Summer time in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County
Join Adventure Bound onthefly on the banks of Cattaraugus Creek or the Allegheny River for an introduction and river SUP float. Throughout the course of the river you will be taught various techniques to safely maneuver through moving water.
Dirt will be flying at the Summer Tractor Pull in South Dayton, located on the Fireman's Grounds. Chicken BBQ will be held at the Fire Hall.
On Sunday, June 9th Ischua Valley Historical Society will hold its Annual Flag Day Celebration at the Howe-Prescott Pioneer House on Route 98 N. in Cadiz. The event will begin with a community picnic at 1:00 PM. Hot dogs and beverages will be provided and you are invited to come and bring a dish to pass if possible.
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.
Fermented food and drinks contain beneficial bacteria that help balance our gut flora. Whether you prefer Kombucha, Kimchi, Lassi, Kefir, or any kind of fermented vegetables, this club is open to individuals looking to learn about fermentation, those that are new to it, and those that are experts in it. The group will participate in discussions, sharing
Join us on Wednesday June 12, 2019, 6:00 at the Nannen Arboretum to hear Twan Leenders, President of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History (RTPI), speak about the institute and their activities. Roger Tory Peterson, born in Jamestown NY in 1908, was respected worldwide as an ornithologist, artist, writer, and wildlife photographer.
Enjoy the City of Olean's Concert In The Park Summer Series, FREE to the public, at the Lincoln Park Gazebo.
We are very fortunate to live in a part of New York State that is filled with beautiful hills and valleys. Have you ever given much thought to the glaciers which helped to create our natural scenery? Whether you have or have not, here is an opportunity to learn more!
The Summer at the Stone House event series continues in 2019 with the start on June 13th! Jim Kimball, lecturer of music at SUNY Geneseo and director of the Geneseo String Band, will present of Fiddle Tunes of New York State.
Lake Lane Campground is offering a fun-filled, Father's Day weekend at their picturesque camping resort from June 14th at noon through June 16th at 11am. In celebration of Father's Day, there will be discounted camper and tent sites!
Enjoy films from local filmmakers and vote for your favorite at the 1st Annual Gowanda Film Festival! This two day event will showcase the entries of short films from local talent, being shown on the big screen at the Historic Hollywood Theater!
Gather your friends, family and coworkers, and join us for the Pfeiffer Nature Center Woods Walk! The 11th Woods Walk to benefit Pfeiffer Nature Center will take place on June 15, 2019 at our Lillibridge Property, located at 1974 Lillibridge Rd. in Portville, NY.
Celebrate current and past Seneca Nation Presidents at the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center all day on Seneca Nation of Indians President's
Being held at Weeden Park in 2019, Randolph’s 47th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival is taking place rain or shine on Saturday, June 15th! The day is filled with entertainment, food and shopping! Over 80 vendors will be participating! Selling hand made arts and crafts!
Some featured events are:
Yes, you'll get muddy, yes there is running, yes there are 11 obstacles but NO fire, NO barbed wire and NO electric shocks!
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.
Dive into the many museums scattered throughout Cattaraugus County on June 15th, 2019 – “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 States as a whole. Feel the connection as you find your own
The annual Raccoon Rally: The longest running Mountain Bike Race in the region in the demanding hills of Allegany State Park is back this June. Get there!
Join the fun at the Annual OGH Auxiliary Strawberry Festival (10 a.m.. - 6 p.m.) and Health Fair (10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.)! Featuring: strawberry shortcakes, sausage sandwiches, popcorn, sloppy joes, nachos, hot dogs, texas hots, drinks, baked goods, craft items and entertainment!
Come join the fun in the sun for this two day event. Saturday afternoon join Adventure Bound onthefly at Spruce Lake 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.
Watch the hometown Roller Derby team take on their opponents at their home bout this Saturday! 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.
Your Paranormal Investigation guides Spiritual Medium Peggy Gypsy and Within These Walls Ghost Hunter Lynn Czekaj will take you into every knook and cranny where the Spirits most like to hide and where the Paranormal Activity is High.
Join in for a traditional pottery workshop on June 25th, 26th, and 27th from 5:30pm - 8pm with world renowned Traditional Pottery Artist Pete Jones. The event will be held at the new Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center.
Pfeiffer Nature Center is sponsoring a field trip to the western part of Cattaraugus County to examine unique glacier areas with nature guide, Tim Baird. This field trip will involve a full day excursion via carpooling to visit some of the county’s land forms which were created by glaciers during the Wisconsin Glacial Episode.
