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The Good Climb at HoliMont 2022

The Good Climb
Sat, 08/06/2022 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

Are you ready for the Ultimate Challenge? Are you ready to push yourself to new heights? The Good Climb is a five-hour endurance challenge for athletes of all ages and abilities, who want to get out of their comfort zones and truly discover the best version of themselves.

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Mars Mania Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center 2022

Poster
Mon, 08/08/2022 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Mars Mania camp will introduce your 1st grader (completed grade) to the planet MARS!  In one day, campers will learn all about the Red Planet.  Everything from creating Mars sand, visiting Olympus Mons, creating their own alien, building a miniature Mars colony, and learning with Sparki the Coding Rover will be covered in fun, hands-on activities! 

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The Science of Color and Light Camp at the Challenger Learning Center 2022

Poster
Tue, 08/09/2022 - 9:00am - Thu, 08/11/2022 - 3:00pm

The Science of Color and Light camp will introduce your 2nd or 3rd grader (completed grades) to the wonders of color and light that is all around them. Each activity will show color in our world and how we see it and even use color. The science of color is explained in fun, hands-on activities.

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Olean Music in the Park Series 2022

Pavilion
Repeats every week until Fri Sep 02 2022 .
Thu, 05/26/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 06/02/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 06/09/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 06/16/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 06/23/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 06/30/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 07/07/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 07/14/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 07/21/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 07/28/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 08/04/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 08/11/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 08/18/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 08/25/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu, 09/01/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The City of Olean Music Series is back!

Starting May 26th, concerts will run from 6:30pm - 8:30pm every Thursday at Olean's Lincoln Park, with four Saturdays and a Monday being added to the list too.

• May 28, Saturday, Twin Tiers Community Band (Variety)

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2022 Cattaraugus County Sportsman Rendezvous

2019 Sportsmen's Rendezvous at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds
Fri, 08/12/2022 - 10:00am - Sun, 08/14/2022 - 3:00pm

Celebrating over 40 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.

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Triple D Rodeo - Bulls & Barrels

Rodeo
Fri, 08/19/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:30pm

Triple D Rodeo, the newest Rodeo in Cattaraugus County should be your next stop! They host their "Bulls & Barrels" events every 3rd Friday of each month.

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Olean Music in the Park Series 2022

Pavilion
Sat, 08/20/2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The City of Olean Music Series is back!

Starting May 26th, concerts will run from 6:30pm - 8:30pm every Thursday at Olean's Lincoln Park, with four Saturdays and a Monday being added to the list too.

• May 26, Freddy and The Jets (Oldies)

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2022 Summer Festival at Griffis Sculpture Park

Previous Annual Festival At Griffis Sculpture Park
Sun, 08/21/2022 - 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Griffis Sculpture Park will host their 9th annual summer festival on Sunday, August 21, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. It’s a day filled with music, creativity, exploration and much more.

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Tame the Tuna Regatta

Kayakers paddling on the Tuna Creek during the 2021 Tame the Tuna
Sat, 08/27/2022 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

Paddle 5.5 miles down the Tunungwant Creek during the "Tame the Tuna: 2.0 Regatta"

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Night Lights at Griffis Sculpture Park 2022

Night Lights 2019 at Griffis Sculpture Park
Fri, 09/09/2022 - 7:00pm - Sat, 09/10/2022 - 10:00pm

Griffis Sculpture Park will be illuminated with colorful and theatrical lighting when “NIGHT LIGHTS at Griffis Sculpture Park” returns on September 9th.  NIGHT LIGHTS will be open 25 nights for guests to walk some of the park’s trails to experience the interaction between lights, nature and art.  

NIGHT LIGHTS will open from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The dates NIGHT LIGHTS will be open:

  • September 9 & 10
  • September 15 - 17
  • September 22 - 24
  • September 29 - October 1
  • October 6 - 9 
  • October 13 - 15

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Allegheny River Running Fest 2022

Allegheny River Trail Views
Sat, 09/10/2022 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Join the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, September 10th, 2022 for the Allegheny River Running Fest in Olean, NY. The Allegheny River Running Fest features two races: a 10K and Half Marathon. Both will start and finish at War Veterans Park in Olean.

