Arts, Culture & History

Arts, Culture & History

Arts, Culture & History Events

Historic Chestnut Cabin Open House at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Historic Chestnut Cabin Open House at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sun, 07/15/2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Join us for our annual Chestnut Cabin open house.  The American Chestnut cabin, which is listed on the state and national register of historic places, is a very well preserved specimen of rustic style whose basic integrity has remained unchanged since its 1939/1940 construction.  The cabin is a true gem of the Lillibridge preserve and an indoor exploration is not to be missed!&nb

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Felt Ball Lesson for kids with Tri-County Arts Council

Felt Balls Camp with Tri-County Arts Council
Wed, 07/18/2018 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Learn how to make the very first tennis balls in this class with fiber artist Linda Georgian! You will make and take your felt balls home in just an hour! ​

Ages 4-7
July 18 / 10-11am
Cost $15

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Cardboard Weaving Lesson for kids with Tri-County Arts Council

Cardboard Weaving with Tri-County Arts Council
Wed, 07/18/2018 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Try your hand at cardboard weaving in this afternoon class. Linda will teach the basics of weaving on simple cardboard loom and you will take home your project that day!

Ages 7-11
July 18 / 11:30am-12:30pm
Cost $20

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"Rock the Park" at Allegany State Park with Sean Patrick McGraw

Sean Patrick McGraw at Rock the Park in Allegany State Park
Fri, 07/20/2018 - 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Picture the scene: a beautiful summer evening in Allegany State Park, great live music -and you are smack in the middle of it! It can all be yours to enjoy at Allegany State Park’s 7th annual Rock the Park!

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Marvin "Joe" Curry Veterans Pow Wow 2018

2018 Seneca Nation Pow Wow
Fri, 07/20/2018 - 6:00pm - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 10:00pm

A nationwide and international audience will once again convene in Salamanca for one of the most grand and enthusiastic celebrations of Native American culture.  This is North America's Biggest Smoke Dance Contest.  There will be other dance styles as well including Fancy, Grass, Traditional, and Jingle. 

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Wild about Nature with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Wild about Nature Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

If you joined us recently on a bird walk, you know firsthand the beauty of the Eshelman property.  Let us continue to explore Eshelman’s many natural treasures as we meander through the fields and woods with naturalist Barb Busack.  This guided stroll is bound to please all outdoor enthusiasts. 

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3rd Saturday Treks at Allegany State Park

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Get out of the house and come join in the fun as Allegany State Park continues its series of hikes called “3rd Saturday Treks.” As the name implies, these free, family-friendly hikes take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month all year long.

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2018 St. John's Festival

2018 St. John's Festival in Olean
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 11:30am - 11:00pm

Come be Italian for the day or two in Olean.  Enjoy Italian-American cuisine, food, and live music.  Kids games, games of chance, more food and more music!  Adding some "Polish" cuisine this year as well as pull tabs, gambling, dancing and more fun!!  Live music will have you entertained into the evening hours. 

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Saturday Activities at Griffis Sculpture Park

Griffis Sculpture Park Saturday activities schedule
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Aug 25 2018 .
Sat, 06/02/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 06/09/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 06/30/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 07/07/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 07/14/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 07/28/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 08/04/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 08/11/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 08/18/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 08/25/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

The Griffis Sculpture Park will host free outdoor activities every Saturday at noon starting in June.

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"Dog Days of Summer" at Allegany State Park

Dog Days of Summer at Allegany State Park
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

On Saturday July 21st from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm, come out and bring your four-legged furry friends to the Red House Picnic Area at Allegany State Park for the first annual Dog Days of Summer event!

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2018 Southern Tier Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert, hosted by MAJ Patrick Miller

Wounded Warrior Concert Allegany 2018
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 3:00pm - 10:00pm

The 2nd annual Southern Tier Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert will be held Saturday, July 21st 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 including Dylan Scott as the headliner, and

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2018 Taste of Olean/Art in the Park

2016 Taste
Sun, 07/22/2018 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

If the way to a person’s heart is through the stomach, then Olean is a destination visitors are sure to love the Taste of Olean on July 22nd. Time to loosen that belt a few notches, gather family and friends and head down to the 69th Annual Art in the Park and the 28th Annual Taste of Olean.

