Arts, Culture & History

Arts, Culture & History

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Tri County Arts Council: Children's Class - Mobile Birds

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Tri-County Arts Council - Events

Migrate on over to the Tri-County Arts Council and celebrate Spring! The birds are returning so let’s get in the spirit and make your own flapping bird mobile!

Instructor: Jen Wolbert
Date: May 12th (Thursday)
Time: 3:30-5:30
Cost: $20 Members & Non-Members
Age: 5-9

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Bradley's 1st Annual Car Show 2022

Car Show
Sat, 05/21/2022 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Bradleys Auto Detailing is hosting their first annual car show in Cattaraugus!

Bring your hot rods, clunkers, ray rods, & motorcycles! Best of show is $500 CASH! Trophies for best of class!

$30 to register cars, free for spectators!

There will be live music, food, vendors, and drinks!

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Tri County Arts Council: Cabochon Jewelry

Sat, 05/21/2022 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Tri-County Arts Council - Events

Cabochon jewelry is usually a gemstone that has been shaped and polished instead of faceted. Cabochon was the default method of preparing gemstones before cutting was developed. You can find ceramic porcelain or wood. We will be attaching our cabochon to a jewelry bezel. This is a great class for kids as well as adults.

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The Highway Men Live at The Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino

The Highway Men
Sat, 05/21/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

The Highwaymen Live is a musical tribute to perhaps the greatest super group in Country Music history.

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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 26, Freddy and The Jets (Oldies)

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2022 Amish Relief Auction

Amish Made Quilts
Sat, 05/28/2022 - 9:30am - 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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Tri County Arts Council: Drawing

Sat, 05/28/2022 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Tri-County Arts Council - Events

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Olean Music in the Park Series 2022

Pavilion
Sat, 05/28/2022 - 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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Tri County Arts Council: Tatting

Sat, 06/04/2022 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Tri-County Arts Council - Events

Tatting is a type of vintage lacework that uses a basic double knot that is repeated over and over again, done with a tatting shuttle. Come find out how to make lace edgings, snowflakes, and more. If you enjoy crochet, knitting, embroidery, and sewing, then there’s a good chance that you’ll enjoy tatting.

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Summer at the Stone House: Dave Ruch

2020 Summer at the Stone House Dave Ruch
Thu, 06/09/2022 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series kicks off the 2022 season on June 9thDavid Ruch, musician and performer, will be presenting on the "Music of the War of 1812." He is known for using music to t

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St. Mary of the Angels Basilica Fest

Basilica Fest Flyer
Fri, 06/10/2022 - 12:00pm - Sun, 06/12/2022 - 6:00pm

Enjoy a good old-fashioned church festival at the St. Mary of the Angels Basilica Fest in Olean, NY!  Three big days of Faith + Family + Fun!  They've been doing it for 50 years and can’t stop!  Come enjoy the drive to the scenic Enchanted Mountains where food, games, music and fun await you! 

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Craft & Vendor Show

Vendors set up at a craft show
Sat, 06/11/2022 - 10:00am - Sun, 06/12/2022 - 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, money board and a big ticket summer raffle.

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Heritage Day at the Onöhsagwë: De’ Cultural Center 2022

Heritage Day 2018
Sat, 06/11/2022 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

The SINM is happy to announce their annual Heritage Day festival. The event is free and open to the public. 

Smoke dance competitions, artisan market, food, and more!!

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Tri County Arts Council: Stain Glass Soldering

Thu, 06/16/2022 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Tri-County Arts Council - Events

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Public Ghost Hunt at The Wildwood Sanitarium

Wildwood Sanitarium Ghost Hunt Salamanca NY
Fri, 06/17/2022 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Wildwood Sanitarium Presents this exclusive Ghost Hunt on May 6th 2022 @ 7pm, and it will run until around 11pm.

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Family Day at The Cattaraugus County Museum

WNY Fiddle Kids
Sat, 06/18/2022 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

The Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library is excited to announce, "Family Day at the Museum" will take place on Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 10am-2pm. Part of New York State's "Path Through History" weekend, this event will be fun for kids of all ages and their families.

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Randolph's 48th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival 2022

Arts and Crafts Festival 2016
Sat, 06/18/2022 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Being held on Main Street in Randolph, the 48th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival is taking place rain or shine on Saturday, June 18th!  The day is filled with entertainment, food and shopping! Selling hand made arts and crafts! 

Randolph prides itself on the many talented crafters and artisans who display their handmade wares every year.

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Olean Music in the Park Series 2022

Pavilion
Sat, 06/18/2022 - 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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Summer at the Stone House: Jim Kimball

2019 Summer at the Stone House Jim Kimball
Thu, 06/23/2022 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on June 23rd!  Jim Kimball, lecturer of music at SUNY Geneseo and director of the Geneseo String Band, will present "International Folkways of WNY Traditional Music."

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Seneca Allegany Events Center presents Rick Springfield

Rick Springfield
Sat, 06/25/2022 - 8:00pm

The electrifying voice of Rick Springfield has been rocking us for decades.

