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Ellicottville New York hosts great events year round; Music, Carnivals, Festivals, Athletic Competition, Seasonal events and more!

Ellicottville New York Events

Ellicottville Area Event Calendar

Ellicottville and western New York has great events any time of year. These events include music performances from local and national entertainers, art, carnivals, fund raisers, seasonal festivals, athletic events and more. We have outlined the events by date, starting in January! We hope that you can enjoy an event during your next trip to Ellicottville!


Canadian Friendship Week

1/3/2020 to 1/08/2020 - Canadian Friendship week is an event at Holiday Valley Resort ski lift tickets and rentals are at par for Candadian cash or check.

2020 Winter Blues Festival

1/17/2020 to 1/18/2020 - Local and regional blues artist play some cool licks at the local Ellicottville pubs and restaurants. New for 2016, enjoy local craft beer at the Ellicottville Brewing Company and other pubs. Enjoy some blues and great skiing.  Ski all day and enjoy the cool Winter Blues and Brews Festival at night.

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2020 Its Your Turn Women's Ski Clinic

1/30/2020 to 1/31/2020 - Holiday Valley Snowsports School is featuring the forth annual "Your Turn" women's clinic led by Lisa Densmore Ballard, a widely acclaimed coach, instructor and ski racer and assisted by several of Holiday Valley's finest women instructors. Intermediate through advanced level skiers will benefit from this clinic. The clinic includes breakfast at the event registration. Pre-registration is advised as the class size is limited.

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2020 Mountain Ski Fest

2/07/2020 - Mountain Ski Fest is a day full of skiing, snowboarding, activities and camaraderie for skiers or riders (age 21+) on Friday February 7th, 2020 from 8AM – 5:00PM. Ski Fest includes ski and snowboard demo equipment from local shops, recreational racing, breakfast, lunch and beer and wine and tastings.

Bring a non-skiing friend (ager 21+) and included in their package for the day will be a free lesson, rental and beginner area lift ticket. Hosted by Holiday Valley's all star coaching team including Snowsports Director, Allie Doro and head race coach Miguel Azcarate.

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2019 Art Roscoe Loppet

2/24/2019 - Come out for a day of cross country skiing in the high peaks of Allegany State Park's Art Roscoe Ski Area. The Annual Art Roscoe Loppet Classic XC Ski Race & Tour has three distances of classic style skiing to choose from: 6K, 13K or 22K of groomed double track promise a wicked day of skiing competition. Registration and more information is availabe through heartrate up, who organizes the event.

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2020 Sprague Brook Scramble Snowshoe Race

2/16/2020 - The event is in Glenwood, New York and is hosted by The 2018 Sprague Brook Scramble Snowshoe Race kicks off at 10am from the XC warming hut at Sprague Brook Park. 2.5 & 5-mile courses feature packed trails around the park and in the wooded XC ski loop.

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2020 Penguin Paddle

2/29/2020 - 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. The peguin races have eight age groups and categories, including a couples race. Registration for the races is on the day of the event.

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2020 Winter Carnival / Mardi Gras

3/14/2020 to 3/15/2020 - The 2020 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!

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Mardi Gras Weekend

Maple Weekends at Moores Maple Shack and Pancake House

Maple weekends are usually from 10 am to 6 pm the last 3 weekends in March.  Enjoy a 20  to  30 minute FREE wagon rides trough the maple woods 10 am to 3 pm. Learn about the syrup process. They sell maple syrup year round!

The Pancake House as all you can eat buttermilk pancakes with a side meat or egg. They also have a menu of other breakfast items! The Pancake House is March 1 through mid-April; open Tues through Friday 9 AM to 6 PM and Saturday and Sunday from 8 AM to 6 PM.

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2020 Pond Skimming Party

3/28/2020 - 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. The peguin races have eight age groups and categories, including a couples race. Registration for the races is on the day of the event.

Sign up to skim across an ice water filled pond or just watch, it's a guaranteed good time. Registration outside Yodeler Lodge starting at 11:00AM, $5 per event. Kids under 18 must have a parent signature. Pond Skimming starts about 1:00 and categories include Best Skimmer, Best Costume, Best Kid and Best Splash.