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Westchester Circus Arts Camp at The Quick Center of SBU

Circus Art Camp at Regina Quick Center at St. Bonaventure
Mon, 07/23/2018 - 8:30am - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 4:00pm

Run away and join the circus while being home by dinner time ‒ the Quick Center is proud to bring Westchester Circus Arts to St. Bonaventure University! Campers will spend their first day touring the museum creating renditions of colorful circus animals and performers based on works from our collection.

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Beginning Wheel Throwing Lesson for teens with Tri-County Arts Council

Beginner Throwing for teens with Tri-County Arts Council
Mon, 07/23/2018 - 12:00pm - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 3:00pm

Tara will teach you all the basics for throwing pottery on a wheel taking you froma lump of clay to a finished piece!  Basic studio skills will be covered including what tools are required, set up, clean up and glazing. Wow your friends and parents with your finished works! All supplies included.

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Story Time- Exporing Archaeology with Canticle Farm and the Allegheny Valley Project

Archaeological story time with Canticle Farm
Tue, 07/24/2018 - 3:45pm - 4:15pm

We will take a walk down behind the Market to the AVP archaeological dig site and read a story on archaeology.  The Allegheny Valley Project annual archeology dig is conducted by Olean native Dr. Steve Howard, who uses groups of volunteers to search for artifacts dated from as long ago as the Archaic Period, between 8,000 B.C.

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Summer at the Stone House: Renaissance Man of Randolph

2018 Summer at the Stone House
Thu, 07/26/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

In the next installment of the Summer at the Stone House series, James Huntington will give a talk on the life of his grandfather, Charles Huntington. Charles may be best known as the creator of the mound builder figures that have been a popular attraction at teh museum for many years, but that is only part of his contribution to local history.

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Ellicottville's 2018 Jazz and Blues Weekend

Ellicottville Jazz and Blues Weekend
Fri, 07/27/2018 - 5:00pm - Sun, 07/29/2018 - 1:00am

A Jazz and Blues Weekend in Ellicottville is a boutique experience.  Wander through the village and choose from a variety of Jazz and Blues performance areas ranging from restaurants, bars & nightclubs and street-side July 27-29, 2018.  Ellicottville has the shops and all the facilities you’d expect in an international class resort, the village is self-contained – all of the

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Intro to Stand Up Paddle Boarding with Adventure Bound on the Fly

Intro to Stand Up Paddleboard Classes Ellicottville
Sat, 07/28/2018 - 9:00am - 10:30am

Introduction to Stand Up Paddle Boarding.  Come join us for 90 minutes of fun and instruction. This class is designed for the first time SUP paddler but also can be a great class to improve your basic paddling and manuevering skills.

We will cover:
BASIC SUP STROKES:
Forward Stroke (aka J-stroke)
Reverse Stroke
Sweep Stroke
Reverse Sweep Stroke

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OnoFest 2018

Woman relaxing by the water at Onoville Marina during OnoFest
Sat, 07/28/2018 - 12:00pm - 9:30pm

Fun in the sun with live music, food/craft vendors, RVs and Boats on display, exhibits, activities and fireworks! It costs only $10 a car load- so bring a big vehicle and pack friends and family in!

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World Cultures Camp at The Quick Center of SBU

World Cultures Camp at Regina Quick Center at St. Bonaventure
Wed, 08/01/2018 - 8:30am - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 4:00pm

Travel the world experiencing different cultures using the artworks from the Quick Center collection as your guide. Participants will experience the food, music and art of different cultures making connections through language, history and science while undertaking art projects designed to promote exploration and inquiry.

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Executive Leadership Retreat with Adventure Bound on the Fly and Groove Fitness

Executive Leader Retreat in Ellicottville
Thu, 08/02/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

This leadership retreat will engage each leader in the development of their strengths. The Strengths Finder assessment will be used as the foundation.

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Story Time at Canticle Farm

Story Time at Canticle Farm August 2018
Fri, 08/03/2018 - 3:45pm - 4:15pm

Head over to Canticle Farm with your kids for Story Time on the Farm!  Kids can listen to a book read aloud, then they get to do a craft and sample some veggies!  This is free for parents and children.  Parents, you can pick up your fresh fruits and veggies while you're there! 

