Winter

Winter time in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Winter Events

Photography of Olean Exhibit Opening at the Regina A. Quick Center at SBU

Photo By PJ Schwabenbauer
Mon, 01/14/2019 - 12:00pm - Sun, 01/27/2019 - 4:00pm

About two years ago, Patrick Schwabenbauer bought a new camera and began taking photographs of Olean.

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Winter Snowshoe Treks at Allegany State Park

family hike during winter
Repeats every 7 days until Wed Feb 27 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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Fat Bikes in Allegany State Park

Fat Bike Tires
Fri, 01/18/2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Maybe you have seen them or heard them rolling along the trails. Fat bikes are

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Ellicottville's Winter Blues Weekend 2019

Winter Blues Weekend 2019
Fri, 01/18/2019 - 7:00pm - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 12:30pm

The  Village of Ellicottville heats up January 18-19 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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Pfeiffer Fun at the Olean Outdoor & Rec Show

Pfeiffer Fun at the Olean Outdoor and Rec Show 2019
Sat, 01/19/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 01/20/2019 - 3:00pm

Mark your calendar for the 10th annual Greater Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show.  Be sure to stop by our booth at the show to discover what upcoming nature adventures and activities are in store for you this winter season.

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Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show 2019

from 2016 show
Sat, 01/19/2019 - 10:00am - Sun, 01/20/2019 - 3:00pm

Whether coming off the big game season, enjoying winter sports, gearing up for spring fishing or looking to spend a fun day with family, everyone will enjoy the 10th annual Greater Olean Area Outdoor & Rec Sports Show. It brings the whole of great outdoors under one roof!

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"Through the Eyes of Alzheimer's" Exhibit Opening

Through the Eyes of Alzheimer's Art Exhibit
Sat, 01/19/2019 - 1:00pm - Fri, 02/22/2019 - 12:01am

Tri-County Arts Council is pleased to announce the opening for “Through the Eyes of Alzheimer’s,” at the Art on Main Gallery in Allegany, on Saturday afternoon, January 19 from 1-3pm with a gallery talk at 1:15pm.  Appetizers and beverages will be served at the opening reception which is free and open to the public.

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Guided Group Snowshoe Hikes with Adventure Bound onthefly

Adventure Bound Group Snowshoe Hikes
Sat, 01/19/2019 - 6:00pm

Experience the glistening bright white snow while snowshoeing through the forest trails in Ellicottville, where the silence and serenity is breathtaking.  This will be a guided hike with staff from Adventure Bound onthefly.  The guides will share with you some of their knowledge of weather conditions, the local region, and serve hot cocoa.

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Bret Michaels at Seneca Allegany Casino

Bret Michaels at the Seneca Allegany Casino
Sat, 01/19/2019 - 7:00pm

Bret Michaels Songs & Stories World Tour takes the stage at Seneca Allegany Casino January 19th!  After gaining notoriety as the outlandish leader of the ’80s glam metal band Poison, Bret Michael

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By the Fireside Series at Allegany State Park

Nick Kody and Lydia Herren photo
Sat, 01/19/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

 The Fireside Music Series -Suffering from a little cabin fever this winter? Tired of being cooped up night after night?

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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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Martin Luther King Celebration

First Presbyterian Church in Olean
Sun, 01/20/2019 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

The theme for the Celebration, being held on Sunday, January 20th, beginning at 4pm, is "It’s Time for New Beginnings: Divided We Fall, Together We Stand.”  This theme will be expounded upon with music, speeches and performances.  The keynote address will by provided by guest speaker, Pastor Winterbourne La Pucelle Harrison-Jones. 

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Distinguished Hondinöhsö:ni’ Artist Rotating Exhibit at the Cultural Center

Featured artists at Seneca Cultural Center
Thu, 01/24/2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

On Thursday, January 24th from 6pm - 8pm, the Onöhsagwë:de’ Cultural Center will be starting their Distinguished Hondinöhsö:ni’ Artist Rotating Exhibit in the Center Gallery of the Museum. The first

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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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Friends of Good Music presents Broadway's Next H!T Musical

Friends of Good Music presents Broadway's Next H!T Musical
Fri, 01/25/2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Friends of Good Music and the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts in St. Bonaventure University presents Broadway's Next H!T Musical!  Relying on Audience participation, the New York Times calls Broadway’s Next H!T Musical “Hilarious!”  You've heard of the Tony Awards? "Broadway's Next Hit Musical" is the Phony Awards.

