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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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Olean Community Theatre presents "The Year of Magical Thinking"

The Year of Magical Thinking Poster
Thu, 10/10/2019 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 4:00pm

Olean Community Theatre presents "The Year of Magical Thinking" to be performed at the JCC-Cutco Theater in Olean.

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Ellicottville's Fall Festival 2019

Ellicottville's Fall Festival 2019
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 7:00pm - Sun, 10/13/2019 - 5:00pm

On October 12th and 13th, 2019, come to Ellicottville's Fall Festival; the oldest, and largest, takes place when the foliage of surrounding hills are ablaze with color!

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Public Ghost Tour of the Haunted Hinsdale House with Buffalo Niagara Paranormal

Buffalo Niagara Paranormal Ghost Hunt of Hinsdale House
Fri, 10/11/2019 - 8:00pm - 11:59pm

The Hinsdale House Restoration Project and Buffalo Niagara Paranormal are excited to bring to you an exclusive ghost hunt and tour on October 11th, 2019!

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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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Public Ghost Tour of the Haunted Hinsdale House

Haunted Hinsdale House Public Ghost Tour
Sun, 10/13/2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour on Sunday Oct 13th 2019.  You will get history and Stories from your guide Amy Perry Lane, as well as use of some ghost hunting equipment to see if we can connect with the other side. If you have your own ghost hunting equipment we highly recommend that you bring it.

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Fall Nature Photography at Allegany State Park

Nature Photography at Allegany State Park
Wed, 10/16/2019 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Allegany State Park is a beautiful place to enjoy fall foliage. Want to learn how to capture the colors and scenery? Join Park Naturalist, Tom LeBlanc, for an in-depth talk on Nature Photography.  We will go for a short hike to find objects to photograph. This program will meet at the Summit Warming Hut from 5:30pm to 7:00pm on October 16, 2019.

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7th Annual WILMA

W.I.L.M.A. Local Arts, Crafts & Products - Oct.19-20, 2019
Sat, 10/19/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 10/20/2019 - 3:00pm

The 7th annual W.I.L.M.A. (We Invite Local Manufacturers & Artisans) will be held at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds the weekend of October 19th and 20th, 2019.

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4th Annual HoliCross Cyclocross Race at Holimont

HOLICX Four poster
Sat, 10/19/2019 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Bicycle riders love the fall. The colorful landscape, the cool crisp air and smell of nature….Ahhhhh. Now add a zig zag course, with a splash of mud.

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2019 Annual Indian Foods Dinner

59th Annual Indian Foods Dinner Salamanca Flyer
Sat, 10/19/2019 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Experience Pre-Colonial Iroquois Dining on Seneca Nation Territory.  "A truly unique dining experience."  The 59th Annual Indian Foods Dinner menu will include Roast Turkey, Roast Venison, Boiled Corn Bread, Fry Bread, Fried Salt Pork, Hulled Corn Soup, Mashed Beans, Buttered Squash, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce, Brine Pickles, Pumpkin Pie, Cider, Coffee, Te

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3rd Saturday Treks at Allegany State Park

3rd Saturday October 2019 Hike in Allegany State Park
Sat, 10/19/2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Get out of the house and come join in the fun as Allegany State Park continues its series of hikes called “Third Saturday Treks.” As the name implies, these free, family-friendly hikes take place on the third Saturday of each month from April to October.

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By the Fireside Series at Allegany State Park

Dave Stayner performing
Sat, 10/19/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Music by the Fireside takes place on third Saturday of each month in the Red House Administration Building lobby from 7:00-8:30 PM from October to March.  It is a free event. For more information please contact the Recreation Department at 716-354-9101 ext. 236 or check out the Allegany State Park Facebook page.

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Halloween Ghost Hunt at The Wildwood Sanitarium in Salamanca

Wildwood Sanitarium Halloween Ghost Hunt Salamanca NY
Sat, 10/19/2019 - 8:00pm - 11:59pm

Wildwood Sanitarium Presents this exclusive Ghost Hunt on Saturday October 19th 2019, starting at8pm, and it will run until Midnight . Your all Inclusive experience will include a tour of the Grounds and inside the historic building.

