Autumn

Autumn (Fall) in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Autumn Events

Holiday Valley Mudslide 2022

Holiday Valley Mudslide
Sat, 06/18/2022 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

The Holiday Valley Mudslide is a mudrun that's really, really FUN. Yes, you'll get muddy, yes there is running, yes there are lots of obstacles but NO fire, NO barbed wire and NO electric shocks! There are 3.5 mile and 5.4 mile options and 15 obstacles with the start at Spruce Lake on top of the mountain. 

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2022 South Dayton Summer Tractor Pull

2019 South Dayton Fall Tractor Pull
Sat, 07/09/2022 - 12:00pm - Sun, 07/10/2022 - 4:00pm

Save the date for the South Dayton Fire Departments 2022 Tractor Pulls.  Any Year Tractor is Welcome!


They will be held on June 12th, July 9th and 10th, and September 18th.

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Triple D Rodeo - Bulls & Barrels

Rodeo
Fri, 07/15/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:30pm

Triple D Rodeo, the newest Rodeo in Cattaraugus County should be your next stop! They host their "Bulls & Barrels" events every 3rd Friday of each month.

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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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Triple D Rodeo - Bulls & Barrels

Rodeo
Fri, 08/19/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:30pm

Triple D Rodeo, the newest Rodeo in Cattaraugus County should be your next stop! They host their "Bulls & Barrels" events every 3rd Friday of each month.

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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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Triple D Rodeo - Bulls & Barrels

Rodeo
Fri, 09/16/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:30pm

Triple D Rodeo, the newest Rodeo in Cattaraugus County should be your next stop! They host their "Bulls & Barrels" events every 3rd Friday of each month.

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2022 Rt. 16 Garage Sale and BBQ Stops

Rt. 16 Yard Sales 2020
Sat, 09/17/2022 - 9:00am - Sun, 09/18/2022 - 5:00pm

Looking for that special bargain?  Antiques, lawn, garden and household, produce and many more low cost items will be available at hundreds of garage sales throughout the day. 

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Pumpkinville's 2022 Season

Pumpkinville Photo by Greg Spako
Sat, 09/17/2022 - 9:00am - Mon, 10/31/2022 - 7:00pm

Voted Western New York's Best Pumpkin Patch for Family Fun, Pumpkinville is a fantastic fall tradition for most families in all of WNY and beyond. They are open for the 2022 season from September 17th-October 31st. 

Pumpkinville offers a varity of fun for kids: the carousel, jumpin' pillows, cow train, fun zone, corn maze, and hay ride. Your kid's will have a blast!

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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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2022 South Dayton Fall Tractor Pull

2019 South Dayton Fall Tractor Pull
Sun, 09/18/2022 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Save the date for the South Dayton Fire Departments 2022 Tractor Pulls.  Any Year Tractor is Welcome!


They will be held on June 12th, July 9th and 10th, and September 18th.

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Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival 2022

2019 Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival
Fri, 09/23/2022 - 2:00pm - Sun, 09/25/2022 - 5:00pm

On behalf of Mike Riorden, Ryan Powell (Rhino Lacrosse) and the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce we are hopeful for Ellicottville Lacrosse in 2022, although it may look different. Stay tuned for more information!

Fun filled weekend of lacrosse!

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Amish Country Running Festival 2022

Amish Country
Sat, 09/24/2022 - 8:00am - 10:00am

1 mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon set in the peaceful, rolling hills of Amish County in Randolph, NY.

Did we mention that this course is hilly??  Train for the hills.  The course is on paved roads the entire way.  No cut off times!

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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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2022 Gowanda Fall Festival

2019 Gowanda Fall Fest
Sat, 09/24/2022 - 5:30pm - Sun, 09/25/2022 - 8:30pm

It’s already time to start making plans for the upcoming Gowanda Harvest Heritage Fall Festival, FallFest for short. In 2022, this anticipated local event will have even more in store for everyone to enjoy.

This is sponsored and put together by the Gowanda Area Chamber of Commerce. 

Check back as the event gets closer for a schedule of events.

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Gowanda's Classic Car Show 2022

Classic Car
Sun, 09/25/2022 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

A fleet of classic cars will be on full display, Sunday, September 25th at The Wicked Glen.

Registration opens at 11:00am and awards at 3:00pm. $10.00 registration donation. 

There will be a live band, food, 50/50, awards and fun!!

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2022 Salamanca-Seneca Falling Leaves Festival

Salamanca Seneca Falling Leaves Festival 2019 banner
Fri, 09/30/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 8:00pm

Join in at the 44th 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

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2022 Rock City Park's Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show

Rock City Park's Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show
Sat, 10/01/2022 - 10:00am - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 5:00pm

October 1st & 2nd,  Show Hours:  10am - 5pm.

Rock enthusiasts will have the chance to view, purchase and learn about rare and common rocks from

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October StrOlean 2022

Strolean June 2019
Fri, 10/07/2022 - 10:00am - 10:00pm

The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce and city leadership are inviting the community out for a night on the town. Working with the city and members of the business community, the Chamber is announcing “StrOlean,” the event aims to bring folks to the downtown shopping district for an evening of fun. 

