout Season opens in our area on April 1st!  The Enchanted Mountains provides some of the best Steelhead fishing opportunities in the Cattaraugus Creek.  No matter if you're an avid angler or simply a fairweather fisherman (or woman) we have a place where you will surely be hooked! Don't have your license?

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Allegany Adventure Series: Learn About Fishing

Fishing at Allegany State Park
Wed, 04/03/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

The Environmental Education Department in Allegany State Park will have an Outdoor Adventure Series program that will focus on the fundamentals of fishing. Whether you are just getting your feet wet in the sport or have been fishing for years this Adventure Series is sure to be informative.

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2019 Little Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Spring Sportsmen's Show

2019 Little Valley Sportsman Show
Sat, 04/06/2019 - 9:00am - Sun, 04/07/2019 - 3:00pm

Buy-sell-trade-browse at the annual Sportsmen's Show sponsored by the Little Valley Volunteer Fire Department featuring modern and antique firearms and accessories, game calls, sporting goods, and fishing tackle.

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Annual ARVAS Aquarium Tropical Fish Show at Olean Library

ARVAS Aquarium show Olean Library 2019
Mon, 04/08/2019 - 9:00am - Sat, 04/13/2019 - 5:00pm

The Allegheny River Aquarium Society (ARVAS) will present its Aquarium Tropical Fish Show at the Olean Public Library from Monday, April 8th through April 13th.  Library and show hours are Monday through Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday 9am-6pm, and Saturday 10am-5:00pm.  Everyone is invited to attend the show, admission is FREE.

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2019 Greater Olean Area Home Show

Greater Olean Home Show 2019
Fri, 04/12/2019 - 5:00pm - Sun, 04/14/2019 - 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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Tri-County Trout Derby

2019 Tri-County Trout Derby
Sat, 04/13/2019 - 6:30am - Sun, 04/14/2019 - 5:00pm

The Chamber of Commerce in Arcade is offering adventure to early season anglers with their annual Tri-County Trout Derby set for the Upper Cattaraugus Creek, April 13 and 14.  All New York State fishing regulations must be followed.  Register online at the Arcade Chamber's website.  There is also a printable applicat

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Pfeiffer Fido Easter Egg Hunt for Doggies

Fido Easter Egg Hunt at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 04/13/2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The Easter Bunny hiding Easter Eggs for children is a tradition that has been around for generations.  Snoopy, the Easter Beagle, delivering Easter Eggs is a much more recent occurrence.  On April 13th, Lillibridge will be visited by the Easter Beagle to hide Easter Eggs not for children, but for his fellow four legged furry friends.

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Art and Conservation at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Art and Conservation at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Thu, 04/18/2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Explore how visual art and conservation can benefit one another in this talk by Federal Duck Stamp artist Jennifer Miller.

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Sprague's Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Easter Bunny and Egg Hunt at Sprague's Maple Farms
Sat, 04/20/2019 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Come join the Easter Bunny for breakfast on Saturday April 20th from 9am to 1pm, then join in the Annual Easter Egg Hunt!  Over 1600 eggs are placed and ready to be found with special prizes awarded!  Be sure to bring the camera and look for the Bunny's friends: Moose and Bear!  Egg hunt starts at 1:00pm sharp!

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The Beauty of Bats with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Beauty of bats with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Thu, 04/25/2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

While it is a fact that bats rank high on the list of disliked species, it is also a fact that bats are greatly misunderstood.   Bats are not the creepy, scary and vicious animals they are sometimes made out to be.  Folks who love animals know that all animals deserve to be treated with kindness and bats are no exception. 

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Celebrate Arbor Day at Nannen Arboretum

Nannen Arboretum Arbor Day Celebration
Fri, 04/26/2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Join us for our 2019 Arbor Day celebration. We will plant a tree, hoist the Tree City USA flag, and celebrate in an Arboretum, which is a sanctuary for trees!  Refreshments will be served to complete the celebration!  This is FREE and open to the public.  More details to come soon.

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57th WNY Maple Festival

Photo from past WNY Maple Festival in Franklinville, NY
Sat, 04/27/2019 - 7:30am - Sun, 04/28/2019 - 4:00pm

Stop by to taste that mouth watering, freshly made maple syrup and learn the process of making it! Experience two days of maple bliss in Franklinville NY with all day long festivities

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Celebrate Earth Day with Canticle Farm!