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Public Ghost Tour of the Haunted Hinsdale House

Haunted Hinsdale House Public Ghost Tour
Sun, 10/20/2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour on Sunday Oct 20th 2019.  You will get history and Stories from your guide Amy Perry Lane, as well as use of some ghost hunting equipment to see if we can connect with the other side. If you have your own ghost hunting equipment we highly recommend that you bring it.

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Scary Stories Friday at the Cultural Center

Outside of Cultural Center
Fri, 10/25/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Join in for an evening of scary stories and local folklore at the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center. The event is open to the public and will include scary stories, local folklore, and craft activities for the kids.

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Halloween at the Olean YMCA

Halloween Party at the Olean YMCA 2019
Fri, 10/25/2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for a FUN and SPOOKY night at the OLEAN YMCA!
*Dress up in your halloween costume for the costume contest
*Play spooky games
*Go through the scary haunted house
*Make halloween arts and crafts
*Have fun on the inflatables
*Swim with our floating pumpkin patch while watching a Halloween movie in the pool! (Must pre-register only 50 spots available)

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Investigation with Psychic Medium Chelsea Gill at the Haunted Hinsdale House

Chelsea Gill at the Haunted Hinsdale House
Fri, 10/25/2019 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Chelsea Gill, as seen on Paranormal Lockdown, Travel Channel, and Vidi Space will be leading an investigation of the infamous Haunted Hinsdale House. Chelsea has been leading tours since 2016 and considers this her second home.

Stories being researched:

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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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Spooktacular Family Fun Day at the Seneca Iroquois National Museum

Sat, 10/26/2019 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for Spooktacular Family Fun Day at the Museum, in its new location, the Cultural Center! Activities include Kid's Crafts, Food & Craft Vendors & the Annual Scary Stories in the Museum! This event is open to the public.

 

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Spooky Family Fun Bike Ride at Allegany State Park

Fat Bike Spooky Ride at Allegany State Park
Sat, 10/26/2019 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

With Halloween and Fat bike season right around the corner, the Environmental Education and Recreation Department wanted to put a twist on the traditional Halloween party. On Saturday, October 26th, kids of all ages will have the opportunity to dress up their bikes or wear a bike safe costume at this family fun event.

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Overnight Public Ghost Tour of the Haunted Hinsdale House

Haunted Hinsdale House Overngith Public Ghost Tour
Sat, 10/26/2019 - 8:00pm - Sun, 10/27/2019 - 10:00am

Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House. Here is your opportunity to ghost hunt and stay the night at one of the most haunted locations in New York! Join us as we explore this haunted location and try and make contact with the other side. Get your limited tickets in advance for only $89 (additional at the door if available).

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Halloween Ghost Hunt at The Wildwood Sanitarium in Salamanca

Wildwood Sanitarium Halloween Ghost Hunt Salamanca NY
Sat, 10/26/2019 - 8:00pm - 11:59pm

Wildwood Sanitarium Presents this exclusive Ghost Hunt on Saturday October 26th 2019, starting at8pm, and it will run until Midnight . Your all Inclusive experience will include a tour of the Grounds and inside the historic building.

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Public Ghost Tour of the Haunted Hinsdale House

Haunted Hinsdale House Public Ghost Tour
Sun, 10/27/2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour on Sunday Oct 27th 2019.  You will get history and Stories from your guide Amy Perry Lane, as well as use of some ghost hunting equipment to see if we can connect with the other side. If you have your own ghost hunting equipment we highly recommend that you bring it.

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Granny's Boot Antiques Holiday Open House

front entryway photo by John Hartig Photography
Sat, 11/02/2019 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Are you looking for a good time that the whole family can enjoy? Do you want to be in a beautiful setting, with music, food and fun?

We have just the place for you!  Where: Situated on almost 4 acres in a rustic rural setting but minutes from major roadways, you will find all that and more at 10761 Miller Road (Old 219) Springville between Henrietta and Peters Rd.  

