Arts, Culture & History

Arts, Culture & History

Arts, Culture & History Events

Ellicottville's 2021 Rock 'n Roll Weekend

Ellicottville Rock 'n Roll Weekend
Fri, 09/17/2021 - 2:00pm - Sun, 09/19/2021 - 10:00pm

This is Ellicottville locals’ favorite event. Over 15 regional bands will perform throughout their 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. Due to popular demand, they’re bringing back The Strangers, Buffalo’s Best Party Rock Band.

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POSTPONED- Maria Sebastian at Gowanda's Historic Hollywood Theater

Sat, 09/18/2021 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

This event has been postponed.

Save the date for a great concert and fundraising event at Gowanda's Historic Hollywood Theater. 

Enjoy the versatility of Maria and her band as they play songs from the female greats of music, from Patsy Cline to Etta James! 

5$ donation at the door.

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Fair to Fiddlin' at Gowanda's Historic Hollywood Theater

Fair to Fiddlin" Band
Sat, 09/25/2021 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Bring the whole family to enjoy some homespun country/bluegrass and original music!

Saturday, September 25th at 5:00 pm
Tickets - $12

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Halloween Ghost Tour with Kaycee Colburn at Haunted Hinsdale House

Ghost Hunt at the Haunted Hinsdale House
Wed, 10/06/2021 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Hinsdale House Restoration Project presents this Exclusive Ghost Hunt and History Tour. Your experience will include a tour of the grounds along with the historic building.

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Ellicottville's Fall Festival 2021

Ellicottville's Fall Festival 2019
Sat, 10/09/2021 - 8:00am - Sun, 10/10/2021 - 5:00pm

Fall Festival 2021 is back, although it may look different, it is still going to be your favorite Fall event!!

Stay tuned for more information.

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2021 Rusty Rooster Fall Barn Show

Pumpkins and Rooster at Rusty Rooster
Sat, 10/09/2021 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

The Barn Show Crew and The Rusty Rooster invite you to see their spectacular Fall creations! The Barn Show involves six talented women who create hand crafted items and bring them together for sale at "The Rusty Rooster" nestled in the hills of Cattaraugus/Otto, NY.

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1925 Phantom of the Opera at Gowanda's Historic Hollywood Theater

Phantom of the Opera Poster
Sat, 10/09/2021 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The first in its' Silent Film Series!

1925 Phantom of the Opera with Lon Chaney. Organ accompaniment by reowned theater organist Dennis James!

Tickets: $15- Adults $10- Children under 12

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Aaron Lewis at The Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino

Aaron Lewis at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Fri, 10/15/2021 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Aaron Lewis is bringing his "Acoustic Songs & Stories" show to the Seneca Allegany Event Center indoor stage on Oct 15th, 2021!  Aaron Lewis is one of the most compelling performers and story tellers in music today. 

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Spooky Tours at The Wildwood Sanitarium

Wildwood Sanitarium Ghost Hunt Salamanca NY
Sun, 10/31/2021 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

The Wildwood Sanitarium offering 2 hour tours to give everyone a taste of Wildwood. These tours will consist of a 1 hour history tour with a 1 hour paranormal investigation to follow. This will be a chance to explore the house with one of the owners. For reservations please call or text (716)-801-5786. Tours are $20 per person!

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Cash and Cline- Together Again @ The Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino

Cash and Cline
Tue, 11/16/2021 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Relive these legendary performers in a tribute to the 1962 U.S. tour of Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline starring Monica Heuser and Scott Moreau. Scott has been traveling the US and Canada as Johnny Cash in the Broadway smash hit MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET and Monice is currently starring in Menopause, The Musical at the Luxor in Las Vegas.

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Victorian Christmas at The Olean Bartlett House

Dave Deckman at the Fannie Bartlett House
Fri, 11/26/2021 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Take a trip back in time with a Victorian Christmas at the Fannie Bartlett House in Olean, the Friday after Thanksgiving.  Watch the Santa Claus Lane Parade then tour this beautifully restored mansion built in 1881 with 15 rooms, including a third-floor ballroom.  Or visit before the parade starts!

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Santa Express Train Ride

Santa and Mrs. Claus in front of the train
Repeats every week until Mon Dec 20 2021 .
Sat, 11/27/2021 - 10:00am - Sun, 11/28/2021 - 3:30pm
Sat, 12/04/2021 - 10:00am - Sun, 12/05/2021 - 3:30pm
Sat, 12/11/2021 - 10:00am - Sun, 12/12/2021 - 3:30pm
Sat, 12/18/2021 - 10:00am - Sun, 12/19/2021 - 3:30pm

All aboard the Santa Express Train! Santa is coming and looking forward to several trips along his favorite railroad - the New York & Lake Erie!

Dates and Times of Train Rides:

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Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2020It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

View the visitor's guide online


request that the Enchanted Mountains guide

be snail mailed to you for FREE!

NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Meaning of the word Cattaraugus

CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams.

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud.

In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.

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