Summer

Summer time in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Summer Events

Cooking with Wild Edible Plants at Canticle Farm

Cooking with Wild Edible Plants at Canticle Farm
Tue, 06/12/2018 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

This demonstration is FREE and will be hosting Chef Steve Young.  He will teach you how and give you some fun facts on cooking with wild edible plants!  Register by emailing education [at] canticlefarm [dot] org

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Allegany State Park's Classic Car Cruise In 2018

Allegany State Park's Classic Car Cruise In
Repeats every month on June, July, August, September on the second Wednesday until Wed Sep 12 2018 .
Wed, 06/13/2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 07/11/2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 08/08/2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 09/12/2018 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Are you a classic car owner or classic car fan? Then this summer Allegany State Park is the place to be at the ASP Classic Car Cruise In. For classic car owners this is a perfect place to cruise the roads of the park and then show off your vehicle. For car fans this is a great place to check out vehicles from yesteryear.

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Earth Spirit Educational Services and Timber Wolves at the Nannen Arboretum

Timberwolf program at Nannen Arboretum
Wed, 06/13/2018 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

On Wednesday, June 13, 2018 the Nannen Arboretum Society, Inc. will host its next speaker in the 2018 educational series.  At 6pm, Joseph C. Allen from the Earth Spirit Educational Services will present fascinating information about wolves.

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Summer at the Stone House: The Life of Alonso Sampson

2018 Summer at the Stone House
Thu, 06/14/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Cattaraugus County Museum' Summer at the Stone House event series kicks off it's 2018 season with a talk by Sam Genco on the life of Alonso Sampson. Sampson spent considerable time aboard whaling ships in the 1850’s and wrote a book about his life and adventures entitled “Three Times Around the World”. He is buried in a small cemetery in the Town of Ashford.

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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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Take in an Olean Oilers Home Game!

2018 Olean Oilers Home Games
Fri, 06/15/2018 - 7:00pm - Tue, 07/03/2018 - 7:00pm

There's nothing like sitting on the bleachers in the summer sun to watch a baseball game!  The Olean Oilers are part of the New York Collegiate Baseball League.  Founded in 1978, the NYCBL gives college players who have not yet signed a professional contract the opportunity to develop their skills at a higher level of play, gain experience with wood bats, and be evaluated by s

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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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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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Woods Walk at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Woods Walk Pfeiffer Nature Center 2018
Woods Walk at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

Gather your friends, family and coworkers, and join us for the Pfeiffer Nature Center Woods Walk!  The 10th Woods Walk to benefit Pfeiffer Nature Center will take place on June 16, 2018 at our Eshelman Property, located at 1420 Yubadam Road in Portville, NY.

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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 Cattaraugus County 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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Cattaraugus County Museum Day

Cattaraugus County Museum Day 2018
Sat, 06/16/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Dive into the many museums scattered throughout Cattaraugus County on June 16th, 2018 – “Cattaraugus County Museum Day” to uncover exhibits that display our towns and villages Historic paths through time.  Learn local history and the ongoing stories of your community, the landscapes surrounding you, and the United State as a whole.  Feel the connection as you find your own

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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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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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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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Annual Raccoon Rally Cycling Festival Weekend 2018

2018 Raccoon Rally at Allegany State Park
Sun, 06/17/2018 - 9:00am - 9:00pm

Allegany State Park plays host to one of the longest standing traditions in cycling in Western New York drawing competitors from several surrounding states.  The Raccoon Rally offers cyclists and families one of the most picturesque and memorable quad busting days of cycling action annually.  Over the years the Rally continues to evolve delivering a cycling tradition to thousand

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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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Historic Instrument Talk with the African American Center for Cultural Development

African American Center for Cultural Dev benefit talk with Isaac Spaeth
Wed, 06/20/2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Event to benefit the Frican American Center for Cultural Development!  Join The Center along with Mark Jones and Isaac Spaeth as they host a Historic Instrument Talk.  This will feature the musical history of Buffalo and instrument restoration.  Isaac Spaeth is the owner of WindWorks in Olea

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Pfeiffer Nature Center Field Trip to Niagara Falls and the Niagara Gorge

Niagara Falls by Tim Baird
Thu, 06/21/2018 - 7:30am - 5:30pm

Pfeiffer Nature Center is sponsoring a field trip to Niagara Falls and the Niagara Gorge to examine this unique area with nature guide, Tim Baird.  This field trip will involve a full day excursion via carpooling to lesser-known areas for viewing the falls and gorge.  During the visit, we will explore the natural history of this region. 

