Winter time in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Winter Events

Mountain Ski Fest at Holiday Valley

Holiday Valley's Mountain Ski Fest 2019
Fri, 02/08/2019 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

A day full of skiing, snowboarding, activities and camaraderie for skiers or riders on Friday February 8th, 2019 from 8AM – 5:00PM. Includes ski and snowboard demo equipment from local shops, recreational racing, breakfast, lunch and beer and wine and tastings.

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Cross Country Ski Tours at Allegany State Park

XC Ski Tours at Allegany State Park
Repeats every week every Friday until Fri Feb 22 2019 .
Fri, 02/01/2019 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Fri, 02/08/2019 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
Fri, 02/22/2019 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Take a ski through the woods at the Art Roscoe Ski Touring area with a naturalist starting January 4th. Learn about the winter landscape while getting some exercise. All levels welcome. Mini learn-to ski clinic and tips will be provided. Meet at the Summit Warming Hut 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM on Fridays in February. Contact J-Con Parks for ski rentals 716-354-9163.

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Group Fat Bike Ride at Allegany State Park

Fat Bike Tires
Fri, 02/08/2019 - 6:30pm - 9:15pm

In addition to the Monday fat bike group rides at ASP, there will be an additional fat bike group ride on Friday, February 8th. 

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Traditional Pottery Workshop - Cancelled

outside of Cultural Center
Sat, 02/09/2019 - 1:00pm - Sun, 02/10/2019 - 3:00pm

Sorry but this has been cancelled.  Look for a rescheduled date on the SINM Facebook

Join in for a traditional pottery workshop on February 9th and 10th from 1pm - 3pm with world renowned Traditional Pottery.  Artists, Pete and Mike Jones. The event will be held at the new Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center.

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"Chicks with Hits" at Seneca Allegany Casino

Chicks with Hits at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 02/09/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Thirty-six top 10 singles. Countless Country Music Awards and Grammy Awards. Over 10 million records sold around the world. Don’t miss three of the biggest female artists together on one stage. See Chicks With Hits this February at Seneca Allegany!

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2019 Art Roscoe Loppet at Allegany State Park - POSTPONED until 2/24

Art Roscoe Loppet 2018
Sun, 02/10/2019 - 8:00am - 1:00pm

Allegany State Park- Salamanca, NY

Summit Ski Area

The Annual Art Roscoe XC Ski Weekend is tearing into Allegany state Park for another amazing year of cross-country skiing action! Join in on one of the three different course distances to experience the almost endless thrills and heart-pounding action of the Art Roscoe Trail System inside Allegany State Park.

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Moore's Pancake House is open Sundays

Moore's Maple Shack open in 2019
Repeats every week every Sunday until Sun Feb 24 2019 .
Sun, 01/13/2019 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sun, 01/20/2019 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sun, 01/27/2019 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sun, 02/03/2019 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sun, 02/10/2019 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sun, 02/17/2019 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sun, 02/24/2019 - 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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Winter Snowshoe Treks at Allegany State Park

family hike during winter
Repeats every 7 days until Tue Feb 26 2019 .
Tue, 01/08/2019 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 01/15/2019 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 01/22/2019 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 01/29/2019 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 02/05/2019 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 02/12/2019 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 02/19/2019 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Tue, 02/26/2019 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

WINTER SNOWSHOE HIKES -4:30 PM-  Join in every Tuesday evening for a trek into the sunset at Allegany State Park. Beginning January 8th, Park Naturalists will lead interpretive

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Black History Month Presentations at St. Bonaventure

Black History Month at SBU
Wed, 02/13/2019 - 10:26am - Thu, 02/21/2019 - 11:30am

The Damietta Center for Multicultural Student Affairs at St. Bonaventure University will celebrate Black History Month throughout February with a number of events and activities, including a Feb. 13 presentation by Della Moore, founder and director of the African American Center for Cultural Development in Olean.