Canticle Farm Flyer
Sat, 04/27/2019 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Saturday, April 27th, Earth Day, the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany and Canticle Farm have chosen to host a grand celebration with Family-orientated Earth Day Activities. 

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2019 Taste of the Southtowns for Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary

Goosneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary Taste of the Southtowns 2018
Sun, 04/28/2019 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

GREAT FOOD for a great cause!  Taste of the Southtowns to benefit the Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary - Sunday April 28 from 12-5 P.M. - St.

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Great Valley Fireman's Annual Regatta 2019

2019 Great Valley Regatta
Fri, 05/03/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 05/05/2019 - 11:00am

This year's 2019 annual Great Valley Vol. Firemans Regatta will be held May 4th, 2019.  Registration is open!  Sponsored annually by the Great Valley Volunteer Fire Company, this 10 mile regatta is fun for spectators and participants.  Prizes for best costume, group and fire department.  Dinner, music and refreshments top off the day!

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I Love My Park Day 2019 at Allegany State Park

I Love My Park Day 2018
Sat, 05/04/2019 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

The Friends of Allegany State Park will host I Love My Park Day Event on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 10am to 1pm.

Follow https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfAlleganyStatePark/ for updated information

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Southern Tier Symphony's 16th Season "Beethoven and Brahms"

Southern Tier Symphony Season 16, Session 3
Sat, 05/04/2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The Symphony is happy to announce the dates for our upcoming season! More details on each series will be listed soon. Don't forget to put us on your calendar!  Season 16 is titled "Wonder" and each series will bring a sense of that to the audience. 

Series 3: Beethoven and Brahms, will be held on May 4th, at 7:30pm at the Olean High School. 

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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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Rock City Park 2019 Mother's Day Arts and Crafts Show

Outside of Rock City Park photo in the spring
Sat, 05/11/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 05/12/2019 - 5:00pm

The Arts & Crafts Show will include returning popular artists and crafts people as well as new artisans who will be displaying their watercolors, oils, sculptures, photography, jewelry, glass, metals, wood and much, much more.  Vendors will be located indoors, but then visitors can take a hike through the park, exploring the huge rocks and crevices in, under and around them. 

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Allegany State Park GeoBash 2019

Geobash 2019 logo
Sat, 05/18/2019 - 8:00am - 7:30pm

The 14th annual gathering of geocachers in beautiful Allegany State Park has been

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Little Valley Rider's Annual Memorial Day Trailride 2019

Memorial Day Trail Ride
Fri, 05/24/2019 - 8:00am - Mon, 05/27/2019 - 5:00pm

Bring your horse and enjoy the company of other equine enthusiasts.  Trailrides both Saturday and Sunday.

What are we offering? Friday night – Soup,
Saturday - Breakfast, Lunch, Ride, Dinner & Dance,
Sunday – Breakfast,Ride, Lunch and Leftover Dinner. There will be fun activities after lunch.

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2019 Amish Relief Auction

Amish Made Quilts
Sat, 05/25/2019 - 7:30am - 5:00pm

Experience a special day of Amish life in the country, with this auction full of Amish made furniture, tables, chairs, rockers, clocks, quilts, rugs, wall hangings, many handmade items, animals, outdoor items, farm equipment, gift certificates and much more!

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61st Annual Allegany Nature Pilgrimage

Fairy Houses and Toad Abodes at the Allegany Nature Pilgrimage
Fri, 05/31/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 12:30pm

The 61st Annual Allegany Nature Pilgrimage starts Friday, May 31 through Sunday, June 2, 2019.

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The Happening - a motorcycle and live music weekend!

The Happening motorcycle event 2019
Fri, 05/31/2019 - 6:00pm - Sun, 06/02/2019 - 6:00pm

"The Happening" - a motorcycle and live music weekend!  Gowanda's largest party weekend of the year continues to happen!  Save the dates - May 31, 2019 - June 2, 2019. 

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2019 Allegany Garden Festival

Allegany Garden Festival 2018 Raffles
Sat, 06/01/2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Allegany Garden Festival is the area’s premier event of gardening and garden related items. We bring together a variety of vendors including nurseries, landscapers, farmers, artists and entrepreneurs.