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Tri-County Arts Council's Splatter and Spirits with artist Samila Sosic

Splatter and Spirits with the Arts Council
Fri, 06/22/2018 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join artist Samila Sosic for the Arts Council's paint nights of 2018! She will take you from your first dip of the brush to the finishing touches in creating your very own masterpiece. Bring a group of friends to complete this fun evening of social creativity. All painting supplies will be provided!

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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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Zoomtool Camp at SBU

Zoomtool Camp for kids at St. Bonaventure University
Mon, 06/25/2018 - 9:00am - Thu, 06/28/2018 - 12:00pm

Mathematicians, artists, and architects are finding out what kids already know: creating, discovering, and deepening your understanding of the universe with Zometool is FUN! Zometool is a powerful construction system that allows the integration of art, math, science, engineering, and play.

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Lacto-Fermented Radishes at Canticle Farm

Lacto-Fermented Radishes at Canticle Farm
Mon, 06/25/2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Learn the benefits of fermented food. In this class you will learn how to ferment Radishes. The class is $20 and space is limited.  Cost includes radishes, mason jar, recipe and instruction.  To sign up please email education [at] canticlefarm [dot] org.

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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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Summer at the Stone House: World War I

2018 Summer at the Stone House
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues with a talk on the topic of World War I given by St. Bonaventure history professor and department chair Phillip Payne.

All Summer at the Stone House events are free and open to the public.  They start at 7pm and typically last an hour. 

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Firecracker Trailride at The Crosspatch

The Crosspatch's Firecracker Trail Ride
Fri, 06/29/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 10:00am

Have you always wanted to have that "cowboy, western" experience?  Now you can!  The Crosspatch invites you to be part of their Firecracker Trailride on the weekend before Independence Day!

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Ellicottville's Summer Music Festival 2018

Ellicottville Summer Music Festival 2018
Fri, 06/29/2018 - 3:00pm - Sun, 07/01/2018 - 11:00pm

Join us this Independence Day Weekend, when the first fairway at Holiday Valley’s Double Black Diamond Golf Course becomes one of the best outdoor concert venues in the region.

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Bear Run ATV Park Dice Run

Woods at Bear Creek June Dice Run 2018
Sat, 06/30/2018 - 10:00am - 10:00pm

The Bear Run ATV Park, at the Woods at Bear Creek, will be hosting their second Dice Run of the season on June 30th.

It's the perfect time of year to get muddy and get the ATV out of the garage to ride on the 13 miles of trails on location at Woods at Bear Creek.

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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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82nd Annual Old Home Week sponsored by the Allegany Fire Department

Allegany Old Home Week 2018
Tue, 07/03/2018 - 12:00am - Sat, 07/07/2018 - 6:30pm

The Allegany Engine Company's 2018 82nd Annual Old Home Week activities will occur from Tuesday, July 3rd through Saturday, July 7th. The Engine Company welcomes Powers & Thomas Midway Entertainment.

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Independence Day Celebration at Allegany State Park

2018 Independence Day at Allegany State Park
Tue, 07/03/2018 - 2:00pm - 10:00pm

Grab your lawn chairs and head to Allegany State Park’s Quaker Beach area to celebrate our nation’s independence! The fun starts at 2:00 p.m. on July 3rd with a chicken barbecue (until sold out).  Later on, listen to live music, enjoy vendors and spend time at the beach! 

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Freedom Daze Demo Derby at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds

Freedom Daze Demo Derby at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds
Tue, 07/03/2018 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Stop by tonight to see the Freedom Daze Demolition Derby and Fireworks spectacular!!  There will be small and large car demos.  Fireworks to follow. 

 

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City of Olean's Fireworks 2018

Olean's 2018 Fourth of July Fireworks
Bryan Mayer at the 2018 Olean Fireworks
Wed, 07/04/2018 - 5:30pm - 10:00pm

City Set For A BOOMING FOURTH! Bradner Stadium, Olean, gates open at 5:30 PM.  Coolers and packages carried into the stadium will be checked for security reasons. In case of inclement weather, the fireworks will be scheduled for the next clear night. 

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Freedom Daze Big Rig Truck Pull at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds

Freedom Daze Big Rig Truck Pull at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds  2018
Wed, 07/04/2018 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Stop by tonight to see the Freedom Daze Big Rig Truck Pull!!  There will be Big Rigs, Outlaw Mafia, Gas and Diesel 4x4. 

