Autumn (Fall) in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County
For the 11th consecutive autumn, Griffis Sculpture Park will be illuminated in colorful theatrical lighting when NIGHT LIGHTS at Griffis Sculpture Park returns on Friday, September 8, 2023. A portion of the legendary park’s landscape and sculptures are seen in a whole different light. NIGHT LIGHTS is a successful fundraiser for the United States’ largest sculpture park – and a Western New York gem.
NIGHT LIGHTS will open from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The dates NIGHT LIGHTS will be open:
Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels Free Tours available on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Fridays of the month. No reservations necessary. Come and discover the beauty of the southern tier's Basilica of St.
This isn't your typical lacrosse tournament- Ellicottville's Lacrosse Festival is organized by the legendary Rhino Lacrosse Company, founded and run by former professional lacrosse player Ryan Powell (2018 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame).
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!
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.
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.
Join in at the 46th 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. Nightmare Hayride is a twenty five minute tractor drawn hayride that will lead you down a creepy haunted path with live scary creatures.
September 30th & October 1st, 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 14th Annual Rock City Park Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show.
Come to Sprague's Maple Farms the first 3 weekends of October for Fall Foliage Fun!
It’s already time to start making plans for the upcoming Gowanda Harvest Heritage Fall Festival, FallFest for short. In 2023, this anticipated local event will have even more in store for everyone to enjoy.
Gowanda Harvest Heritage Fall Festival 2023 Schedule:
Available at a later date.
The village of Ellicottville transforms into an walkable 4-block arts and crafts show accompanied by their one-of-a-kind shops, flavorful culinary culture, chair lift rides, live music, and so much more!
Holiday Valley Resort and HoliMont are offering chairlift rides to view the autumnal colors of the trees and more!
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.
Gowanda's Fire Department is hosting a Trout Fishing Derby October 14-15, 2023!
Fishing will take place within the Village of Gowanda boundaries of the Cattaragus Creek.
The 11th annual W.I.L.M.A. (We Invite Local Manufacturers & Artisans) will be held at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds the weekend of October 21st and 22nd, 2023.
The EVL Halloween Half will be a fun filled Halloween-themed event on Saturday October 21, 2023. The event will feature a Half Marathon, 5k, and a Half Marathon Relay. We encourage runners of all abilities to join us!
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!
Portville Central School’s Arts, Crafts, and Antiques Show returns as a one day, indoor event. It will be held in the High School and features art, crafts, antiques and food on Saturday, November 4thth from 10:00am-5:00pm.
Punkin' Chunkin' returns to Ellicottville Distillery on Saturday November 4th! Come watch them launch pumpkins from a full size trebuchet every hour!
Live music by the Hick Ups, 3pm-6pm. Food truck on-site!
Join in for a Veteran's DAy craft show to get into the Christmas Spirit! There will be over 25 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 to support your local crafters and vendors. This event is free and open to the public.
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.