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The Fall Bucket List: Pumpkin Patches


By Jennifer Weber It’s pumpkin season in Western New York! All around town you can find pumpkins at just about every roadside stand and grocery store, yet there’s something to be said about the pure joy that comes from picking out your very own pumpkin right from the patch. Whether you prefer a two-pound, 20-pound or even 200- pound pumpkin ... Read More »

The Fall Bucket List: Fall Foliage Train Rides

By Jennifer Weber Despite the recent weather report and the hum of still running air-conditioners at the end of September, fall actually arrived according to the calendar last week. Around town, a few brave trees are beginning to show their colors, a bit of red here, some orange there…soon our world will be wrapped with autumn splendor. This time of ... Read More »

Welcome October!


By Alicia Dziak October is here. Falling leaves, cooler temps (maybe!) and fewer hours of daylight. October also means fall fun—corn mazes, pumpkins, apple picking, hayrides and all those things you can only enjoy this time of year. If you’ve driven down Route 240 in East Concord this week, you’ll see that the giant pumpkin is out at Wendel’s, along ... Read More »

Colden Arts/Belle Starr Music Festival This Weekend


By Elizabeth Riggs Fall is a notoriously busy season of festivals, with a jam-packed calendar of events celebrating everything from apples to pumpkins to leaves. While it may seem nearly impossible to pick and choose which festivals to attend this season, try the Colden Arts Festival and Belle Starr Music Festival as a start. The Colden Arts Festival will be ... Read More »

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 »

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