Winter

Winter time in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Winter Events

Portville's 2019 Art and Antique Show

2019 Portville Arts, Craft & Antique Show Poster
Sat, 11/02/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 11/03/2019 - 4:00pm

Portville Central School’s Arts, Crafts, and Antiques Show returns! This 2-day indoor event will be held in the High School and features art, crafts, antiques and food on Saturday, November 2nd and Sunday, November 3rd, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Granny's Boot Antiques Holiday Open House

front entryway photo by John Hartig Photography
Sat, 11/02/2019 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Are you looking for a good time that the whole family can enjoy? Do you want to be in a beautiful setting, with music, food and fun?

We have just the place for you!  Where: Situated on almost 4 acres in a rustic rural setting but minutes from major roadways, you will find all that and more at 10761 Miller Road (Old 219) Springville between Henrietta and Peters Rd.  

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Christmas Vendor Show

Vendor Show poster
Sat, 11/09/2019 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Presented by the Allegany Rec Center, the Christmas Vendor Show is back this year better than ever! You are invited to kick off your Christmas shopping with local vendors and crafters on November 9th from 10am-3pm.

This event will be held at the old Allegany High School (4th & Maple Complex) in Allegany, NY.

There are over 30 registered vendors including, but not limited to:

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NY Regular Hunting Season 2019 opens

2019 Regular Season Hunting in Cattaraugus County
Sat, 11/16/2019 - 8:00am - Sun, 12/08/2019 - 4:00pm

The deer regular season for our area opens Saturday, November 16th throughout NY State and will continue until Dec 8th.  Cattaraugus County has long been one of the top outdoor locations for hunting with the lush and thick landscapes of the surrounding mountains.  Continually ranking in the top for harvesting of deer, our state lands, state forests and Allegany State Park allow huntin

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Buddy Guy and Kenny Wayne Shepherd at the Seneca Allegany Casino

Buddy Guy and Kenny Wayne Shepherd at Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 11/16/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Come see Multi-Grammy award winner blues artist Buddy Guy and renown young blues rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd take the stage at Seneca Allegany for one night of soulful music!  

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "The Humans"

Poster for OTW's The Humans
Thu, 11/21/2019 - 7:30pm - Sun, 11/24/2019 - 4:00pm

Olean Theatre Workshop presents "The Humans".  By Stephen Karam, the play is centered near Thanksgiving at the Blake family apartment in Manhattan. This one act play touches on current topics of illness, aging and financial issues. It received the Tony Award in 2016 for Best Play. Poignant and cutting, it is a play that many families can feel a kindred spirit.

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Winter Art Market at Seneca Iroquois National Museum

Winter Art Market poster
Sat, 11/23/2019 - 11:00am - Sun, 11/24/2019 - 5:00pm

The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum is hosting a Winter Art Market on Saturday, November 23rd from 11am-6pm and on Sunday, November 24th from noon-5pm.

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2019 Annual Turkey Trot at St. Bonaventure

Turkey Trot at St. Bonaventure University 2019
Thu, 11/28/2019 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Start your Turkey day off right with the annual Turkey Trot and Fun Run & Walk, which starts in the St. Bonaventure University Campus.  This is a non-timed 5K which has seen over 200 runners and walkers in years' past.

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Christmas in Ellicottville 2019

Christmas in Ellicottville 2018
Fri, 11/29/2019 - 12:00pm - Sun, 12/01/2019 - 7:00pm
Walking in a Winter Wonderland... one of the best ways to describe the downtown of Ellicottville has been as something Norman
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GOACC's Santa Claus Lane Parade 2019

Kids on float
Fri, 11/29/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come join Santa and Mrs.

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Randolph's Holiday Arts & Crafts Show

Randolph's Holiday Craft Show at the School 2019
Sat, 11/30/2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Looking for a great opportunity to pick up the perfect one of a kind gift for the holidays?  Randolph Central School is excited to announce the 8th annual RCS Arts and Crafts Show will take place at the High and Elementary School GYMS of Randolph Central School District.

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Visit Santa's Cottage in 2019

Visit with Santa
Repeats every week until Wed Dec 11 2019 .
Wed, 12/04/2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 12/11/2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Santa Claus will be back in the Town of Olean at his cottage in Lincoln Park.  Despite being so busy this time of year, Santa will available for kids to visit with on December 4th and December 11th from 6-8pm thanks to the GOACC, City of Olean, Home Depot, and Duggan and Duggan Contractors. 

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Randolph's Country Christmas 2019

2019 Randolph Country Christmas
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 7:00pm - Sun, 12/08/2019 - 5:00pm

Randolph’s Country Christmas Weekend is an annual event that takes place during the first full weekend of December. A weekend full of tradition and Christmas surprises. Stop into Randolph and enjoy the Festival of Trees; the "Light up the Night" Christmas Parade presented by EPAC; the Memory Tree Lighting; visit with Santa Claus, and so much more.