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Ellicottville's Summer Music Festival 2022

Ellicottville Summer Music Festival 2019
Fri, 07/01/2022 - 3:00pm - Sun, 07/03/2022 - 11:00pm

The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce, which produces the three-day music event, has finalized a banger lineup for this year’s slope side concerts at Holiday Valley.

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Olean Music in the Park Series 2022

Pavilion
Mon, 07/04/2022 - 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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Summer at the Stone House: Linda Hunter

Summer at the Stone House 2020 Linda Hunter
Thu, 07/14/2022 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on July 14th with "100 Years of Redwork."  Linda Hunter, quilting instructor, lecturer, consultant, and appraiser, will be giving the presentation

All Summer at the Stone House events are free and open to the public.  They start at 7pm and typically last an hour. 

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St. John's Festival

Festa Italiana (Italian Festival) in Olean over the flag of Italy
Sat, 07/16/2022 - 12:00pm - 10:00pm

Come be Italian for the day at the Italian Festival in Olean.  Enjoy Italian-American cuisine, food, and live music.  Kids games, games of chance, more food and more music!  

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Marvin "Joe" Curry Veterans Pow Wow 2022

Native American honoring culture at Salamanca Powwow
Sat, 07/16/2022 - 6:00pm - Sun, 07/17/2022 - 10:00pm

The Marvin “Joe” Curry Veterans PowWow is returning to the new and improved Veteran’s Park. The PowWow showcases Native American dances from across Indian Country while focusing on the Smoke Dance of the Iroquois and honoring Native American Veterans.  This PowWow weekend event is a perfect opportunity to experience the beauty of the First Nations through song, dance, art and traditional foods. The 2022 Seneca Veterans PowWow will be held July 16-17, 2022 at Veteran’s Park 526 Broad St.
 

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Olean Music in the Park Series 2022

Pavilion
Sat, 07/16/2022 - 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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Opry comes to the Hollywood

Inside of the Hollywood Theater
Sat, 07/23/2022 - 6:45pm - 9:00pm

"Opry comes to the Hollywood" to be held on July 23rd at Gowanda's Historic Hollywood Theater. There will be performers honoring names like: Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, and Johnny Cash.

In addition, there will be an instructor there to do a line dancing class prior to the show! What a wonderful way to have some fun and get the audience warmed up.

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2022 Taste of Olean

2016 Taste
Sun, 07/24/2022 - 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 will be held on July 24th. Time to loosen that belt a few notches, gather family and friends and head down to the 32nd Annual Taste of Olean.

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Musical Tribute to Buddy Holly at The Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino 2022

Buddy-Holly
Tue, 07/26/2022 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Made up of cast members from the national tour of the hit musical, BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY  THAT’LL BE THE DAY gives a fresh take on the catalog of Buddy Holly & The Crickets, featuring all of the band’s hits such as “That’ll Be the Day”, “Peggy Sue”, “Maybe Baby”, “Rave On”, and “Everyday” to name a few.

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Summer at the Stone House: Amanda Limpert

Cattaraugus County Museum
Thu, 07/28/2022 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on July 28th with Amanda Limpert! She will be doing a presentation on the "Haunted Western New York, Vol. 2."

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Public Ghost Hunt at The Wildwood Sanitarium

Wildwood Sanitarium Ghost Hunt Salamanca NY
Fri, 07/29/2022 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Wildwood Sanitarium Presents this exclusive Ghost Hunt on May 6th 2022 @ 7pm, and it will run until around 11pm.

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Ellicottville's 2022 Jazz and Blues Weekend

Fri, 07/29/2022 - 8:00pm - Sun, 07/31/2022 - 5:00pm

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.

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Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino presents Ron White

Ron White at Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 07/30/2022 - 8:00pm

Ron White is a comedy legend who rose to fame as part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Known as the scotch drinking, cigar smoking funnyman, White has built a career by telling brutally honest stories brimming with punch lines and bursting with laughs.

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"The Hunchback of Notre Dame" at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater 2022

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Fri, 08/05/2022 - 6:30pm - Sun, 08/07/2022 - 1:00pm

The Ray Evans Seneca Theater and the Cattaraugus County Living Arts Association's heats up this summer with “The Hunchback of Notre Dame“!  

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Summer at the Stone House: Allen Hopkins

2020 Summer at the Stone House Allen Hopkins
Thu, 08/11/2022 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on August 11th!  Allen Hopkins, musician, will be presenting "Outlaws and Rebels." He plays American traditional, Celtic instrumental, a bit of Yiddish, blues, bluegrass, old timey, and contemporary.

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"The Hunchback of Notre Dame" at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater 2022

The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Fri, 08/12/2022 - 6:30pm - Sun, 08/14/2022 - 1:00pm

The Ray Evans Seneca Theater and the Cattaraugus County Living Arts Association's heats up this summer with “The Hunchback of Notre Dame“!  

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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 22, 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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Summer at the Stone House: Jeanette Sheliga

Cattaraugus County Museum
Thu, 08/25/2022 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on August 25th with Jeanette Sheliga! She will be doing a presentation on "Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Genealogy."

All Summer at the Stone House events are free and open to the public. They start at 7pm and typically last an hour. 

