Spring Events


The Southern Tier region has great spring events as the hills come alive after after winter. Enjoy events in Ellicottville, the resorts, parks, local businesses and communities.

Allegany Adventure Run is May 6, 2023. is at the Allegany State Park Summit Trail head. This beautiful, challenging and relentless course is in the Art Roscoe Trial system. Once again there are three different course distances, a 5K, 13K and 27K Courses that will challenge your stamina, sure-footedness and endurance in a setting few other venue's can offer in Western New York.

There are field limit imposed of 150 entrants per distance. Pre-register to guarantee your entry! Race-day entry will be available at a higher rate if availble. The race will be run rain or shine.

Contact: Visit the website to register for one of the races.
Location: Summit Ski Area - Allegany State Park in Salamanca, New York 14779.

Happy Half Marathon and 5K is May 13, 2023. - Organized by the same folks who brought you the fall EVL Halloween Half, the spring Happy Half is a serious race, but full of fun surprises along the way. The 13.1 mile route will start in Ellicottville, take you through the rolling terrain of Great Valley and finish at Holiday Valley.

There's also a 5K distance and 1 mile Beer Run. The AWESOME after party will be held at the Holiday Valley Lodge. Southern Tier brewery is providing refreshments.

Contact: Visit their website to register for one of the races.
Location: Ellicottville, NY 14731.

Summer Events


The Souther Tier has some great summer events at to enhance a getway trip to Ellicottville. Enjoy cultureal festivals, mountain bike events, running events, music festivals and events, comedy festivals, food festivals and more.

Raccoon Ralley Mountain Bike Race is June 12, 2022 at Allgany State Park. is an annual mountain bike race that is the longest standing Mountain Bike Race in the region! THe cross-country mountain bike race starts and finishes at the top of the mountain/Summit area in Red House, utilizing most of the Art Roscoe Trail System and Thunder Run Singletrack. There are 4 race classes for adults, novice, beginner, sport and expert, with a free kids call race.

Contact: To register or for more information this mountain bike race, visit their website.
Location: The Race is at the Summit Ski Area of Allegany State Park 2373 ASP Route 1 Salamanca, NY 14779.

Holiday Valley Mudslide Obstacle Trail Run is June 17, 2023 at Holiday Valley Resort. The mud obstcle trial run on a 3.5 mile or 5.4 mile course has many obstacles, include mud pits, log walls, cargo nets and more. The runs have 15 obstacles but NO fire, NO barbed wire, and NO electric shocks! The event has a maximum number competitors on the short course and the long course, so pre-registration is required. The earlier that a competitor registres, the greater the discount. Along with the adult course, there is a kids race too!

Contact: To register or for more information this annual trail run, visit their website or fill out the contact form on their website.
Location: The Race is at Holiday Valley Resort 6577 Holiday Valley Rd Ellicottville, NY US 14731.

Ellicottville Championship Rodeo is June 29 to July 1, 2023 at Sommerville Valley Stables. The Ellicottville Championship Rodeo is one of the largest IPRA/APRA sanctioned rodeos in the Northeast. All seats are close to the action for this nine event rodeo, with riding events, timed and events and even a fun kids stick rodeo. Check out the bareback & saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, bull riding, gowgirl barrel racing and breakaway roping and lastly calf roping. As always, enjoy fireworks scheduled on one of the nights.

Contact: Visit their website for more information and purchase tickets. Call with questions at 716 699-4839
Location: The rodeo is at Summerville Valley Stables 6319 Sommerville Valley Road Ellicottville, NY 14731.

Ellicottville Gazebo Series is Thursdays between July 1 and August 4, 2022 at the gazebo in downtown Ellicottville. Enjoy live music performed by some of the region’s most talented artists while relaxing in the village square. Stroll down to the square with lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, coolers and even the family pet is welcome! Enjoy live music performed at the gazebo in the spendor of downtown Ellicottville.

