Autumn (Fall) in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Autumn Events

St. Bonaventure's SBU Theater to present a new adaptation of Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'

A Christmas Carol at St. Bonaventure University
Thu, 11/08/2018 - 7:30pm - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 2:00pm

SBU Theater will present a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 8-10, in Garret Theater at St. Bonaventure University, with a special matinee performance set for 2 p.m. on Saturday. An audience talk-back session follows the Friday evening performance.

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“Made in Olean” Photography Exhibition at the JCC Center Gallery

Colleen Kelly's "Made in Olean" photography exhibit
Fri, 11/09/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

“Made in Olean” opens in the Center Gallery on the Olean campus of Jamestown Community College on November 9 from 6-8pm and will include an artist talk and catered reception. The exhibition is a documentary photography project by Olean-based artist Colleen Kelly which features people who work in local businesses and institutions.

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Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival 2018

2018 HV Beer and Wine Festival
Fri, 11/09/2018 - 7:00pm - Sat, 11/10/2018 - 7:30pm

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.

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Hooray for the Hibernators with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Pfeiffer Nature Center's Hibernators Program
Sat, 11/10/2018 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

Fall is here and many of our woodland friends are checking their calendars to find that their time of rest is soon upon them.  As we know, hibernation is a way for some animals to make it through the cold months of winter by conserving energy when food is scarce.  Some of these animals put on lots of weight in the fall so they can live off of their fat reserves through the winter

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Historic Roadside Marker Dedication with the Cattaraugus County Civil War Memorial Building

2018 Historic Marker Dedication Catt Co Civil War Memorial Building
Sun, 11/11/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

The Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation and the Cattaraugus County Civil War Memorial Building are inviting the public to the dedication of a Historic Roadside Marker at the Building on Veteran's Day, November 11th 2018.  Being appropriately held on Veteran's Day, a celebration of the service of all U.S.

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Friends of Good Music presents the Argus String Quartet

Friends of Good Music presents The Argus String Quartet
Sun, 11/11/2018 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

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.

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2018 Fall Lecture Series at the Seneca Iroquois National Museum

Fall Lecture series at the Seneca Iroquois National Museum 2018
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Nov 13 2018 except Tue Nov 06 2018.
Tue, 09/25/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 10/02/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 10/09/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 10/16/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 10/23/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 10/30/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 11/13/2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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:

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Proof"

Olean Theatre Workshop presents Proof
Thu, 11/15/2018 - 7:30pm - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 2:30pm

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.

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NY Regular Hunting Season opens

2018 Regular Season Hunting in Cattaraugus County
Sat, 11/17/2018 - 8:00am - Sun, 12/09/2018 - 4:00pm

The deer regular season for our area opens Saturday, November 17th throughout NY State and will continue until Dec 9th.  Cattaraugus County has long been one of the top outdoor locations for hunting with the lush and thick landscapes of the surrounding mountains.  Continually ranking in the top for harvesting of deer, our state lands, state forests and Allegany State Park allow huntin

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First Annual Jingle Paws Craft Show

Empire Animal Rescue Society logo
Sat, 11/17/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The First Annual Jingle Paws Craft Show will benefit Empire Animal Rescue Society (E.A.R.S.) and will be held at Salamanca High School on Saturday, November 17th from 10am-4pm to support Empire Animal Res

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By the Fireside at Allegany State Park

By the Fireside at Allegany State Park
Sat, 11/17/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Take a moment to make your winter season a little more relaxing by spending an evening in Allegany State Park. Join us on Saturday, November 17th for “By the Fireside.” This month’s featured performance is by Ken Hardley.

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Overnight Ghost Hunt with Para Expeditions at the Hinsdale House

Overnight Ghost Hunt at the Haunted Hinsdale House Nov 2018
Sat, 11/17/2018 - 8:00pm - Sun, 11/18/2018 - 10:00am

Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House.

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2018 Annual Turkey Trot at St. Bonaventure

2018 Turkey Trot at St. Bonaventure University
Thu, 11/22/2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Start your Turkey day off right with the annual Turkey Trot and Fun Run & Walk, which starts in the St. Bonaventure University Campus.  This is a non-timed 5K which has seen over 200 runners and walkers in years' past.