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2022 Ellicottville's Rock 'N Roll Weekend

Part of the Oldies Festival
Fri, 09/16/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 09/18/2022 - 5:00pm

This is Ellicottville locals’ favorite event. Over 15 regional bands will perform throughout our legendary bars and restaurants, all free of charge. Saturday you can expect a live performance on Monroe St. from 1PM – 4PM at the Winery of Ellicottville main stage.

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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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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, money board and a big ticket summer raffle.

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Wine Tasting Train Ride 2022

NYLE Trail in Gowanda NY
Sat, 09/24/2022 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Take a fun filled 2 hour round trip, that departs at 5:00pm from our Gowanda Depot and travels through the fall leaves, meadows and valleys to South Dayton. 

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Ellicottville's Fall Festival 2022

Ellicottville's Fall Festival 2019
Sat, 10/08/2022 - 8:00am - Sun, 10/09/2022 - 5:00pm

Fall Festival 2022 is back and it’s going to be your favorite Fall event! The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce and Holiday Valley have plenty of fun planned throughout the month of October.

Check back soon for more information.

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Fall Foliage Train Ride 2022

NYLE Rail Station in Gowanda NY
Sat, 10/08/2022 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Enjoy a special roundtrip train excursion to South Dayton and back to see the fall foliage colors! The excursion also includes a 45-minute layover in South Dayton to let you explore the area before turning around and heading back to Gowanda, NY.

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Fall Foliage Train Ride 2022

NYLE Rail Station in Gowanda NY
Sun, 10/09/2022 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Enjoy a special roundtrip train excursion to South Dayton and back to see the fall foliage colors! The excursion also includes a 45-minute layover in South Dayton to let you explore the area before turning around and heading back to Gowanda, NY.

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Fall Foliage Train Ride 2022

NYLE Rail Station in Gowanda NY
Sat, 10/15/2022 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Enjoy a special roundtrip train excursion to South Dayton and back to see the fall foliage colors! The excursion also includes a 45-minute layover in South Dayton to let you explore the area before turning around and heading back to Gowanda, NY.

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Fall Foliage Train Ride 2022

NYLE Rail Station in Gowanda NY
Sun, 10/16/2022 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Enjoy a special roundtrip train excursion to South Dayton and back to see the fall foliage colors! The excursion also includes a 45-minute layover in South Dayton to let you explore the area before turning around and heading back to Gowanda, NY.

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Fall Foliage Train Ride 2022

NYLE Rail Station in Gowanda NY
Sat, 10/22/2022 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Enjoy a special roundtrip train excursion to South Dayton and back to see the fall foliage colors! The excursion also includes a 45-minute layover in South Dayton to let you explore the area before turning around and heading back to Gowanda, NY.

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Fall Foliage Train Ride 2022

NYLE Rail Station in Gowanda NY
Sun, 10/23/2022 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Enjoy a special roundtrip train excursion to South Dayton and back to see the fall foliage colors! The excursion also includes a 45-minute layover in South Dayton to let you explore the area before turning around and heading back to Gowanda, NY.

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Public Ghost Hunt at The Wildwood Sanitarium

Wildwood Sanitarium Ghost Hunt Salamanca NY
Thu, 10/27/2022 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Wildwood Sanitarium Presents this exclusive Ghost Hunt on May 6th 2022 @ 7pm, and it will run until around 11pm.

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Happy Halloween Train Ride 2022

Halloween Train Ride in Gowanda NY
Sat, 10/29/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/30/2022 - 4:00pm

We want to see your costumes! This roundtrip excursion stops in South Dayton and then continues back to to Gowanda, NY.

Our annual train ride features a costume contest, candy counting contest, prizes & more! We can’t wait for everyone to join the fun in their spooky and creative costumes this Halloween!

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Amy Schumer at The Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino

Amy Schumer
Sat, 10/29/2022 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Emmy-winning and Golden Globe nominated standup comedian AMY SCHUMER announced her first major tour in over 4 years. Amy Schumer’s Whore Tour begins this August and is making a stop in Salamanca at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino on October 29.

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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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Santa Express Train Ride 2022

Santa and Mrs. Claus in front of the train
Repeats every week until Mon Dec 19 2022 .
Sat, 12/03/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 12/04/2022 - 4:00pm
Sat, 12/10/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 12/11/2022 - 4:00pm
Sat, 12/17/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 12/18/2022 - 4:00pm

1 hour round trip from Gowanda, NY to Dayton, NY and return. Santa, and Mrs. Claus are coming all the way from the North Pole to ride with us. Join us on a fun and festive Christmas train ride where the kids get to meet Santa! He might even have gifts for all the boys and girls!

Times of Train Rides:

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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!

NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Most Residents are Amish in the Town of Leon

There are approximately 1,380 residents in Leon with the Amish Community comprising about 76% of that number. The Old Order Amish settled in Leon in 1949. They do not believe in the modern conveniences. They have no electricity in their homes + travel by horse and buggy. 

If you are looking for someplace interesting to go, try the Leon area. It is right in the heart of Amish Country.

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