Contact: Visit their website to see performers for the free weekly event during the month July!
Location: The Gazebo Series is at the Gazebo near 9 W. Washington St Ellicottville, New York 14731.

Ellicottville Summer Music Festival is June 20 - July 2, 2023 at Holiday Valley Resort. The annual festival host rock n' roll artists at Holiday Valley's outdoor slopeside venue. This weekend is filled with music and fun family adventures! The 3 day festival host national bands, local bands and the Buffalo Philharmonic performances on the slopes of Holiday Valley. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and enjoy the music on the outdoor stage! And of course, enjoy the fireworks show after the philharmonic performs. Enjoy activities in downtown Ellicottville as well!

Contact: Visit their website to see performers and to purchase tickets for this spectacular weekend of music and fun!
Location: The fesival is at Holiday Valley Resort 6577 Holiday Valley Rd Ellicottville, NY US 14731.

Scandanavian Folk Festival is July 16 - 17, 2022 in Jamestown, NY. The Scandanavian Folk Festival celebrates the heritage of the Nordic countries - Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland in the Jamestown area. The 40 foot long Viking ship, Norseman, usaully makes an appearch at the festival after traveling from Philadelphia. Enjoy scandanavial traditional dance, polka, walz and more. There is an opening parade, and many bands and musicians play traditional and pop music at the festival.

Attend lectures about the varaious nortic countries and the heritage. Enjoy scandanavia market with hand made items, crafts, flag, quilts, shirts and more. Enjoy swedish food like Korv Burgers, Swedish meatbolls, rice pudding, rotomo, Swedish waffles, local pastries, traditional breads, Nisu bread, cinamon twist and more. Some of the other events include curling, ice bumper cars and kids activities.

Contact: Visit their website for information, email and phone contacts for questions. Tickets are purchased at the event.
Location: Northwest Arena 319 W 3rd St, Jamestown, NY 14701

42 North Hilltap Festival is July 23, 2022 at Spruce Lake in Ellicottville, NY. The Hilltap Fesitval is a day-long experience that allows guests to experience the natural beauty of Spruce Lake combined with music, food, drink, and outdoor recreation. Vendors will be there to demo Tikets include access to the chairlift ride to Spruce lake, live music, art, mountain bike and e-bike demos, axe throwing demos, Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) demos, parking, and more! Visit the Finger Lakes Trail or WNYMBA tent for information on the local trails and trip maps. Multiple bike shops will be there to see the latest bikes and demos!

Stop by the company tents to see the latest information and enjoy live music, great food and craft beer from 42 North Brewing Company. Visit the event website for more information and to purchase tickets.

Contact: Send questions via the form on their website.
Location: Spruce Lake, Holiday Valley Resort. Parking is at the Tannenbaum Lodge at 6787 Holiday Valley Road, Ellicottville, NY 14731.

Jazz & Blues Weekend is July 29-30, 2023 June in Ellicottville, NY. The Ellicottville Jazz & Blues weekend is an awesome experience! There is a main stage in downtown Ellicottville, with many additional performances. You can choose from national, local and regional Jazz and Blues musicians. Wander through the village and choose from a variety of Jazz performance in restaurants, pubs, the street-side stage and the village square.

The weekend line up that always is world class and that has double-diget performers at the annual event. Enjoy some great music, fablulous food and craft beverages all weekend long!

Contact: Visit their website for the line-ups and venue for each performance. This historically a free event.
Location: Downtown Ellicottville, NY 14731.

Lucille Ball Comedy Festival is August 2 - 6, 2023 and is the 31st annual festival presented by The National Comedy Center featuring Jeff Foxworthy, an unprecedented “Legends of SNL” show featuring David Spade, Rob Schneider, and Kevin Nealon, and more than 50 additional events in Jamestown, NY.