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Hinsdale Monsters & Mysteries Campout at the Hinsdale House

Campout at the Hinsdale House
Fri, 08/03/2018 - 6:00pm - Sun, 08/05/2018 - 10:00am

Join Para Expeditions and special guests Brian and Terrie Seech, Jami and Jenny King and Leah Dawn Madden for a weekend of high strangeness at the haun

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"Beauty and the Beast" at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater

Beauty and the Beast at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater
Fri, 08/03/2018 - 7:30pm - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 5:00pm

Join us, in our third production of the Cattaraugus County Living Arts Association's 2018 season!  Beauty and the Beast follows Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast in its castle.

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Gwë:de' Cultural Center opens in Salamanca

Gwë:de' Cultural Center opens in Salamanca
Sat, 08/04/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

For over 40 years the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum has showcased both permanent and temporary exhibits that introduce visitors to the culture and history of the Onöndowa’ga:’ and Hodinöhšyönih, including longhouse and clan animal exhibits.

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Art Camps with Tri-County Arts Council

Art Camp at the Tri-County Arts Council
Mon, 08/06/2018 - 9:00am - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 12:00pm

The Tri-County Arts Council periodically offers art camps for young children over summer vacation. These camps foster creativity and artistic self expression through fun and engaging classes. With targeted age ranges and small group sizes, your child will be ensured individualized attention in a safe and creative environment.

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Golf Tournament to benefit Gowanda's Historic Hollywood Theater

Gowanda's Historic Hollywood Theater's golf tournament
Mon, 08/06/2018 - 10:00am - 7:30pm

Tee off for the Gowanda Historic Hollywood Theater on Monday August 6th at the Gowanda Country Club!  That's right, the 6th annual golf tournament is here!  Proceeds will go towards the repair of the Wurlitzer organ and funding for an audio system and projection equipment.  The tournament is a 4 person scramble and cost is $100 per golfer. 

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Hawk Creek Wildlife Center at the Nannen Arboretum

Nannen Arboretum presents Hawk Creek Wildlife Center
Wed, 08/08/2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Talk on the Wildside presented by Hawk Creek Wildlife Center is coming to The Nannen Arboretum in Ellicottville.

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Olean's Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park Olean 2018
Thu, 08/09/2018 - 6:00pm - Sat, 08/11/2018 - 9:00pm

2018 marks the 12th year of Olean Theatre Workshop's presentation of Shakespeare's plays in an outdoor setting.  In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, residents of Athens mix with fairies from a local forest, with comic results. In the city, Theseus, Duke of Athens, is to marry Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons.

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Summer at the Stone House: Traditional Folk Music of NY Volume II

2018 Summer at the Stone House
Thu, 08/09/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues with a program of local and regional folk music performed by Buffalo-based musician Dave Ruch.

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Intro to Stand Up Paddle Boarding with Adventure Bound on the Fly

Intro to Stand Up Paddleboard Classes Ellicottville
Sat, 08/11/2018 - 9:00am - 10:30am

Introduction to Stand Up Paddle Boarding.  Come join us for 90 minutes of fun and instruction. This class is designed for the first time SUP paddler but also can be a great class to improve your basic paddling and manuevering skills.

We will cover:
BASIC SUP STROKES:
Forward Stroke (aka J-stroke)
Reverse Stroke
Sweep Stroke
Reverse Sweep Stroke

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The Wildwood Sanitarium's Holistic Expo

Holistic Expo and Psychic Fair at Wildwood Sanitarium
Sat, 08/11/2018 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

Wildwood Sanitarium is having a Holistics Expo!  Join them in welcoming local psychic mediums, healers, vendors, crafts and even baked goods at the Wildwood Sanitarium!  The Wildwood Sanitarium was officially opened in 1906 as a Sanitarium and Bath House.  It was a holistic healing center and the only one of its kind in NYS at the time it opened.