 

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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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2018 Ellicottville Championship Rodeo

2018 Ellicottville Rodeo
Steer Wrestling at the Ellicottville Rodeo
Thu, 07/05/2018 - 5:00pm - Sun, 07/08/2018 - 4:30pm

Yeeehaw!!  An honest-to-goodness rodeo at the home of the Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street, complete with bronco bustin', bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing and stick horse racing for the kids.  This is one of the largest IPRA/APRA sanctioned rodeos in the Northeast!  The Ellicottville Championship Rodeo would like to invite you to come out and enjoy the family tradition with a step back in time to wild and western non-stop action.

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2018 South Dayton Summer Open Tractor Pull

2018 South Dayton Summer Tractor Pull
Fri, 07/06/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 07/08/2018 - 5:00pm

Dirt will be flying at the Fall Tractor Pull in South Dayton just past the 4th of July for their summer tractor pull, located on the South Dayton Fireman's Grounds.  Chicken BBQ will be held at the Fire Hall. 

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Fireworks at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

4th of July fireworks at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Fri, 07/06/2018 - 9:30pm - 10:00pm

Join us for a Free Fireworks Spectacular at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino on Friday, July 6 at 9:30PM.  Celebrate America’s Birthday with us. The show is free – everyone’s welcome!

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41st Annual Fun Fly & Airshow sponsored by the Southern Tier Aero Radio Society

2018 STARS Fun Fly
2016 contestants for Fun Fly
Military model aircraft at 2014 STARS Rally
Sat, 07/07/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 07/08/2018 - 3:00pm

See hundreds of radio controlled aircraft fly through the skies at the Olean Airport on July 7-8, 2018.  The S.T.A.R.S. (Southern Tier Aero Radio Society) Flying Club is dedicated to promoting the hobby of building and flying radio controlled model aircraft.  All members reside in an area within a radius of 40-50 miles of Cuba, NY. 

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Celebrate Salamanca Day!

Celebrate Salamanca Day
Sat, 07/07/2018 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Get ready for The 2nd Annual Celebrate Salamanca, July 7, 2018 from 11:00 am to 5:00pm on Main Street in Salamanca. Horse drawn wagon rides, Native American crafts and so much more. Save the date.

If you are interested in being a vendor at the Celebrate Salamanca day - contact Azalia Garlow at peacefulsoulfarmersmarket [at] gmail [dot] com or at 716-903-7066.

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America performs at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

America at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 07/07/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

For nearly 50 years, America has been performing some of the best-loved hits of the ’70s. Original members Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (along with former bandmate Dan Peek) met in high school in London.

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Experiential Art Camp at The Quick Center of SBU

Experiential Art Camp at Regina Quick Center at St. Bonaventure
Mon, 07/09/2018 - 8:30am - Wed, 07/11/2018 - 4:00pm

Using the collections of the Quick Center as the backdrop for experiential learning, students will develop their creative and artistic talents during the three-day camp.

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New and Young Artists Camps with Tri-County Arts Council

Artists Camp at the Tri-County Arts Council
Mon, 07/09/2018 - 9:00am - Fri, 07/13/2018 - 12:00pm

The Tri-County Arts Council periodically offers art camps for young children over summer vacation. These camps foster creativity and artistic self expression through fun and engaging classes. With targeted age ranges and small group sizes, your child will be ensured individualized attention in a safe and creative environment.

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Summer at the Stone House: Traditional Folk Music of NY Volume II

2018 Summer at the Stone House
Thu, 07/12/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Summer at the Stone House event series continues with a program of local and regional folk music performed by Buffalo-based musician Dave Ruch. This is Dave's third summer participating in our series, and he always gives a fantastic program.

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Randolph's Community Wide Yard Sales

2018 Randolph Community Yard Sales
Fri, 07/13/2018 - 8:00am - Sat, 07/14/2018 - 5:00pm

Who doesn’t love lawn sales?  People come from all over as Randolph will again be hosting the 2018 Town Wide Lawn Sales on the weekend of July 13 & 14 (Friday & Saturday).

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

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Blueberry Season is Here!

Blueberries in Cattaraugus County
Fri, 07/13/2018 - 9:00am - Sun, 08/19/2018 - 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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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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2018 Enchanted Mountains BrewFest at Four Mile Brewing Company

2018 Four Mile Brewing Brew Fest
Sat, 07/14/2018 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

The Enchanted Mountains Brew Fest is going to one to remember: It's an adventure along the Allegheny River! Celebrate Western New York's exciting craft beer scene, meet fellow beer enthusiasts, and learn about brewing.