This annual festival attracts visitors from across the nation to share laughter, while honoring the craft and it’s contributors, in dozens of venues across Lucille Ball’s hometown. There are many events and activities at the National Comedy Center and Jamestown during the festival. Purchase tickets for specific events early, as they ofter sell out!

Contact: Visit their website and facebook for for listed events and to purchase event tickets.
Location: National Comedy Center 203 West Second Street Jamestown, NY 14701 and other venues in Jamestown, NY.

Taste of Ellicottville is August 12-13, 2023 in Ellicottville, NY. Sample over 20 local restaurants and eateries featuring some of their best signarue dishes. Purchase your food tickets at the event and go to the decoarted food tents to sample, with food items starting at $2.00. Not only will you find a variety flavors, there will also be gluten-free and other healthy options.

Enjoy live demonstrations of the local chefs preparing the entries on state. Experience the downtown ambiance and enjoy some great food prepared by local chefs at this annual event.

Contact: Visit their website for deails.
Location: Downtown Ellicottville, NY 14731

Distilled & Chilled Music Festival is August 20, 2022 in Ellicottville, NY. The annaul Distilled & Chilled Music Festival mucic festival focuses on original music from bands in the southern tier. Enjoy craft beer, food trucks, craft vendors at the outdoor stage and tasting venue at the distillary. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy a great view of the valley and the stage!

Contact: Visit their website for details, and tickets are purchased at the event gate. For information call 716 597-6121
Location: Ellicottville Distillery 5462 Robbins Road ~ Ellicottville, NY 14731

Griffis Sculpture Park Fesitival is August 21, 2022 at Griffis Sculpture Park in East Otto, NY. is a festival filled with music, creativity, exploration and much more. Enjoy live music from local and natioanl bands, drum groups and solo performers. The stage and setting are amanzing for this annaul festival.

The event also features a vendor village, a kid’s crafts area, food stands, and beer and wine service and more. The annual event is a major fundraiser for one of the nation’s oldest and biggest sculpture parks, so help support the arts. Park goers can also take in the 250 sculptures that reside throughout the trails of the 400-acre park, making it the United States largest outdoor sculpture park.

Contact: Visit their website for details and to purchase tickets. Call for questions or information: 716 667-2808
Location: Griffis Sculpture Park 6902 Mill Valley Road, East Otto, NY 14729, United States

Fall Events


The Southern Tier region is popular in the fall; with the hills full of color for great hikes, bike rides and scenic views. Enjoy some of the regions festivals, concerts, and community events to enhance your getaway trip!

Night Lights at Griffis Scuplture Park are Thursdays through Saturdays September 9, 2022 to October 15, 2022 in East Otto, NY. The park and artwork are illuminated with colorful and theatrical lighting and surrounded by music. Night lights is open on scheduled fall weekends for guests to walk some of the park’s trails to experience the interaction between lights, nature and art. Tickets are sold online at Eventbrite in advance or can be purchased at the gate on the evening of the event. Night lights can be cancelled due to heavy rain, so check their facebook page and website the day of the event.

Contact: Visit their website for details and the link to purchase tickest through Eventbrite. Call 716 667-2808 with questions.
Location: Griffis Sculpture Park 6902 Mill Valley Road, East Otto, NY 14729

Ellicottville Golf Outing is September 15, 2022 at the Double Black Diamond Golf Course at Holiday Valley. Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing is a 9 hole golf scramble is for chamber of commerce member and non-members. Come by yourself or a foursome, and it is for all skill levels. Sign up fees include green fees, cart, dinner and two drinks compliments of Holiday Valley Food Service. They have awards during dinner and fun prizes.

Contact: Visit their website information and to register. Registration is limited!
Location: Holiday Valley Resort 6557 Holiday Valley Rd, Ellicottville, NY 14731

Rock n’ Roll Weekend is September 15-17, 2023 in downtown Ellicottville, NY. Check out over 200 antique, classic cars and custom rods at this annual car show. The Rock n’ Roll Weekend in Ellicottville, NY has live music on the stage and over 15 bands performing at local pubs and restuaurnts. Enjoy this classic car show with awards in many car and truck clases. There is plenty of kids games, nostalgia and entertainment for everyone. Enter your car in the show!

