Summer time in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Summer Events

Cancelled- Summer at the Stone House: Kelly Lounsberry

Kelly Lounsberry from Wellsville Daily Reporter
Thu, 07/09/2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on July 9th with Kelly Lounsberry!  He will be doing a presentation on "The Impact of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry on Bolivar and Surrounding Areas".  Kelly is the chairman of the Bolivar Pioneer Oil Museum Committee.

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Ellicottville's Gazebo Series

Ellicottville Summer Music Series
Repeats every week until Thu Aug 06 2020 .
Thu, 07/09/2020 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 07/16/2020 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 07/23/2020 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 07/30/2020 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu, 08/06/2020 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a summer evening of entertainment. Thanks to a sponsorship of CCSE Federal Credit Union, summers in Ellicottville have been taken to another level with everything that is going on in the village, and Thursdays are no different.

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Randolph's Community Wide Yard Sales

Randolph Community Yard Sales
Fri, 07/10/2020 - 8:00am - Sun, 07/12/2020 - 5:00pm

Who doesn’t love lawn sales?  People come from all over as Randolph will again be hosting the 2020 Town Wide Lawn Sales on the weekend of July 10th, - 12th.

The home owners set their own time schedules and most are open on Friday and/or Saturday with some on Sunday.

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Cancelled - 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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Rescheduled! - Ghost Hunter University at the Hinsdale House

Ghost Hunt at the Haunted Hinsdale House
Sat, 07/11/2020 - 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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266 Miles for CF: Celebration Party

Brad and some of his supporters
Sat, 07/11/2020 - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

2020 Chamber Golf Classic

Golfers enjoying the Barltett Course
Mon, 07/13/2020 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm

The Classic features corporate and community teams playing for bragging rights and the traveling trophy. This scramble format golf tourney features a 2 putt rule, no handicaps, no mulligans and a putting contest.

For tickets and more information, please call 716-372-4433.

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Ellicottville Bicentennial Celebration 2020 - Old Home Weekend

Fri, 07/17/2020 - 12:00pm - Sun, 07/19/2020 - 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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Summer at the Stone House: Dave Ruch

2020 Summer at the Stone House Dave Ruch
Thu, 07/23/2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on July 23rd with David Ruch and "New York State Traditional Music".  Dave is a musician and performer, known for using music to teach core curriculum and inspire young leaners. 

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Randolph Toymaker 5K Run/Walk 2020

2018 Randolph Toymakers 5k Fundraiser
Sat, 07/25/2020 - 9:00am - 10:00am

*Covid-19 updates:

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Cancelled- 2020 Taste of Olean/Art in the Park

2016 Taste
Sun, 07/26/2020 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

If the way to a person’s heart is through the stomach, then Olean is a destination visitors are sure to love. The Taste of Olean will be held on July 27th. Time to loosen that belt a few notches, gather family and friends and head down to the 71st Annual Art in the Park and the 30th Annual Taste of Olean.

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Cancelled- Musical Tribute to Buddy Holly- That'll Be the Day @ The Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino

Tue, 07/28/2020 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Made up of cast members from the national tour of the hit musical, BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY  THAT’LL BE THE DAY gives a fresh take on the catalog of Buddy Holly & The Crickets, featuring all of the band’s hits such as “That’ll Be the Day”, “Peggy Sue”, “Maybe Baby”, “Rave On”, and “Everyday” to name a few.

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Cancelled- 2020 Cattaraugus County Fair

2018 Cattaraugus County Fair
Sun, 08/02/2020 - 8:00am - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 11:00pm

Make plans to attend the 2020 Cattaraugus County Fair with exciting rides, animal shows and lots of FREE live entertainment!  Celebrating its 178th year in 2020, this is a real down home country Fair.  Large enough to include exciting events like the demos and Monster Truck rallies, but small enough that you don't feel overwhelmed.  Affordable for the whole family, presale ticket

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Taste of Ellicottville 2020

Taste of Ellicottville logo
Sat, 08/08/2020 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

August 8th and 9th, 2020, Noon to 4 p.m.