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Ghost Hunting Evening at The Hinsdale House with Coyote Chris Sutton and Chuck Banks

Coyote Chris and Chuck Banks at the Hinsdale House
Sat, 07/14/2018 - 7:00pm - 11:59pm

Investigate the Spiritual Side of The Hinsdale House with Shaman Chris Sutton and Psychic Medium Chuck Banks. Both are from the Midwest. They will be making a once in a lifetime stop in WNY for one night only.

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Historic Chestnut Cabin Open House at Pfeiffer Nature Center

Historic Chestnut Cabin Open House at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Historic Chestnut Cabin Open House at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Historic Chestnut Cabin Open House at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sun, 07/15/2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Join us for our annual Chestnut Cabin open house.  The American Chestnut cabin, which is listed on the state and national register of historic places, is a very well preserved specimen of rustic style whose basic integrity has remained unchanged since its 1939/1940 construction.  The cabin is a true gem of the Lillibridge preserve and an indoor exploration is not to be missed!&nb

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Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary opens for the 2018 Season

Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary opens for summer 2018
Sun, 07/15/2018 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Open Sundays in July and August 2-5 P.M. Guided tours of all the birds in the beautiful landscaped park. Over 700 flying geese, ducks and swans, over 200 baby waterfowl, 70 different species, including endangered, protected and exotic.

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2018 Chamber Golf Classic

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 12:00pm - 6:30pm

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 on hole #17. Shotgun start at 1:00 PM.

 

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Felt Ball Lesson for kids with Tri-County Arts Council

Felt Balls Camp with Tri-County Arts Council
Wed, 07/18/2018 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Learn how to make the very first tennis balls in this class with fiber artist Linda Georgian! You will make and take your felt balls home in just an hour! ​

Ages 4-7
July 18 / 10-11am
Cost $15

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Cardboard Weaving Lesson for kids with Tri-County Arts Council

Cardboard Weaving with Tri-County Arts Council
Wed, 07/18/2018 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Try your hand at cardboard weaving in this afternoon class. Linda will teach the basics of weaving on simple cardboard loom and you will take home your project that day!

Ages 7-11
July 18 / 11:30am-12:30pm
Cost $20

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The Battle Series Horse Show

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 8:00am - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 6:00pm

This year they will be holding 3 shows at the Showplex in Hamburg, NY and 3 shows at the fairgrounds in Little Valley, NY.

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2018 "Rock the Park" at Allegany State Park

2018 Rock the Park at Allegany State Park
Fri, 07/20/2018 - 3:00pm - 9:00pm

It’s a Friday in July. Oh what to do? Head to Allegany State Park for “Rock the Park” celebrating its 7th year! This year’s event takes place on July 20th at its home at the Quaker Beach area.

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Marvin "Joe" Curry Veterans Pow Wow 2018

2018 Seneca Nation Pow Wow
Fri, 07/20/2018 - 6:00pm - Sun, 07/22/2018 - 10:00pm

A nationwide and international audience will once again convene in Salamanca for one of the most grand and enthusiastic celebrations of Native American culture.  This is North America's Biggest Smoke Dance Contest.  There will be other dance styles as well including Fancy, Grass, Traditional, and Jingle. 

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Wild about Nature with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Wild about Nature Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

If you joined us recently on a bird walk, you know firsthand the beauty of the Eshelman property.  Let us continue to explore Eshelman’s many natural treasures as we meander through the fields and woods with naturalist Barb Busack.  This guided stroll is bound to please all outdoor enthusiasts. 

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2018 St. John's Festival

2018 St. John's Festival in Olean
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 11:30am - 11:00pm

Come be Italian for the day or two in Olean.  Enjoy Italian-American cuisine, food, and live music.  Kids games, games of chance, more food and more music!  Adding some "Polish" cuisine this year as well as pull tabs, gambling, dancing and more fun!!  Live music will have you entertained into the evening hours. 

