Autumn (Fall) in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County
Don’t miss this fun-filled Rock N Roll Weekend, presented by Northtown Auto that kicks off Friday,
Celebrate the season with Deb and staff at Granny's Boot Antiques for the Fall Artisan Festival.
The Hinsdale Community will be hosting special Sale Days in conjunction with the Rt. 16 Corridor Garage Sale Days (Yorkshire Corners to Knapp Creek)! On Saturday the 15th, the Fire Department and Hinsdale Historical Society will be hosting an open house - "Remember the Good Old Days".
More than 100,000+ visitors in a seven week period will be on their way to Pumpkinville to help celebrate their 50th anniversary! Pumpkinville is a fantastic fall tradition for most families in all of WNY and beyond.
Join in on the last trail ride of the season for fun, food and horsing around!
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. Hungry? Enjoy one of the roadside barbecues or restaurants along the way.
All riders are welcome for a fun 20-25 mile ATV Dice Run! Back by popular demand is the Annual ATV Dice Run. Chicken BBQ and other foods will be available on site this year once again. Tickets are needed and are $25 per person ($20 per passenger), can be purchased on the Facebook Page
The 1st ever "Fall for Franklinville Festival" will be held Saturday September 15th. This is in conjunction with the Rt. 16 yard sales. Explore 40 miles of garage sales then end up in Franklinville for Fall Fun!
Please note this event is cancelled per Chapel Hill Raceway's Facebook:"Due to reasons beyond our control we have to cancel this Saturdays show. We will regroup and try again in 2019."
The Symphony is happy to announce the dates for our upcoming season! More details on each series will be listed soon. Don't forget to put us on your calendar! Season 16 is titled "Wonder" and each series will bring a sense of that to the audience.
Series 1: Fall Classics, will be held on Sept 15th, at 7:30pm at the Olean High School.
Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House.
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!
Scales Open at 10 am - Pull Begins at Noon
Another year of musical and stage performances is on tap as the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at St. Bonaventure University announces the 2018-2019 edition of the Martine Performing Arts Series.
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN UNBELIEVABLE LACROSSE EXPERIENCE THIS FALL? Come to the Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival!
The 1st Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival was a huge success! The second year will be even better!
Family Weekend is an annual event sponsored by the Campus Activities Board and the Center for Activities, Recreation and Leadership. Held early in the fall semester, the weekend reunites students and their families so that all may share the rich and varied experiences that make up college life at SBU. Previously, this was a part of "Bonagany".
Come out to Super Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church! Enjoy some of their famous Chicken BBQ, which is charcoal BBQ with salt potatoes, baked beans and a roll. The BBQ starts at 11am and goes until sold out! Cost is $9.50. You can eat in or take out. There is free delivery in Olean as well. For delivery please call 716-372-5067 the day of the event.&
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.
Are you ready for some beautiful images? Our photo contest and show last year was so much fun that we are back again this year! Give us a visit at either of our Pfeiffer Nature Center properties, enjoy some beautiful nature and get your photos ready! This year we have a general category as well as a “Pfeiffer Icons” category.
Bonagany, much to everyone's dismay, is cancelled this year. So to fill the huge void, concerned Main Streeters have organized the first Block Party/Street Dance. Main St. will be closed to traffic from 2nd to 3rd St. starting at 3PM. Open container law to be modified for the evening so you can purchase beer or wine.
With 52 top ten hits and tens of millions of albums sold worldwide, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Charley Pride continues to be one of country music’s greatest stars. This September, he’s coming to the Seneca Allegany Events Center for an unforgettable evening of music.
Join us at the Nannen Arboretum on Sunday afternoon, September 23, 2018, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, and enjoy local artists sharing their creative talents with you as you walk through the beautiful arboretum grounds. Many of the artists will also have pieces of their art for sale.
Come to any of these informative and relevant lectures starting September 25 at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum, which is now housed in the new Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center, recently opened.
All lectures are from 6:00-8:00pm, are free to attend, and open to the public. The schedule is as follows:
Gowanda is having a Fall Festival at the end of September to start the Colorful season off! Join in the scarecrow contest, stop to smell the mums at the Library sale, or walk through the Classic Cars at the Car and Craft Show! The 2018 FallFest will coincide with Gowanda Homecoming and the end of Spirit Week.
