Winter time in the Enchanted Mountains of Cattaraugus County

Winter Events

Cornplanter Pipe Tomahawk Exhibit Unveiling at the Cultural Center

Chief Cornplanter with pipe tomahawk
Thu, 03/14/2019 - 3:00pm

227 years later, Chief Cornplanter's Peace Pipe-Tomahawk is returned to Seneca Nation of Indians.  The Seneca-Iroquois National Museum has announced the Exhibition of the Cornplanters Pipe Tomahawk to be unveiled on March 14th at 3pm!

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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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"Sharpen your knife skills" at Canticle Farm

Poster for Canticle Farm "knife skills" class
Fri, 03/15/2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Head over to Canticle Farm with for "Sharpen your knife skills' class!  The first step to great food is great knife skills!  Learning how to cut properly can make a huge difference in terms of enjoyment in the kitche, evenly cooked dishes and flavor development.  Participants will bring their own knife to master. 

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Fireside Series at Allegany State Park features Jamie Haight

By the Fireside Series featuring Jamie Haight
Sat, 03/16/2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Take a moment to make the end of your winter season a little more relaxing. Join us on Saturday, March 16th for “By the Fireside” in the Red House Administration Building lobby. This month’s featured performance is by Jamie Haight. Jamie began playing guitar at the age of 9.

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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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Wizards Family STEM Night at The Challenger Learning Center

Wizard STEM Family Night Flyer at the Challenger Learning Center
Fri, 03/22/2019 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

The Challenger Learning Center invites kids and parents to dress up as your favorite wizard and participate in over 30 STEM activities together!  Kids ages 5-10 are invited to attend, with a parent, in challenges of "Follow the spiders", "Sorting Hat", "Quidditch", "Magical Creatures Class", and "Charms Class" as well as other activities of "pin the sock on Dobby", face painting, and more!

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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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Full Moon Fat Bike Fun Ride at Allegany State Park

Fat Bike Ride at Allegany State Park
Fri, 03/22/2019 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

The Allegany State Park Environmental Education and Recreation Department will be leading another Full Moon Fat Bike Fun Ride on March 22, 2019 at the Red House Administration Building at 6:30 pm, with the ride starting at 7:00pm. Check in will be in the main lobby of the Administration Building.

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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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South Indian Classical Dance with Jaan Freeman

Jaan Freeman performs Bharata Naytam
Sat, 04/13/2019 - 6:00pm - Sun, 04/14/2019 - 1:00pm

Watch Jaan R.

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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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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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Winter Places

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NYAGT Geocaching Trails

Only East West Route that connects Canada with Mexico

Rt. 62 is the only east-west route that connects Canada with Mexico.

With its origin at Niagara Falls and end at El Paso, Texas, parts of the road follow the Ozark Trail.

Rt. 62 begins in Cattaraugus County in the Village of Gowanda and travels south through Dayton, Leon and Conewango (through Amish country) before heading west into Chautauqua County.

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