March 8, 2014 – March 9, 2014
Enjoy a full weekend of fun and activities in Ellicottville, NY. The fun begins on Friday Night as everyone gets geared up for the costumes, parades and live music all weekend long. On Saturday Night don’t forget to get your spot on the main street for the parade at or feel free to participate in your favorite costume. On Sunday don’t rush out of town make a trip to the Holiday Valley Ice Bar and watch the Dummy down hill for some great laughs!
April 12, 2014
One of Hollywood’s most decorated actors, Kevin Costner has done it all. Two Academy Awards, three Golden Globes, an Emmy and so much more—but his talents don’t stop there. With incouragement from his wife Christine, Costner started his incredible country rock band and hasn’t looked back since—recording four albums in less than five years! Their latest album, Famous for Killing Each Other, was even featured in the 2012 smash-hit television mini-series, “Hatfields & McCoys”, starring the front man himself.
June 14, 2014
The third annual Holiday Valley Mudslide will be held June 14th and it is a mud run that’s FUN. Yes, you’ll get muddy, yes there is running, yes there are 8 obstacles but NO fire, NO barbed wire and NO electric shocks! The 3.5 mile course starts at the top of the mountain at Spruce Lake (we’ll even give you a ride up on a chairlift) and runs along the ridgeline then down the hill. The 5.4 mile course adds a bit of uphill running, just in case you’re feeling especially tough.
July 4, 2014
If you are wondering what Summer Music Festival is all about here is a recap of the event in 2013:
Friday featured a Comedy Night Sponsored by the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival with performances by Tammy Pescatelli and Tony Deyo as well as a showcase of Comedians.
Saturday evening Gretchen Wilson performed and Sunday Creedence Clearwater Revisited rocked the Main Stage.
The Summer Music Festival weekend also included an Art and Craft show, the annual pet parade and the ever popular Strawberry Festival.
July 25, 2014 – July 27, 2014
Jazz and Blues weekend in Ellicottville is a boutique experience, wander through the village and choose from a variety of Jazz and Blues performance areas ranging from restaurants, bars & nightclubs, street-side, and the Village Square July 25-27, 2014. The Wingate by Wyndham is located in the Village, within walking distance to all the venues. Stay tuned for the 2014 line-up.
August 7, 2014
The 2014World Bowhunting Championships will be held at Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville New York, August 7-10, 2014. Ellicottville is located just 60 minutes south of the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Holiday Valley is continually ranked as one of the best ski destinations in the East, and the Village of Ellicottville, located just a few steps from the resort, was rated the 3rd apres ski destination in the East. This event is sanctioned by the International Bowhunting Organizaton (www.IBO.net) and will bring thousands of qualified archers and their families from around the world to shoot for the world title as well as cash and prizes! Vendor booths, practice and defense ranges open on August 6th with qualifying rounds starting on the 7th. The Holiday Valley Archery Festival will also be held the same dates for non-qualified shooters who would like to try out the world class ranges. This event is open to all archers. Admission is $40.00 and you must be pre-registered. This is a great event for everyone, even if you don’t compete. Enjoy the trade show and watch the entrants compete for the titles, cash and prizes in many divisions. There is even a Future Bowhunters division for young children! This is, “The Big League of the Bow World“.
August 16, 2014 – August 17, 2014
Aug 16th and 17th, in Ellicottville, everyone comes out to sample the best that our fine restaurants have to offer as they set up on the streets for your enjoyment. Tickets are $1 each and items are between $1-$4. You can purchase tickets at various ticket booths located centrally in the village. The event will take place throughout the village from 12:00PM – 4:00PM
September 19, 2014
Don’t miss this fun filled Rock N Roll weekend that kicks off Friday September 19th , 2014 in the evening with lots of live entertainment in all of the local hot spots. The fun continues Saturday the 21th as you enjoy Ellicottville’s eclectic shops and outstanding restaurants and more performances by regional musicians throughout the Village. Then on Sunday, the show everyone loves to enjoy is back for its 15th year…the Classic Car Show set up on Ellicottville’s main street September 21st from 12-5pm. Ellicottville is proud to showcase your cars, trucks and rods all set up in class order to be judged by a panel of experienced car enthusiasts with awards in each class.
October 11, 2014 – October 12, 2014
Fall Festival is Ellicottville’s biggest and most notorious festival of the year. Looking to stay in the closest hotel to all the action? Look no more The Ellicottville Wingate by Wyndham is located in the center of all the action. Park your car and walk to the arts and craft show, live music, beer tents, fabulous dinning and so much more. Book your room early, we sell out every year!
November 28, 2014
“Walking in a Winter Wonderland” Ellicottville’s Christmas wonderland begins on Friday, November 28th, 2014. The Village of Ellicottville, often referred to as a Norman Rockwell painting in the making, will be the background for beautiful strolling choirs harmonizing all the favorite Christmas carols while the smell of hot chocolate and the decorated windows in this historic 19th century Village bring back thoughts of a Christmas past. As daylight comes to an end a spectacle unlike any other will appear as the village of Ellicottville comes to life in white Christmas lights and the three story tall Village Christmas tree is lit. Throughout the Friday, Saturday and Sunday event, activities will include Christmas carolers, a live reindeer, breakfast with Santa, horse and wagon rides, interactive children’s activities as well as Fire Truck rides with Santa. A schedule will be posted here closer to the date of the event.