Autumn

Autumn (Fall) in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Autumn Events

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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Weekend Chairlift Rides at Holiday Valley

Chairlift ride in the summer. Photo credit: Holiday Valley
Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Sun Oct 30 2022 .
Sat, 05/21/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 05/22/2022 - 5:00pm
Sun, 05/22/2022 - 11:00am - Mon, 05/23/2022 - 5:00pm
Sat, 05/28/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 05/29/2022 - 5:00pm
Sun, 05/29/2022 - 11:00am - Mon, 05/30/2022 - 5:00pm
Sat, 06/04/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 06/05/2022 - 5:00pm
Sun, 06/05/2022 - 11:00am - Mon, 06/06/2022 - 5:00pm
Sat, 06/11/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 06/12/2022 - 5:00pm
Sun, 06/12/2022 - 11:00am - Mon, 06/13/2022 - 5:00pm
Sat, 06/18/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 06/19/2022 - 5:00pm
Sun, 06/19/2022 - 11:00am - Mon, 06/20/2022 - 5:00pm
Sat, 06/25/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 06/26/2022 - 5:00pm
Sun, 06/26/2022 - 11:00am - Mon, 06/27/2022 - 5:00pm
Sat, 07/02/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 07/03/2022 - 5:00pm
Sun, 07/03/2022 - 11:00am - Mon, 07/04/2022 - 5:00pm
Sat, 07/09/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 07/10/2022 - 5:00pm
Sun, 07/10/2022 - 11:00am - Mon, 07/11/2022 - 5:00pm
Sat, 07/16/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 07/17/2022 - 5:00pm
Sun, 07/17/2022 - 11:00am - Mon, 07/18/2022 - 5:00pm
Sat, 07/23/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 07/24/2022 - 5:00pm
Sun, 07/24/2022 - 11:00am - Mon, 07/25/2022 - 5:00pm
Sat, 07/30/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 07/31/2022 - 5:00pm
Sun, 07/31/2022 - 11:00am - Mon, 08/01/2022 - 5:00pm
Sat, 08/06/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 08/07/2022 - 5:00pm
Sun, 08/07/2022 - 11:00am - Mon, 08/08/2022 - 5:00pm
Sat, 08/13/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 08/14/2022 - 5:00pm
Sun, 08/14/2022 - 11:00am - Mon, 08/15/2022 - 5:00pm
Sat, 08/20/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 08/21/2022 - 5:00pm
Sun, 08/21/2022 - 11:00am - Mon, 08/22/2022 - 5:00pm
Sat, 08/27/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 08/28/2022 - 5:00pm
Sun, 08/28/2022 - 11:00am - Mon, 08/29/2022 - 5:00pm
Sat, 09/03/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 09/04/2022 - 5:00pm
Sun, 09/04/2022 - 11:00am - Mon, 09/05/2022 - 5:00pm
Sat, 09/10/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 09/11/2022 - 5:00pm
Sun, 09/11/2022 - 11:00am - Mon, 09/12/2022 - 5:00pm
Sat, 09/17/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 09/18/2022 - 5:00pm
Sun, 09/18/2022 - 11:00am - Mon, 09/19/2022 - 5:00pm
Sat, 09/24/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 09/25/2022 - 5:00pm
Sun, 09/25/2022 - 11:00am - Mon, 09/26/2022 - 5:00pm
Sat, 10/01/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/02/2022 - 5:00pm
Sun, 10/02/2022 - 11:00am - Mon, 10/03/2022 - 5:00pm
Sat, 10/08/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/09/2022 - 5:00pm
Sun, 10/09/2022 - 11:00am - Mon, 10/10/2022 - 5:00pm
Sat, 10/15/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/16/2022 - 5:00pm
Sun, 10/16/2022 - 11:00am - Mon, 10/17/2022 - 5:00pm
Sat, 10/22/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/23/2022 - 5:00pm
Sun, 10/23/2022 - 11:00am - Mon, 10/24/2022 - 5:00pm
Sat, 10/29/2022 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/30/2022 - 5:00pm
Sun, 10/30/2022 - 11:00am - Mon, 10/31/2022 - 5:00pm

Enjoy a chairlift ride to Spruce Lake. You may explore Spruce Lake and walk down the trail or ride back down on the chairlift and you can load your mountain bike on the lift to ride the trails at the top of the mountain! Available Saturdays and Sundays from May 21 through October 30, 11AM to 5PM.