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2020 Happy Half Marathon and 5K

5/09/2020 - 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.

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Happy Half Marathon and 5k at Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville, New York

2020 Allegany Adventure Run

5/2/2020 - The 2020 Allegany Adventure Trail Run 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 6K, 13K and 22K Courses that will challenge your stamina, sure-footedness and endurance in a setting few other venue's can offer in Western New York.

A centralized start/finish area at the summit ski area in Red House promote the perfect location for this annual endurance challenge. Pre-register to guarantee your place on the starting line. For 2015 a field limit will be 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.

Bring a change of clothes and enjoy the terrific post-race party, amazing door prizes & awards ceremony! Proceeds help support the Allegany Nordic Ski Patrol and other local charities!

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Allegany Adventure Run

2019 Routes to Art

5/18/2019 and 5/19/2019 - The Routes to Art tour, on the weekend of May 18-19, 2019, is a self-guided open studio tour which takes place in artist studios in Cattaraugus County.

Routes to Art showcases artists and artisans working in a wide range of media including painting, photography, jewelry, sculpture, fiber arts, wood carving, ceramics, beading, pottery, and more. During Routes to Art weekend, the artists are available to answer questions and demonstrate how they create their work.

Visitors will meet the artists in person, see live demonstrations of their craft, and have a chance to purchase works directly from the people that create them!

Visit the Arts Council's website for the route map. The Cattaraugus County Arts Council host this annual event to showcase the fabulous local arts in Cattaraugus County New York.

Event Details: 2019 Routes to Art Studio Tour Map Link

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Routes to Art in Catteragus County

2019 Ellicottville Girl's Getaway Weekend

5/31/2019 to 6/2/2019 - Ellicottville’s newest event! Come to the Girl's Getaway weekend to relax and getaway. Planned events, shopping, spas, yoga, mixology and more. Visit their website for more details!

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Ellicottville NY Girl's Getaway Weekend

2020 Mudslide Obstacle Trail Run

6/20/2020 - The 7th annual Mudslide Trail run is at Holiday Valley Resort. The 3.5 mile or 5.4 mile course has many obstacles, include mud pits, log walls, cargo nets and more. The event has a maximum of 1,200 competitors, so pre-registration is required. The earlier that you register, the lower the registration fee (see the website link for rates and schedules). here is a max of 1200 competitors. Register by November 9 for $55, by June 1 for $60 or by June 19 for $80 for the 3.5 OR the 5.4 mile run on June 20. Day of race registration is not available. All competitors will receive a goody bag and a super cool finisher's medal plus a hot dog and 2 beers (or beverages). The Kids' Race is $5 (up to age 12), register for kids at the Yodeler Deck. You cannont sign-up the day of the event. There is also a post race party! Visit their website for information and to register.

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Mudslide Obstacle Trail Run

2020 Raccoon Rally

6/14/2020 and 6/15/2020 - The annual Racoon Rally is a road course and mountain biking event weekend at the Allegany State Park.

Saturday's USAC Road Race and Sunday's Cross Country & Kids Races provide two-days of cycling in one of the most demanding and beautiful settings in Western New York, the Allegany State Park. The courses provide a challenge mentally and physiclaly that leave you with a sense of accomplishment. The rolling hills of Park roads create an ideal Road-Race site and the almost endless climbs tell no lies. Sunday's cross country races have challenging hill climbs and turns the provide heart-pounding fun. All levels of cyclists are invited and to participate.

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Racoon Rally at Allegany State Park


USA Independance Day Weekend

The festivities are the weekend of July 3 - July 5, 2020. Enjoy the fireworks, the Summer festival and Ellicottville Rodeo! If you stay at Wildflower unit 55, you can see the Holiday Valley Resort fireworks from the patio!

Typically there are fireworks displays at Holiday Valley Resort, Allegany State Park and Ellicottville Championship Rodeo. Take a trip out and enjoy a fun weekend of events!

Holiday Valley Resort July 4th Fireworks

2020 Ellicottville Summer Music Festival

7/4/2020 through 7/5/2020 - The annual 3 day festival has great concerts, parties fireworks and more!