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Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels' Church Festival

2019 Basilica of St. Mary's Church Festival
Sat, 06/08/2019 - 12:00pm - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 6:00pm

Enjoy a good old-fashioned church festival at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels in Olean, NY!  Three big days of Faith + Family + Fun!  We’ve been doing it for 48 years and can’t stop!  Come enjoy the drive to the scenic Enchanted Mountain region where food, games, music and fun await you! 

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Randolph's 47th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival 2019

Randolph's Arts and Crafts Festival 2019
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Held along Randolph’s beautiful, historic Main Street, Randolph’s 76th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival is taking place rain or shine on Saturday, June 15th!  The day is filled with entertainment, food and shopping!  Over 60 vendors will be participating!  Selling hand made arts and crafts! 

Some featured events are:

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Annual Raccoon Rally Cycling 2019

2019 Raccoon Rally at Allegany State Park
Sun, 06/16/2019 - 8:00am - 9:00pm

The annual Raccoon Rally: The longest running Mountain Bike Race in the region in the demanding hills of Allegany State Park is back this June. Get there!

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Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary's Public Bird Tours

Aviary 2
Sun, 06/30/2019 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Due to damage received over the last two winters, the Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary will only be open for guided tours one day in June and one day in July.  Tours will be of all the birds in the beautiful landscaped park and run from 2-5pm. 

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Independence Day Celebration at Allegany State Park

2018 Independence Day at Allegany State Park
Wed, 07/03/2019 - 2:00pm - 10:00pm

Grab your lawn chairs and head to Allegany State Park’s Quaker Beach area to celebrate our nation’s independence! The fun starts at 2:00 p.m. on July 3rd with a chicken barbecue (until sold out).  Later on, listen to live music, enjoy vendors and spend time at the beach! 

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Blueberry Season is Here!

Blueberries in Cattaraugus County
Sat, 07/13/2019 - 9:00am - Mon, 08/19/2019 - 9:00pm

The Blueberries are back!  Most u-pick blueberry farms are almost ready for u-pick!!  And boy are they delicious!  All the rain we have had has been good for something - producing plump and juicy berries!

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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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"Rock the Park" at Allegany State Park

Sean Patrick McGraw at Rock the Park in Allegany State Park
Fri, 07/19/2019 - 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Picture the scene: a beautiful summer evening in Allegany State Park, great live music -and you are

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Randolph Toymaker 5K Run/Walk 2019

2018 Randolph Toymakers 5k Fundraiser
Sat, 07/27/2019 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Get your walking/running shoes warmed up, the third annual Randolph Toymaker 5K is coming Saturday, July 27th.  This FUN Fundraiser starts and ends at Weeden Park with a straight out and back down Weeden Road. 

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"Dog Days of Summer" at Allegany State Park

Dog Days of Summer at Allegany State Park
Sat, 07/27/2019 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm

On Saturday July 27st from 2:00 pm until 4:30 pm, come out and bring your four-legged furry friends to the Red House Picnic Area at Allegany State Park for the Second annual Dog Days of Summer event!

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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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Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary's Public Bird Tours

Gooseneck Hill Geese and Ducks
Sun, 07/28/2019 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Due to damage received over the last two winters, the Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary will only be open for guided tours one day in June and one day in July.  Tours will be of all the birds in the beautiful landscaped park and run from 2-5pm. 

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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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2019 Cattaraugus County Sportsman Rendezvous

2019 Sportsmen's Rendezvous at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds
Fri, 08/09/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 08/11/2019 - 3:00pm

Celebrating over 36 years, the Cattaraugus County Trappers Association Sportsmen's Show  features conservation displays, archery, black powder, trapping, fishing, guns, taxidermy dealers, big buck club display and live seminars.  This is a NON-ALCOHOLIC, FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT Featuring seminars on Friday and Saturday.  Camping and a lot of parking is available.

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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 Family Beach Party at Allegany State Park

2018 Rock the Park 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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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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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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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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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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"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

First NASCAR points champion

Did you know that the very first NASCAR points champion began his career at the Penny Royal Race Track in Leon?

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