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It’s Festival Time in Ellicottville

Here’s the Summer Lineup By Eva Potter It’s the time of year when weekends are loaded with entertaining, kid-friendly and exciting things to do in Ellicottville. This year’s lineup is punctuated by talented musicians, cowboy fun, delicious eats, phenomenal art and so much more. Celebrate the 4th of July weekend at Holiday Valley and in the village at the annual ... Read More »

Ellicottville Epic Recognized 20 Most Scenic Mt. Bike Trails in Eastern U.S.

by Eva Potter Ellicottville has many reasons to make national waves, and we do it often when it comes to mountain biking. While we didn’t win the Bell Helmet Grant to build a new flow trail at Holiday Valley, Ellicottville has again been named to a mountain biking trail poll — this time by Singletracks.com, a website dedicated to providing ... Read More »

Two Wheels All the Rage

Road Biking and Mountain Bike Stunts Take the Stage By Eva Potter This weekend in Ellicottville is all about pedal power. A premier road cycling event and a unique  mountain bike stunt show highlight how you can have a blast on two wheels. The first annual Cycling Weekend is taking place at Holiday Valley, June 6–8, when registered riders will ... Read More »

Top of the Mountain Carnival Party

By Eva Potter The musical acts have been booked, the venue is set and now the kickoff to the best weekend of the summer has been planned. Ellicottville’s Summer Music Festival, July 4–6, is one weekend you won’t want to miss! This year, the weekend launches with an adult old-fashioned, carnival-themed Top of the Mountain Party on Friday, July 4 ... Read More »

Farm to Table in Just a Few Miles – Canticle Offers Fresh Produce Three Ways

By Eva Potter Local farms have already begun harvesting this year’s crops, and those who enjoy spring shares at Canticle Farm already know about the delicious bounty of this Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm, in Allegany, N.Y. Canticle Farm is a four-season, local farm offering fresh, locally grown produce and locally sourced related products, using Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) principles. ... Read More »

Night Lights Flips Switch at Nannen Arboretum Light Installations, Kids Activities, Artists, Music and More

By Eva Potter A new and exciting event is about to shine the light on Ellicottville like never before as Night Lights at the Nannen Arboretum flips the switch this week. Night Lights craze has developed loyal followers all over western New York and on May 15, it’s Ellicottville’s turn to experience this visually stunning event. Several thousand visitors are ... Read More »

It’s Fresh, It’s Local and It’s Delicious – Check Out Local Farmers Markets Now

By Eva Potter Area farmers markets are slowly coming into full swing with stalls of fresh, locally grown spring produce. These places are tucked into all corners of the region, so take advantage of this season’s healthy offerings at a farmer’s market near you. Here are some great locations to check out in Cattaraugus County. Pick up your 2014 loyalty ... Read More »

Art Treasures of the Southern Tier – Artistic Talents on Display during Routes to Art Weekend

By Eva Potter World-class artists living and producing original artwork that is held in private collections all over the world — yes, these talented individuals reside all around us in the Southern Tier. They work quietly, often from home studios creating pieces so spectacular that their works are sought by U.S. and international collectors. It’s really true. You don’t have ... Read More »

Professional Stunt Cyclist to Perform in EVL – Three Free Shows Daily, June 7–8

By Eva Potter Monroe Street will transform into a stunt riding course on Saturday and Sunday, June 7–8, when Chris Clark, a professional stunt cyclist, arrives in Ellicottville. The weekend, which is filled with road and mountain bike riding events, includes Clark’s technical mountain bike performance loaded with tricks and obstacles. Three, 30-minute shows — free to the public — ... Read More »

Night Lights at Nannen Arboretum Twinkling Lights Make for Magical Atmosphere

By Eva Potter Night Lights events have been illuminating dark evening skies all over western New York — think Griffis Sculpture Park, Buffalo Botanical Gardens, Heron Music Festival, Jamestown Audubon Society — and now Ellicottville’s Nannen Arboretum. Night Lights fever has hit the area and is expected to draw several thousand visitors over three weekends — May 15–17, May 22–25, ... Read More »

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