The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on June 27th! The Bent Brass Ensemble will be playing Music of the WWI Era.
All Summer at the Stone House events are free and open to the public. They start at 7pm and typically last an hour.
Brian J Cano, Dan Klaes and "Coyote" Chris Sutton, are returning to the Hinsdale House!
With number one hits like “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” and “Beachin’” and multiple American Country Music Award nominations, Jake Owen is a country music superstar. You won’t want to miss his June performance at the Seneca Allegany outdoor show!
The NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation is hosting a FREE fishing weekend on June 29-30th! 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.
Join the African American Center for Cultural Development in a Juneteenth Celebration! Lots of different happenings to commemorate African American freedom and emphasize education and achievement. As always, there will be delicous food to enjoy! This will be held at the Bethany Lutheran Church as the AACCD is still raising funds for their new home!
Peter Frampton is a Rock & Roll legend – pure and simple.
Due to damage received over the last two winters, the Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary will only be open for guided tours one day in June and one day in July. Tours will be of all the birds in the beautiful landscaped park and run from 2-5pm.
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!
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 31 year in 2019!
City Set For A BOOMING FOURTH! Bradner Stadium, Olean, gates open at 5:30 PM. The fireworks are organized by the Olean Professional Firefighters Association, OPFFA.
Freedom Daze Demolition Derby at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds! Four features and huge fireworks show to follow!
The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce is proud to present Don Felder “Formerly of The Eagles” at this years Summer Music Festival followed by the Buffalo Philharmonic on Sunday Evening with an exciting fireworks display!!!
Come see the truck pull Empire State Pullers and the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League (PPL) Sanctioned Event. Super Farm, Light Super Stock, Heavy Super Stock and Modified Tractors.
Racing the 1/3 mile clay oval track in Delevan, NY continues. New for 2019, a smaller schedule based on Super Late Models as a headline division has been developed based on the driver and fan support for the class.
Join us for a Free Fireworks Spectacular at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino on Friday, July 5 at 9:30PM. Celebrate America’s Birthday with us. The show is free – everyone’s welcome! Rain date is Sunday, July 7th.
The Ischua Valley Historical Society is offering a Unique Field Trip!
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. STARS 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.
Enjoy free concerts in the new Amphitheater! Allegany State Park and the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum are teaming up to present great local musicians performing in the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center's new outdoor Amphitheater. Each week will present a new musician with a variety of genres covered.
The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on July 11th! Dr. Anthony Evans, Director of the Cattaraugus County Youth Bureau, will be presenting on a topic to be announced. Please check back for more information.
Olean Community Theatre presents "Titanic, the Musical". In a stunning chamber musical as massive as the ocean liner that shares its name, Yeston and Peter Stone’s musical, Titanic, tells the stories of the people on board the legendary steamer and the men who got them there.
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!
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.
Get ready for The 3rd Annual Celebrate Salamanca, July 13th, 2019 from 11:00 am to 5:00pm on Main Street in Salamanca. Horse drawn wagon rides with The Crosspatch, Native American crafts and dances.
The Enchanted Mountains Brew Fest is going to another one to remember! Celebrate Western New York's exciting craft beer scene, meet fellow beer enthusiasts, and see what's new in brewing.
Watch the hometown Roller Derby team take on their opponents at their home bout this Saturday! 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.&n
Join us for our Chestnut Cabin open house and sunset celebration! 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.
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.
Enjoy a golf tournament on the beautiful Double Black Diamond Golf Course at Holiday Valley for a good time and to show your support for Griffis Sculpture Park and the Essex Arts Center! Registration will take place the day of the event and starts at 9am.
Join in "The Next Giant Leap" celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing with Dresser-Rand Challenger Learning Center! This is a FREE community engagement evening filled with activities related to the moon!
Picture the scene: a beautiful summer evening in Allegany State Park, great live music -and you are
Breakout Country Band LANCO, with special guest Chase Bryant, take the stage at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino on Saturday, July 20th at 7pm in the Seneca Allegany Events Center. Experience in person, the artistry that has ignited a meteoric rise to the top of the country music charts.
The conversation surrounding the power of native plants is really taking root! Join us as Southern Tier Consulting hosts a guided tour of their green houses as they share information about a wide selection of native wetland and field plants that help promote healthy pollination, cleaner rivers and wetland waters and healthier wild life
The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on July 25th! David Ruch, musician and performer, will be presenting on the Music of Buffalo's Waterfront. He is known for using music to teach core curriculum and inspire young leaners.
