Entertainment & Attractions
Three days of riding, 2 nights of camping, bands on Fri and Sat! Bring your Rock Crawlers, challenge the 30' Monster Pile, or jump into 1 of the 2 Mega Mud Pits.
Dirt will be flying at the Summer Tractor Pull in South Dayton, located on the Fireman's Grounds. Chicken BBQ will be held at the Fire Hall.
Stroll the Streets of Ellicottville every Friday from July 5th through August 30th. The objective of Stroll the Streets is to develop more awareness around the family friendly aspect of Ellicottville and to create a kick-off event for summer weekends in Ellicottville that people plan arrival around.
Olean Community Theatre presents "Titanic, the Musical". Olean Community Theatre is also celebrating their 40th year of bringing live entertainment to the Southern Tier!
Heritage Day is sure to be “Good old fashioned fun for everyone”. The location is downtown Portville and there will be plenty to do for this one day festival. The Annual Portville Central School Alumni Banquet will be held the night before, with a street dance to follow at the American Legion.
Get ready for The 3rd Annual Celebrate Salamanca, July 13th, 2019 from 11:00 am to 5:00pm on Main Street in Salamanca. This festival showcases all the great aspects of the community including things to do, businesses, attractions, and community groups.
Join us for our Chestnut Cabin open house and sunset celebration! 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.
Enjoy an afternoon of the classics with the DECHO Ensemble, performing on the stage of Gowanda's Historic Hollywood Theater. Highlights will include the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Werner Wolf Glaser, Jared Yakiw, and John L. Jansen.
Calling all campers entering 5th grade or older! Join in Rocket Camp with the Challenger Learning Center! Focus of camp is to introduce campers to the world of aerodynamic principles through the design, build and launch of their own rockets. Fun, hands-on activities will be used to enhance instruction.
Enjoy a golf tournament on the beautiful Double Black Diamond Golf Course at Holiday Valley for a good time and to show your support for Griffis Sculpture Park and the Essex Arts Center! Registration will take place the day of the event and starts at 9am.
Allegany State Park brings the Free Summer Movie Series to their campers, visitors and the surrounding area every Tuesday this July & August, 2019 starting at 1:00pm.
Enjoy free concerts in the new Amphitheater! Allegany State Park and the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum are teaming up to present great local musicians performing in the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center's new outdoor Amphitheater. Each week will present a new musician with a variety of genres covered.
Join in "The Next Giant Leap" celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing with Dresser-Rand Challenger Learning Center! This is a FREE community engagement evening filled with activities related to the moon!
Celebrating it's 30 Year Anniversary in 2019, the Marvin "Joe" Curry Veterans Pow Wow attracts a nationwide and international audience and 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.
Picture the scene: a beautiful summer evening near a lake, listening to great live music -and you are smack in the middle of it! It can all be yours to enjoy at Allegany State Park’s 8th annual Rock the Park!
Eden Valley Creamery was established in 2017, processing milk into cheese from family-owned Eden Valley Organic Dairy Farm. Opening the creamery has been in the development stage for several years while perfecting the proper layout, location, recipes, and business plan. They are now happy to be holding a Grand Opening from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, July 20th at the shop - 12540 Dredge Rd.
Celebrating the best of Olean's North End, St. John's Festival will take place from 12-11pm on July 20th. Come be Italian for the day and enjoy Italian-American cuisine, games of chance, and live music. Kids games, games of chance, more food and more music!
World Cultures Camp! Travel the world on an ARTventure experiencing different cultures using the artworks from the Quick Center collection as your guide.
The conversation surrounding the power of native plants is really taking root! Join us as Southern Tier Consulting hosts a guided tour of their green houses as they share information about a wide selection of native wetland and field plants that help promote healthy pollination, cleaner rivers and wetland waters and healthier wild life
The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on July 25th! David Ruch, musician and performer, will be presenting on the Music of Buffalo's Waterfront. He is known for using music to teach core curriculum and inspire young leaners.
A Jazz and Blues Weekend in Ellicottville is a boutique experience. Wander though the Village and choose from a variety of Jazz and Blues performance areas ranging from restaurants, bars & nightclubs and street-side July 26-28. Ellicottville has the shops and all the facilities you'd expect in an international class resort, the village is self-contained - all of the venues are w
Onofest 2019 welcomes back hometown favorites The Hootz! 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!
The Tri-County Kiwanis Club of WNY is hosting their 3rd annual "My Generation" Music Festival on Saturday, July 27 from 12-8pm. There will three tribute artists featuring music from the 40s to today! Food trucks, a Classic Car and Motorcycle Show and Craft Vendors rounds out this fun day. Fe
On Saturday July 27st from 2:00 pm until 4:30 pm, come out and bring your four-legged furry friends to the Red House Picnic Area at Allegany State Park for the Second annual Dog Days of Summer event!