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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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Gowanda's Trout Fishing Derby 2022

Man fly fishing in the creek
Sat, 10/15/2022 - 7:00am - 6:00pm

Gowanda's Fire Department is hosting a Trout Fishing Derby October 15-16, 2022! 

  • Saturday, October 15- 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday, October 16- 7:00am-4:00pm

Fishing will take place within the Village of Gowanda boundaries of the Cattaragus Creek. 

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10th Annual WILMA

Talk to the folks who make honey and horseradish from Hinsdale, NY
Sat, 10/15/2022 - 10:00am - Sun, 10/16/2022 - 3:00pm

The 10th annual W.I.L.M.A. (We Invite Local Manufacturers & Artisans) will be held at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds the weekend of October 15th and 16th, 2022.

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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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Gowanda's Trout Fishing Derby 2022

Man fly fishing in the creek
Sun, 10/16/2022 - 7:00am - 4:00pm

Gowanda's Fire Department is hosting a Trout Fishing Derby October 15-16, 2022! 

  • Saturday, October 15- 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday, October 16- 7:00am-4:00pm

Fishing will take place within the Village of Gowanda boundaries of the Cattaragus Creek. 

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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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Triple D Rodeo - Bulls & Barrels

Rodeo
Fri, 10/21/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:30pm

Triple D Rodeo, the newest Rodeo in Cattaraugus County should be your next stop! They host their "Bulls & Barrels" events every 3rd Friday of each month.

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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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Halloween Half Marathon and 5k at Holiday Valley 2022

Sat, 10/22/2022 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

The EVL Halloween Half will be a fun filled Halloween-themed event on Saturday October 22, 2022. The event will feature a Half Marathon, 5k, and a Half Marathon Relay. We encourage runners of all abilities to join us!

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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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2022 Little Valley Volunteer Fire Dept. Fall Sportsmen's Show

Fall Sportsmen's Show in Little Valley
Sat, 11/05/2022 - 9:00am - Sun, 11/06/2022 - 3:00pm

Buy, Sell, Trade, and Browse 150 tables of merchandise including sporting goods, firearms, accessories, fishing equipment and game calls. This is THE place to be for fishermen, hunters, collectors and trappers.

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Free Fishing Day in NY!

Man teaching child to fish
Fri, 11/11/2022 (All day)

The NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation is hosting a FREE fishing day on November 11th. There’s no fishing license required on those days for the fresh or marine waters of New York State, making it the opportune time for people of all ages to learn and enjoy the day.

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"First Responders" Train Ride 2022

Train Image
Sat, 11/12/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 11/13/2022 - 4:00pm

If you’re a first responder, enjoy a free roundtrip train ride from Gowanda, NY, to South Dayton and back. A 30-minute layover in the village of South Dayton lets you explore the vendors in the area, such as farmers, baked goods, and crafts. All first responders ride for free!

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2022 Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival

2018 HV Beer and Wine Festival
Sat, 11/12/2022 - 3:30pm - 7:30pm

Beer is Back! The 18th annual Beer and Wine Festival is scheduled for Saturday, November 12th. With many of the region's best craft brewers, wineries and cideries in attendance you can sample your favorites, plus try out several new and unique flavors. Add live entertainment, food trucks and 1500 of your closest friends, it's an event not to be missed.

Tickets on sale in July!

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GOACC's Santa Claus Lane Parade 2022

Kids on float
Fri, 11/25/2022 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come join Santa and Mrs. Claus as they officially light the town's holiday decorations! This festive Annual Santa Claus Lane Parade is held annually on the Friday after Thanksgiving and the traditional kick-off to the holiday season. Santa will be in attendance and light up thousands of lights in Lincoln Park and downtown Olean when he parades through town in celebration.

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Autumn Places

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Top 10 site for Steelhead Fishing

Cattaraugus Creek has been listed in the top 10 sites for Steelhead Fishing (rainbow trout fishing) by 2 outdoor magazines. Steelhead Trout AKA Rainbow trout are very similar to Salmon in both taste and habits. Unlike other areas of the United States, our native Rainbow trout (Steelhead Trout) spend a majority of time in Lake Erie a freshwater lake and spawn in the Cattaraugus Creek and other tributaries.

The following is from the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation's article "Steelhead Fishing in Lake Erie Tributaries"

Lake Erie's tributary streams, both big and small, receive an annual run of migratory rainbow trout called "steelhead." From October through April, thousands of steelhead ascend New York's Lake Erie tributaries on their mission to spawn. Excellent fishing opportunities await any angler who wishes to try their hand at steelhead fishing. Between the acrobatic leaps, long drag-screaming runs and rod quaking head shakes, the fight of an early run steelhead is a truly exhilarating experience.

Read more about Steelhead/Rainbow fishing on the Cattaraugus Creek

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