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10th Annual Great Pumpkin Shoot at Besecker & Coss Service 2019

Besecker and Coss 2019 Pumpkin Shoot
Sun, 11/03/2019 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Get your 3 person team together and get ready to launch those pumpkins!

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Holiday Valley Beer & Wine Festival 2019

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 7:00pm - Sat, 11/09/2019 - 7:30pm

The Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival is legendary for great beers, wines, spirits, and good times.

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Public Ghost Tour of the Haunted Hinsdale House

Haunted Hinsdale House Public Ghost Tour
Sun, 11/10/2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour on Sunday Nov 10th 2019.  You will get history and Stories from your guide Amy Perry Lane, as well as use of some ghost hunting equipment to see if we can connect with the other side. If you have your own ghost hunting equipment we highly recommend that you bring it.

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "The Humans"

Poster for OTW's The Humans
Thu, 11/21/2019 - 7:30pm - Sun, 11/24/2019 - 4:00pm

Olean Theatre Workshop presents "The Humans".  By Stephen Karam, the play is centered near Thanksgiving at the Blake family apartment in Manhattan. This one act play touches on current topics of illness, aging and financial issues. It received the Tony Award in 2016 for Best Play. Poignant and cutting, it is a play that many families can feel a kindred spirit.

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Winter Art Market at Seneca Iroquois National Museum

Winter Art Market poster
Sat, 11/23/2019 - 11:00am - Sun, 11/24/2019 - 5:00pm

The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum is hosting a Winter Art Market on Saturday, November 23rd from 11am-6pm and on Sunday, November 24th from noon-5pm.

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Christmas in Ellicottville 2019

Christmas in Ellicottville 2018
Fri, 11/29/2019 - 12:00pm - Sun, 12/01/2019 - 7:00pm
Walking in a Winter Wonderland... one of the best ways to describe the downtown of Ellicottville has been as something Norman
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GOACC's Santa Claus Lane Parade 2019

Kids on float
Fri, 11/29/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come join Santa and Mrs.

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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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Ellicottville's 2019 Christmas Stroll

Living Nativity
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 4:30pm - 7:00pm

Celebrate the Holiday Season with a Living Nativity, complete with a camel, all in the Village. The Ellicottville  A Christmas Stroll was created in 1987 by a group of citizens who wanted to organize such an event in the village.

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Breakfast with Santa at Sprague's Maple Farm

Sprague's Christmas Lights
Tue, 12/24/2019 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Enjoy a pancake breakfast with Santa on the morning of Christmas Eve.  Not just any pancakes--Sprague's Maple Farms' pancakes, smothered in their famous housemade maple syrup!

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5th Annual New Year’s Day Hike For Your Health at Pfeiffer Nature Center

First Day Hike 2020 at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Wed, 01/01/2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am

“When snow falls, nature listens.” Antoinette Van Kleeff.  Looking for a great way to enjoy nature and the benefits of some outdoor exercise?  Then join us on our 5th annual winter’s day hike at Pfeiffer Nature Center!

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Ellicottville's Winter Blues Weekend 2020

Musicians on stage
Fri, 01/17/2020 - 7:00pm - Sat, 01/18/2020 - 12:30pm

The  Village of Ellicottville heats up January 17-18 during Winter Blues Weekend.  Old Man Winter got you down? Ready to come out of hibernation to hear some great music? Ellicottville's many area venues and establishments will have some of the hottest blues musicians to help you climb out of that January funk.

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Holiday Valley's Your Turn Women's Ski Clinic

Skiers at Holiday Valley
Thu, 01/30/2020 - 8:00am - Fri, 01/31/2020 - 4:00pm

Holiday Valley Snowsports School is featuring the 7th annual "Your Turn" women's clinic on Thursday and Friday, January 30 and 31, 2020 led by Lisa Densmore Ballard, a widely acclaimed coach, instructor and ski racer and assisted by several of Holiday Valley's finest women instructors.