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2018 Southern Tier Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert, hosted by MAJ Patrick Miller

Wounded Warrior Concert Allegany 2018
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 3:00pm - 10:00pm

The 2nd annual Southern Tier Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert will be held Saturday, July 21st this year at the Allegany Fireman's Park.  All money raised (100% NET) at this event will be donated to Wounded Warriors and Homeless Veterans.  Live music on stage throughout the day including Dylan Scott as the headliner, and Eric Va

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EMRD Hellbilly Heartbreakers Home Bout

2018 EMRD Hellbilly Heartbreakers Schedule
Sat, 07/21/2018 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Watch the hometown Roller Derby team take on their opponents at home!  The Hellbilly Heartbreakers season is upon us!  This team is part of the Enchanted Mountains Roller Derby League, who are a skater owned and operated league created in 2010.  These girls are not only really tough and talented, they are supporters of local charities as well.  They donate 10% of proceeds ea

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2018 Taste of Olean/Art in the Park

2016 Taste
"Art in the Park" by Susan Andrews
Taste of Olean - Art in the Park 2018
Sun, 07/22/2018 - 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 on July 22nd. Time to loosen that belt a few notches, gather family and friends and head down to the 69th Annual Art in the Park and the 28th Annual Taste of Olean.

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Westchester Circus Arts Camp at The Quick Center of SBU

Circus Art Camp at Regina Quick Center at St. Bonaventure
Mon, 07/23/2018 - 8:30am - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 4:00pm

Run away and join the circus while being home by dinner time ‒ the Quick Center is proud to bring Westchester Circus Arts to St. Bonaventure University! Campers will spend their first day touring the museum creating renditions of colorful circus animals and performers based on works from our collection.

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Beginning Wheel Throsing Lesson for teens with Tri-County Arts Council

Beginner Throwing for teens with Tri-County Arts Council
Mon, 07/23/2018 - 12:00pm - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 3:00pm

Tara will teach you all the basics for throwing pottery on a wheel taking you froma lump of clay to a finished piece!  Basic studio skills will be covered including what tools are required, set up, clean up and glazing. Wow your friends and parents with your finished works! All supplies included.

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Summer at the Stone House: Renaissance Man of Randolph

2018 Summer at the Stone House
Thu, 07/26/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

In the next installment of the Summer at the Stone House series, James Huntington will give a talk on the life of his grandfather, Charles Huntington. Charles may be best known as the creator of the mound builder figures that have been a popular attraction at teh museum for many years, but that is only part of his contribution to local history.

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Ellicottville's 2018 Jazz and Blues Weekend

Ellicottville Jazz and Blues Weekend
Fri, 07/27/2018 - 5:00pm - Sun, 07/29/2018 - 1:00am

A Jazz and Blues Weekend in Ellicottville is a boutique experience.  Wander through the village and choose from a variety of Jazz and Blues performance areas ranging from restaurants, bars & nightclubs and street-side July 27-29, 2018.  Ellicottville has the shops and all the facilities you’d expect in an international class resort, the village is self-contained – all of the

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Randolph Toymaker 5K Run/Walk 2018

2016 race
Sat, 07/28/2018 - 8:00am - 10:00am

This FUNdraiser event is held each year to raise funds for this non-profit group that makes small wooden toys that are given to children in need around the world.

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OnoFest 2018

Woman relaxing by the water at Onoville Marina during OnoFest
vendors at OnoFest
Performance by at the 2017 OnoFest
Vendors and pavilion at 2010 OnoFest
View inland from the shore of Onoville Marina
Sat, 07/28/2018 - 12:00pm - 9:30pm

Fun in the sun with live music, food/craft vendors, RVs and Boats on display, exhibits, activities and fireworks! It costs only $10 a car load- so bring a big vehicle and pack friends and family in!

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Rubber Ducky Festival at the Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary

2018 Rubber Ducky Festival at Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary
Sun, 07/29/2018 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

"The Rubber Ducky Festival" will be held at our Sanctuary on Sunday July 29 with rubber duck races and tours of the all the birds. Music and food will be provided.

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2018 Cattaraugus County Fair

2018 Cattaraugus County Fair
Kane Brown and Charlie Daniels Band at Cattaraugus County Fair
Mon, 07/30/2018 - 8:00am - Sun, 08/05/2018 - 11:00pm

Make plans to attend the 2018 Cattaraugus County Fair with exciting rides, animal shows and lots of FREE live entertainment!  Celebrating its 176th year in 2018, 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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Rocket Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Rocket Camp at the Challenger Learning Center
Mon, 07/30/2018 - 9:00am - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 3:00pm

Calling all campers entering 5th grade or older!  Join in Rocket Camp with the Challenger Learning Center!  Focus of camp is to introduce campers to the world of aerodynamic principles through the design, build and launch of their own rockets.  Fun, hands-on activities will be used to enhance instruction.

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World Cultures Camp at The Quick Center of SBU

World Cultures Camp at Regina Quick Center at St. Bonaventure
Wed, 08/01/2018 - 8:30am - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 4:00pm

Travel the world experiencing different cultures using the artworks from the Quick Center collection as your guide. Participants will experience the food, music and art of different cultures making connections through language, history and science while undertaking art projects designed to promote exploration and inquiry.