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Night Lights at Griffis Sculpture Park 2022

Night Lights 2019 at Griffis Sculpture Park
Repeats every week every Thursday and every Friday and every Saturday until Sat Oct 15 2022 .
Thu, 09/15/2022 - 7:00pm - Sat, 09/17/2022 - 10:00pm
Fri, 09/16/2022 - 7:00pm - Sun, 09/18/2022 - 10:00pm
Sat, 09/17/2022 - 7:00pm - Mon, 09/19/2022 - 10:00pm
Thu, 09/22/2022 - 7:00pm - Sat, 09/24/2022 - 10:00pm
Fri, 09/23/2022 - 7:00pm - Sun, 09/25/2022 - 10:00pm
Sat, 09/24/2022 - 7:00pm - Mon, 09/26/2022 - 10:00pm
Thu, 09/29/2022 - 7:00pm - Sat, 10/01/2022 - 10:00pm
Fri, 09/30/2022 - 7:00pm - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 10:00pm
Sat, 10/01/2022 - 7:00pm - Mon, 10/03/2022 - 10:00pm
Thu, 10/06/2022 - 7:00pm - Sat, 10/08/2022 - 10:00pm
Fri, 10/07/2022 - 7:00pm - Sun, 10/09/2022 - 10:00pm
Sat, 10/08/2022 - 7:00pm - Mon, 10/10/2022 - 10:00pm
Thu, 10/13/2022 - 7:00pm - Sat, 10/15/2022 - 10:00pm
Fri, 10/14/2022 - 7:00pm - Sun, 10/16/2022 - 10:00pm
Sat, 10/15/2022 - 7:00pm - Mon, 10/17/2022 - 10:00pm

Griffis Sculpture Park will be illuminated with colorful and theatrical lighting when “NIGHT LIGHTS at Griffis Sculpture Park” returns on September 9th.  NIGHT LIGHTS will be open 25 nights for guests to walk some of the park’s trails to experience the interaction between lights, nature and art.  

NIGHT LIGHTS will open from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The dates NIGHT LIGHTS will be open:

  • September 9 & 10
  • September 15 - 17
  • September 22 - 24
  • September 29 - October 1
  • October 6 - 9 
  • October 13 - 15

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Triple D Rodeo - Bulls & Barrels

Rodeo
Fri, 09/16/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:30pm

Triple D Rodeo, the newest Rodeo in Cattaraugus County should be your next stop! They host their "Bulls & Barrels" events every 3rd Friday of each month.

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Knapp Creek VFD ATV Dice Run 2022

Knapp Creek Volunteer Fire Dept Annual ATV Dice Run
Sat, 09/17/2022 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

It's time for the Annual ATV Dice Run held at the Knapp Creek Fire department in Knapp Creek, NY!  Register and ride from 9am-1pm on Saturday, September 17th. HELMET AND GOGGLES REQUIRED FOR ALL DRIVERS AND PASSENGERS.

Chicken BBQ and other items will be available for purchase at the firehall.

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Fall Craft & Vendor Show

Vendors set up at a craft show
Sat, 09/17/2022 - 10:00am - Sun, 09/18/2022 - 3:00pm

Join in for a two day craft show! There will be over 30 different vendors to shop from, where you can find a little bit of everything. It is always a great time to attend a craft and vendor show!

There will be Vendors, Chinese Auction, and a money board.

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Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival 2022

2019 Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival
Fri, 09/23/2022 - 2:00pm - Sun, 09/25/2022 - 5:00pm

On behalf of Mike Riorden, Ryan Powell (Rhino Lacrosse) and the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce we are hopeful for Ellicottville Lacrosse in 2022, although it may look different. Stay tuned for more information!

Fun filled weekend of lacrosse!

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Free Fishing Day in NY!

