Thursday, February 05, 2009

2009 Events for Ellicottville

Mardi Gras ~ March 14-15
A weekend of costumes, parades, music and good times in the Village and at Holiday Valley Resort. You won't want to miss one of the zaniest parades ever on Saturday March 14th at 6:30pm right down the main street of Ellicottville. Get your costumes and beads ready and enjoy great music and entertainment in the Village of Ellicottville and on the slopes of Holiday Valley Resort. You may even win the Mardi Gras King and Queen competition at the Village Gazebo immediately following the parade. Visit for more info!

Woman’s Weekend ~ June 19-21
To honor educate and celebrate women! Women's Weekend features an event filled two days for females only! Geared towards a healthy, happy lifestyle activities include: hiking, networking, yoga, kickboxing, women speakers, seminars, female comedians, spa treatment and much more! Some of the events on the schedule have a nominal charge. You may preregister at the Wingate by Wyndham Friday night at 7pm or just show up to the events that you would like to attend. Preregistration is recommended as some events will fill up quickly. Visit for more info!

Summer Festival of the Arts ~ July 3-5
In 2009, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra with a fabulous firework display will be performing on Saturday July 4th and a National Rock Act - to be announced - will be playing on Sunday July 5th on the slopes of Holiday Valley. Past acts include greats such as The Little Riverband, Starship, Loverboy and Pat Benatar. Rounding out the weekend is an Arts and Craft show from 10-5pm Saturday and Sunday on Jefferson Street, an annual pet parade at 11am on Washington Street on Saturday, and a rock climbing wall Saturday and Sunday. Sunday will feature the very popular Strawberry Festival. Visit for more info!

Golf Classic ~ July 21-22
This annual event will take place at Holiday Valley Resort. Your foursome fee of $1,200.00 includes a chairlift ride to top of the mountain on July 21 at 5:00pm. Upon arrival at the top you will enjoy a Wine and European Beer Tasting, Hors d'oeuvres, and great Entertainment. You will return to the bottom of the mountain for an Uptown BBQ and a Fantasy Casino Night at the Main Club House. On July 22 enjoy lunch, an outstanding welcome gift, on course hand rolled cigars and martini bar and entrance to all on course contests beginning with your tee off at 1:00pm. Following golf you will be treated to a spectacular demonstration chef's dinner with seafood bar, open bar and lots of great prizes. Call 800-349-9099 for more information.
The "Trick Shot Master", Peter Johncke, will provide golfers with a truly unique and entertaining show unlike any other! Visit for more info!

Jazz Festival ~ August 1-2

Taste of Ellicottville ~ August 8-9
Everyone comes out to sample the best that our 22 fine restaurants have to offer as they set up on the streets for your enjoyment. The event will take place throughout the village from 12PM - 4PM each day. Visit for more info!

International Bowhunting Organization World Championships ~ August 12-15
The 2009 World Bowhunting Championships will be held at Holiday Valley Resort in Ellicottville New York, August 12 to the 15, 2009. 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 in the top ten ski destinations. This event is sanctioned by the International Bowhunting Organization ( and will bring thousands of qualified archers and their families from around the world to shoot for the world title and over $200,000 in cash and prizes! Vendor booths, practice and defense ranges open on August 12th with qualifying rounds starting on the 13th. 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 Bowhunter’s division for young children! This is, "The Big League of the Bow World". Visit for more info!

Oldies Weekend ~ September 18-20
Hey cats, Hip yourselves to a Great Weekend of Finger-Poppin', Hip-Shakin' Oldies Entertainment in Ellicottville’s Cool Bars and Restaurants. Do the Stroll through 200 Antique and Custom Rods. There will be live music Friday and Saturday night in the village bars and restaurants and a classic car show from noon until 4pm and free live outdoor entertainment on Sunday September 20th. As always there is plenty of Kids Games and Rockin' Entertainment for Everyone. Bring your Big Hair and Main Squeeze. Visit for more info!

Fall Festival ~ October 10-11
It’s the oldest and largest Festival when the foliage of the surrounding hills is ablaze with color. Tens of thousands of festival goers make for a lively weekend of unique foods, an arts and Crafts Show, carnival rides, live entertainment and much more. Call for vendor information 800-349-9099. Visit for more info!

Christmas in Ellicottville ~ November 27-29
This Christmas wonderland begins on Friday, November 28th. The Village of Ellicottville, a Norman Rockwell painting in the making, will be the background for beautiful strolling choirs harmonizing all our favorite Christmas carols. The smell of roasted nuts, hot apple cider and the decorated windows in this historic 19th century village will bring back thoughts of a Christmas past. As the daylight comes to an end – a spectacle unlike any other will appear… a gift of lights as the village of Ellicottville comes to life in white Christmas lights. Throughout the event, activities will include Christmas carolers, reindeer, photos and breakfasts with Santa, hot-chocolate and roasting chestnuts, elegant horse-drawn carriage rides as well as Fire Truck rides with Santa and fireworks! Visit for more info!

Christmas Stroll ~ December 5

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 so authentic you'll be amazed. The kids love the live camel. 3:30-5pm organ music and tours of St. John's Church. Kids can make ornaments, 4-5:30pm cocoa and cookies in Mrs. Claus kitchen at the Barn Restaurant on Monroe St - Follow the Candy Canes!, 4-6pm wagon rides next to Town Hall, candy elves, caroling and live camel strolling around town. Display of nativity sets and angels in the Holy Name of Mary Church Hall on Martha Street 4:30pm - Reindog Parade on Washington St. 6pm Living Nativity at the Gazebo. Visit for more info!

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