Summer time in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County
The Holiday Valley Mudslide is a mudrun that's really, really FUN. Yes, you'll get muddy, yes there is running, yes there are lots of obstacles but NO fire, NO barbed wire and NO electric shocks! There are 3.5 mile and 5.4 mile options and 15 obstacles with the start at Spruce Lake on top of the mountain.
The Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library is excited to announce, "Family Day at the Museum" will take place on Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 10am-2pm. Part of New York State's "Path Through History" weekend, this event will be fun for kids of all ages and their families.
Being held on Main Street in Randolph, the 48th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival is taking place rain or shine on Saturday, June 18th! The day is filled with entertainment, food and shopping! Selling hand made arts and crafts!
Randolph prides itself on the many talented crafters and artisans who display their handmade wares every year.
Happy Father's Day! Family fun 2 Hour round trip to South Dayton, NY and return. 30 minute layover in the village of South Dayton.
Purchase your tickets!
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
Join us for our newest celebration of all red heads! A weekend of different fun and safe activities throughout the village to celebrate you!!
The City of Olean Music Series is back!
Starting May 26th, concerts will run from 6:30pm - 8:30pm every Thursday at Olean's Lincoln Park, with four Saturdays and a Monday being added to the list too.
• May 26, Freddy and The Jets (Oldies)
A fleet of classic cars will be on full display every Thursday through the summer until August 25th in the parking lot of the Olean Center Mall.
• May 28, Saturday, Twin Tiers Community Band (Variety)
The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on June 23rd! Jim Kimball, lecturer of music at SUNY Geneseo and director of the Geneseo String Band, will present "International Folkways of WNY Traditional Music."
The NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation is hosting a FREE fishing weekend on June 25-26th. There’s no fishing license required on those days for the fresh or marine waters of New York State, making it the opportune time for people of all ages to learn and enjoy the day.
Forest Bathing-Moving Meditation at Lillibridge
Saturday, June 25th Program Start Time: 10 am Program Length: 1 hour
Annual Trail Clearing and Clean Up Gathering at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Saturday, June 25th, Start Time: 1 pm Event Length: 2-3 hrs.
The electrifying voice of Rick Springfield has been rocking us for decades.
West Valley Volunteer Hose Company presents "Music by the Pond". Tuesdays this summer you can listen to local bands rain or shine! Free admission but please bring your own beverages and lawn chairs or a blanket. There will be hotdogs, soda, water and ice cream available for purchase.
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. They will be celebrating their 33rd year in 2022!
The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce, which produces the three-day music event, has finalized a banger lineup for this year’s slope side concerts at Holiday Valley.
Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a summer evening of entertainment. Thanks to a sponsorship of Niagara Label Co., summers in Ellicottville have been taken to another level with everything that is going on in the village, and Thursdays are no different. This year they have spiced things up by adding a variety of fun and exciting bands that will make you want to dance the night away.
Join us for a Free Fireworks Spectacular at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino on Saturday, July 2nd at 9:30PM. Celebrate America’s Birthday with us. The show is free – everyone’s welcome!
Music in the Triangle downtown Randolph from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Come wind down the weekend by relaxing to some great music!
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.
The fireworks are organized by the Olean Professional Firefighters Association.
Come celebrate the 4th of July at Ellicottville Distillery!
There will be live music from Porcelain Train 7pm-10pm and their annual Fireworks Display to follow at dusk!! A food truck will also be on site.
Residents of Limestone and the Town of Carrollton will be hosting their Town-wide garage sales on Friday, July 8th and Saturday, July 9th from 9am - 3pm.
You will be able to pick up the garage sale list at the Limestone Post Office on July 7th by 3pm!
Stroll the Streets of Ellicottville every Friday from July 8th through September 2nd. The objective of Stroll the Streets is to develop more awareness around the family friendly aspect of Ellicottville and to create a kick-off event for summer weekends in Ellicottville that people plan arrival around.
See hundreds of radio controlled aircraft fly through the skies at the S.T.A.R.S. (Southern Tier Aero Radio Society) Flying Club's flying field during their 45th Annual Fun Fly!
The Town of Carrollton will host their Car & Motorcycle Show in conjunction with the Craft & Vendor Show on Sunday, July 10th from 10am - 3pm at the Limestone Firemens' Community Center and you are invited! Be sure to show up hungry and save room for the Limestone Fire Department's famous Chicken BBQ!
There will be:
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.
The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on July 14th with "100 Years of Redwork." Linda Hunter, quilting instructor, lecturer, consultant, and appraiser, will be giving the presentation
All Summer at the Stone House events are free and open to the public. They start at 7pm and typically last an hour.
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.
Come be Italian for the day at the Italian Festival in Olean. Enjoy Italian-American cuisine, food, and live music. Kids games, games of chance, more food and more music!
The 36th Annual Reunion of the Descendents of the 154th New York.
Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 2:00-5:00 PM
Cattaraugus County Museum, Machias, NY
The 154th New York's first battle occurred on May 2, 1863, in a clearing west of a crossroads called Chancellorsville, in a largely forested region known as the wilderness.
Join us for a 5-hour event that includes a 2.5-hour roundtrip train ride from Gowanda to South Dayton!
The Marvin “Joe” Curry Veterans PowWow is returning to the new and improved Veteran’s Park. The PowWow showcases Native American dances from across Indian Country while focusing on the Smoke Dance of the Iroquois and honoring Native American Veterans. This PowWow weekend event is a perfect opportunity to experience the beauty of the First Nations through song, dance, art and traditional foods. The 2022 Seneca Veterans PowWow will be held July 16-17, 2022 at Veteran’s Park 526 Broad St.
