Rediscover Gowanda

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Event Date(s): Fri, 05/19/2017 - 5:00pm - Sun, 05/21/2017 - 5:00pm
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Rediscover Gowanda 2017

Come celebrate Memorial weekend with us!  A weekend long event with sidewalk sales, a carnival and TRAIN RIDES!  Fireworks can be enjoyed Saturday night. 

Friday May 19th
8AM-2PM: Indoor yard and plant sale at St. Joe's
9AM: Kiwanis geranium & hanging basket sale at Community Bank (until sold out)
9AM: Side walk Sales most businesses to stay open until 8pm
10AM-4:30PM: Gowanda Library Herb & Bake Sale
4PM-9PM: Carnival
7PM: "Navajo Code Talkers" movie at The Hollywood Theater (Free plus Motorcycle & August Concert Raffle out front also)

Saturday May 20th
8AM-2PM: Indoor yard and plant sale at St. Joe's
9AM: Side walk Sales most business to stay open until 5pm
10AM-3PM: Gowanda Library Herb & Bake Sale
10AM: Gowanda Love Inc Bake Sale
11:30AM: Drive thru Chicken BBQ at St. Joes

12PM to 9PM:  Carnival
NY & LE Railroad train rides at 1 PM and 3:30 PM:  Military themed train trips to the Village of South Daytons restored depot will feature Civil War reenactors onboard the trains to entertain and educate passengers.  Each round trip will be 2.5 hours.  Advanced ticket purchasing is recommended and can be done until May 18th at  Any available remaining tickets will be able to be purchased one hour prior to each trip at the Gowanda Train Station (50 Commercial St.).
Cost (coach seating) is $18 for adults, $12 for ages 3-11, ages 2 and under free on the lap of a ticket holder.  First Class seating in the Daniel Webster Dining Car is $20 adults, $15 ages 3-11, with a snack pack and beverage included. 

1 PM: "Last Letters Home" movie at The Hollywood Theater (Free plus Motorcycle & August Concert Raffle out front also)
3PM:  "Inside the Green Berets" Movie at The Hollywood Theater (Free)
4:30-8:30PM: Commuity Jam Session at Chang Hu Park with Wine Tasting starting at 6PM
5PM: Meat Raffle at Gowanda Moose
AFTER DARK: Fireworks! 

Sunday May 21st
8AM-11AM: Class of 2019 Pancake Breakfast at Gowanda Legion
10AM: Registration for 18th Annual Crouse 5k Challenge, race starts at Noon.  Call Jen Gernatt at 716-860-8782.
12 PM-5PM: Carnival
12:30PM: Bike Blessing at Gowanda Assembly of God (lunch prior to at 11:45AM)

Stop down and Rediscover why Gowanda has so much to offer!  Sponsored by Gernatt Asphalt, Seneca Nation Council, The Gowanda Press, Cattaraugus County Bank, Designer Pools, J & J Outfitters, Johnson Plumbing, Tim Hortons, Community Bank.  For questions, please call Janet Vogtli at 716-982-1170. 

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This event will be held at:

Main St.
Gowanda, NY 14070
United States
42° 27' 48.114" N, 78° 56' 5.352" W
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