Contact: Visit their website information or to enter your car in the show. Free entry for all!
Location: Downtown Ellicottville, NY 14731

Pumpkinville is September 16 to October 31, 2023. Pumpkinville is a fall festival for the entire family. Enjoy the farm animals, hay rides, the cow train ride, the apple blasters, bouncing air pillows, Pumpkinville train rides, carosel, corn maze, obstacle course, candy cannon, the Pumpkin Patch Playground, story land, birds and bees exhibit and more.

Pumpkinville has plenty of treats; with a barbeque pit chicken, fresh pressed apple cider, home-made deserts, fresh made pumpkin doughnuts and more. They have sometimes have scenic helicopter rides on weekends, weather permitting. There is an apple barn and cider mill, painted pumpkins, merchant village and local artist gift shop. You can also pick up some pumpkins, apples, gourds, squash and other fall produce! Parents can stop by the beer garten, for a pint of craft beer, wine, cider and more.

Contact: Visit their website to purchase ticket or more information. Call 716 699-2205 for questions, hours or other information.
Location: Pumpkinville Farm 4844 Sugartown Road Great Valley, NY 14741

Roots, Rocks and Ridges XC Downhill Race is October 1 & 2, 2022. Perpare for this cross-country downhill mountain bike race presented in partnership with Holimont Ski Resort, Loud Performance, and Bike and Bean and WNYMBA. Enjoy this epic weekend of racing at Holimont, with one day dedicated to a xc marathon race on theor 30+ mile IMBA Epic trail system, and the other day dedicated to a downhill race on Holimont’s awesome lift-serviced trails.

Contact: Visit the website for race details. Information is also available on the HoliMont event website.
Location: HoliMont 6921 Route 242 West Ellicottville, NY 14731

EA2EVL Fondo Charity Bike Ride is October 1 , 2022. This non-competitive charity bike ride is for cyclists of all skill levels. The ride will start in East Aurora at 42 North Brewery and travel south down scenic Route 240 to Concord then route 242 all of the way into Ellicottville. The finish is at Holiday Valley Resort for the Apres Bike Party with craft beer, food, vendors, music chair lift rides and more. The fund raiser benefits the Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail Inc. not-for-profit organization that manages for the 27-mile ECRT trail, which preserves Buffalo-Pittsburgh rail corridor for cyclist and others. The ECRT trail is a rails to trails conversion.

Contact: Visit the website for race details, registration, information or to donate. Lodging packages are available at vacation rentals, hotels and resorts in Ellicottville.
Location: The bicycle ride starts at 42 North Brewing Company 25 Pine Street, East Aurora, NY 14052

Nightmare Hayrides on Sommerville Street are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from October 1 to 31, 2023. Enjoy all of these Halloween thrills from a 25 minute Nightmare Hayride, Gothic Chambers, Haunted Wooden Maze or the Haunted Barn with vortex tunnel. Each attraction is full of haunts and twists at every turn. There is a food pavilion with frankenstein, wherer you can get some treats after your thrills! The Nightmare Hayrides are just 10 minutes away from Ellicottville!

Tickets are purchased at the event, so plan ahead. One ticket price for all attractions. Kids under a certain age are free. Fridays and Sundays have smaller crowds, so you can get to the thrills sooner. They run seven vintage tractors through the nighmare hayride, so there are pleany of seat to scream from!

Contact: Visit their website for more information or call 716 699-4839 with questions.
Location: Nightmare Hayrides on Sommervills Street 6319 Sommerville Valley Road Ellicottville, NY 14731.