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Meet the Artist at the Miner's Cabin in Franklinville

Bernadette Keleher at the Miner's Cabin in Franklinville
Sat, 08/11/2018 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Local artist, Bernadette Keleher, will be on hand to show some of her work and talk with guests, at the Miner's Cabin on August 11th from 1pm-4pm.  Bernadette specializes in watercolors, and botanical paintings.  She has taught plein air (outdoor) drawing through the Adirondacks Art Center, and botanical painting through the Springville Art Center.  Come see her works and tour th

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Rally in the Valley 2018 - Cancelled for 2018

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 4:00pm - Sun, 08/19/2018 - 7:00pm

Please see the Facebook post in regards to the Rally in The Valley being on hold for 2018:
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Rally in the Valley will not be happening in
2018.
Sponsorships and participation levels have dropped significantly over the last few years. The

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Ghost Hunting Tour with Ed and Louise at the Hinsdale House

Ed and Louise Ghost Hunt at the Hinsdale House
Fri, 08/17/2018 - 8:30pm - 11:59pm

Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour on Friday August 17th from 8:30pm to 12:30am.

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Intro to Stand Up Paddle Boarding with Adventure Bound on the Fly

Intro to Stand Up Paddleboard Classes Ellicottville
Sat, 08/18/2018 - 9:00am - 10:30am

Introduction to Stand Up Paddle Boarding.  Come join us for 90 minutes of fun and instruction. This class is designed for the first time SUP paddler but also can be a great class to improve your basic paddling and manuevering skills.

We will cover:
BASIC SUP STROKES:
Forward Stroke (aka J-stroke)
Reverse Stroke
Sweep Stroke
Reverse Sweep Stroke

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Country Gatherings Festival

front entryway photo by John Hartig Photography
Sat, 08/18/2018 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

A unique family event held many times a year on the property of Granny's Boot Antiques home of Grevpode Gallery.

This August 18th Outdoor Themed festival will have garden exhibits, outdoor demonstrations and artisans.

Live Musical Performances

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Annual Summer Festival at Griffis Sculpture Park

2018 Summer Music Festival at Griffis Sculpture Park
Sun, 08/19/2018 - 2:00pm - 7:00pm

Celebrate a day of creativity at the annual Griffis Sculpture Park Summer Festival!  Enjoy the sculptures, listen to music, watch the performances and chow down on some good food!  The headlining band will be Driftwood!  Driftwood is from Binghamton, NY.

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Summer at the Stone House: Music of the World Wars

2018 Summer at the Stone House
Thu, 08/23/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Cattaraugus County Museum's Summer at the Stone House event series will wrap up is schedule of programming for 2018 with a performance by crowd favorite Allen Hopkins. Hopkins, a Rochester-bsed musician, has been a part of our series for many years now and always gives a fantastic program.

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Tri-County Arts Council's Splatter and Spirits with artist Samila Sosic

Splatters and Spirits with the Tri-County Arts Council
Fri, 08/24/2018 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join artist Samila Sosic for the Arts Council's paint nights of 2018! She will take you from your first dip of the brush to the finishing touches in creating your very own masterpiece. Bring a group of friends to complete this fun evening of social creativity. All painting supplies will be provided!

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Toby Keith & Trace Adkins at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

Toby Keith and Trace Adkins at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Fri, 08/24/2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Summer at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino just got a whole lot hotter, with the announcement of two more incredible outdoor concerts: County superstar Toby Keith brings his “Should’ve Been A Cowboy Tour XXV presented by Ford F-Series” with special guest Trace Adkins on Friday, August 24th at

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Town of Little Valley Bicentennial

Town of Little Valley Bicentennial 2018
Sat, 08/25/2018 - 12:00pm - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 4:00pm

A BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION is being planned to celebrate the Town of Little Valley's 200th Birthday!  The celebration begins on August 25, 2018 and continue into the 26th with a parade and closing ceremony!  Craft (prefer actual handmade) and food vendors will be located in the Park. 

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Papa Doo Run Run performs at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

Papa Do Run Run at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 08/25/2018 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Direct from the beaches of California, Papa Doo Run Run has been performing and recording continuously since 1965 – and now they’re coming this August to Seneca Allegany for an unforgettable show on the outdoor stage.

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Great Valley Creek Clean- Up with Adventure Bound on the Fly

Great Valley Creek Clean Up
Sun, 08/26/2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

ADVENTURE BOUND would like to collaborate with local volunteers to host a Clean-Up through the Great Valley Creek, between The Quackenbush Bridge to the HV Pond on Sugartown Rd.