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"Christmas in the Park" at Allegany State Park

Sat, 12/07/2019 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm

The holidays are fast approaching and there's no better way to get into the spirit than by spending some time in Allegany State Park. Join the Environmental Education Department on Saturday,

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Ellicottville's 2019 Christmas Stroll

Living Nativity
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 4:30pm - 7:00pm

Celebrate the Holiday Season with a Living Nativity, complete with a camel, all in the Village. The Ellicottville  A Christmas Stroll was created in 1987 by a group of citizens who wanted to organize such an event in the village.

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Friends of Good Music presents Calmus - Vocal Ensemble from Germany

Friends of Good Music presents Calmus- vocal ensemble from Germany
Thu, 12/12/2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The fourth performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friend of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is Calmus, a vocal ensemble from Germany and their performance of "Christmas A Cappella".

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Consumer Demo Day at Holiday Valley

Holiday Valley Lodge at night
Sat, 12/14/2019 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Demo Day returns!  This is a great chance to try this year's equipment on snow before you buy - for FREE!  The industry's best brands will be on-hand for a FREE consumer demo. Try it, test it, rip it, then head to one of Ellicottville's shops (who will also be there) to buy it.

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Brett Young at the Seneca Allegany Casino

Brett Young at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 12/14/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Enjoy a special holiday treat for Country Music fans - Brett Young, Country Musician Sensation, will perform in the Seneca Allegany Events Center on Saturday, December 14th, at 7pm. Tickets are on sale now!

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Breakfast with Santa at Sprague's Maple Farm

Sprague's Christmas Lights
Tue, 12/24/2019 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Enjoy a pancake breakfast with Santa on the morning of Christmas Eve.  Not just any pancakes--Sprague's Maple Farms' pancakes, smothered in their famous housemade maple syrup!

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Holiday Valley's 2019/2020 New Years Eve Celebration and Torchlight Parade

Torchlight parade at Holiday Valley
Tue, 12/31/2019 - 9:00pm - Wed, 01/01/2020 - 1:00am

Join in the fun from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM on December 31 with a family friendly event on the Holiday Valley Lodge main floor, and an adult party in the T-Bar on the top floor. The Lodge is the perfect location to view the torchlight parade on Cindy's Run at 11:15 and the fireworks at 11:45 with the Grand Finale at midnight!

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5th Annual New Year’s Day Hike For Your Health at Pfeiffer Nature Center

First Day Hike 2020 at Pfeiffer Nature Center
Wed, 01/01/2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am

“When snow falls, nature listens.” Antoinette Van Kleeff.  Looking for a great way to enjoy nature and the benefits of some outdoor exercise?  Then join us on our 5th annual winter’s day hike at Pfeiffer Nature Center!

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First Day Hike in Allegany State Park 2020

First Day Hike at Allegany State Park
Wed, 01/01/2020 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Start your new year off right! Join us at Allegany State Park for our Annual First Day Hike. Allegany’s First Day Hike offers a healthy and relaxing way for people of all ages to get outside and enjoy the winter beauty of the area. Come listen to birds, feel the warmth of the sun or the cold air nipping at your nose. This First Day Hike will run from 10:00 a.m.

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Moore's Pancake House is open Sundays

Moore's Maple Shack open in 2020
Repeats every week every Sunday until Mon Feb 24 2020 .
Sun, 01/05/2020 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sun, 01/12/2020 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sun, 01/19/2020 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sun, 01/26/2020 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sun, 02/02/2020 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sun, 02/09/2020 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sun, 02/16/2020 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sun, 02/23/2020 - 8:00am - 2:00pm

It's that time of year when Moore's open their Pancake House and offers all-you-can-eat hot buttermilk pancakes and fresh maple syrup!  Their pancake house is adorned with family antiques ranging from an old oxen yoke to a 1910 wedding dress! 

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Ellicottville's Winter Blues Weekend 2020

Musicians on stage
Fri, 01/17/2020 - 7:00pm - Sat, 01/18/2020 - 12:30pm

The  Village of Ellicottville heats up January 17-18 during Winter Blues Weekend.  Old Man Winter got you down? Ready to come out of hibernation to hear some great music? Ellicottville's many area venues and establishments will have some of the hottest blues musicians to help you climb out of that January funk.

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Friends of Good Music presents Slavic Soul Party

Friends of Good Music presents Slavic Soul Party
Fri, 01/24/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The fifth performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friend of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is sure to get you moving and up out of your seats.  Welcome Slavic Soul Party!

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Holiday Valley's Your Turn Women's Ski Clinic

Skiers at Holiday Valley
Thu, 01/30/2020 - 8:00am - Fri, 01/31/2020 - 4:00pm

Holiday Valley Snowsports School is featuring the 7th annual "Your Turn" women's clinic on Thursday and Friday, January 30 and 31, 2020 led by Lisa Densmore Ballard, a widely acclaimed coach, instructor and ski racer and assisted by several of Holiday Valley's finest women instructors.

