Category: Events and Festivals

50 FREE and Low-Cost Things to Do in Chautauqua County this Summer

Lake Erie Beach Glass

There is so much to do in Chautauqua County, New York this summer! The staff at the Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau has assembled a list* of FREE and low-cost activities to experience in the coming months. While you could easily

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March Maple Madness: Celebrate Chautauqua’s Maple Syrup Bounty During NYS Maple Weekends

Maple Syrup Tap

By Margot Russell. Maple syrup occupies a sweet spot in our nation’s history. It was the Native Americans who showed the colonists the magic spewing from New England maple trees.  The early Americans used the sap to sweeten venison and

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Reasons to Visit Chautauqua County This Winter

Couple Skiing at Peek'n Peak Resort

Chautauqua County is directly in the path of lake effect snow storms that gather strength over Lake Erie and can drop more than 200 inches of snow annually. More often than not, the holidays are welcomed with a carpet of white

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Celebrating the Harvest in Western New York – America’s Grape Country

by Stephanie Schuckers Burdo Along the eastern shores of Lake Erie, “harvest” means grapes and from mid-September through the end of October, it’s the primary thought on everyone’s mind. In this region–known as America’s Grape Country–the quintessential harvest experience is

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Summer Musts

Creating family vacation memories in Chautauqua County, NY By Mark Stevens While planning a summer vacation is one of the most anticipated events of the year, it can also come with a bit of stress and anxiety. There are plenty

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Can’t Miss Summer Events in Chautauqua County

Chautauqua Gran Fondo

School is out, we’ve surpassed the summer solstice and the 2017 Chautauqua Institution season begins Saturday, June 24. Throughout Chautauqua County, communities and attractions are preparing for a fun-filled summer season. There is not a single day on the Chautauqua

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Spring, a Time for Leisure Learning Experiences in Chautauqua County, New York

Spring is metaphorically a season of new beginnings for many people. Some may honor this tradition by spring cleaning their home, an act that implies cleaning the nooks and crannies of our living spaces or purging our underused belongings. Maybe

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Art, Artists, and Art Trails of Chautauqua County, NY

By Margot Russell You don’t have to be an art connoisseur to enjoy a day at Chautauqua County’s galleries and studios. The area’s local artists are talented in a number of artistic mediums, including sculpture, ceramics, painting and jewelry, so

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Blossoms, Boats and Baseball: Your Guide to a Perfect Chautauqua Spring

Teens reading next to the tulip beds at Chautauqua

Spring never seems to arrive in Western New York quite as soon as we’d like, but here in Chautauqua County we’re ready to get the season going as soon as the first tulip blooms. It’s the perfect time for a

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Finding Lucille Ball in Chautauqua County, NY

By Mark Stevens As the city of Jamestown celebrates a quarter century of honoring America’s favorite redhead with the 25th anniversary of Lucy Fest, the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, I thought I’d take you on a tour of where to

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