Spring

Spring time in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Spring Events

Allegany Area Historical Association presents "The Underground Railroad in Olean and Cattaraugus County"

Underground Railroad in Olean talk at Allegany Heritage Center
Sun, 05/20/2018 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

The Allegany Area Historical Asscoiation will meet on Sunday, May 20 at 2:00PM at the Heritage Center, 25 North Second Street. Della Moore, Executive Director of the African American Center for Cultural Development will give a talk about the Underground Railroad in Olean and Cattaraugus County.

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ULMS Murphys Logging Super Late Model spectacular at Freedom Motorsports Park

Freedom Motorsports Park in Delevan
Fri, 05/25/2018 - 6:00pm - 9:30pm

The excitement, speed and thunder of the ULMS Murphy’s Logging Super Late Models make their first of four visits to Freedom Motorsports Park on Friday May 25. The Super Late Models will race in the fourth annual Ron Baker Memorial. The 30 lap $2500 to win event is brought to you by Bob McKerrow & Sons RV.

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Weekly Stock Car Racing at Freedom Motorsports Park

Freedom Motorsports Park in Delevan
Repeats every week until Fri Jun 29 2018 .
Fri, 05/11/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Fri, 05/18/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Fri, 05/25/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Fri, 06/01/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Fri, 06/08/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Fri, 06/15/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Fri, 06/22/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Fri, 06/29/2018 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Here is the upcoming racing schedule for Freedom Motorsports Park, in Delevan, NY, which is a multiple use motorsports facility which includes a 1/3 mile dirt oval, two motocross tracks, and a TT Course for ATV’s.  Weekly stock car racing is on Friday nights at 7:30pm, May through Se

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2018 Amish Relief Auction

2018 Amish Relief Auction Cherry Creek
Sat, 05/26/2018 - 7:30am - 5:00pm

Experience a special day of Amish life in the country, with this auction full of Amish made furniture, tables, chairs, rockers, clocks, quilts, rugs, wall hangings, many handmade items, animals, outdoor items, farm equipment, gift certificates and much more!

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Fly Fishing 101 with Adventure Bound on the Fly

Fly Fishing 101 with Adventure Bound onthefly
Sat, 05/26/2018 - 9:00am - 11:00am

Fly Fishing 101!  Learn fly-fishing basics in one of our free Fly Fishing 101 classes. Perfect for beginners of all ages.

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Four Mile Brewing Musical Benefit Performance for the African American Center for Cultural Development

Four Mile Brewing African American Center for Cultural Development
Sat, 05/26/2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

There will be a special musical performance at Four Mile Brewing Company to benefit the African American Center for Cultural Development.  Stop down, grab a brew and a bite to eat and listen to great music. 

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Leon's Annual Memorial Day Parade

Leon NY Memorial Day Parade
Mon, 05/28/2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

From "Soldier to Pioneer"!  The public is welcome to line up for the parade and cheer for the local floats and marching band!  In the concluding ceremony of the Memorial Day Parade, Myra Johnston, describes the role her ancestor, Revolutionary War Veteran James Franklin and others like him, played in the first settlement of New York State.

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Ellicottville Girl's Getaway Weekend 2018

Ellicottville Girl's Getaway Weekend 2018
Fri, 06/01/2018 - 8:00am - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 5:00pm

Gather, Celebrate, and Create Memories.  Girls, have you been looking for a reason to get together and have an amazing experience? Well, the Ellicottville Girls Getaway Weekend is exactly what you’ve been looking for June 1st-3rd.

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60th Annual Allegany Nature Pilgrimage

2018 Allegany Nature Pilgrimage
Fri, 06/01/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 12:30pm

The Allegany Nature Pilgrimage is an annual outdoor learning experience.  It combines fun with a variety of nature-oriented activities.  This traditional weekend of natural history and outdoor education welcomes both the experienced naturalist as well as the inquisitive beginner.  It is held at "Camp Allegany" in the Red House area of Allegany State Park. 

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Gowanda's Hollywood Happening 2018 - 20th year of this Motorcycle Event!

2018 Hollywood Happening
Fri, 06/01/2018 - 6:00pm - Sun, 06/03/2018 - 6:00pm

Every spring thousands of people travel to Gowanda to look at the rows of motorcycles that line the closed main street, enjoy the music and the food and celebrate the beginning of bike season in Western New York. It’s an event with no gate fee.

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2018 Allegany Garden Festival

Allegany Garden Festival 2018 Raffles
Allegany Garden Festival 2018
Sat, 06/02/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Allegany Garden Festival is the area’s premier event of gardening and garden related items. We bring together a variety of vendors including nurseries, landscapers, farmers, artists and entrepreneurs.

