Autumn (Fall) in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Autumn Events

Triple D Rodeo - Bulls & Barrels

Fri, 10/15/2021 - 6:30pm - 10:30pm

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

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Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street 2021

2019 Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville St.
Repeats every week until Sun Oct 31 2021 .
Fri, 10/01/2021 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/03/2021 - 9:30pm
Fri, 10/08/2021 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/10/2021 - 9:30pm
Fri, 10/15/2021 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/17/2021 - 9:30pm
Fri, 10/22/2021 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/24/2021 - 9:30pm
Fri, 10/29/2021 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/31/2021 - 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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Friends of Good Music presents Invoke String Quartet

Friends of Good Music presents Invoke String Quartet
Fri, 10/15/2021 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The second performance of the 2021-2022 Concert Series, presented by Friends of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is Invoke String Quartet.  They were the winner of the 2018 Concert Artists' Guild International Competition. 

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Aaron Lewis at The Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino

Aaron Lewis at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Fri, 10/15/2021 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Aaron Lewis is bringing his "Acoustic Songs & Stories" show to the Seneca Allegany Event Center indoor stage on Oct 15th, 2021!  Aaron Lewis is one of the most compelling performers and story tellers in music today. 

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9th Annual WILMA

WILMA - Local arts, crafts and products - Oct. 16-17, 2021
Sat, 10/16/2021 - 10:00am - Sun, 10/17/2021 - 3:00pm

The 9th annual W.I.L.M.A. (We Invite Local Manufacturers & Artisans) will be held at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds the weekend of October 16th and 17th, 2021.

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Weekend Chairlift Rides at Holiday Valley

Chairlift rides at Holiday Valley
Repeats every week until Sun Oct 31 2021 .
Sat, 10/02/2021 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/03/2021 - 5:00pm
Sat, 10/09/2021 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/10/2021 - 5:00pm
Sat, 10/16/2021 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/17/2021 - 5:00pm
Sat, 10/23/2021 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/24/2021 - 5:00pm
Sat, 10/30/2021 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/31/2021 - 5:00pm

Take a ride up the Mardi Gras or Spruce Lake chairlifts on Saturdays and Sundays, through October, to view the spectacular fall leaves on the hillsides of Holiday Valley.

$10 per person, kids 6 and under are free. 

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"Fall Foliage" Train Ride

Train Image
Repeats every week until Mon Oct 25 2021 .
Sat, 10/09/2021 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/10/2021 - 4:00pm
Sat, 10/16/2021 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/17/2021 - 4:00pm
Sat, 10/23/2021 - 11:00am - Sun, 10/24/2021 - 4:00pm

Weekends in October, departing from Gowanda Depot.

  • Train Departs at 11:00am & 2:00pm on Saturdays
  • Train Departs at 2:00pm on Sundays

Tickets $19 Adults (13 and up), $17 seniors (62 and up), $15 Children (3-12), Infants ride FREE (2 and under)

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The Great Pumpkin Contest and Show with Eric Jones

Pumpkin Carving by Eric Jones
Sat, 10/16/2021 - 1:00pm - 7:00pm

The Great Pumpkin Contest and Show with Eric Jones - Saturday, October 16th   1pm-7pm.

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Hallow Fright Fest in Allegany 2021

Hollow Fright Fest Poster
Fri, 10/22/2021 - 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Come and hangout, Friday, October 22nd from 5pm-10pm & Saturday, October 23rd from 12pm-10pm, with us at the spookiest time of the year and enjoy food, cider, vendors, carnival rides and more!!

Freaky Circus Show on Friday at 6pm. 

BMX Bike Stunt Show on Saturday at 2pm & 6pm.

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Halloween Blacklight Zumba Party 2021

Halloween Blacklight Zumba Party
Fri, 10/22/2021 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

EVL Halloween Half Marathon and 5K 2021

EVL Halloween Half Marathon and 5k 2019
Sat, 10/23/2021 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

The EVL Halloween Half will be a fun filled Halloween-themed event on Saturday October 23, 2021. The event will feature a Half Marathon and a 5k. We encourage runners of all abilities to join us! Grab your friends pick out your Costumes and get ready to run! The EVL Halloween Half is going to be one of the most fun Half Marathons you will ever participate in!

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Thriller Dancers presented by Villaggio 2021

Poster promoting the Thriller Dancers
Sat, 10/23/2021 - 8:30pm - 9:30pm

Watch the Fusion Dance Studio present the famous "Thriller" dance in the streets of Ellicottville infront of Villaggio. 

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Trunk or Treat in Franklinville 2021

Trunk or Treat
Sun, 10/24/2021 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Trunk or Treat right in the heart of Franklinville! 

