Make plans to attend the 2020 Cattaraugus County Fair with exciting rides, animal shows and lots of FREE live entertainment! Celebrating its 178th year in 2020, 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
It'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!
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.