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 26-28, 2019. Ellicottville has the shops and all the facilities you’d expect in an international class resort, the village is self-contai
Racing the 1/3 mile clay oval track in Delevan, NY continues. See all your favorites on "Winged Warriors" Night.
July 26th - Empire Super Sprints and NYGA Mini Springs plus Mini Stocks and Bandits.
Get your walking/running shoes warmed up, the third annual Randolph Toymaker 5K is coming Saturday, July 27th. This FUN Fundraiser starts and ends at Weeden Park with a straight out and back down Weeden Road.
Onofest 2019 welcomes back hometown favorites The Hootz! 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!
The Tri-County Kiwanis Club of WNY is hosting their 3rd annual "My Generation" Music Festival on Saturday, July 27 from 12-8pm. There will three tribute artists featuring music from the 40s to today! Food trucks, a Classic Car and Motorcycle Show and Craft Vendors rounds out this fun day. Fe
On Saturday July 27st from 2:00 pm until 4:30 pm, come out and bring your four-legged furry friends to the Red House Picnic Area at Allegany State Park for the Second annual Dog Days of Summer event!
The 3rd annual Southern Tier Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert will be held Saturday, July 27th 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 Featuring Montgomery Gentry!
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 28th. Time to loosen that belt a few notches, gather family and friends and head down to the 70th Annual Art in the Park and the 29th Annual Taste of Olean.
Make plans to attend the 2019 Cattaraugus County Fair with exciting rides, animal shows and lots of FREE live entertainment! Celebrating its 177th year in 2019, 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
Celebrate the one year anniversary of the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center opening on August 4th from 10am-5pm.
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
CSI Spy camp will introduce your 3rd or 4th grader (completed grades) to the worlds of criminal investigation 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
The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on August 8th! Linda Hunter, quilting instructor, lecturer, consultant, and appraiser, will be giving a presentation on Quilts: Past & Present.
Celebrating over 36 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 a lot of parking is available.
Thank our area veterans by coming out and participating in Randolph's 4th 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.
August 10th and 11th, 2019, Noon to 4 p.m.
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!
Check back as the event gets closer to find out what bands will be performing!
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. Activities include Chromotography, Light Spectrum, Rainbow Anagrams, Space Colors,
The one and only Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball, America's largest outdoor basketball tournament, will be held in Olean on August 16th - 18th.
Put on your festive Hawaiian shirt, pull on your dancing shoes and practice the limbo because it’s time for the Beach Party at Allegany State Park. The day kicks off at 3:00 p.m., August 16th, at the Red House Beach area with a Seneca-Salamanca Chamber of Commerce sponsored showcase featuring local vendors and organizations.
Pawtographs for Pooches comes to the Hinsdale House along with special guests! Special guests include Pawtographs founder, Tim Maile, Tim Woolworth, John Cassidy, Tim Shaw, and Dan Klaes. Tim Maile created Pawtographs for Pooches as a way to give back to animal shelters after adopting his dog, Murray in 2006.
The Summer at the Stone House event series continues on August 22nd! Allen Hopkins, musician, will be presenting Cowboy Songs. He plays American traditional, Celtic instrumental, a bit of Yiddish, blues, bluegrass, old timey, and contemporary.
Join artist Samila Sosic for the paint nights of 2019! This one will be held at Four Mile Brewing in Olean. Scene you will be painting is called "Harvest Time". 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 frien
See radio controlled aircraft fly through the skies at the S.T.A.R.S. (Southern Tier Aero Radio Society) Flying Club's Open House. STARS 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.
Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, the largest covered waterfowl Sanctuary in the world is having The Wild Wing Festival on Sunday August 25th from 12-5 at the Sanctuary at 5067 Townline Road, Delevan, NY 14042.
Annual Trail Ride. Bring your horse or rent one from The Crosspatch Horse Ranch and enjoy the company of other equine enthusiasts.
Join Para Expeditions and special guests for a night of high strangeness at the haunted Hinsdale House.
Pre-sale tickets available in July! Come and enjoy a delicious, chef prepared, four-course gourmet dinner amongst the beauty and serene setting of Canticle Farm. Vegan/vegetarian/gluten free options available.
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Join Allegany State Park as they celebrate National Public Lands Day with their 15th year of participation! National Public Lands Day is our nation’s largest one-day event
It's a full 56-page comprehensive guide, highlighting the activities and attractions in our County and it's FREE!!
View the visitor's guide online
request that the Enchanted Mountains guide
be snail mailed to you for FREE!
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.