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National Alpaca Farm Days Sept. 23-24


By Mary Heyl Enjoy the first full weekend of autumn by exploring local alpaca farms during National Alpaca Farm Days on Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24! Always held during the last weekend in September, National Alpaca Farm Days is a fun annual event that invites the public to learn about these beautiful, versatile animals that have created a ... Read More »

Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street Set to Spook Sept. 29


By Elizabeth Riggs The Ellicottville Rodeo cowboys have ridden off into the sunset, and with the change of seasons, it’s now time for a new form of entertainment in town: Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street. Hosted at the same location as the Ellicottville Rodeo, and by the same couple, the Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street will begin on Friday, Sept. ... Read More »

Pumpkinville Opens This Weekend


By Mary Heyl It’s finally here: the opening weekend of Pumpkinville! Enjoyed by over 100,000 visitors each year, the area’s most beloved fall destination opens on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 9 a.m. For the next six weeks, Pumpkinville will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Halloween.  This year, the Pawlowski family is excited to announce that ... Read More »

Rock and Roll Weekend in EVL


By Alicia Dziak Do you want to rock and roll all night and party every day this weekend? Rock and roll is here to stay Friday, Saturday and Sunday when all of Ellicottville turns into a stage for Rock and Roll Weekend. Whether you like your rock classic, modern, bluesy or something in between, this celebration of all things rock ... Read More »

NIGHT LIGHTS Return to Griffis Sculpture Park


By Alicia Dziak Griffis Sculpture Park is one of the area’s hidden gems. With over 250 sculptures gracing the park, there are meandering trails, with each sculpture placed with the natural setting in mind, creating a truly unique experience between art and nature. The park is a daytime attraction, beckoning hundreds of visitors to explore it every spring, summer and ... Read More »

The Fall Bucket List: Apple Picking Time!


By Jennifer Weber Happy September! The (unofficial) beginning of the Fall Season is here and you know what that means— it’s time for the yearly excursion out to an orchard to pick apples with the family. Before you head out the door, call ahead to make sure the apples are available and ready for picking.  And then after checking the ... Read More »

Hello September!


By Alicia Dziak It’s hard to believe that September is here—time for a new school year and plenty of fall fun. As we head into the end of the summer solstice and the beginning of the autumn season, be sure to take time out to enjoy all the wonderful activities the area has to offer. SGI’s first day of school ... Read More »

Celebrate the Unofficial End of Summer This Labor Day


By Alicia Dziak The unofficial end of summer comes and goes this weekend with Labor Day. Celebrated the first Monday in September, Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and ... Read More »

Ellicottville Rock and Roll Weekend Sept. 15-17


There is no better way to spend a September weekend than listening to live music and strolling through a collection of cool automobiles. That’s what Rock and Roll Weekend in Ellicottville, presented by Northtown Auto, is all about. The weekend starts Friday night, Sept. 15 with the finale of Ellicottville’s Stroll the Streets. The shops are open and the streets ... Read More »

Travel WNY: Burchfield Penney Art Center


By Mary Heyl Although it’s sad to see summer fade away, the change of seasons in Western New York is a sight to behold. No one knew this better than watercolorist Charles E. Burchfield, one of the best known American painters of his time. During his career, which spanned more than 50 years, Burchfield created over 1,400 paintings, many of ... Read More »

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