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2018 Cadiz Heritage Day

2017 Cadiz Heritage Day
Sat, 09/08/2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Have some old-fashioned fun on Cadiz Heritage Day to be held at the Howe-Prescott House with cultural demonstrations and food!

Watch apple cider being pressed, a blacksmith making tools, and butter churning. Learn about quilting, crop harvesting and more skills necessary in the 1800s.  There will also be historical items on display; like antique engines and so much more! 

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Ellicottville's 2018 Rock 'n Roll Weekend

Ellicottville Rock 'n Roll Weekend
Fri, 09/14/2018 - 2:00pm - Sun, 09/16/2018 - 10:00pm

Don’t miss this fun-filled Rock N Roll Weekend, presented by Northtown Auto that kicks off Friday,

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Artisan Fall Market at Grevpode Gallery

Granny's Boot Antiques
Sat, 09/15/2018 (All day)

Celebrate the season with Deb and staff at Granny's Boot Antiques for the Fall Artisan Festival.

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Pfeiffer Nature Center's 4 Season Photo Contest

Female Chestnust Sided Warbler by Jennifer Miller
Sat, 09/22/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Pfeiffer Nature Center is pleased to announce our photography contest and show!  There are four categories for entries:  Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer!  This contest is open to all ages.

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Charlie Pride performs at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

Charley Pride at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 09/22/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

With 52 top ten hits and tens of millions of albums sold worldwide, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Charley Pride continues to be one of country music’s greatest stars. This September, he’s coming to the Seneca Allegany Events Center for an unforgettable evening of music.

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"My Mothers Italian, My Fathers Jewish, and I Am Still in Therapy" at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

My Mothers Jewish at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Tue, 09/25/2018 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Still in Therapy! The next session of laughs - In this hysterical prequel, we go back with Steve from his baby years with his twin sister right up to the present.

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Ghost Hunter University Filming at The Wildwood Sanitarium's Holistic Expo

Ghost Hunter University live filming at Wildwood Sanitarium
Sat, 09/29/2018 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Come join Psychic Medium's Chris Moon, Paulette "Mamma Moon" and Dee Garcia Moon for Ghost Hunter University at the very haunted Wildwood Sanitarium! The evening will begin with a paranormal presentation by the Moons where actual evidence of the supernatural will be seen and heard.

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Ellicottville's 2018 Fall Festival

Ellicottville's Fall Festival
Sat, 10/06/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 10/07/2018 - 5:00pm

On October 6th and 7th, 2018, come to Ellicottville’s Fall Festival; the oldest and largest, takes place when the foliage of the surrounding hills are ablaze with color!  Tens of thousands of festival goers make for a lively weekend of unique foods, fine art, and an arts and craft show, carnival rides, live entertainment and much more.

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2018 Pfeiffer Fall Festival

Pfeiffer Nature Center's Fall Fest
Sat, 10/06/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Delight in an afternoon of nature with your children or grandchildren at the Lillibridge preserve while engaging in many fun fall activities.  Enjoy cider and doughnuts, “train” rides, pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, and trick or treating along the interpretive trail.  Costumes are encouraged to add to the fun! 

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Christmas in the Park at Allegany State Park

Christmas at Allegany State Park
Sat, 12/01/2018 - 1:00pm - 5:30pm

Celebrate Christmas in Allegany State Park!  The holidays are fast approaching and there's no better way to get into the holiday spirit than by spending some time in Allegany State Park!

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Holiday Valley's 2018/2019 New Years Eve Celebration and Torchlight Parade

Torchlight parade at Holiday Valley
Mon, 12/31/2018 - 9:00pm - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 1:00am

Join in the fun from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM on December 31 with a family friendly event on the Holiday Valley Lodge main floor, and an adult party in the T-Bar on the top floor. The Lodge is the perfect location to view the torchlight parade on Cindy's Run at 11:15 and the fireworks at 11:45 with the Grand Finale at midnight!

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Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2018It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

City on Tribal Territory

Salamanca, NY is the only city in America that is almost totally located on Tribal Territory.

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