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Winter Snowshoe Treks at Allegany State Park

family hike during winter
Repeats every 7 days until Tue Feb 26 2019 .
Tue, 01/08/2019 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 01/15/2019 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 01/22/2019 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 01/29/2019 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 02/05/2019 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 02/12/2019 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 02/19/2019 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 02/26/2019 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

WINTER SNOWSHOE HIKES -4:30 PM-  Join in every Tuesday evening for a trek into the sunset at Allegany State Park. Beginning January 8th, Park Naturalists will lead interpretive

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Holiday Valley's Telestock Day 2019

Telestock at Holiday Valley 2019
Fri, 02/22/2019 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

A day of peace, love, and telemark skiing!  Held at the Yodeler Lodge, champagne sundeck. Free tele demos. There will be free demos of telemark skis and discounted day pass vouchers. 

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Seneca Allegany Casino presents AMSOIL Championship Snocross National Series 2019

Racer Tim Tremblay courtesy of AMSOIL at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Fri, 02/22/2019 - 12:00pm - Sat, 02/23/2019 - 11:00pm

The twists, turns, thrills, and high speeds in the snow returns to Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino on Feb.

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Holiday Valley's 2019 Penguin Paddle

Holiday Valley's Penguin Paddle 2018
Sat, 02/23/2019 - 8:30am - 4:00pm

The Penguin Paddle is a fundraiser where participants slide down the slope on their belly "penguin style" in a stylish garbage bag.  You don't have to be a skier to have fun here!  So have fun, join in and pretend to be a penguin for the afternoon!

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Fat Bike Race at Holimont

Fat Bike Race at Holimont
Sat, 02/23/2019 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Bring out your fat bikes for an afternoon of racing and fun. Join us for this first ever event. Winter fat biking in a cyclocross format will be a spectacle to see. Come out and cheer on your favorite riders. More information to follow. 

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2019 Art Roscoe Loppet at Allegany State Park Rescheduled Date

Art Roscoe Loppet 2019
Sun, 02/24/2019 - 8:00am - 1:00pm

Originally scheduled for February 10th, the weather has delayed the annual Art Roscoe XC Ski Loppet until February 24th.  Since the weather has been so difficult, please stay tuned as further postponement may be necessary. 

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Allegany State Park Fat Bike Ride

Fat Bike Tires
Mon, 02/25/2019 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Maybe you have seen them or heard them rolling along the trails. Fat bikes are

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2019 Sportsman Show at Seneca Allegany Events Center

2016 show
Sat, 03/02/2019 - 9:00am - Sun, 03/03/2019 - 4:00pm

Everyone's favorite Sportsman Show is back!

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March Into Randolph Mini Craft/Vendor Fair

March into Randolph image
Sat, 03/02/2019 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

With Winter almost over, it’s time to get outside!

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Wild About Travel with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Wild About Travel with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 03/02/2019 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Our Earth is an amazing place which is full of rich plant and animal diversity.  Come enjoy a peak at the Artic and the Tropics through the eyes of world traveler, Barb Busack.  Barb will lead us on a photo journey through Greenland, Iceland and the Arctic Faroe Islands.  From there, we will head south to Guatemala, Panama and Costa Rica. 

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Allegany Adventure Series

Eastern Bluebird Nest Box at ASP
Wed, 03/06/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Allegany Adventure series continues at Summit Warming Hut with "Build a BlueBird House" day!

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Ellicottville and Holiday Valley's Winter Carnival with Mardi Gras Parade

Ellicottville's Mardi Gras Parade 2019
Fri, 03/08/2019 - 7:00pm - Sun, 03/10/2019 - 8:00pm

Is there a better way to start bringing the winter fun to a close in Ellicottville than Winter Carnival Weekend? We can’t think of anything either! Head to their part of the Enchanted Mountains March 8th-10th to be a part of the festivities and fun!

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Whitewater Rafting Season Begins

Rafting on Cattaraugus Creek
Fri, 03/15/2019 - 9:00am - Sun, 04/07/2019 - 5:00pm

The Spring Rafting Season in Zoar Valley opens mid-March with the spring runoff and lasts until May as the water level becomes too low.

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"A Safari in Africa" at the Nannen Arboretum

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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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

Fishing at Allegany State Park
Wed, 04/03/2019 (All day)

Allegany State Park will be hosting this FREE Allegany Adventure Series on Fishing.

 

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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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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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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 - 5:00pm

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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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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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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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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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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Taste of Ellicottville 2019

Taste of Ellicottville
Sat, 08/10/2019 - 12:00pm - Sun, 08/11/2019 - 4:00pm

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

Building made of Extinct Wood

The cabin at Pfeiffer Nature Center is made entirely of American Chestnut, which is now extinct.

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