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Moon Mania Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Moon Mania Camp at the Challenger Learning Center
Mon, 08/06/2018 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Moon Mania camp will introduce your child to the Moon!  In a span of three hours, campers will learn all about the Earth's only natural satellite.  In fun, hands-on (or feet on) activities, campers feel what it is like to walk on the moon, will make craters and make craters and sparkling moon rocks, test their agility on moon twister and have an opportunity to have their astronaut por

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Art Camps with Tri-County Arts Council

Art Camp at the Tri-County Arts Council
Mon, 08/06/2018 - 9:00am - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 12:00pm

The Tri-County Arts Council periodically offers art camps for young children over summer vacation. These camps foster creativity and artistic self expression through fun and engaging classes. With targeted age ranges and small group sizes, your child will be ensured individualized attention in a safe and creative environment.

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CSI Spy Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

CSI Spy Camp at Challenger Learning Center
Tue, 08/07/2018 - 9:00am - Fri, 08/10/2018 - 3:00pm

CSI Spy camp will introduce your 3rd or 4th grader (completed grades) to the worlds of criminal investiagtion and undercover spies.  By the end of the week, campers will have learned how to handle a criminal investigation from start to finish.  The science of forensics, everything from observation to spatter patterns, and fluency in secret messages, breaking codes and working undercov

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Olean's Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park Olean 2018
Thu, 08/09/2018 - 6:00pm - Sat, 08/11/2018 - 9:00pm

2018 marks the 12th year of Olean Theatre Workshop's presentation of Shakespeare's plays in an outdoor setting.  In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, residents of Athens mix with fairies from a local forest, with comic results. In the city, Theseus, Duke of Athens, is to marry Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons.

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Summer at the Stone House: The African American Center for Cultural Development

2018 Summer at the Stone House
Thu, 08/09/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Della Moore will be on hand to discuss Olean's African American Center for Cultural Development at its history and significance to our area. Della is a wonderful speaker, so be sure not to miss this one!

All Summer at the Stone House events are free and open to the public.  They start at 7pm and typically last an hour. 

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2018 Cattaraugus County Sportsman Rendezvous

2017 Sportsmen's Rendezvous
Fri, 08/10/2018 - 10:00am - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 3:00pm

Celebrating over 35 years, the Cattaraugus County Trappers Association Sportsmen's Show  features conservation displays, archery, black powder, trapping, fishing, guns, taxidermy dealers, big buck club display and live seminars.  This is a NON-ALCOHOLIC FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT Featuring seminars on Friday and Saturday. Camping and Parking available.

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"Beauty and the Beast" at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater

Beauty and the Beast at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater
Fri, 08/10/2018 - 7:00pm - Sun, 08/19/2018 - 5:00pm

Join us, in our third production of the Cattaraugus County Living Arts Association's 2018 season!  Beauty and the Beast follows Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast in its castle.

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2018 Limestone VFD ATV Dice Run

Limestone Volunteer FD Dice Run
Sat, 08/11/2018 - 9:00am - 6:00pm

The Limestone Volunteer Fire Department is hosting their annual ATV Dice Run on August 11th, starting at 9am.  There is a Facebook event page that you can follow for the latest details. 

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Randolph Veterans Appreciation Day 2018

Sat, 08/11/2018 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

Thank our area veterans by coming out and participating in Randolph's 3rd Annual Veterans' Appreciation Day! All veterans (in Randolph or outside the community) are invited to march in the parade: line-up begins at 10:30 a.m. in the 7-Eleven parking lot.

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Taste of Ellicottville 2018

Taste of Ellicottville
Sat, 08/11/2018 - 12:00pm - Sun, 08/12/2018 - 4:00pm

August 11th and 12th, 2018, Noon to 4 p.m.

