Summer time in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County
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.
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!
Tri-County Arts Council, formerly known as the Cattaraugus County Arts Council, is pleased to announce the opening for Gwendolyn Brown’s exhibit, “Tossing and Turning,” at the Art on Main Gallery, 100 West Main Street, Allegany, on Friday evening, July 13th from 6-8 p.m. Appetizers and beverages will be served at the opening reception which is free and open to the public.
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.
The Griffis Sculpture Park will host free outdoor activities every Saturday at noon starting in June.
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.
Please join us on Saturday night July 14th and Sunday morning July 15th for the Woods at Bear Creek Trail Races! We will be hosting three exciting new trail races at the beautiful Woods at Bear Creek resort in Franklinville, New York.
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.
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
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.
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 4-7July 18 / 10-11amCost $15
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 7-11July 18 / 11:30am-12:30pmCost $20
This year they will be holding 3 shows at the Showplex in Hamburg, NY and 3 shows at the fairgrounds in Little Valley, NY.
Picture the scene: a beautiful summer evening in Allegany State Park, great live music -and you are smack in the middle of it! It can all be yours to enjoy at Allegany State Park’s 7th annual Rock the Park!
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.
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.
Get out of the house and come join in the fun as Allegany State Park continues its series of hikes called “3rd Saturday Treks.” As the name implies, these free, family-friendly hikes take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month all year long.
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.
On Saturday July 21st from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm, come out and bring your four-legged furry friends to the Red House Picnic Area at Allegany State Park for the first annual Dog Days of Summer event!
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
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
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.
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.
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.
We will take a walk down behind the Market to the AVP archaeological dig site and read a story on archaeology. The Allegheny Valley Project annual archeology dig is conducted by Olean native Dr. Steve Howard, who uses groups of volunteers to search for artifacts dated from as long ago as the Archaic Period, between 8,000 B.C.
Want to learn how to kayak, paddle board, fly fish or mountain bike? Do you enjoy hiking, bird watching or nature photography? Allegany State Park is offering informative, hands- on FREE clinics as part of Outdoor Adventure Series. Join us every month as various outdoor enthusiasts share their knowledge and passion of their favorite activity.
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.
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
Get your walking/running shoes warmed up, the second annual Randolph Toymaker 5K is coming soon; Saturday, July 28th. This FUN Fundraiser starts and end at Weeden Park with a straight out and back down Weeden Road.
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
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!
Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, the largest covered waterfowl Sanctuary in the world is having a Grand Reopening and Rubber Duckie Festival on Sunday July 29th from 12-5 at the Sanctuary at 5067 Townline Road, Delevan, NY 14042.
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
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.
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.
This leadership retreat will engage each leader in the development of their strengths. The Strengths Finder assessment will be used as the foundation.
Head over to Canticle Farm with your kids for Story Time on the Farm! Kids can listen to a book read aloud, then they get to do a craft and sample some veggies! This is free for parents and children. Parents, you can pick up your fresh fruits and veggies while you're there!
Join Para Expeditions and special guests Brian and Terrie Seech, Jami and Jenny King and Leah Dawn Madden for a weekend of high strangeness at the haun
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.
For over 40 years the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum has showcased both permanent and temporary exhibits that introduce visitors to the culture and history of the Onöndowa’ga:’ and Hodinöhšyönih, including longhouse and clan animal exhibits.
Stop by to check out the awesome cars and take part in the Chinese Auction and 50/50 drawings. First 100 cars to register to show receive a FREE Dash Plaque!
Great food available: chicken bbq by the Allegany Firemen, hotdogs/hamburgers by the Hinsdale Scouts, and Randy's catering will be there as well.
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
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.
Tee off for the Gowanda Historic Hollywood Theater on Monday August 6th at the Gowanda Country Club! That's right, the 6th annual golf tournament is here! Proceeds will go towards the repair of the Wurlitzer organ and funding for an audio system and projection equipment. The tournament is a 4 person scramble and cost is $100 per golfer.
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
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.
Talk on the Wildside presented by Hawk Creek Wildlife Center is coming to The Nannen Arboretum in Ellicottville.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 10:00 a.m. in the R&M Restaurant parking lot.
Wildwood Sanitarium is having a Holistics Expo! Join them in welcoming local psychic mediums, healers, vendors, crafts and even baked goods at the Wildwood Sanitarium! The Wildwood Sanitarium was officially opened in 1906 as a Sanitarium and Bath House. It was a holistic healing center and the only one of its kind in NYS at the time it opened.
August 11th and 12th, 2018, Noon to 4 p.m.
Local artist, Bernadette Keleher, will be on hand to show some of her work and talk with guests, at the Miner's Cabin on August 11th from 1pm-4pm. Bernadette specializes in watercolors, and botanical paintings. She has taught plein air (outdoor) drawing through the Adirondacks Art Center, and botanical painting through the Springville Art Center. Come see her works and tour th
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!
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
Please see the Facebook post in regards to the Rally in The Valley being on hold for 2018:Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the Rally in the Valley will not be happening in 2018. Sponsorships and participation levels have dropped significantly over the last few years. The
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.
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.
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!
Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost tour on Friday August 17th from 8:30pm to 12:30am.
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
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!
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?
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
ADVENTURE BOUND would like to collaborate with local volunteers to host a Clean-Up through the Great Valley Creek, between The Quackenbush Bridge to the HV Pond on Sugartown Rd.
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.
Annual Trail Ride. Bring your horse or rent one from The Crosspatch Horse Ranch and enjoy the company of other equine enthusiasts.
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!
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.
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.
With 52 top ten hits and tens of millions of albums sold worldwide, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Charley Pride continues to be one of country music’s greatest stars. This September, he’s coming to the Seneca Allegany Events Center for an unforgettable evening of music.
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.
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.
Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino is inviting everyone to “Come on down!” for two days of unforgettable fun when The Price is Right Live comes to the Seneca Allegany Events Center on Saturday, September 29th at 2pm and 8pm and Sunday, September 30th at 2pm.
Come join Psychic Medium's Chris Moon, Paulette "Mamma Moon" and Dee Garcia Moon for Ghost Hunter University at the very haunted Wildwood Sanitarium! The evening will begin with a paranormal presentation by the Moons where actual evidence of the supernatural will be seen and heard.
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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The cabin at Pfeiffer Nature Center is made entirely of American Chestnut, which is now extinct.