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Bluebird Nest Box and Bug Hotel Building with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Bluebird Nest Box and Bug Hotel Building with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 02/16/2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Spring is just around the corner which means our wild animal friends will soon be looking to start new families.  If you would like to attract wildlife to your yard join us in building a bluebird box or a bug hotel or BOTH! 

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Public Ghost Hunt of the Haunted Hinsdale House with Amy Perry Lane

Ghost Hunt with Amy Perry Lane at Hinsdale House
Sat, 02/16/2019 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Hinsdale House Restoration Project Present this Exclusive Ghost

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Round One of Southern Tier's Got Talent!

Southern Tier's Got Talent at Ray Evans Seneca Theater
Sat, 02/16/2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The auditions are over and now it's time to perform!  Come watch Round One of "Southern Tier's Got Talent!".  Produced by The Cattaraugus Living Arts Association and being held at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater, come and cheer on your favorite!  You will see performances by soloists and groups of all ages! 

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By the Fireside at Allegany State Park-Featuring Holtman and Barb

By the Fireside at Allegany State Park
Sat, 02/16/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The Hultman and Barb Duo performs a wide range of America’s most popular music.  They both sing and play guitars and banjo.

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Terry Bellamy lecture and demo for Black History Month

Black History Month Guitar Presentation
Sun, 02/17/2019 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Join the African American Center for Cultural Development in welcoming musician, Terry Bellamy, in a special lecture and performance for Black History Month.  Terry will be speaking on the art of Otis Rush and other Bluesmen. 

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Friends of Good Music presents "Ebony and Ivory" with the WNY Chamber Orchestra

Friends of Good Music presents WNY Chamber Orchestra
Sun, 02/17/2019 - 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents the Western New York Chamber Orchestra featuring Pianist, Philip Edward Fisher, and Conductor, Glen Cortese.  This is the sixth presentation in the Friends of Good Music's 2018-2019 performance season.

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Winter Camps at Challenger Learning Center

Dresser Rand Challenger Learning Center
Mon, 02/18/2019 - 9:00am - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 3:00pm

Designed for kids in Kindergarten to 3rd grade, the DR Challenger Learning Center is offering Winter Camps!  Each day offers a different experience (see below), and your kid can choose one day or more to attend!  Cost is $40 per day with a discount offered after 3 or more days.  All 5 days is discounted to $175.  Each day will run from 9am

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Winter Theatre Camp at the Tri-County Arts Council

Art Camp at the Tri-County Arts Council
Mon, 02/18/2019 - 9:00am - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 12:00pm

The Tri-County Arts Council is hosting Theatre Camps over the winter break!  There are two sessions, designed for different ages, which will be held each day Monday through Friday of the winter break.

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Trivia Night at Good Times of Olean Every other Thursday

Trivia Night with Paul Hoefler
Repeats every 14 days until Thu Feb 21 2019 .
Thu, 11/01/2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu, 11/15/2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu, 11/29/2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu, 12/27/2018 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu, 01/10/2019 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu, 01/24/2019 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu, 02/07/2019 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Join Paul Hoefler (of Dueling Pianos) every other Thursday evening at the HammerBack Bar & Grill as he hosts the funniest, best Trivia Night around.

Teams can sign up at no cost and compete for $125 in prizes! Two rounds of trivia will be conducted and teams must compete in both rounds so make sure to get there early to get your spot.

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Holiday Valley's Telestock Day 2019

Telestock at Holiday Valley 2019
Fri, 02/22/2019 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

A day of peace, love, and telemark skiing!  Held at the Yodeler Lodge, champagne sundeck. Free tele demos. There will be free demos of telemark skis and discounted day pass vouchers. 

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Seneca Allegany Casino presents AMSOIL Championship Snocross National Series 2019

Racer Tim Tremblay courtesy of AMSOIL at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Fri, 02/22/2019 - 12:00pm - Sat, 02/23/2019 - 11:00pm

The twists, turns, thrills, and high speeds in the snow returns to Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino on Feb.