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2018 Hinsdale Horseradish Festival

2018 Hinsdale Horseradish Festival
Sat, 06/02/2018 - 10:00am - 8:00pm

Not only will you find everything horseradish, you'll find vendors with wine, craft beer, pottery, handmade jewelry, furniture, handmade soaps, country crafts, candles, paintings and more! The festival will be held June 2, 2018, at the Hinsdale Memorial Park, at 1547 Gile Hollow Road in the Town of Hinsdale.  The venue is ideal!

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Nature Journaling with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Nature Journaling at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 06/02/2018 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Pfeiffer Nature Center is where Science, Art, and Nature come together. Pfeiffer Nature Center is honored to have local wildlife artist Jennifer Miller, 2015/2016 Federal Duck Stamp Artist and Pfeiffer Nature Center volunteer with us to explore all three at once with nature drawing/journaling!

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Heritage Day at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum

Seneca Museum Heritage Day 2018
Sat, 06/02/2018 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Join the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum for a day of Seneca Heritage!  Celebrate the rich heritage of the Seneca-Iroquois people, there will be artists and craftors demonstrating and selling their work, an Atlatl competition, Traditional Foods contest, Storytelling, Traditional Dancing, local groups fundraisers, and Robert Griffing displaying his Artwor

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Free Saturday Activities at Griffis Sculpture Park

Griffis Sculpture Park Saturday activities schedule
Repeats every week every Saturday until Sat Aug 25 2018 .
Sat, 06/02/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 06/09/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 06/30/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 07/07/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 07/14/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 07/28/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 08/04/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 08/11/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 08/18/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sat, 08/25/2018 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

The Griffis Sculpture Park will host free outdoor activities every Saturday at noon starting in June.

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June StrOlean

Strolean June 2018
Fri, 06/08/2018 - 12:00pm - 10:00pm

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.&nbsp

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Ladies SUP Retreat Weekend with Adventure Bound on the Fly

Ladies SUP retreat weekend in Ellicottville
Fri, 06/08/2018 - 6:00pm - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 2:00pm

Ladies SUP Retreat weekend is designed to connect women with the outdoors and water through experiences, inspiration and adventure. You will return home rejuvenated with a more grounded connection to your every day challenges.

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"Get Outdoors Day" at Allegany State Park

Get Outdoors Day at Allegany State Park
Sat, 06/09/2018 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Allegany State Park, Environmental Education Department invite the public to discover some unique outdoors activities at the “Get Outdoors Day!” on Saturday, June 9th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Summit Warming Hut on the Red House side of Allegany State Park.

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2018 Seneca Salamanca Chamber of Commerce ChamberFest 2.0

2018 Chamberfest Salamanca
Sat, 06/09/2018 - 12:00pm - 8:00pm

Get ready to celebrate summer at the Seneca Salamanca Chamber of Commerce’s Annual ChamberFest 2.0!

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2018 St. Mary of the Angels Basilica Fest

2018 St. Mary's Basilica Fest
Sat, 06/09/2018 - 12:00pm - Sun, 06/10/2018 - 6:00pm

Join us as we celebrate our second Festival as a BASILICA since Pope Francis' historic designation in 2017.  We are honored as a parish community to host the public on our grounds for 2 big days!  Food, live entertainment, Children's games and bounce houses, Irish Dancers, AOH Sunday Chicken BBQ, concessions, Raffle for $10,000

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2018 South Dayton Open Tractor Pull

South Dayton Tractor Pull 2018
Sun, 06/10/2018 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Dirt will be flying at the Fall Tractor Pull in South Dayton on Sunday June 18, located on the South Dayton Fireman's Grounds.  

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Summer at the Stone House 2018

Repeats every 2 weeks until Thu Aug 23 2018 .
Thu, 06/14/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu, 07/12/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu, 07/26/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu, 08/09/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Thu, 08/23/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Summer at the Stone House 2018 will occurr every 2nd and 4th Thursdays, June through August at 7:00pm at the Cattaraugus County Museum.

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Olean Outdoor Fest 2018

Olean Outdoor Festival 2018
Fri, 06/15/2018 - 5:00pm - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 11:45pm

This year the event has a new exciting name "Celebrate Olean - Outdoor Festival" and logo, it will be held at Gargoyle Park on June 15th and 16th, admission is free, and all the activities have a low price, such as camping for 4 people for is $10.00 for both nights.

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Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino presents "The Machine"

The Machine at Seneca Allegany Casino
Fri, 06/15/2018 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Don’t miss an incredible live show on the outdoor stage!  For over 28 years, America’s premier Pink Floyd experience has touched the hearts and souls of countless fans selling out huge venues all across the globe.

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Holiday Valley Mudslide Obstacle Trail Run 2018

2018 Holiday Valley Mudslide
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 10:00am - 6:00pm

Yes, you'll get muddy, yes there is running, yes there are 11 obstacles but NO fire, NO barbed wire and NO electric shocks!

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Randolph's 46th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival 2018

Randolph's Arts and Crafts Festival 2018
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Held along Randolph’s beautiful, historic Main Street, Randolph’s 46th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival is taking place rain or shine on Saturday, June 16th!