The 3rd annual Southern Tier Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert will be held Saturday, July 27th 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 Featuring Montgomery Gentry!
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 28th. Time to loosen that belt a few notches, gather family and friends and head down to the 70th Annual Art in the Park and the 29th Annual Taste of Olean.
The Rubber Ducky is back! Join Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary and the 10' tall rubber duck as they welcome visitors to get up close and personal with over 700 waterfowl and to get your photo taken with the large rubber duck! There will also be food and music from the Rustic Ramblers featuring Gene Hilts on the steel guitar.
Make plans to attend the 2019 Cattaraugus County Fair with exciting rides, animal shows and lots of FREE live entertainment! Celebrating its 177th year in 2019, this is a real down home country Fair. Large enough to include exciting events like the demos and Monster Truck rallies, but small enough that you don't feel overwhelmed. Affordable for the whole family, presale ticket
Stop by to check out the awesome cars and take part in the Chinese Auction and 50/50 drawings. First 100 cars to register to show receive a FREE Dash Plaque!
Great food available: chicken bbq by the Allegany Firemen, hotdogs/hamburgers by the Scouts, and Randy's catering will be there as well.
The Kill Buck Community Picnic was revived as a part of the Great Valley Bicentennial last year. Drawing well over 200 people, picnic’s popularity led organizers to repeat the FREE event this year.
Moon Mania camp will introduce your child to the Moon! In a span of three hours, campers will learn all about the Earth's only natural satellite. In fun, hands-on (or feet on) activities, campers feel what it is like to walk and jump on the moon, will make craters and sparkling moon rocks, test their agility on moon twister and have an opportunity to have their astronaut portrait ta
Super STEAM Camp! Sorry this camp is full!
CSI Spy camp will introduce your 3rd or 4th grader (completed grades) to the worlds of criminal investigation and undercover spies. By the end of the week, campers will have learned how to handle a criminal investigation from start to finish. The science of forensics, everything from observation to spatter patterns, and fluency in secret messages, breaking codes and working undercov
The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on August 8th! Linda Hunter, quilting instructor, lecturer, consultant, and appraiser, will be giving a presentation on Quilts: Past & Present.
The Limestone Volunteer Fire Department is hosting their annual ATV Dice Run on August 10th, starting at 9am. There is a Facebook event page that you can follow for the latest details.
Thank our area veterans by coming out and participating in Randolph's 4th Annual Veterans' Appreciation Day! All veterans (in Randolph or outside the community) are invited to march in the parade: line-up begins at 10:00 a.m. in the R&M Restaurant parking lot.
August 10th and 11th, 2019, Noon to 4 p.m.
The Ray Evans Seneca Theater and the Cattaraugus County Living Arts Association's heats up this summer with "Chicago"! The longest running American musical in Broadway history, the musical is based on a 1926 play about actual criminals and features the work of legends John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Bob Fosse.
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!
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!
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. Activities include Chromotography, Light Spectrum, Rainbow Anagrams, Space Colors,
Fermented food and drinks contain beneficial bacteria that help balance our gut flora. Whether you prefer Kombucha, Kimchi, Lassi, Kefir, or any kind of fermented vegetables, this club is open to individuals looking to learn about fermentation, those that are new to it, and those that are experts in it. The group will participate in discussions, sharing
The one and only Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball, America's largest outdoor basketball tournament, will be held in Olean on August 16th - 18th.
Put on your festive Hawaiian shirt, pull on your dancing shoes and practice the limbo because it’s time for the Beach Party at Allegany State Park. The day kicks off at 3:00 p.m., August 16th, at the Red House Beach area with a Seneca-Salamanca Chamber of Commerce sponsored showcase featuring local vendors and organizations.
You're cordially invited to Leon's Old Fashioned Town Picnic to be held at the Leon Fire Hall. It is the 71st Reunion of the Pennyroyal Race track!
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of WOODSTOCK at the Hollywood Theater! It's time to dig out your bell bottoms and put on an old tie-dyed shirt and celebrate one of the most iconic music festivals in history!
Dance to your favorite Woodstock music and vote for your favorite musicians. There will be games and fun "hippie" photo ops, a cash bar, pizza and snacks.
The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on August 22nd! Allen Hopkins, musician, will be presenting Cowboy Songs. He plays American traditional, Celtic instrumental, a bit of Yiddish, blues, bluegrass, old timey, and contemporary.