Calling all campers entering 5th-8th graders! 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.
4 mile or 9.7 mile hard core trail runs on the Holiday Valley and nearby wooded winding trails.
Enjoy a 2-hour roundtrip from Gowanda to South Dayton, NY. You can then spend your 30-minute layover in the village of South Dayton, where you can purchase goods from farmers, baked goods, and crafts. Great for all ages!
Join us for a full-day of music, adventure and suds at the top of the hill at Spruce Lake.
OnoFest is on for 2022! Fun in the sun with live music, food/craft vendors, exhibits, activities ! It costs only $10 a car load - so bring a big vehicle and pack friends and family in!
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 24th. Time to loosen that belt a few notches, gather family and friends and head down to the 32nd Annual Taste of Olean.
Would you rather visit the Man on the Moon or a Martian? Would you like to take a space voyage that lats a few days or several months? There is so much to think about when planning the next NASA mission. Come join us as we explore all the challanges before aastronauts as they try to live in other extraterrestrial environments.
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.
The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on July 28th with Amanda Limpert! She will be doing a presentation on the "Haunted Western New York, Vol. 2."
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.
Ron White is a comedy legend who rose to fame as part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour. Known as the scotch drinking, cigar smoking funnyman, White has built a career by telling brutally honest stories brimming with punch lines and bursting with laughs.
Make plans to attend the 2022 Cattaraugus County Fair with exciting rides, animal shows and lots of FREE live entertainment! Celebrating its 179th year in 2022, 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
Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary will be open on July 31, 2022 for guided tours. Tours will be of all the birds in the beautiful landscaped park.
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 and jump on the moon, will make craters and sparkling moon rocks, test their agility on moon twister and have an opportunity to have their astronaut portrait ta
Tuesday, August 2nd at 7pm, head to the Cattaraugus County Fair for the Demolition Derby. Grandstand tickets are an additional $7 and well worth the fun of the Demo Show.
CSI Spy camp will introduce your 3rd or 4th grader (completed grades) to the worlds of criminal investigation and undercover spies.
Walker Hayes with special guest Cooper Alan! Wednesday, August 3 at 7:30pm.
Tickets are on sale on the website or by calling 1-800-514-6849!
Travis Tritt will be performing on Thursday, August 4 at 7:00pm.
The Ray Evans Seneca Theater and the Cattaraugus County Living Arts Association's heats up this summer with “The Hunchback of Notre Dame“!
Make your own Perry's Ice Cream Sunday at our station stop in South Dayton. (Included in ticket price) Family fun 2 hour round trip from Gowanda to South Dayton, NY and return. 30 minute layover in the village of South Dayton.
A fleet of classic cars and motorcycles will be on full display, Sunday, in Allegany Firemen's Park during the Street Classics Car and Motorcycle Show. This year they are celebrating their 31st Anniversary!
The annual event is a fundraiser and expected to include hundreds of classic vehicles, fresh food, live music, a Chinese auction, 50/50 drawings, and trophies for the best cars.
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!
The Science of Color and Light camp will introduce your 2nd or 3rd grader (completed grades) to the wonders of color and light 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.
The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on August 11th! Allen Hopkins, musician, will be presenting "Outlaws and Rebels." He plays American traditional, Celtic instrumental, a bit of Yiddish, blues, bluegrass, old timey, and contemporary.
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.
Celebrating over 40 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, open to the public, featuring seminars on Friday and Saturday.
Join the fun for Taste of Ellicottville on August 13th and 14th. This delicious event is celebrating it's 36th year!!! There will be 21 restaurants featuring their best dishes set up in the village of Ellicottville.
Griffis Sculpture Park will host their 9th annual summer festival on Sunday, August 22, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. It’s a day filled with music, creativity, exploration and much more.
The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on August 25th with Jeanette Sheliga! She will be doing a presentation on "Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Genealogy."
All Summer at the Stone House events are free and open to the public. They start at 7pm and typically last an hour.
Enjoy food and music and guided tours where you can see 700 ducks, geese and swans from all over the world.
Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary is home to two of the largest covered aviaries in the United States, with more than 78 different species and 700 endangered and protected ducks, geese, and swans.
Join the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, September 10th, 2022 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.
Happy Grandparent’s Day! Celebrate with a family-fun roundtrip train ride from Gowanda to South Dayton, NY. Spend some quality time with your grandparents on a relaxing ride through the trees. Enjoy baked goods and other items as you browse the goods in the village of South Dayton.
Join in for a two day craft show! There will be over 30 different vendors to shop from, where you can find a little bit of everything. It is always a great time to attend a craft and vendor show!
There will be Vendors, Chinese Auction, and a money board.
The NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation is hosting a FREE fishing day on September 24th. There’s no fishing license required on those days for the fresh or marine waters of New York State, making it the opportune time for people of all ages to learn and enjoy the day.
"Opry comes to the Hollywood" to be held at Gowanda's Historic Hollywood Theater. There will be performers honoring names like: Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, and Johnny Cash.
In addition, there will be an instructor there to do a line dancing class prior to the show! What a wonderful way to have some fun and get the audience warmed up.
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HoliMont is the largest private ski resort in North America and has 52 slopes and 8 chair lifts.