The Ellicottville Summer Music Festival includes a Top of the Mountain Party, multiple live concerts, art, crafts, food, fun and FIREWORKS! Individual concert tickets and details are available through the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce website.  Over 12 live bands!

The concerts at the Holiday Valley Resort stage have not been announced, so stay check back for updates!

The Top of the Mountain Party on July 5 usually sells out, so look to buy your tickets in advance. The party includes a ride up the Mardi Gras Chairlift to an old fashioned adult Carnival themed Party at the top. The party will include a full dinner with stations, with delicacies like a Coney Island Steamer station, Mahi Mahi Taco station, Wok station and more. There will also be lots of fun adult carnival games, entertainment and a cash bar.

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Summer Festival of the Arts at Holiday Valley Resort

The 2019 Ellicottville Championship Rodeo

7/4/2019 through 7/7/2019 - The Ellicottville Championship rodeo is held each year on July 4th weekend at Sommerville Valley Stables, just a few minutes from Ellicottville.  All seats are close to the action at this rodeo! It is one of the largest IPRA / APRA sanctioned rodeos in the northeast. The July 2, 3 and 4th rodeos are at 7:00 PM with fireworks and Sunday July 5 is at 2:00 PM.

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Ellicottville Championship Rodeo

2020 Ellicottville Gazebo Series

7/2/2020 and 8/6/2020 - The Ellicottville Gazebo series is 6 concerts at the village gazebo on Thursday nights from 7pm to 9pm. Enjoy local musicians perfroming live at teh gazebo. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the free live music. The full lineup will be released in June 2019.

Event Calendar and Information: Ellicottville Gazebo Series website

Enjoy the live music at the Gazebo Series


7/21/2019 - The EVL 9-mile and the 4-mile course feature challenges for every runner. Holiday Valley Resort and the NY State forest provide great terrain for the ultra run. There is good protection under the trees from heat and rain. The terrain can be challenging, so runner should train properly and be prepared for anything!

The 4-Mile course features just over a 600' elevation to the top of the first climb. The course is a single track with rock gardens, tight, twisty trails to/from the Holiday Valley Mountain Sports Center.

The blockbuster 9+ Mile course is a wicked version that will kick up your adrenaline and push your body to the limit. The course starts and finishs at the Mountain Sports Center at Holiday Valley Resort. Runners cross into NY State Forest land which includes miles and miles of manicured single track, rock gardens, challenging climbs and descents plus a few gravel road recovery sections. There are three water/energy stops to help keep you fueled during the event. The course has clear markings and is an intermediate/advanced level.

The events are rain or shine and there is a fun post-race party featuring lunch, great door prizes and DJ at the Mountain Sports Center. The first 300 entrants recieve a T-shirt. There are award for Male/Female and Masters Male/Female for each event! The event is run by Heartrate up.

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EVL Trail Runs Ellicottville NY

2020 Ellicottville Jazz and Blues Weekend

7/24/2020 through 7/25/2020 - The A Jazz weekend in Ellicottville 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 2020 lineup has not been released, but 2015 had over 9 published performances. The 2015 performers included:

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Ellicottville Jazz and Blues

2019 Griffis Sculpture Park Summer Festival

8/11/2019 - The seventh annual festival at Griffis Park celebrate a day of creativity with bands, Springville center of the arts artistic performances, children crafts and activities, artists creating works, and much more. The festival is on Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Gates open at 12 noon.

A few food booths, as well as a beer and wine garden on-site. 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.

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Griffis Sculpture Park Summer Festival

Picture courtesy of the Griffis Sculpture Park website.

2020 Taste of Ellicottville

8/8/2020 and 8/9/2020 - Twenty-two of Ellicottville's fine restaurants have set up tents on the streets for the Taste of Ellicottville. Sample appetizers, entrees, desserts and more from many of the local restaurants. Tickets are $1 each and items are between $1-$4.

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Taste of Ellicottville


2020 Rock N’ Oldies Weekend

9/18/2020 through 9/21/2020 - Check out over 200 antique and custom rods. The Rock n’ Roll Weekend in Ellicottville, NY has live music on Friday and Saturday night in the village pubs and restaurants. A classic car show from noon until 5pm on Sunday. There is plenty of kids games, nostalgia  and entertainment for everyone. Enter your ride in the show!