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
Jump on the SCARIEST HAYRIDE in Western New York. Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings only.
Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents "Music from Ecuador" with Michel Bell and Pianist Catherine Matejka.
1 mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon set in the peaceful, rolling hills of Amish County in Randolph, NY. This course is certified by USATF and is a Boston qualifier.
Looking for a fun and unusual outing? National Alpaca Farm Days is September 29th and 30th where alpaca farms nationwide will open their farms to the public. This is a great time to get out to alpaca farms and learn about alpacas, their background, their fleece and what can be done with it, the products the fleece makes, the tax benefits to owning alpacas, costs of raising alpacas,
Meet adolptable animals as you peruse 45+ local crafters & vendors. The goal is to encourage adoptions and the gift of forever families to shelter pets during the upcoming holidays. Also, to raise funds to support daily operations of the Cattaraugus County SPCA.
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.
Come to Cottage Orchard for u-pick or already picked apples this Fall! Apple season is now in full swing and what a great year for them! The trees are loaded! Cottage Orchard in South Dayton is having an open house where you can explore the grounds, pick apples, purchase apples and listen to Live Bluegrass Music from the The Blue Mule Band. The Band will be playing from
Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino is inviting everyone to “Come on down!” for two days of unforgettable fun when The Price is Right Live comes to the Seneca Allegany Events Center on Saturday, September 29th at 2pm and 8pm and Sunday, September 30th at 2pm.
The Woods at Bear Creek is having the last Dice Run of the year on September 30th! What better time to play in the woods then when the leaves are colorful and fallen to the ground for you to ride through!
Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents "Music from Ecuador" with the Rio Mira Ensemble.
So you wanna be a derby girl? Or maybe being a ref is more your flavor? Come to EMRD's one month basic training where we will teach you everything it takes to skate. Whether you've never put skates on before (or haven't in years) or you were born with them on, we can work with all skill levels to get you derby ready.
Want to learn how to kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike? Do you enjoy hiking, bird watching or nature photography? Allegany State Park is offering informative, hands- on FREE clinics as part of Outdoor Adventure Series. Join us every month as various outdoor enthusiasts share their knowledge and passion of their favorite activity.
Call now to reserve your spot at the 8th Annual "A Girl's Night Out, Just for the Health of It", at Seneca Allegany Event Center. Space is limited to the first 700 registrants and there will not be tickets available at the door. The Theme for 2018 is Diamonds and Denim. This is sponsored by the Olean General Hospital and the Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Olean Theatre Workshop presents "You Can't Take It With You". You Can't Take It With You is a batty reflection on the madness of sanity in a mad world and it remains as insightful and delightful as when it first graced the stage.
The haunted house in Hinsdale, perhaps the most famous haunted house in the area, has all the elements of a good ghost story: a mysterious history, strange sightings, unexplainable events and even an exorcism. Join them in this three hour ghost hunt before Halloween!
The haunted house in Hinsdale, perhaps the most famous haunted house in the area, has all the elements of a good ghost story: a mysterious history, strange sightings, unexplainable events and even an exorcism. Join them in this three hour. twilight, ghost hunt before Halloween!
The Leon Historical Society is hosting the Turkey Table Runner Party on October 6, 2018!! Grab a friend and come out for a day of quilting where you will learn a time honored quilt pattern as you make your family a new Thanksgiving table runner with a Dresden Designed turkey on each end of the runner.
The Annual Fall Festival 5K Run kicks off at 9:30am on Holiday Valley Road. This fun, challenging course draws runners from several surrounding states.
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
Beginners to Experts, there's room for every cyclist at the 2018 Fall Festival Mountain Bike Race held during Ellicottville's annual Fall Festival weekend.
There will be a special presentation at Christ United Methodist Church to benefit the African American Center for Cultural Development. The presentation is titled "Women in the Bible Part 2" and will have key speakers of REv.
Olean Community Theatre presents "Once Upon A Mattress!"
Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer
Music by Mary Rodgers
Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Directed by William Steffen
Show times are:Friday and Saturday- 7:30pmSunday - 2pm
End your season with this fun duathlon series. A great speed work out for veterans and a perfect beginner level event for those considering entering the world of multi-sport.
