Category: Events and Festivals

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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Top 10 Historical Gems Uncovered or Rediscovered in Chautauqua County, NY

By Mark Stevens While Jamestown native Lucille Ball and the standing legacy to her highly publicized private life and professional comedic career continue to light the marquee of historical treasures in Chautauqua County, I thought I’d draw your attention to

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Winter Fun for Families in Western New York

By Kate Hagel It’s well known that winter in Chautauqua County comes with great downhill skiing, boarding and tubing at Peek n Peak Resort, but there are lots of other ways for your family to get out and celebrate winter.

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Sleigh Rides and “Jingle Bells”

Horse-drawn sleigh rides are a classic form of winter entertainment all over the world. In modern America, the “one horse open sleigh” from the song “Jingle Bells” is the closest we tend to get to a real sleigh ride. The

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“Frozen”: Chautauqua County’s Festival of Ice & Wine

Grape cultivation is Chautauqua County’s claim to fame, and a major pillar of western New York’s economy. The Concord Grape Belt, also known as Lake Erie Wine Country, supports over 1900 jobs and contributes over $340 million to the regional

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Family Friendly Fall Festivals in Chautauqua County

By Kate Hagel Autumn is on the way and with it comes my family’s favorite part of the season, Harvest Festivals! Looking at the upcoming regional calendar shows there’s enough of them in Chautauqua County, that we can spend every

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Cycling Tours and Destination Races in Chautauqua County, NY

By Kate Hagel Chautauqua County is known for its relaxing getaways amidst natural beauty, and the stimulating, intellectual experience of the Chautauqua Institution, but Chautauqua County is also a great place for people looking for a more active recreational experience.

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Affordable and family friendly things to do in Chautauqua County this summer

Updated – Chautauqua County in western New York has been a summer vacation destination for well over a hundred years. Take a look at some affordable summer activities the whole family can enjoy. Visit the Dunkirk Lighthouse, climb the spiral

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12 Things to do this Spring in Chautauqua County

Spring in western New York is a time for maple syrup, bird migrations, spring skiing, last minute snowmobiling, and the gradual transition to green grass, golf, fishing, new plantings and the opening of seasonal shops and restaurants. Below are a

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February events to keep you out and about in Chautauqua County

February can be the coldest month of winter, but that’s no reason to stay indoors. There are plenty of fun festivals, theater performances, art exhibits and culinary delights to experience and explore in Chautauqua County, New York’s western snow belt.

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