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Rock N Oldies Weekend Car Show

2019 Night Lights at Griffis Sculpture Park

9/18/2019 through 10/13/2019 - For the seventh consecutive autumn, Griffis Sculpture Park will again be illuminated with colorful and theatrical lighting. NIGHT LIGHTS is open on scheduled weekends for guests to walk some of the park’s trails to experience the interaction between lights, nature and art. New additions to the trail for 2019 are new lighting concepts, soundscapes, video projections, vendors and events. Guests will be able to venture on an unguided walk through a portion of the Mill Valley Rd site of the sculpture park, where the trails and sculptures will interact with creative lighting – creating a truly unique experience. Guests are encouraged to bring flashlights for a few darker sections of the trail.

The trails will open from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Weds. and Thurs. and 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on weekends. The dates NIGHT LIGHTS will be open: Weds, September 18 to Sat. September 21, Weds, September 25 to Sat. September 28, Weds, October 2 to Saturday, October 5, Weds, October 9 to Sunday, October 13, 2019.

2019 Admission will be $10 adults, $5 children 12 to 7, and free for six and under.

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Night Lights as Griffis Sculpture Park


9/15/2020 through 10/31/2020 - A full day of fun! Pumpkinville has plenty of treats; with a barbeque pit chicken, fresh pressed apple cider, home-made pumpkin and caramel ice cream, home-made deserts and pies, fudge, maple products, pumpkin doughnuts and more. Checkout the farm animals, hay rides, the cow train ride, the corn cannon, bouncing air pillows, pedal carts and story land.

They 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! Make this a fall tradition!

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Pumpkinville in Great Valley, NY

Nightmare Hayrides

10/1/2020 through 10/31/2020 - The 40 minute nightmare hayride, haunted maze and the vortex barn are full of haunts and twists at every turn. There is a food pavilion to get some treats after your adventure! The Nightmare Hayrides are just 10 minutes away on Sommerville road. They are open all October weekends — Fri/Sat/Sun 7:30—9:30 pm.

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Nightmare Hayrides in Ellicottville, NY

2020 Fall Festival

10/9/2020 and 10/10/2020 - The 2020 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. 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.

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2016 Fall Festival Ellicottville NY

2020 EVL Half Marathon and 5K

10/24/2020 - The 2020 EVL Half Marathon and 5k is in Ellicottville, NY. Fall is the perfect time to run a half Marathon with the cool temps. 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.

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EVL Half Marathon in Ellicottville NY

2019 Holiday Valley Beer and Wine Festival

11/8/2019 and 11/9/2019 - Holiday Valley Resort, the Ellicottville Brewing Company and Southern Tier Brewery will hosting the 15th Annual Beer and Wine Festival at the Holiday Valley Lodge on Saturday, November 7 from 3:30 to 7:30 PM. Guests will be able to sample a variety of hand-crafted beers from over 30 of the best US and Imported beers and wines from New York vintners. Shuttle busses available from Wildflower.

The ever popular 5 course tappas style Beer Tasting Dinner will take place on Friday, Nov.6 upstairs in the Clubhouse Chalet. Cost of the dinner and the menu to be announced. Reservations can be made by calling 716-699-2010.

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2016 Beer and WineFestival Ellicottville NY

2019 Christmas in Ellicottville

11/29/2019 to 12/1/2019 - 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!

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Christmas In Ellicottville New York

2019 Christmas Stroll

12/1/2019 - 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. The kids love the live camel. Other activities include organ music, tours of St. John's, ornament making for kids, cocoa and cookies in Mrs. Claus kitchen at the Barn Restaurant, wagon rides next to Town Hall, candy elves, caroling, the Reindog Parade and a live camel strolling around town. There is also a display of nativity sets and angels in the Holy Name of Mary Church Hall.

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Christmas Stroll in Ellicottville New York
Ellicottville has events year round for the entire family. That is why Ellicottville, NY is the perfect getaway town! This little town in western New York state has something for everyone. We hope that you find an event to enjoy and will consider staying at Wildflower unit 55 during your trip.