During the Civil War, many local men from Allegany and Humphrey fought on behalf of the Union. One of them, Pvt. Oscar F. Wilber, fought for the Union with the 154th New York Volunteer Infantry, until he was wounded on May 3, 1863 at the Battle of Chancellorsville.
Join Para Expeditions’ Amy Perry Lane for this Halloween ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House. The Hinsdale House Restoration Project present
Please join us on Saturday October 20th for The Woods at Bear Creek Trail Races! They will be hosting three exciting new trail races at the beautiful Woods at Bear Creek resort in Franklinville, New York.
The first race at 9am will be a scenic 2-mile warm-up run to get the series started followed by your choice of 3, 6, 9, or 12 miles!
The 6th annual W.I.L.M.A. (We Invite Local Manufacturers & Artisans) will be held at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds the weekend of October 20th and 21st, 2018.
Howie Mandel is a Canadian comedian, actor and television host who has been a household name since the 1980s. He is best-known for hosting the iconic game show Deal or No Deal, and he is currently a judge on America’s Got Talent with celebs Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum and Mel B.
With the dust now settled construction to North Union Street, 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.
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!
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!
Join us for a great time!!! 2 mile haunted walk in the woods followed by dinner and our Halloween Party. We have packages available for just the walk, the walk with dinner and Halloween party or a cabin for the night which includes the walk, dinner and Halloween party!
Halloween is the perfect time to explore the superstitions surrounding mysterious, wise old owls. Learn about the many beautiful species of owls that we have in our neighborhoods and then set off into the woods in hopes of an up close conversation with these fascinating creatures of the night.
Leon Historical Society hosts the Snowman Door Hanging Project with Patty teaching the appliqué technique. This one is really fun and a beautiful piece for the holidays! And Snowmen can stay up until they melt! At least February!
Buy-sell-trade-browse at the annual Sportsmen's Show sponsored by the Little Valley Volunteer Fire Department featuring modern and antique firearms and accessories, game calls, sporting goods and fishing tackle.
Begin your holiday shopping at the South Dayton Holiday Craft Show!
Portville Central School’s Arts, Crafts, and Antiques Show returns! This 2-day indoor event will be held in the High School and features art, crafts, antiques and food on Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. both days.
The Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival is legendary for great beers, wines and good times. This year's 15th annual event on November 10, 2018 from 3:30 to 7:30PM features over 30 craft brewers with over 100 beers and wines from New York State and the region, plus entertainment on 3 floors of the beautiful Holiday Valley Lodge.
Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents the Winner of the 2017 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, The Argus String Quartet.
Bring a bit of Nature closer to you this holiday season by displaying a beautiful holiday wreath. Choose from a handmade, decorated or undecorated Fraser Fir or Boxwood.
Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Proof". Proof is the story of an enigmatic young woman, Catherine, her manipulative sister, their brilliant father, and an unexpected suitor. They are all pieces of the puzzle in the search for the truth behind a mysterious mathematical proof.
“Walking in a Winter Wonderland” Christmas in Ellicottville begins on Friday, November 23 and goes until Sunday, November 25th, 2018. One of the best ways to describe the downtown of Ellicottville has been as something Norman Rockwell would have conjured up.
Come join Santa and Mrs.
In the holiday tradition of the “Osmond Family Christmas” television specials we all grew up with, the legendary Donny and Marie invite you and your family to come celebrate the spirit of the season in true Osmond fashion. Entertainment Weekly calls the live performance “insanely entertaining – a true song and dance spectacular.”
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.
Randolph begins their Country Christmas Weekend with a Living Nativity then continues throughout the weekend with an Arts and Crafts Show, a Parade and a Memory Tree Ceremony!
Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino is bringing more incredible holiday entertainment this December. The Seneca Allegany Events Center will welcome Jewel’s Handmade Holiday Tour with Atz, Atz Lee and Nikos Kilcher (Alaska: The Last Frontier) on Saturday, December 8th at 7pm. Tickets start at $35.
The Blueberries are back! Most u-pick blueberry farms are almost ready for u-pick!! And boy are they delicious! All the rain we have had has been good for something - producing plump and juicy berries!
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Cattaraugus County was named #1 overall by New York Game and Fish Magazine for turkey hunting and is in the top three for deer hunting by DEC reports.