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Summer at the Stone House: Allen Hopkins

2020 Summer at the Stone House Allen Hopkins
Thu, 08/13/2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on August 13th!  Allen Hopkins, musician, will be presenting "Patriotic Songs".  He plays American traditional, Celtic instrumental, a bit of Yiddish, blues, bluegrass, old timey, and contemporary.

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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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Cancelled- Leon's Old Fashioned Town Picnic

Historical Photo of Leon, NY
Sat, 08/15/2020 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm

You're cordially invited to Leon's Old Fashioned Town Picnic to be held at the Leon Fire Hall.

There will be hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks.  Bring a dish to pass, lawn chairs and old photos to share.  "Come support your town and share your memory of Leon and Family Fun". 

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2020 Happy Half Marathon and 5k at Holiday Valley

Happy Half and 5k at Holiday Valley 2019
Sun, 08/16/2020 - 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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Annual Summer Festival at Griffis Sculpture Park

Previous Annual Festival At Griffis Sculpture Park
Sun, 08/16/2020 - 2:00pm - 6:30pm
The Griffis Sculpture Park will host their 8th annual summer festival on Sunday, August 16, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. It’s a day filled with music, creativity, exploration and much more.
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Distilled & Chilled Music Festival 2020

Distilled and Chilled poster
Sun, 08/16/2020 - 2:00pm - 7:00pm

Save the date! Ellicottville Distillery will be hosting the 2nd annual Distilled & Chilled Music Festival on Sunday August 16th! Multiple bands performing outside on their distillery grounds with plenty of room to keep yourself socially distant. 2pm-7pm. This year's headliner is Buffalo-based rock super group Grosh! More info to be announced soon!

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Ellicottville Girl's Getaway Weekend 2020

Girls Shopping at an event in Ellicottville
Sat, 08/22/2020 - 8:00am - Sun, 08/23/2020 - 5:00pm

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 August 22nd - August 23, 2020.


More information to come!

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Summer at the Stone House: Dawn Westfall

EllicottvilleHistorical Society group outing - Deb Everts
Thu, 08/27/2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on August 27th!  Dawn Westfall is the president of the Ellicottville Historical Society and genealogist and family historian with over 20 years experience!  She will be discussing "Get a Clue: The Fun of Dating and Identifying Old Photos". 

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Allegheny River Running Fest

Allegheny River Trail Views
Sat, 09/12/2020 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Join the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, September 12th, 2020 for the Allegheny River Running Fest in Olean, NY. The Allegheny River Running Fest features two races: a 10K and Half Marathon. Both will start and finish at War Veterans Park in Olean.

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

Cash and Cline
Tue, 09/15/2020 - 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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September StrOlean

Strolean 2020
Fri, 09/18/2020 - 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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True Justice: A look at the life and works of Author Brian Stevenson

Sun, 09/20/2020 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

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

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World's Largest Ghost Hunt Weekend in NYS

Ghost Hunt at the Haunted Hinsdale House
Fri, 09/25/2020 - 4:30pm - Sun, 09/27/2020 - 4:00am

During the weekend of the World’s Largest Ghost Hunt during National Ghost Hunting Day, we will be visiting Wildwood Sanatarium on Friday, September 25th and the Hinsdale on Saturday, September 26th.

Psychic-Medium Jack Neece will be joining for WLGH at the Hinsdale House. Please be aware that the Hinsdale House is known for very negative activity.

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Summer 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

Meaning of the word Cattaraugus

CATTARAUGUS, from a Seneca Indian word meaning “bad smelling banks,” referring to the odor of natural gas leaking from rock seams.

The word "Cattaraugus" means "foul-smelling river bank." This name is a result of the natural gas that oozes from the river mud.

In our opinion, only some of the river banks are bad smelling. Come on over and visit a creek in Cattaraugus County and tell us what you think.

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