Dress the kiddos in their Halloween Costumes and join the fun on Sunday, October 24th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Park Square. Sponsored by the Village Events Committee!

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The Corner Deli hosts "Drive Thru Trunk or Treat" 2021

Sun, 10/24/2021 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Drive thru Trunk or Treat 2021!

The Corner Deli in Salamanca will be holding a "Drive Thru Trunk or Treat". All vehicles will enter from Linden St. and exit at the end of the parking lot onto Central Ave.


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An Evening of Owls

Owl Photo
Thu, 10/28/2021 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

An Evening of Owls- Thursday, October 28th

Join Pfeiffer Nature Center at the Portville library for a “hoot of a good time” as we share some fun and interesting facts about our native owl friends.  Following the lecture and weather permitting, we will head up to the trails at Lillibridge for an owl prowl walk.  Dress appropriately and be sure to bring a flashlight.  If the weather proves uncooperative we will remain at the

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Rock City Chrysler hosts Trunk or Treat 2021

Trunk or Treat
Fri, 10/29/2021 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Trunk or Treat 2021!

Dress up the kiddos, dress up yourself, and come enjoy this night in a safe and fun environment.
All trunks are hosted by volunteer local businesses and clubs. If you would like to participate as a trunk host please reach out to Autumn at Rock City CJDR.
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"Happy Halloween" Costume Train Ride

Train Image
Sat, 10/30/2021 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Train departs from Gowanda Depot at 11:00am and 2:00pm.

Dress in your costume!

Tickets $19 Adults (13 and up), $17 seniors (62 and up), $15 Children (3-12), Infants ride FREE (2 and under)

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Halloween at the Olean YMCA 2021

Halloween Party at the Olean YMCA 2019
Sat, 10/30/2021 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Join us for a FUN and SPOOKY night at the OLEAN YMCA!

This event is FREE and open to the public- Ages 12 and under.

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Spooky Tours at The Wildwood Sanitarium

Wildwood Sanitarium Ghost Hunt Salamanca NY
Sun, 10/31/2021 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

The Wildwood Sanitarium offering 2 hour tours to give everyone a taste of Wildwood. These tours will consist of a 1 hour history tour with a 1 hour paranormal investigation to follow. This will be a chance to explore the house with one of the owners. For reservations please call or text (716)-801-5786. Tours are $20 per person!

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Ellicottville Distillery's "Pumpkin Chunkin" 2021

Trebuchet used to launch pumpkins
Sun, 11/07/2021 - 1:00pm - 8:00pm

Come see the pumpkins soar at the annual "Pumpkin Chunkin" at the Ellicottville Distillery!  The trebuchet (type of catapult) will be there to send those pumpkins over the hill...Literally!  Enjoy a speciality cocktail made with one of their very own spirits while you watch all the fun! 

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"First Responders" Train Ride

Train Image
Sat, 11/13/2021 - 11:00am - Sun, 11/14/2021 - 4:00pm

November 13th & 14th, departing from Gowanda Depot.

  • Train Departs at 11:00am & 2:00pm on Saturday
  • Train Departs at 2:00pm on Sunday

Tickets First Responders FREE, $19 Adults (13 and up), $17 seniors (62 and up), $15 Children (3-12), Infants ride FREE (2 and under)

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Wing Crawl: Olean Area

Wing Crawl
Sat, 11/13/2021 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Tacos in June; Wings in November – Wing Crawl Planned!

OLEAN — The Olean Sports and Social Club (OSSC) and the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce are once again teaming up to present the next segment of a food crawl – the ‘chicken’ Wing Crawl event. It is a fundraiser to raise funds for service dogs through the WNY Heroes / Pawsitive for Heroes.

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2021 Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival

2018 HV Beer and Wine Festival
Sat, 11/13/2021 - 1:00pm - 8:00pm

Beer is Back! Our 17th annual Beer and Wine Festival is scheduled for Saturday, November 13, 2021. 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.

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Cash and Cline- Together Again @ The Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino

Cash and Cline
Tue, 11/16/2021 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Relive these legendary performers in a tribute to the 1962 U.S. tour of Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline starring Monica Heuser and Scott Moreau. Scott has been traveling the US and Canada as Johnny Cash in the Broadway smash hit MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET and Monice is currently starring in Menopause, The Musical at the Luxor in Las Vegas.

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Annual Turkey Trot 2021

Run Goggle Nap
Thu, 11/25/2021 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

GOACC's Santa Claus Lane Parade 2021

Kids on float
Fri, 11/26/2021 - 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

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2020It'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

Building made of Extinct Wood

The cabin at Pfeiffer Nature Center is made entirely of American Chestnut, which is now extinct.

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