Fall Festival is October 7 & 8, 2023. The Fall Festival in Ellicottville, NY is also know as the Oktoberfest. The festival is the oldest and largest festival with Ellicottville’s hills ablaze with fall color. Take the ski lift up for live music and the view or soar over the hills with helicopter rides. Tens of thousands attend this lively weekend of great food, art show, craft show, tent sale, ski swap, carnival rides, live entertainment, 5K, mountain bike race and more.

Enjoy live music, great food and craft beverages in many of the pubs and restaurants in town. Consider making your lodging reseravtions early, as the vacation rentals, hotels and the resort often sell out in Ellicottville.

Contact: Visit the town website for information and event datails as well as Holiday Valley Resort's website for chairlift rides and more activities at the resort.
Location: Various locations in downtown Ellicottville, NY 14731.

Fall Scramble Off Road Run is October 7, 2023. The 4 mile or 8 mile off road running race will be on Holiday Valley resort property during Fall Festival weekend in Ellicottville, NY. Ride the chairlift to the top of the hill for the start and scramble your way on the off road course through hills of the resort. There are limited entries for 2022, so register early for a greater discount or to gurantee your spot in the race.

Contact: Visit the website for race details or to register for the race. Click their link on the website to email questions.
Location: Holiday Valley Resort 6557 Holiday Valley Rd, Ellicottville, NY 14731

EVL Half Marathon and 5K is October 21, 2023. The EVL Halloween Half is a fun filled Halloween-themed event that feature a Half Marathon and a 5k for runners of all abilities. Participants are invited to run in costume and enjoy other Halloween related activities but it is not required. There are age group and costume awards for those who dress up for the halloween fun run. The EVL Half Marthon and 5K has 3 ways to enter, run a half marathon, run a half marathon relay or run a 5K! Fall is the perfect time to run a half Marathon with the cool temps. They also have some pretty cool finisher medals!!!

Contact: Visit the website for race details or to register for the race. Click their link on the website to email questions.
Location: Downtown Ellicottville, NY 14731

Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival is November 12, 2022. The Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival is an annual festival where guest can sample craft beer, wines and ciders from the Southern Tier's best breweries and vintners. Enjoy live music, food trucks and great people at the event. There are two session to enjoy the festival.

Contact: Visit the website for details or purchase tickets to one of the 3 hour sessions.
Location: Holiday Valley Resort 6557 Holiday Valley Rd, Ellicottville, NY 14731

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Winter Events


The Southern Tier is at its finest during the winter season, with amazing winter sports due to the location that receive lake effecdt snowfall. Enjoy blankets of snow in the parks, trails and slopes. There are many events in Ellicottville, surrounding communities during this season.

Christmas in Ellicottville is November 25 - 27, 2022. As the daylight fades into the mountains, the magic of Ellicottville comes alive as the glow from the white holiday lights illuminate the village of Ellicottville. Throughout the event, activities will include Christmas carolers, reindeer, photos and breakfasts with Santa, hot-chocolate, cookie decorating, horse and wagon rides as well as fire truck rides with Santa, and a family holiday square dance!

Contact: Visit their website for more information on this annual free event.
Location: Downtown Ellicottville, NY 14731.

Christmas Stroll is December 10, 2022. Experience a very unique, old fashioned holiday season with the Christmas Stroll. Among the many events is Santa's arrival, and the day is concluded with a Living Nativity at the Gazebo. Other activities include organ music, tours of St. John's, ornament making for kids, wagon rides next to Town Hall, candy elves, caroling, the Reindog Parade and a live camel strolling around town.

Contact: Visit their website for more information on this annual free event.
Location: Downtown Ellicottville, NY 14731.

Canadian Friendship Week is January 2 to 6, 2023. Canadian Friendship week is an event at Holiday Valley Resort ski lift tickets and rentals are at par for Candadian cash or check.

Contact: Visit their website for more information on this special package pricing.
Location: Holiday Valley Resort 6557 Holiday Valley Rd, Ellicottville, NY 14731.

