Spring

Spring time in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Spring Events

Moore's Pancake House is open Sundays

Moore's Maple Shack open in 2020
Repeats every week every Sunday until Mon Feb 24 2020 .
Sun, 01/05/2020 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sun, 01/12/2020 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sun, 01/19/2020 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sun, 01/26/2020 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sun, 02/02/2020 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sun, 02/09/2020 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sun, 02/16/2020 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sun, 02/23/2020 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

It's that time of year when Moore's open their Pancake House and offers all-you-can-eat hot buttermilk pancakes and fresh maple syrup!  Their pancake house is adorned with family antiques ranging from an old oxen yoke to a 1910 wedding dress! 

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Hinsdale Bicentennial - a whole year of events

Hinsdale Historical Society Museum
Sat, 02/22/2020 - 5:00pm - Sat, 12/19/2020 - 7:00pm

Ellicottville Bicentennial Celebration 2020

Sat, 03/14/2020 - 12:00pm - Sun, 03/15/2020 - 5:00pm

Ellicottville is turning 200!  To celebrate their Bicentennial, the Historical Society and Museum, and local establishments have planned the following events!  Follow the Historical Society on Facebook for fun facts, photos and more!

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Forest Bathing - Moving Meditation at Lillibridge - Pfeiffer Nature Center

Pfeiffer Lillibridge Accessible Trail
Sat, 03/14/2020 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Forest bathing, also known in Japanese culture as "taking in the forest atmosphere" or shinrin-yoku, is a moving meditation surrounded by nature. Join in for the third seasonal offering on Saturday, March 14th from 2-3pm at the Lillibridge location of Pfeiffer Nature Center.

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Whitewater Rafting Season

Rafting on Cattaraugus Creek
Sun, 03/15/2020 - 9:00am - Thu, 04/30/2020 - 5:00pm

The Spring Rafting Season in Zoar Valley opens mid-March with the spring runoff and lasts until May as the water level becomes too low.

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Public Ghost Hunt at the Hinsdale House

Ghost Hunt at the Haunted Hinsdale House
Sun, 03/22/2020 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour on Sunday, March 22nd. Your experience will include a tour of the grounds along with the historic building.

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Friends of Good Music presents Invoke String Quartet

Friends of Good Music presents Invoke String Quartet
Fri, 03/27/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The seventh performance of the 2019-2020 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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Holiday Valley's Spring Pond Skimming Party 2020

Holiday Valley's Pond Skimming
Sat, 03/28/2020 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

The zaniest of all spring events, Pond Skimming on March 28th challenges skiers and snowboarders to try to skim across an ice water filled pond at the bottom of Yodeler. Some will make it all the way across, but many end up getting very wet (and cold!). Prizes are awarded for the best skimmer, the best costume, the best kid and of course the most spectacular splash.

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Trout Season Opens!

Trout Season in Cattaraugus County
Wed, 04/01/2020 - 12:00am - 11:00pm

Trout Season opens in our area on April 1st!  The Enchanted Mountains provides some of the best Steelhead fishing opportunities in the Cattaraugus Creek.  No matter if you're an avid angler or simply a fairweather fisherman (or woman) we have a place where you will surely be hooked! Don't have your license?

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2020 Farmer-Neighbor Dinner -

FN Dinner image
Wed, 04/08/2020 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

The Cattaraugus County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board, along with the Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism, the Cattaraugus County Farm Bureau, the Cattaraugus County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Board will host the 9th Annual Cattaraugus County Farmer-Neighbor Di

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Big & Rich at The Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino

Big & Rich
Sat, 04/11/2020 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Big & Rich are America’s Technicolor cowboys. This Country Music Duo has been one of the most relatable and musically relevant acts since exploding onto the scene in 2003. With 2004’s triple-platinum “Horse of a Different Color,” they tapped into a wide spectrum of popular music to produce an instantly recognizable sound.

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Ellicottville Bicentennial Celebration 2020 - Town Birthday

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Ellicottville is turning 200!  To celebrate their Bicentennial, the Historical Society and Museum, and local establishments have planned the following events!  Follow the Historical Society on Facebook for fun facts, photos and more!

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Dyngus Day Celebration in Olean

Olean's Dyngus Day Celebration
Mon, 04/13/2020 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

The coming of Easter means the end of Lent.  Polish tradition celebrates the day after Easter as well, called "Dyngus Day". Dyngus Day celebration is held by the Pulaski Club of Olean, located at 1104 N.

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Friends of Good Music presents Philip Edward Fisher

Friends of Good Music presents pianist Philip Edward Fisher
Fri, 04/17/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The eighth performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friends of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is Philip Edward Fisher and his piano recital: "Beethoven at 250". 

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National Poetry Month: Contributions of Black Americans

Sun, 04/19/2020 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

2020 Greater Olean Area Home Show

Greater Olean Home Show 2019
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 5:00pm - Sun, 04/26/2020 - 4:00pm

The Greater Olean Home Show is where to go for the latest in products and services for your home! Each year, in one location, business experts gather with everything from kitchen and bath appliances to windows and siding.  Hundreds of homeowners will walk through the doors of William O.