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Ellicottville's Winter Music Jam

winter music jam
Fri, 02/22/2019 - 8:00pm - Sat, 02/23/2019 - 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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Holiday Valley's 2019 Penguin Paddle

Holiday Valley's Penguin Paddle 2018
Sat, 02/23/2019 - 8:30am - 4:00pm

The Penguin Paddle is a fundraiser where participants slide down the slope on their belly "penguin style" in a stylish garbage bag.  You don't have to be a skier to have fun here!  So have fun, join in and pretend to be a penguin for the afternoon!

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Fat Bike Race at Holimont

Fat Bike Race at Holimont
Sat, 02/23/2019 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Bring out your fat bikes for an afternoon of racing and fun. Join us for this first ever event. Winter fat biking in a cyclocross format will be a spectacle to see. Come out and cheer on your favorite riders. More information to follow. 

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Semi-Finals of Southern Tier's Got Talent!

Southern Tier's Got Talent at Ray Evans Seneca Theater
Sat, 02/23/2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The competition is heating up!  Come watch the Semi-Finals of "Southern Tier's Got Talent!".  Produced by The Cattaraugus Living Arts Association and being held at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater, come and cheer on your favorite!  You will see performances by soloists and groups of all ages!  Those that have made it throug

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Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser for AACCD

Chili Cook Off for Black History Month
Sun, 02/24/2019 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

See if you got what it takes to take home to honor of best Chili!  Della Moore, the Director of the African American Center for Cultural Development (AACCD) has long standing been known as making the best chili in these parts.  Come try for yourself or see if you can put her reign to an end!

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2019 Sportsman Show at Seneca Allegany Events Center

2016 show
Sat, 03/02/2019 - 9:00am - Sun, 03/03/2019 - 4:00pm

Everyone's favorite Sportsman Show is back!

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Wild About Travel with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Wild About Travel with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 03/02/2019 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Our Earth is an amazing place which is full of rich plant and animal diversity.  Come enjoy a peak at the Artic and the Tropics through the eyes of world traveler, Barb Busack.  Barb will lead us on a photo journey through Greenland, Iceland and the Arctic Faroe Islands.  From there, we will head south to Guatemala, Panama and Costa Rica. 

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Finals of Southern Tier's Got Talent!

Southern Tier's Got Talent at Ray Evans Seneca Theater
Sat, 03/02/2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Final night is here!  The best of the best have made their way into the Finals of "Southern Tier's Got Talent!".  Produced by The Cattaraugus Living Arts Association and being held at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater, come and cheer on your favorite!  You will see performances by soloists and groups of all ages!  Those

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Allegany Adventure Series

Eastern Bluebird Nest Box at ASP
Wed, 03/06/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Allegany Adventure series continues at Summit Warming Hut with "Build a BlueBird House" day!

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Ellicottville and Holiday Valley's Winter Carnival with Mardi Gras Parade

Ellicottville's Mardi Gras Parade 2019
Fri, 03/08/2019 - 7:00pm - Sun, 03/10/2019 - 8:00pm

Is there a better way to start bringing the winter fun to a close in Ellicottville than Winter Carnival Weekend? We can’t think of anything either! Head to their part of the Enchanted Mountains March 8th-10th to be a part of the festivities and fun!

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Olean Community Theatre presents "Legally Blonde"

Legally Blonde by Olean Community Theatre
Fri, 03/08/2019 - 7:30pm - Sun, 03/10/2019 - 2:00pm

Olean Community Theatre presents "Legally Blonde"!  A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, "Legally Blonde", The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.

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Rodney Carrington at Seneca Allegany Casino

Rodney Carrington at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 03/09/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Rodney Carrington is a multi-talented comedian, actor, singer and writer, who has sold millions of comedy albums and has left audiences across the United States, Canada, and Australia roaring with laughter. After releasing eight hugely successful major label comedy albums, Carrington released three albums on his own record label.

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Stock Car Show at Olean Center Mall

Olean Mall Stock Car Show 2019
Fri, 03/15/2019 - 11:00am - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 5:00pm

Gentlemen, start your engines.  The 2019 racing season is here and so is the 27th Annual Olean Mall Stock Car Show!

