Make Your Plans Now!
By Jann Wiswall
It may still be summer, but Ellicottville’s biggest festival of the year is just around the corner and it’s not too soon to make your plans to spend the weekend and enjoy everything the area has to offer.
Fall Festival 2015 officially occurs Oct. 10-11, but there’s so much to do in the region, you’ll want to make plans to arrive early and stay late!
The festival, sponsored by the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce, attracts tens of thousands of people every year to enjoy two full days of arts, crafts, carnival rides, live entertainment, boutique shopping, terrific food and an enthusiastic celebration of the season.
With fall colors at their peak, there’s also a feast for the eyes all around the area. One of the best places to admire the foliage is at Holiday Valley Resort, where you’ll find another full menu of activities, including chairlift rides, a mountain top cookout, the Fall Fest 5K and 1-mile races, the Fall Fest Mountain Bike Race, live entertainment and so much more.
After the festival each day, Ellicottville’s many watering holes bring in some of the best bands around to keep you dancing the nights away. Be sure to check the Chamber’s website a little closer to the date for the final entertainment list and schedule of events. You’ll also find a list of area lodging options to suit your style and budget – from hotels, inns and B&Bs to private home rentals, camping spots and RV parks. Visit www.ellicottvilleny.com.