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Christmas in Ellicottville 2018

Christmas in Ellicottville 2018
Fri, 11/23/2018 - 12:00pm - Sun, 11/25/2018 - 7:00pm

“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.

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GOACC's Santa Claus Lane Parade 2018

Fri, 11/23/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come join Santa and Mrs.

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Holiday Fine Arts Show at Seneca Iroquois National Museum

Holiday Market at the Seneca Iroquois National Museum
Sat, 11/24/2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum is hosting a Holiday Market on Saturday, November 24th from 11am to 8pm.  The First 500 guests receive a FREE gift.  There will be kid friendly activities while you shop the new items in the expanded gift shop, or visit the 10 specially selected Fine Artisans on site to discuss and sell their work.  There is a Juried Fine Arts Show Opening and

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Christmas in Allegany 2018

Christmas in Allegany 2018
Sat, 11/24/2018 - 6:30pm - 10:00pm

On the Saturday following Thanksgiving Day at 6:30 PM Allegany celebrates a "Christmas in Allegany". The event is held at the Santa House located next to the Village of Allegany Municipal Building at 106 East Main Street, Allegany, NY.

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The Enchanted Mountains and NY Celebrate Giving Tuesday

NY Gives Day in Cattaraugus County 2018
Tue, 11/27/2018 - 12:01am - 11:59pm

Entering its seventh year, Giving Tuesday was founded as a movement for people to remember charity during the holiday season.  Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holi

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Salamanca's 2018 Silver Bells Festival

2018 Silver Bells in Salamanca
Fri, 11/30/2018 - 10:00am - Sat, 12/08/2018 - 7:00pm

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.

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Super Hero Family STEM Night with the Challenger Learning Center

Super Hero Family STEM Night at The Challenger Learning Center
Fri, 11/30/2018 - 5:00pm - 8:30pm

Come to the Super Hero Family STEM Night at the Dresser Rand Challenger Learning Center on November 30th from 5:30-8:30pm.  Parents, encourage you and your kid to dress up as your favorite Super Hero or Super Hero team and participate in over 30 STEM activities together! 

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Randolph's Country Christmas 2018

2018 Randolph Country Christmas
Fri, 11/30/2018 - 7:00pm - Sun, 12/02/2018 - 5:00pm

Randolph’s Country Christmas Weekend is an annual event that takes place during the first weekend of December. A weekend full of tradition and Christmas surprises.

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Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino presents Donnie & Marie Osmond

Donnie & Marie Osmond at Seneca Allegany Casino 2018
Fri, 11/30/2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

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.”

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The Barn Show with the Rusty Rooster

Poster: The Rusty Rooster presents The Barn Show 2018
Sat, 12/01/2018 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

The Barn Show Crew and The Rusty Rooster invite you to see their latest seasonal creations!  The Barn Show involves six talented women who create hand crafted items and bring them together for sale at "The Rusty Rooster" nestled  in the hills of Cattaraugus/Otto, NY.

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Jewel's Handmade Holiday Tour at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

Jewel's Handmade Holiday Tour
Sat, 12/08/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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.

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New Year's Eve Overnight Ghost Hunt with Para Expeditions at the Hinsdale House

Overnight Ghost Hunt at the Haunted Hinsdale House Dec 2018
Mon, 12/31/2018 - 8:00pm - Tue, 01/01/2019 - 10:00am

Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House.

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Blueberry Season is Here!

Blueberries in Cattaraugus County
Sat, 07/13/2019 - 9:00am - Mon, 08/19/2019 - 9:00pm

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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Autumn Places

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2018It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Most Residents are Amish in the Town of Leon

There are approximately 1,380 residents in Leon with the Amish Community comprising about 76% of that number. The Old Order Amish settled in Leon in 1949. They do not believe in the modern conveniences. They have no electricity in their homes + travel by horse and buggy. 

If you are looking for someplace interesting to go, try the Leon area. It is right in the heart of Amish Country.

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