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.
See radio controlled aircraft fly through the skies at the S.T.A.R.S. (Southern Tier Aero Radio Society) Flying Club's Open House. STARS is dedicated to promoting the hobby of building and flying radio controlled model aircraft. All members reside in an area within a radius of 40-50 miles of Cuba, NY.
Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, the largest covered waterfowl Sanctuary in the world is having The Wild Wing Festival on Sunday August 25th from 12-5pm at the Sanctuary at 5067 Townline Road, Delevan, NY 14042.
Learn by doing! Join in an Amish Folk Art Class, with history of American and Amish quilting. Presented by the Leon Historical Society and Museum, you can make a traditional pattern quilt block with Amish and English instructors. In September's class, you will learn how to make and quilt the Ohio Star in a Mug-Rug set.
Pre-sale tickets available in July! Come and enjoy a delicious, chef prepared, four-course gourmet dinner amongst the beauty and serene setting of Canticle Farm. Vegan/vegetarian/gluten free options available.
The Village of Franklinville Events Committee will be hosting the 2nd Annual "Falling for Franklinville Festival" on Saturday September 14th, 2019 with events beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Criss Angel is the biggest name in the world of magic. Angel rose to superstar status as the star and creator of the most popular and successful magic television series of all time, Criss Angel MINDFREAK, as well as his incredibly popular Las Vegas stage shows, television specials and series, books, CDs, retail products, and more.
Please Save the Date for our Fall Pull - Sunday, September 15th 2019. Any Year Tractor is Welcome!$5 Admission - Hitch Fee $10/Class for PullersScales Open at 10 am - Pull Begins at NoonWeight Classes (Combined Weight):2700, 3200, 3800, 4500, 5300, 6100, 6800, 7500, 8200, 9500For More Information on our Tractor Pulls call Dave Ivett - 716-679-8876
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN UNBELIEVABLE LACROSSE EXPERIENCE THIS FALL? Come to the Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival!
Our goal for this tournament is to focus on Fall Lacrosse FUN and showcasing our beautiful sport in the greatest light! This is a must-attend Lacrosse Festival for youth thru Ultra-Masters lacrosse players and their families.
Join Allegany State Park as they celebrate National Public Lands Day with their 15th year of participation! National Public Lands Day is our nation’s largest one-day event
Join in at the 42nd annual Salamanca-Seneca Falling Leaves Festival with events happening all weekend long! Experience Seneca Culture and Heritage and enjoy the beautiful fall foliage. Started as a way to promote the culture of the Seneca Nation of Indians, as well as the relationship between the nation and the City of Salamanca, the celebration will have a cultural aspect with d
Learn by doing! Join in an Amish Folk Art Class, with history of American and Amish quilting. Presented by the Leon Historical Society and Museum, you can make a traditional pattern quilt block with Amish and English instructors. In October's class, you will learn how to make and quilt a 9 Patch Tote Bag, or Dresden Wreath.
October 5 & 6, Show Hours: 10am - 5pm.
Rock enthusiasts will have the chance to view, purchase and learn about rare and common rocks from
Olean Community Theatre presents "Driving Miss Daisy". The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of seventy-two, is informed by her son that she must rely on the services of a chauffeur.
Join in for an evening of scary stories and local folklore at the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center. The event is open to the public and will include scary stories, local folklore, and craft activities for the kids.
The EVL Halloween Half will be a fun filled Halloween-themed event on Saturday October 26, 2019. The event will feature a Half Marathon and a 5k. We encourage runners of all abilities to join us! Grab your friends pick out your Costumes and get ready to run!
The fun and laughter of one of America’s favorite game shows is headed to Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino this October. Family Feud Live: Celebrity Edition is the touring version of the televised game show that promises to bring that Feud energy to Salamanca. There will be two shows, one at 2pm and another at 7pm.
Join us for Spooktacular Family Fun Day at the Museum, in its new location, the Cultural Center! Activities include Kid's Crafts, Food & Craft Vendors & the Annual Scary Stories in the Museum! This event is open to the public.
Come join Santa and Mrs.
The holidays are fast approaching and there's no better way to get into the spirit than by spending some time in Allegany State Park. Join the Environmental Education Department on Saturday,
Celebrate the Holiday Season with a Living Nativity, complete with a camel, all in the Village. The Ellicottville A Christmas Stroll was created in 1987 by a group of citizens who wanted to organize such an event in the village.
Enjoy a pancake breakfast with Santa on the morning of Christmas Eve. Not just any pancakes--Sprague's Maple Farms' pancakes, smothered in their famous housemade maple syrup!
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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.