Your Turn Womens Ski Clinic with Lisa Ballard is January 19-20, 2023. Lisa Ballard, a widely acclaimed coach and former US Ski Team member, is assisted by several of Holiday Valley's finest women instructors for this 2 day women's ski clinic. Intermediate through advanced level skiers will benefit from this clinic. Pre-registration is advised as the class size is limited. Discounted lift tickets and lodging packages are available.

Contact: Visit the website for more information and registration. Contact the Holiday Valley Resort resort for other questions - 716 699.2345
Location: Holiday Valley Resort 6557 Holiday Valley Rd, Ellicottville, NY 14731.

Winter Blues Weekend is January 20 - 22, 2023. Local and regional blues artist play some cool licks at the local Ellicottville pubs and restaurants. Enjoy some blues and great skiing. Ski and board and then enjoy the cool Winter Blues Festival in the afternoon, evening and night.

Contact: Visit the Ellicottville website for the line up musicians and pubs over the weekend.
Location: Downtown Ellicottville, NY 14731

Winter Music Jam Weekend is February 24 - 26, 2023. Local and regional bands play some play a variety of styles of music at the local Ellicottville pubs and restaurants. Enjoy some great live music after a day of skiing. Ski and board and then enjoy the cool Winter Music Jams in the afternoon, evening and night.

Contact: Visit the Ellicottville website for the line up musicians and pubs over the weekend.
Location: Downtown Ellicottville, NY 14731

Penguin Paddle is February 25, 2023. Come out for a great ski weekend with the Penguin Paddle events at Holiday Valley Resort. The annual fundraiser for Holiday Valley's Lounsbury Adaptive Program is filled with fabulous auction items, raffles, delicious food and of course great skiing. The Penguin Paddle has lots of laughs as people in garbage bags slide on their bellies like penguins down the bottom of the Yodeler slope. Enter the competition or just come out for the fund raiser and watch all of the fun!

Contact: Visit their website for more information, to donate or to register. Email registration contact is listed under contacts.
Location: Holiday Valley Resort - Yodeler Lodge 6557 Holiday Valley Rd, Ellicottville, NY 14731

Winter Carnival is March 10-12, 2023. Winter Carnival is a festival at Holiday Valley Resort and Mardi Gras weekend in downtown Ellicottville. Downtown Eillicottville has the Mardi Gras parade and more activities. Holiday valley has an entire weekend of events including the Dummy Downhill, face painting, balloon races, snow bowling, scavanger hunts, beer and rootbeer races, costume parades, live entertainment and more! Don’t forget your beads for the parade!

Contact: Visit their website for more information.
Location: Holiday Valley Resort 6557 Holiday Valley Rd, Ellicottville, NY 14731 and Downtown Ellicottville, NY

Moore's Maple Weekends are usually the last 3 weekends in March. Enjoy wagon rides trough the maple woods and learn about the syrup process. They sell maple syrup year round, so take home a pint, quart or gallon! They also sell other maple products. Typically the pancake house is open for all you can eat buttermilk pancakes with a side meat or egg, or order off the menu!

Contact: Visit their website for dates, information and event confirmation or call 716 492-3067.
Location: Moore's Maple Shack & Pancake House 10444 Galen Hill Road Freedom, NY 14065

Railrider Jamboree is March 18, 2023. The Railrider Jamboree is a weekend filled with music, skiing, snowboarding competitions, craft beers and so much more! Enjoy many bluegrass / american bands on two stages at this outdoor music festival. There will be live bands all day on two stages. Enjoy food trucks, vendors, craft vendors and more! The event takes place at Holiday Valley Resort!

Contact: Visit their website to purchase tickets or for more information.
Location: Holiday Valley Resort - Yodeler Lodge 6557 Holiday Valley Rd, Ellicottville, NY 14731 and the stages are accross the street from the Snowpine Chairlift.

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