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EMRD Hellbilly Heartbreakers Home Bout

2018 EMRD Hellbilly Heartbreakers Schedule
Sat, 08/11/2018 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Watch the hometown Roller Derby team take on their opponents at home!  The Hellbilly Heartbreakers season is upon us!  This team is part of the Enchanted Mountains Roller Derby League, who are a skater owned and operated league created in 2010.  These girls are not only really tough and talented, they are supporters of local charities as well.  They donate 10% of proceeds ea

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EMRD Hellbilly Heartbreakers Final Home Bout

2018 EMRD Hellbilly Heartbreakers Schedule
Sat, 08/11/2018 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Watch the hometown Roller Derby team take on their opponents at home in this the final bout of the season and it's a home bout!  The Hellbilly Heartbreakers season is upon us!  This team is part of the Enchanted Mountains Roller Derby League, who are a skater owned and operated league created in 2010.  These girls are not only really tough and talented, they are supporters of loc

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Mars Mania Summer Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Mars Mania Camp at Challenger Learning Center
Mon, 08/13/2018 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Mars Mania camp will introduce your 1st grader (completed grade) to the planet MARS!  In one day, campers will learn all about the Red Planet.  Everything from creating Mars sand, visiting Olympus Mons, creating their own alien, building a miniature Mars colony, and learning with Sparki the Coding Rover will be covered in fun, hands-on activities! 

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Color My World Camp at the Challenger Learning Center

Color My World Camp at Challenger Learning Center
Tue, 08/14/2018 - 9:00am - Thu, 08/16/2018 - 3:00pm

Color My World camp will introduce your 2nd or 3rd grader (completed grades) to the wonders of color and science that is all around them.  Each activity will show color in our world and how we see it and even use color.  The science of color is explained in fun, hands-on activities.  Activities include Chromotography, Light Spectrum, Rainbow Anagrams, Space Colors, Solar Power, C

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Rally in the Valley 2018

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 4:00pm - Sun, 08/19/2018 - 7:00pm

The Bikes are back in town!  Gowanda Harley Davidson, and the "Enchanted Mountain Motorcycle Enthusiasts" will be hosting the 16th Annual Rally in the Valley Aug. 15-19 in Allegany's Firemans Park.

Proceeds from the event benefit a host of community charities.  

 

Stay tuned for more details.

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2018 Gus Macker is Back in Olean

Gus Macker
Fri, 08/17/2018 - 8:30am - Sun, 08/19/2018 - 5:00pm

Gus Macker Olean is back on the 2018 schedule!  Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball, America's largest outdoor basketball tournament, will be held in Olean August 17-19.

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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 Family Beach Party at Allegany State Park

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 3:00pm - 9:30pm

Come spend a fun summer’s evening with music, fun, and fireworks at Red House Beach Area.  Grab the craziest Hawaiian shirt you can find and hula your way to Allegany State Park for our Annual Beach Party !  All followed up by a fireworks display!  

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Country Gatherings Festival

front entryway photo by John Hartig Photography
Sat, 08/18/2018 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

A unique family event held many times a year on the property of Granny's Boot Antiques home of Grevpode Gallery.

This August 18th Outdoor Themed festival will have garden exhibits, outdoor demonstrations and artisans.

Live Musical Performances

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Leon's Town Celebration

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 12:00pm - 10:00pm

Leon celebrates its Bicentennial in 2018! Join in the celebration by attending Leon's Old Fashioned Town Picnic at the Leon Fire Hall on Saturday August 18, 2018.

Bring a dish to pass, your lawn chair and get ready for fun at this small town country picnic in Leon in the Amish Country of Cattaraugus County.  It's the 76th Anniversary of the Leon Fire Company #1!  

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Chapel Hill Raceway's King of the Hill

King of the Hill at Chapel Hill Raceway
Sat, 08/18/2018 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Chapel hill Raceway presents and evening of racing featuring the NYPA tq midgets 30 lap feature race, as well as time trials, heats, and dashes. Kyle Hutchinson has won 5 in a row at the Hill, can someone knock him down and become KING OF THE HILL or will it be 6 in a row?

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Annual Summer Festival at Griffis Sculpture Park

2018 Summer Music Festival at Griffis Sculpture Park
Driftwood at the 2018 Griffis Sculpture Park Music Fest
Sun, 08/19/2018 - 2:00pm - 7:00pm

Celebrate a day of creativity at the annual Griffis Sculpture Park Summer Festival!  Enjoy the sculptures, listen to music, watch the performances and chow down on some good food!  The headlining band will be Driftwood!  Driftwood is from Binghamton, NY.

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Summer at the Stone House: Music of the World Wars

2018 Summer at the Stone House
Thu, 08/23/2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Cattaraugus County Museum's Summer at the Stone House event series will wrap up is schedule of programming for 2018 with a performance by crowd favorite Allen Hopkins. Hopkins, a Rochester-bsed musician, has been a part of our series for many years now and always gives a fantastic program.

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The Battle Series Horse Show

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 8:00am - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 6:00pm

This year they will be holding 3 shows at the Showplex in Hamburg, NY and 3 shows at the fairgrounds in Little Valley, NY.