Photo credit: Holiday Valley

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Cottage Orchard's Open House 2022

Trees at Cottage Orchard
Sat, 09/24/2022 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

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!

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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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Pumpkin Carving Class with Eric Jones

Pumpkin Carving by Eric Jones
Sat, 09/24/2022 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Learn how to 3D carve a pumpkin with Eric Jones!

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Night Lights at Griffis Sculpture Park 2022

Night Lights 2019 at Griffis Sculpture Park
Repeats every week every Thursday and every Friday and every Saturday until Sat Oct 15 2022 .
Thu, 09/15/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Fri, 09/16/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Sat, 09/17/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu, 09/22/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Fri, 09/23/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Sat, 09/24/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu, 09/29/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Fri, 09/30/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Sat, 10/01/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu, 10/06/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Fri, 10/07/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Sat, 10/08/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu, 10/13/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Fri, 10/14/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Sat, 10/15/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Griffis Sculpture Park will be illuminated with colorful and theatrical lighting when “NIGHT LIGHTS at Griffis Sculpture Park” returns on September 9th.  NIGHT LIGHTS will be open 25 nights for guests to walk some of the park’s trails to experience the interaction between lights, nature and art.  

NIGHT LIGHTS will open from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The dates NIGHT LIGHTS will be open:

  • September 9 & 10
  • September 15 - 17
  • September 22 (CANCELLED)
  • September 23 - 24
  • September 29 - October 1
  • October 6 - 9 
  • October 13 - 15

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CANCELLED-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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Pumpkin Carving Class with Eric Jones

Pumpkin Carving by Eric Jones
Sun, 09/25/2022 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Learn how to 3D carve a pumpkin with Eric Jones!

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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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Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street 2022

Employees at The Nightmare Hayrides
Repeats every week until Sun Oct 30 2022 .
Fri, 09/30/2022 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Fri, 10/07/2022 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Fri, 10/14/2022 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Fri, 10/21/2022 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Fri, 10/28/2022 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

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.

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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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Woods Walk at the Lillibridge Property - Pfeiffer Nature Center

Trail at Lillibridge Property
Sat, 10/01/2022 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Pfeiffer Nature Center Woods Walk at the Lillibridge Property  

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Autumn Blaze at Sprague's Maple Farm 2022

Sugarhouse
Sat, 10/01/2022 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Come to Sprague's Maple Farms the first 3 weekends of October for Fall Foliage Fun!

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Drawing & Acrylic Painting - October 1st

Sat, 10/01/2022 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm

This class is created for beginners, as well as intermediate painters. We will work in the medium of acrylic, learn about elements of art and principles of design, talk about how to mix right colors, create the illusion of depth, present light in your painting, and many more tricks and trades of painting.

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Ellicottville's Fall Festival 2022

Ellicottville's Fall Festival 2019
Sat, 10/08/2022 - 10:00am - Sun, 10/09/2022 - 5:00pm

Your autumn adventure awaits here in Ellicottville, NY! 

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October StrOlean 2022

Strolean June 2019
Sat, 10/08/2022 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

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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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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Night Lights at Griffis Sculpture Park 2022

Night Lights 2019 at Griffis Sculpture Park
Repeats every week every Thursday and every Friday and every Saturday until Sat Oct 15 2022 .
Sun, 10/09/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu, 10/13/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Fri, 10/14/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Sat, 10/15/2022 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Griffis Sculpture Park will be illuminated with colorful and theatrical lighting when “NIGHT LIGHTS at Griffis Sculpture Park” returns on September 9th.  NIGHT LIGHTS will be open 25 nights for guests to walk some of the park’s trails to experience the interaction between lights, nature and art.  