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Family Day at the Cattaraugus County Museum 2018

2018 Family Day at the Catt Co Museum
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Cattaraugus County Museum announced their "Family Day at the Museum: will return this year from 10am - 4pm on June 16.

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Ellicottville Paddle Festival with Adventure Bound on the Fly

PaddleFestival 2018 in Ellicottville
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 12:00pm - Sun, 06/17/2018 - 3:00pm

Come join us for this two day event. Saturday afternoon join us at Spruce Lake after the Holiday Valley Mud run for SUP and kayak paddling, music, food and fun. On Sunday morning come to our demo/paddle center 1 mile from the village of Ellicottville where we will have SUP's and Kayak's on hand for demo along with paddle clinics, seminars, SUP yoga and kids events.

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Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino presents Martina McBride & Mark Wills

Seneca Allegany Casino presents Martina McBride
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Martina McBride hails as one of Nashville’s legendary country singers and record producers. Growing up on a farm she learned to love country music and later moved to Nashville to pursue her career. Signing to her first label in 1991, she made her debut the following year with her first single “The Time Has Come”.

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Intro to Stand Up Paddle Boarding with Adventure Bound on the Fly

Intro to Stand Up Paddleboard Classes Ellicottville
Sun, 06/17/2018 - 9:00am - 10:30am

Introduction to Stand Up Paddle Boarding.  Come join us for 90 minutes of fun and instruction. This class is designed for the first time SUP paddler but also can be a great class to improve your basic paddling and manuevering skills.

We will cover:
BASIC SUP STROKES:
Forward Stroke (aka J-stroke)
Reverse Stroke
Sweep Stroke
Reverse Sweep Stroke

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2018 Southern Tier Corporate Challenge

2017 Winners - Bysiek CPA, PLLC
Thu, 06/21/2018 - 4:30pm - 8:30pm

Come join in a 5K Run or 2 Mile Walk at Jamestown Community College in Olean from 4:30 to 8:30 on June 21!

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Intro to Stand Up Paddle Boarding with Adventure Bound on the Fly

Intro to Stand Up Paddleboard Classes Ellicottville
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Introduction to Stand Up Paddle Boarding.  Come join us for 90 minutes of fun and instruction. This class is designed for the first time SUP paddler but also can be a great class to improve your basic paddling and manuevering skills.

We will cover:
BASIC SUP STROKES:
Forward Stroke (aka J-stroke)
Reverse Stroke
Sweep Stroke
Reverse Sweep Stroke

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"Oh What A Night!" at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

Oh What A Night Tour at Seneca Allegany Casino
Tue, 06/26/2018 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

OH WHAT A NIGHT! is an exciting musical revue show which features songs such as, Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like a Man, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, My Eyes Adored You, Let Hang On and Who Loves You along with many more hits from the dynamic songbook of those boys from Jersey, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.  OH WHA

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Juneteenth Festival with the African American Center for Cultural Development

Juneteenth Celebration in Olean 2018
Sat, 06/30/2018 - 11:00am - 7:00pm

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.

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Adventure Series at Allegany State Park

Backpacking Adventure Series with Allegany State Park
Thu, 07/05/2018 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Allegany State Park, known as the “Wilderness Playground of Western New York” is one such place where adventure abounds. With 65,000 acres of pristine forests, miles of trails, serene lakes and natural beauty, it’s hard not to find an activity to enjoy.

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Fly Fishing 101 with Adventure Bound on the Fly

Fly Fishing 101 with Adventure Bound onthefly
Sat, 07/07/2018 - 9:00am - 11:00am

Fly Fishing 101!  Learn fly-fishing basics in one of our free Fly Fishing 101 classes. Perfect for beginners of all ages.

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Portville Heritage Day 2018

Portville Heritage Days 2018 Syd Evans
Sat, 07/14/2018 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Heritage Day is sure to be “Good old fashioned fun for everyone”. The location is downtown Portville and there will be plenty to do for this one day festival.  The Annual Portville Central School Alumni Banquet will be held the night before, with a street dance to follow at the American Legion. 

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August StrOlean

Strolean August 2018
Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:00pm - 10:00pm

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.&nbsp

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2018 Fall Classic Horse Show Sponsored by Cattaraugus County 4-H

Fri, 09/07/2018 - 7:00pm - Sun, 09/09/2018 - 5:00pm

Come support the Cattaraugus County 4-H Horse Program at the 2018 Bonanza Horse Show. Friday events start at 7 pm with Gymkhana classes. Sat morning preformance classes to start at 9 am. Sat evening Gymkhana starts at 6pm. Sunday morning preformance classes start at 9 am. This is the 3rd of a 3 show series to support the Cattaraugus County 4-H Horse program.

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Spring Places

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2017It'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

Largest Covered Aviaries in the World

2 of the largest covered aviaries in the world and a waterfowl preserve are located at Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary with over 300 geese, ducks and swans even having the endangered NeNe geese.

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