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Tri-County Arts Council's Splatter and Spirits with artist Samila Sosic

Splatters and Spirits with the Tri-County Arts Council
Fri, 08/24/2018 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Join artist Samila Sosic for the Arts Council's paint nights of 2018! She will take you from your first dip of the brush to the finishing touches in creating your very own masterpiece. Bring a group of friends to complete this fun evening of social creativity. All painting supplies will be provided!

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Toby Keith & Trace Adkins at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

Toby Keith and Trace Adkins at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Fri, 08/24/2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Summer at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino just got a whole lot hotter, with the announcement of two more incredible outdoor concerts: County superstar Toby Keith brings his “Should’ve Been A Cowboy Tour XXV presented by Ford F-Series” with special guest Trace Adkins on Friday, August 24th at

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Town of Little Valley Bicentennial

Town of Little Valley Bicentennial 2018
Sat, 08/25/2018 - 12:00pm - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 4:00pm

A BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION is being planned to celebrate the Town of Little Valley's 200th Birthday!  The celebration begins on August 25, 2018 and continue into the 26th with a parade and closing ceremony!  Craft (prefer actual handmade) and food vendors will be located in the Park. 

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Papa Doo Run Run performs at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

Papa Do Run Run at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 08/25/2018 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Direct from the beaches of California, Papa Doo Run Run has been performing and recording continuously since 1965 – and now they’re coming this August to Seneca Allegany for an unforgettable show on the outdoor stage.

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2018 Wild Wing Festival to benefit Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary

Wild Wing Festival at Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary
Sun, 08/26/2018 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Last Call to see all the birds!  The "Wild Wing Festival" will be held at our Sanctuary on Sunday August 26th from 12:00-5:00. There will be Music by "The Rustic Ramblers"" with Gene Hilts on Steel Guitar, and Guided tours of all the birds. Admission is $5 and tours are $2.00. Food will be provided by the Colden Mill Restaurant.

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Little Valley Riders Club Annual Labor Day Trail-Ride 2018

Little Valley Trail Ride
Fri, 08/31/2018 - 8:00am - Mon, 09/03/2018 - 4:00pm

Annual Trail Ride.  Bring your horse or rent one from The Crosspatch Horse Ranch and enjoy the company of other equine enthusiasts.

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2018 Cadiz Heritage Day

2017 Cadiz Heritage Day
Sat, 09/08/2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Have some old-fashioned fun on Cadiz Heritage Day to be held at the Howe-Prescott House with cultural demonstrations and food!

Watch apple cider being pressed, a blacksmith making tools, and butter churning. Learn about quilting, crop harvesting and more skills necessary in the 1800s.  There will also be historical items on display; like antique engines and so much more! 

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South Dayton's Fall 2018 Tractor Pull

South Dayton Fall Tractor Pull
Sun, 09/16/2018 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Any year tractor is welcome for those 12 years and older.  There is a $5 admission fee and a hitch fee of $10 per class for the pullers.  Visitors are welcome to stop by the Firemen's Grounds, sit on the sidelines and root for their favorite tractor!

Weight classes (including the driver) will be updated soon. 

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Pfeiffer Nature Center's 4 Season Photo Contest

Female Chestnust Sided Warbler by Jennifer Miller
Sat, 09/22/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Pfeiffer Nature Center is pleased to announce our photography contest and show!  There are four categories for entries:  Autumn, Winter, Spring, and Summer!  This contest is open to all ages.

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"My Mothers Italian, My Fathers Jewish, and I Am Still in Therapy" at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

My Mothers Jewish at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Tue, 09/25/2018 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Still in Therapy! The next session of laughs - In this hysterical prequel, we go back with Steve from his baby years with his twin sister right up to the present.

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Allegany State Park Celebrates National Public Lands Day

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Join Allegany State Park as they celebrate National Public Lands Day with their 14th year of participation! National Public Lands Day is our nation’s largest one-day event designed to give people a chance to give back to the public lands they love by volunteering for a few hours on a variety of service projects that enhance both the park and the visitor experience.

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2018 Pfeiffer Fall Festival

Pfeiffer Nature Center's Fall Fest
Sat, 10/06/2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Delight in an afternoon of nature with your children or grandchildren at the Lillibridge preserve while engaging in many fun fall activities.  Enjoy cider and doughnuts, “train” rides, pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, and trick or treating along the interpretive trail.  Costumes are encouraged to add to the fun! 

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October StrOlean

Strolean October 2018
Fri, 10/26/2018 - 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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Summer 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

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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