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Southern Tier Symphony's: Series II "Engage"

Southern Tier Symphony Logo
Sat, 02/01/2020 - 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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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "The Matchmaker"

The Matchmaker Poster by OTW
Thu, 02/06/2020 - 7:30pm - Sun, 02/09/2020 - 4:00pm

The New Year of 2020 brings to the stage “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder. The famous and beloved musical “Hello Dolly” was based on this play. It is about the matchmaker, Dolly Levi, who likes to arrange things. It will add some levity to the cold of winter.

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Mountain Ski Fest at Holiday Valley 2020

Holiday Valley's Mountain Ski Fest 2019
Fri, 02/07/2020 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Mountain Ski Fest is a day full of skiing, snowboarding, activities and camaraderie for skiers or riders (age 21+) on Friday February 7th, 2020 from 8AM – 5:00PM. Ski Fest includes ski and snowboard demo equipment from local shops, recreational racing, breakfast, lunch and beer and wine and tastings.

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Olean Community Theatre presents "High School Musical"

High School Musical Poster
Fri, 02/21/2020 - 7:30pm - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 4:00pm

Olean Community Theatre presents "High School Musical" in its 41st Season!  High School Musical is a story about two high school juniors from rival cliques - captain of the basketball team, and a shy transfer student who excels in mathematics and science.

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Ellicottville's Winter Music Jam

winter music jam logo
Fri, 02/21/2020 - 8:00pm - Sat, 02/22/2020 - 11:30pm

The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce another year of their music festival, Winter Music Jam. No other community can boast 16 musical acts in a four-block footprint in only two days.  If you’re here for winter sports or just looking for a great weekend of shopping, dining, and entertainment, Ellicottville is the place to be.

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Holiday Valley's Telestock Day 2020

Holiday Valley Lodge at Night
Fri, 02/28/2020 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

A day of peace, love and telemark skiing at the Yodeler champagne Sundeck. Free tele demos. Brought to you by the City Garage, Dom’s Butcher Block, 22 designs, Scarpa, Telemark Skier, Free Heel Life, Fly Low. Special lift ticket rates for participants.

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Holiday Valley's 2020 Penguin Paddle

Holiday Valley's Penguin Paddle 2018
Sat, 02/29/2020 - 8:30am - 4:00pm

The Penguin Paddle is an annual fundraiser for Holiday Valley's Lounsbury Adaptive Program on Saturday, February 29, 2020. It is a day filled with wonderful auction items, delicious food and lots of laughs as people slip inside a garbage bag and slide on their bellies "penguin style" down the bottom of Yodeler slope. Here's a schedule of events...

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Holiday Valley's Spring Pond Skimming Party 2020

Holiday Valley's Pond Skimming
Sat, 03/28/2020 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

The zaniest of all spring events, Pond Skimming on March 28th challenges skiers and snowboarders to try to skim across an ice water filled pond at the bottom of Yodeler. Some will make it all the way across, but many end up getting very wet (and cold!). Prizes are awarded for the best skimmer, the best costume, the best kid and of course the most spectacular splash.

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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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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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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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2020 Happy Half Marathon and 5k at Holiday Valley

Happy Half and 5k at Holiday Valley 2019
Sat, 05/09/2020 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Organized by the same folks who brought you the fall EVL Halloween Half, the annual spring Happy Half is a serious race, but full of fun surprises along the way. The 13.1 mile route will start at Holiday Valley, take you through the rolling terrain of Great Valley and finish at Holiday Valley. There's also a 5K distance and 1 mile Beer Run.

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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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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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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 Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

Gus Macker logo
Fri, 06/05/2020 - 8:30am - Sun, 06/07/2020 - 5:00pm

The one and only Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball, America's largest outdoor basketball tournament, will be held in Olean on their new dates of June 5th-7th

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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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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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GOACC's Santa Claus Lane Parade 2020

Kids on float
Fri, 11/27/2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come join Santa and Mrs.

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Party Goers & Socialites Places

Travel Guide

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Amish businesses are not open on Sundays

The Amish conduct business on Monday through Saturday. They do not conduct business on Sunday because that is their church services.

For more information on the Old Order Amish in New York please visit AmishTrail.com

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