Event to benefit the Frican American Center for Cultural Development! Join The Center along with Mark Jones and Isaac Spaeth as they host a Historic Instrument Talk. This will feature the musical history of Buffalo and instrument restoration. Isaac Spaeth is the owner of WindWorks in Olea
Pfeiffer Nature Center is sponsoring a field trip to Niagara Falls and the Niagara Gorge to examine this unique area with nature guide, Tim Baird. This field trip will involve a full day excursion via carpooling to lesser-known areas for viewing the falls and gorge. During the visit, we will explore the natural history of this region.
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
The Griffis Sculpture Park will host free outdoor activities every Saturday at noon starting in June.
Mathematicians, artists, and architects are finding out what kids already know: creating, discovering, and deepening your understanding of the universe with Zometool is FUN! Zometool is a powerful construction system that allows the integration of art, math, science, engineering, and play.
Learn the benefits of fermented food. In this class you will learn how to ferment Radishes. The class is $20 and space is limited. Cost includes radishes, mason jar, recipe and instruction. To sign up please email education [at] canticlefarm [dot] org.
The Summer at the Stone House event series continues with a talk on the topic of World War I given by St. Bonaventure history professor and department chair Phillip Payne.All Summer at the Stone House events are free and open to the public. They start at 7pm and typically last an hour.
The CCLAA presents a "Broadway Serenade" Friday and Saturday, June 29 & 30 at 7:30pm and Sunday, July 1 at 2pm. This show will feature some of the area's most talented performers, with songs from some of Broadway's biggest hits and tunes representing the past, present, and future of musicals at the Ray Evans Theater! Tickets are $12 at the door!
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.
The Allegany Engine Company's 2018 82nd Annual Old Home Week activities will occur from Tuesday, July 3rd through Saturday, July 7th. The Engine Company welcomes Powers & Thomas Midway Entertainment.
Grab your lawn chairs and head to Allegany State Park’s Quaker Beach area to celebrate our nation’s independence! The fun starts at 2:00 p.m. on July 3rd with a chicken barbecue (until sold out). Later on, listen to live music, enjoy vendors and spend time at the beach!
City Set For A BOOMING FOURTH! Bradner Stadium, Olean, gates open at 5:30 PM. Coolers and packages carried into the stadium will be checked for security reasons. In case of inclement weather, the fireworks will be scheduled for the next clear night.
Yeeehaw!! An honest-to-goodness rodeo at the home of the Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street, complete with bronco bustin', bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing and stick horse racing for the kids. This is one of the largest IPRA/APRA sanctioned rodeos in the Northeast! The Ellicottville Championship Rodeo would like to invite you to come out and enjoy the family tradition with a step back in time to wild and western non-stop action.
Dirt will be flying at the Fall Tractor Pull in South Dayton just past the 4th of July for their summer tractor pull, located on the South Dayton Fireman's Grounds. Chicken BBQ will be held at the Fire Hall.
Join us for a Free Fireworks Spectacular at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino on Friday, July 6 at 9:30PM. Celebrate America’s Birthday with us. The show is free – everyone’s welcome!
See hundreds of radio controlled aircraft fly through the skies at the Olean Airport on July 7-8, 2018. The S.T.A.R.S. (Southern Tier Aero Radio Society) Flying Club 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.
Get ready for The 2nd Annual Celebrate Salamanca, July 7, 2018 from 11:00 am to 5:00pm on Main Street in Salamanca. Horse drawn wagon rides with The Crosspatch, Native American crafts and dances.
For nearly 50 years, America has been performing some of the best-loved hits of the ’70s. Original members Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (along with former bandmate Dan Peek) met in high school in London.
Using the collections of the Quick Center as the backdrop for experiential learning, students will develop their creative and artistic talents during the three-day camp.
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.
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. This is Dave's third summer participating in our series, and he always gives a fantastic program.
Who doesn’t love lawn sales? People come from all over as Randolph will again be hosting the 2018 Town Wide Lawn Sales on the weekend of July 13 & 14 (Friday & Saturday).
The home owners set their own time schedules and most are open on Friday and/or Saturday.
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.
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
Open Sundays in July and August 2-5 P.M. Guided tours of all the birds in the beautiful landscaped park. Over 700 flying geese, ducks and swans, over 200 baby waterfowl, 70 different species, including endangered, protected and exotic.
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 4-7July 18 / 10-11amCost $15
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 7-11July 18 / 11:30am-12:30pmCost $20
It’s a Friday in July. Oh what to do? Head to Allegany State Park for “Rock the Park” celebrating its 7th year! This year’s event takes place on July 20th at its home at the Quaker Beach area.