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58th WNY Maple Festival -2020

Photo from past WNY Maple Festival in Franklinville, NY
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 7:30am - Sun, 04/26/2020 - 4:00pm

Stop by to taste that mouth watering, freshly made maple syrup and learn the process of making it! Experience two days of maple bliss in Franklinville NY with all day long festivities

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Spring Along the Amish Trail

Along the Amish Trail
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

On April 25th participating businesses along the Amish Trail invite you to a “Sneak Peek” preview Open House to introduce the many unique things to see and foods to enjoy while visiting the Amish Trail.

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Tri-County Arts Council's Celebration of the Arts

Arts Council Poster
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Join Tri-County Arts on Saturday, April 25th at the Woodside Tavern on the Range for their annual Celebration of the Arts! The night will include a three course meal, open bar, live music by Sticktights, various raffles and silent auctions, a wine and whiskey pull and the presentations of the 2020 Arts and Cultural Awards.

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Friends of Good Music presents Kenneth Overton

Friends of Good Music presents Kenneth Overton
Fri, 05/01/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The final performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friends of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is Kenneth Overton, a baritone singer, accompanied by Kevin Miller on piano. 

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Witness For the Prosecution"

Poster for OTW's Witness for the Prosecution
Thu, 05/07/2020 - 7:30pm - Sun, 05/10/2020 - 4:00pm

The last production of Olean Theatre Workshop's season is Agatha Christie's “Witness for the Prosecution,” based on Christie's own short story of the same name. It is a courtroom drama involving the murder of an older, wealthy woman by a younger man. As with anything Christie, the story will leave one guessing until the very end. This is sure to be the talk of the town.

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2020 Happy Half Marathon and 5k at Holiday Valley

Happy Half and 5k at Holiday Valley 2019
Sat, 05/09/2020 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Organized by the same folks who brought you the fall EVL Halloween Half, the annual spring Happy Half is a serious race, but full of fun surprises along the way. The 13.1 mile route will start at Holiday Valley, take you through the rolling terrain of Great Valley and finish at Holiday Valley. There's also a 5K distance and 1 mile Beer Run.

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Ghost Hunter University at the Hinsdale House

Ghost Hunt at the Haunted Hinsdale House
Sat, 05/09/2020 - 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Ghost Hunter University was the first interactive paranormal event and still is the best! Join the cast of the hit series, "The Ghost Box Chronicles," psychic mediums and paranormal investigators: Chris Moon, Dee Garcia, Paulette "Mamma" Moon and Dennis "Poppa" Moon for an event that you will never forget!

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Olean's Community Wide Garage Sales 2020

garage sale
Sat, 05/16/2020 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

The officials at Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce have scheduled the Community-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, May 16th, from 9 AM until 4 PM. The Chamber is encouraging people to get up in their attics, basements, and garages and start sorting and cleaning.

For more information on the garage sale, please contact the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce at 716-372-4433.

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Cookout with the AACCD at Tops

Sat, 05/16/2020 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Enjoy a sample of American cuisine with the African American Center for Cultural Development (AACCD). Members of the AACCD will be set up at Tops to offer visitors delightful and tasty treats! There will be a charge for the food, but the menu is sure to entice with Philly Cheese Steaks, hot dogs, hamburgs and more!

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A look at Black Americans in the history of Cinema

Hattie McDaniel from "Gone with the Wind"
Sat, 05/23/2020 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Join a year-long period during 2020 of monthly programs looking to highlight the contributions of black community in the areas of cultural change, arts, literature, food, and music, as well as increase awareness around aspects o

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Olean Area Sports, Recreation, & Fitness Expo

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Sat, 05/30/2020 - 10:00am - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 3:00pm

Whether coming off the big game season, enjoying winter sports, gearing up for spring fishing or looking to spend a fun day with family, everyone will enjoy the 11th annual Greater Olean Area Sports, Recreation, & Fitness Expo. It brings the whole idea of the great outdoors under one roof!

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June StrOlean

Strolean June 2020
Fri, 06/05/2020 - 12:00pm - 10:00pm

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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2020 Allegany Garden Festival

Allegany Garden Festival 2018 Raffles
Sat, 06/06/2020 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Allegany Garden Festival is the area’s premier event of gardening and garden related items. They are hosting their 5h annual Allegany Garden Club event on June 6th, 2020. They bring together a variety of vendors including nurseries, landscapers, farmers, artists and entrepreneurs.

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The Rhythm of Jazz: Black Americans Contributions

Billie Holiday
Fri, 06/19/2020 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Join a year-long period during 2020 of monthly programs looking to highlight the contributions of black community in the areas of cultural change,

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2020 Southern Tier Corporate Challenge

2017 Winners - Bysiek CPA, PLLC
Thu, 06/25/2020 - 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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Portville Heritage Day 2020

Portville Heritage Days 2018 Syd Evans
Sat, 07/11/2020 - 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 2019
Sat, 08/15/2020 - 10:00am - 9:00pm

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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Spring 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

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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