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Southern Tier Symphony's: Series II "Engage"

Southern Tier Symphony Logo
Sat, 02/01/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The Symphony is happy to announce the dates for their upcoming season! More details on each series will be listed soon. Don't forget to put them on your calendar!  Season 17 is titled "The Magic of Music" and each series will bring a sense of that to the audience. 

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "The Matchmaker"

The Matchmaker Poster by OTW
Thu, 02/06/2020 - 7:30pm - Sun, 02/09/2020 - 4:00pm

The New Year of 2020 brings to the stage “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder. The famous and beloved musical “Hello Dolly” was based on this play. It is about the matchmaker, Dolly Levi, who likes to arrange things. It will add some levity to the cold of winter.

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Mountain Ski Fest at Holiday Valley 2020

Holiday Valley's Mountain Ski Fest 2019
Fri, 02/07/2020 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Mountain Ski Fest is a day full of skiing, snowboarding, activities and camaraderie for skiers or riders (age 21+) on Friday February 7th, 2020 from 8AM – 5:00PM. Ski Fest includes ski and snowboard demo equipment from local shops, recreational racing, breakfast, lunch and beer and wine and tastings.

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Olean Community Theatre presents "High School Musical"

High School Musical Poster
Fri, 02/21/2020 - 7:30pm - Sun, 02/23/2020 - 4:00pm

Olean Community Theatre presents "High School Musical" in its 41st Season!  High School Musical is a story about two high school juniors from rival cliques - captain of the basketball team, and a shy transfer student who excels in mathematics and science.

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Ellicottville's Winter Music Jam

winter music jam logo
Fri, 02/21/2020 - 8:00pm - Sat, 02/22/2020 - 11:30pm

The Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce another year of their music festival, Winter Music Jam. No other community can boast 16 musical acts in a four-block footprint in only two days.  If you’re here for winter sports or just looking for a great weekend of shopping, dining, and entertainment, Ellicottville is the place to be.

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Friends of Good Music presents Duo Jalal viola - percussion

Friends of Good Music presents Duo Jalal
Sun, 02/23/2020 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

The sixth performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friend of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is Duo Jalal viola - percussion. 

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Holiday Valley's Telestock Day 2020

Holiday Valley Lodge at Night
Fri, 02/28/2020 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

A day of peace, love and telemark skiing at the Yodeler champagne Sundeck. Free tele demos. Brought to you by the City Garage, Dom’s Butcher Block, 22 designs, Scarpa, Telemark Skier, Free Heel Life, Fly Low. Special lift ticket rates for participants.

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Holiday Valley's 2020 Penguin Paddle

Holiday Valley's Penguin Paddle 2018
Sat, 02/29/2020 - 8:30am - 4:00pm

The Penguin Paddle is an annual fundraiser for Holiday Valley's Lounsbury Adaptive Program on Saturday, February 29, 2020. It is a day filled with wonderful auction items, delicious food and lots of laughs as people slip inside a garbage bag and slide on their bellies "penguin style" down the bottom of Yodeler slope. Here's a schedule of events...

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Friends of Good Music presents Invoke String Quartet

Friends of Good Music presents Invoke String Quartet
Fri, 03/27/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The seventh performance of the 2019-2020 Concert Series, presented by Friend of Good Music and held at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, is Invoke String Quartet.  They were the winner of the 2018 Concert Artists' Guild International Competition. 

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Holiday Valley's Spring Pond Skimming Party 2020

Holiday Valley's Pond Skimming
Sat, 03/28/2020 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

The zaniest of all spring events, Pond Skimming on March 28th challenges skiers and snowboarders to try to skim across an ice water filled pond at the bottom of Yodeler. Some will make it all the way across, but many end up getting very wet (and cold!). Prizes are awarded for the best skimmer, the best costume, the best kid and of course the most spectacular splash.

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Southern Tier Symphony's: Series III "Amaze"

Southern Tier Symphony Logo
Sat, 05/09/2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The Symphony is happy to announce the dates for their upcoming season! More details on each series will be listed soon. Don't forget to put them on your calendar!  Season 17 is titled "The Magic of Music" and each series will bring a sense of that to the audience. 

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GOACC's Santa Claus Lane Parade 2020

Kids on float
Fri, 11/27/2020 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Come join Santa and Mrs.

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Visit Santa's Cottage in 2020

Visit with Santa
Repeats every week until Wed Dec 09 2020 .
Wed, 12/02/2020 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Wed, 12/09/2020 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Santa Claus will be back in the Town of Olean at his cottage in Lincoln Park.  Despite being so busy this time of year, Santa will available for kids to visit with on December 2nd and December 9th from 6-8pm thanks to the GOACC, City of Olean, Home Depot, and Duggan and Duggan Contractors. 

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Winter Places

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2019It'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

#1 for Turkey Hunting and in the Top 3 for Deer Hunting

Cattaraugus County was named #1 overall by New York Game and Fish Magazine for turkey hunting and is in the top three for deer hunting by DEC reports.

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