Man teaching child to fish
Sat, 09/24/2022 (All day)

The NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation is hosting a FREE fishing day on September 24th. There’s no fishing license required on those days for the fresh or marine waters of New York State, making it the opportune time for people of all ages to learn and enjoy the day.

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Amish Country Running Festival 2022

Amish Country
Sat, 09/24/2022 - 8:00am - 10:00am

1 mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon set in the peaceful, rolling hills of Amish County in Randolph, NY.

Did we mention that this course is hilly??  Train for the hills.  The course is on paved roads the entire way.  No cut off times!

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Night Lights at Griffis Sculpture Park 2022

Night Lights 2019 at Griffis Sculpture Park
Repeats every week every Thursday and every Friday and every Saturday until Sat Oct 15 2022 .
Sun, 10/09/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu, 10/13/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Fri, 10/14/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Sat, 10/15/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Griffis Sculpture Park will be illuminated with colorful and theatrical lighting when “NIGHT LIGHTS at Griffis Sculpture Park” returns on September 9th.  NIGHT LIGHTS will be open 25 nights for guests to walk some of the park’s trails to experience the interaction between lights, nature and art.  

NIGHT LIGHTS will open from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The dates NIGHT LIGHTS will be open:

  • September 9 & 10
  • September 15 - 17
  • September 22 - 24
  • September 29 - October 1
  • October 6 - 9 
  • October 13 - 15

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Gowanda's Trout Fishing Derby 2022

Man fly fishing in the creek
Sat, 10/15/2022 - 7:00am - 6:00pm

Gowanda's Fire Department is hosting a Trout Fishing Derby October 15-16, 2022! 

  • Saturday, October 15- 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday, October 16- 7:00am-4:00pm

Fishing will take place within the Village of Gowanda boundaries of the Cattaragus Creek. 

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Gowanda's Trout Fishing Derby 2022

Man fly fishing in the creek
Sun, 10/16/2022 - 7:00am - 4:00pm

Gowanda's Fire Department is hosting a Trout Fishing Derby October 15-16, 2022! 

  • Saturday, October 15- 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday, October 16- 7:00am-4:00pm

Fishing will take place within the Village of Gowanda boundaries of the Cattaragus Creek. 

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Triple D Rodeo - Bulls & Barrels

Rodeo
Fri, 10/21/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:30pm

Triple D Rodeo, the newest Rodeo in Cattaraugus County should be your next stop! They host their "Bulls & Barrels" events every 3rd Friday of each month.

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Halloween Half Marathon and 5k at Holiday Valley 2022

Sat, 10/22/2022 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

The EVL Halloween Half will be a fun filled Halloween-themed event on Saturday October 22, 2022. The event will feature a Half Marathon, 5k, and a Half Marathon Relay. We encourage runners of all abilities to join us!

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2022 Little Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Fall Sportsmen's Show

Fall Sportsmen's Show in Little Valley
Sat, 11/05/2022 - 9:00am - Sun, 11/06/2022 - 3:00pm

Buy, Sell, Trade, and Browse 150 tables of merchandise including sporting goods, firearms, accessories, fishing equipment and game calls. This is THE place to be for fishermen, hunters, collectors and trappers.

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Free Fishing Day in NY!

Man teaching child to fish
Fri, 11/11/2022 (All day)

The NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation is hosting a FREE fishing day on November 11th. There’s no fishing license required on those days for the fresh or marine waters of New York State, making it the opportune time for people of all ages to learn and enjoy the day.

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Holiday Craft & Vendor Show

Vendors set up at a craft show
Sat, 11/12/2022 - 10:00am - Sun, 11/13/2022 - 3:00pm

Join in for a two day craft show to get into the Christmas Spirit! There will be over 30 different vendors to shop from, where you can find a little bit of everything. It is always a great time to attend a craft and vendor show!

There will be Vendors, Chinese Auction, and a money board.

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Travel Guide

2022 Guide Cover

It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County.

Request the Enchanted Mountains guide to be snail mailed to you for FREE!

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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