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.
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.
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.
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 Eric Va
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Rubber Ducky Festival" will be held at our Sanctuary on Sunday July 29 with rubber duck races and tours of the all the birds. Music and food will be provided.
Make plans to attend the 2018 Cattaraugus County Fair with exciting rides, animal shows and lots of FREE live entertainment! Celebrating its 176th year in 2018, 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
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.
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.
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 on the moon, will make craters and make craters and sparkling moon rocks, test their agility on moon twister and have an opportunity to have their astronaut por
CSI Spy camp will introduce your 3rd or 4th grader (completed grades) to the worlds of criminal investiagtion 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
Della Moore will be on hand to discuss Olean's African American Center for Cultural Development at its history and significance to our area. Della is a wonderful speaker, so be sure not to miss this one!All Summer at the Stone House events are free and open to the public. They start at 7pm and typically last an hour.
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.
The Limestone Volunteer Fire Department is hosting their annual ATV Dice Run on August 11th, 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 3rd Annual Veterans' Appreciation Day! All veterans (in Randolph or outside the community) are invited to march in the parade: line-up begins at 10:30 a.m. in the 7-Eleven parking lot.
August 11th and 12th, 2018, Noon to 4 p.m.
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!
Color My World camp will introduce your 2nd or 3rd grader (completed grades) to the wonders of color and science 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, Solar Power, C
Come spend a fun summer’s evening with music, fun, and fireworks at Red House Beach Area. Grab the craziest Hawaiian shirt you can find and hula your way to Allegany State Park for our Annual Beach Party ! All followed up by a fireworks display!
Leon celebrates its Bicentennial in 2018! Join in the celebration by attending Leon's Old Fashioned Town Picnic at the Leon Fire Hall on Saturday August 18, 2018.
Bring a dish to pass, your lawn chair and get ready for fun at this small town country picnic in Leon in the Amish Country of Cattaraugus County. It's the 76th Anniversary of the Leon Fire Company #1!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last Call to see all the birds! The "Wild Wing Festival" will be held at our Sanctuary on Sunday August 26th from 12:00-5:00. There will be Music by "The Rustic Ramblers"" with Gene Hilts on Steel Guitar, and Guided tours of all the birds. Admission is $5 and tours are $2.00. Food will be provided by the Colden Mill Restaurant.
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!
A day at Pumpkinville is a fall family tradition for most families in all of WNY.
Join in on the last trail ride of the season for fun, food and horsing around!
Any year tractor is welcome for those 12 years and older. There is a $5 admission fee and a hitch fee of $10 per class for the pullers. Visitors are welcome to stop by the Firemen's Grounds, sit on the sidelines and root for their favorite tractor!
Weight classes (including the driver) will be updated soon.
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.
Join in at the 41st 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
Join Allegany State Park as they celebrate National Public Lands Day with their 14th year of participation! National Public Lands Day is our nation’s largest one-day event designed to give people a chance to give back to the public lands they love by volunteering for a few hours on a variety of service projects that enhance both the park and the visitor experience.
Columbus Day Weekend! September 29 - 30. Show Hours: 10am - 5pm.
Rock enthusiasts will have the chance to view, purchase and learn about rare and common rocks from around the world at the 10th annual Rock City Park Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show during Columbus Day Weekend.
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.
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!
These family game shows are as much fun to watch as they are to compete in!!
For more information call 716-949-8295
The EVL Halloween Half will be a fun filled Halloween-themed event on Saturday October 27, 2018. The event will feature a Half Marathon and a 5k. We encourage runners of all abilities to join us!
Begin your holiday shopping at the South Dayton Holiday Craft Show!
Come join Santa and Mrs. Clause as they officially light the town's holiday decorations!
Come join Santa and Mrs.
As the fall winds sweep away the falling leaves and before you sleep off your turkey dinner, if you listen closely, you can almost hear the ringing of bells. Bells? Yes, that's right we all love that it's almost Silver Bells in the City time. Soon in the air there will be a feeling of Christmas as the strings of street lights, even stoplights will blink red and green.
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!
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.
Santa Claus will be back in the Town of Olean at his cottage in Lincoln Park. Despite being so busy this time of year, Santa will available for kids to visit with on December 5th and December 12th from 6-8pm thanks to the GOACC, City of Olean, Home Depot, and Duggan and Duggan Contractors.
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CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams. http://www.dos.ny.gov/info/pdfs/countynames.pdf
The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cattaraugus_Creek.
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.