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7th Annual Southern Tier Curling Tournament 2019

Good Times of Olean Curling Tournament
Sat, 01/26/2019 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

A day for the community to get out of the house and gather to enjoy a day of competition and friendship in a most northernly way.... CURLING! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Portville Football Alumni Association which services a variety of needs within the school district.

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Southern Tier Symphony's 16th Season "Music from the Movies"

Southern Tier Symphony Season 16, Session 2
Sat, 01/26/2019 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The Symphony is happy to announce the dates for our upcoming season! More details on each series will be listed soon. Don't forget to put us on your calendar!  Season 16 is titled "Wonder" and each series will bring a sense of that to the audience. 

Series 2: Music from the Movies, will be held on Jan 26th, at 7:30pm at the Olean High School. 

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Holiday Mission to Space with the Challenger Learning Center

Dresser Rand Holiday Mission to Space 2019
Sun, 01/27/2019 - 1:30pm - 8:30pm

On this Football FREE Sunday, the Challenger Learning will offer a Simulated Mission to Space for adults and teens (5th grade and up).  This makes a great gift for the holidays and if you book before Christmas, you can receive a gift certificate to place under the tree! 

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Exploring Winter with Pfeiffer Nature Center

Exploring Winter with Pfeiffer Nature Center
Sat, 02/02/2019 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Shake off the winter blues by spending some time out in nature!  Blue skies and snow covered trails are the perfect setting for a hike about Lillibridge.  Bring your own snowshoes or borrow a pair of traditional, wooden bear paw snowshoes from us when you visit Pfeiffer Nature Center’s winter wonderland. 

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Group Snowshoe Hike

Adventure Bound Logo
Sat, 02/02/2019 - 6:00pm

Group Snowshoe Hike with Adventure Bound onthefly

Experience the glistening bright white snow while snowshoeing through the forest trails in Ellicottville New York where the silence and serenity is breathtaking.

The guides will share with you some of their knowledge of weather conditions, the local region, and serve hot cocoa.

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Southern Tier's Got Talent!

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

This winter to spring you can show off your talent or watch your friends, family, and neighbors compete in "Southern Tier's Got Talent!".  Produced by The Cattaraugus Living Arts Association and being held at the Ray Evans Seneca Theater, this is your chance to strut your stuff, sing your heart out, and amaze audiences! 

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St. Bonaventure Maritine Performing Art Series "Scythian"

Scythian at St. Bonaventure University
Thu, 02/07/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

A new year brings a new round of performances in the Martine Performing Arts Series at St. Bonaventure University, and the spring semester’s offerings open with a performance by a group hailed by The Washington Post as “Washington, D.C.’s most energetic and eclectic band.”

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Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Little Women"

Olean Theatre Workshop presents Little Women
Thu, 02/07/2019 - 7:30pm - Sun, 02/10/2019 - 2:30pm

Olean Theatre Workshop presents "Little Women", a dramatization of Louisa M. Alcott.  Little Women, a story that never will grow old for its treatment of a mother's love for her children and their appreciation.

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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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Traditional Pottery Workshop

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

Join in for a traditional pottery workshop on February 9th and 10th from 1pm - 3pm with world renowned Traditional Pottery

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"Chick 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

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

Friends of Good Music presents WNY Chamber Orchestra with Philip Fisher
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. 

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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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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

Allegany Sate Park sign
Wed, 03/06/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Allegany Adventure series continues at Summit Warming Hut with "Build a Blue Bird House" day! This program is free to participate in but there is a fee if you would like to take the blue bird house home.

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Holiday Valley's Winter Carnival & Ellicottville's Mardi Gras 2019

Ellicottville's Mardi Gras Parade
Fri, 03/08/2019 - 10:00am - 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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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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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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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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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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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

Travel Guide

Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County Travel Guide for 2018It'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

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request that the Enchanted Mountains guide

be snail mailed to you for FREE!

NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Zoar Valley MUA has the TALLEST Basswood tree in the world!

According to the DEC, a 128 foot tall basswood within Zoar Valley has been reported to be the tallest basswood in the world.

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