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Hinsdale Overnight Lockdown with Para Expeditions at the Hinsdale House

Overnight Ghost Hunt at the Haunted Hinsdale House
Sat, 03/16/2019 - 8:00pm - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 10:00am

Join Para Expeditions for this overnight ghost hunt at the haunted Hinsdale House.

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Brushes & Brews with Tri-County Arts Council and Four Mile Brewing

Brushes & Brews at Four Mile Brewing
Fri, 03/22/2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

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 "Spring Thistles".  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 fr

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Holiday Valley's Spring Pond Skimming Party 2019

Holiday Valley's Pond Skimming
Sat, 03/23/2019 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Sign up to skim across an ice water filled pond or just watch, it's a guaranteed good time. Registration outside Yodeler Lodge starting at 11:00AM, free! Kids under 18 must have a parent signature, minimum age is 8 years old. Pond Skimming starts about 1:00 and categories include Best Skimmer, Best Costume, Best Kid and Best Splash.

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St. Patrick's Day Party and Raffle

St. Patrick's Day Raffle Archbishop Walsh
Sat, 03/23/2019 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Archbishop Walsh Academy and the Walsh Sports Boosters Club will host their annual St. Patrick’s Day Party and Raffle on Saturday, March 23rd from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Archbishop Walsh, 208 North 24th Street. Tickets on sale now!

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Friends of Good Music presents Dimitris Kotronakis

Friends of Good Music presents Dimitris Kotronakis
Fri, 03/29/2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents Classical Guitarist, Dimitris Kotronakis.

Dimitris Kotronakis is a classical guitarist and musicologist based in Athens. He is a multiple prize winner in many guitar competitions, and has performed in numerous guitar recitals throughout Europe and North and South America.

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Earth Hour with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Earth Hour with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 03/30/2019 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Earth Hour is an international event organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature to raise awareness about climate change and what we can do to help our planet.  To celebrate, join educator Jill Schwab for a children’s story hour at the Portville Library.  Jill will share stories that focus on the environment and fun children’s crafts will be included.  This program is a great way

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The Doobie Brothers at Seneca Allegany Casino

The Doobie Brothers at Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 04/13/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The sounds of Classic Rock will echo through the Southern Tier when The Doobie Brothers perform at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino on Saturday, April 13th at 7pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 18th at Noon.

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Amish Folk Art Classes with Leon Historical Society

Amish Folk Art Classes
Sat, 04/20/2019 - 8:30am - 5:00pm

Learn by doing!  Join in an Amish Folk Art Class, with history of American and Amish quilting.  Presented by the Leon Historical Society and Museum, you can make a traditional pattern quilt block with Amish and English instructors.  In April's class, you will learn how to make a Log Cabin Wall Hanging and learn the significance of the different colors. 

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "The Crucible"

Olean Theatre Workshop presents The Crucible
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 7:30pm - Sun, 05/05/2019 - 2:30pm

Olean Theatre Workshop presents "The Crucible".  The action begins in the home of Reverend Parris, whose daughter Betty lies unconscious and appears very ill.

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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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"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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Winter Places

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Top 10 site for Steelhead Fishing

Cattaraugus Creek has been listed in the top 10 sites for Steelhead Fishing (rainbow trout fishing) by 2 outdoor magazines. Steelhead Trout AKA Rainbow trout are very similar to Salmon in both taste and habits. Unlike other areas of the United States, our native Rainbow trout (Steelhead Trout) spend a majority of time in Lake Erie a freshwater lake and spawn in the Cattaraugus Creek and other tributaries.

The following is from the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation's article "Steelhead Fishing in Lake Erie Tributaries"

Lake Erie's tributary streams, both big and small, receive an annual run of migratory rainbow trout called "steelhead." From October through April, thousands of steelhead ascend New York's Lake Erie tributaries on their mission to spawn. Excellent fishing opportunities await any angler who wishes to try their hand at steelhead fishing. Between the acrobatic leaps, long drag-screaming runs and rod quaking head shakes, the fight of an early run steelhead is a truly exhilarating experience.

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