NIGHT LIGHTS will open from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The dates NIGHT LIGHTS will be open:

  • September 9 & 10
  • September 15 - 17
  • September 22 - 24
  • September 29 - October 1
  • October 6 - 9 
  • October 13 - 15

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Ghost Tour of the Haunted Hinsdale House

Haunted Hinsdale House Public Ghost Tour
Wed, 10/12/2022 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour.

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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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WILMA Woolly Bear Weekend

Local arts, crafts & products at WILMA Woolly Bear Weekend
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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Pumpkin Carving Demo with Eric Jones

Pumpkin Carving by Eric Jones
Thu, 10/20/2022 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Watch Eric Jones demonstrate 3D carving on a pumpkin!

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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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Spooky Family Fun Bike Ride at Allegany State Park

Scary Family Bike Ride
Sat, 10/22/2022 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

With Halloween and Fat bike season right around the corner, the Environmental Education and Recreation Department wanted to put a twist on the traditional Halloween party. On Saturday, October 22nd, kids of all ages will have the opportunity to dress up their bikes or wear a bike safe costume at this family fun event.

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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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Pumpkin Carving Class with Eric Jones

Pumpkin Carving by Eric Jones
Mon, 10/24/2022 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

Learn how to 3D carve a pumpkin with Eric Jones!

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Halloween Ghost Tour of the Haunted Hinsdale House

Outside view of The Haunted Hinsdale House
Mon, 10/24/2022 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour.

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Halloween Ghost Tour of the Haunted Hinsdale House

Inside the Haunted Hinsdale House
Tue, 10/25/2022 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour.

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Pumpkin Carving Class with Eric Jones

Pumpkin Carving by Eric Jones
Thu, 10/27/2022 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Learn how to 3D carve a pumpkin with Eric Jones!

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Halloween Ghost Tour of the Haunted Hinsdale House

View of the outside of The Haunted Hinsdale House
Thu, 10/27/2022 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour.

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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!

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Rock City Chrysler hosts Trunk or Treat 2022

Trunk or Treat
Fri, 10/28/2022 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Trunk or Treat 2022!

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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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Halloween Ghost Tour of the Haunted Hinsdale House

View of the outside of The Haunted Hinsdale House
Sat, 10/29/2022 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour.

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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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Portville's 2022 Arts, Crafts and Antique Show

2022 Flyer
Sat, 11/05/2022 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

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 5th 10:00am-4:00pm and Sunday, November 6th, from 10:00am–2:00pm.

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Portville's 2022 Arts, Crafts and Antique Show

2022 Flyer
Sun, 11/06/2022 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

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 5th 10:00am-4:00pm and Sunday, November 6th, from 10:00am–2:00pm.

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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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Air Supply Coming to The Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino on November 12

Sat, 11/12/2022 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Air Supply, the duo of Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock, has been making memories through their music since 1975. The duo scored seven consecutive Top-Five singles in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, equaling a mark previously set by The Beatles.

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Fancy Felted Soap - November 19th

Sat, 11/19/2022 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Transform an ordinary bar of soap into a unique piece of art! Students will learn the basics of needle and wet felting to create a colorful and functional felted soap. Perfect for a holiday hostess gift or a decorative and functional touch for your own bathroom!

Instructor: Lyn Harris

Date: November 19th, 2022 (Saturday)

Time: 1:00-2:30pm

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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

Travel Guide

2022 Guide Cover

It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County.

Request the Enchanted Mountains guide to be snail mailed to you for FREE!

#1 for Turkey Hunting and in the Top 3 for Deer Hunting

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.

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