The Chautauqua-Allegheny Region is an area of New York State where you can be yourself in the outdoors. It's a region full of friendly faces and fresh water.
Choose from our outdoor activities, world-class events, our diners and fine-dining establishments.
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Wellsville Balloon Rally
July - Don’t miss the awe inspiring sight when more than 35 Hot Air Balloons take flight from Island Park and fill the sky in a delightful rainbow of color, while gracefully floating over The Genesee River and the beautiful green hills and fields of Wellsville and the surrounding communities.
Lucille Ball Comedy Festival
Dates - This multi-day festival pays homage to the comedic arts and Lucille Ball’s legacy by bringing the biggest names in comedy to her hometown, Jamestown, NY. Past performers have included Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Lewis Black, Amy Schumer, Ellen DeGeneres, Joan Rivers, Nick Offerman, Trevor Noah and more.
From mid-September through October, Pumpkinville is open for fun, food and excitement.
Enjoy the Hayrides, Pumpkinville Express Train, Pumpkin Jumpin' Pillows, Pedal Karts, Di's PIes & Bake Shoppe, Cow Train, Gem Mining and Storyland. Visit the 6-acre corn maze to find messages and win prizes.
Take home some of their famous pumpkin donuts, homemade pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, kettle corn, caramel apples, fudge, jam, maple products and more. Watch cider being pressed using a cider mill over 125 years old. And save room for their delicious Chicken BBQ if you visit Saturday or Sunday.
Great Small Fair
Come to Summer's Tradition for the last 175 years at the Cattaraugus County Fair in Little Valley! View the animal barns and shows, ride the rides, tour the booths and games, or enjoy the day and night entertainment like the demos! The Fair runs all week from July 31st to August 6th and each night features an event in the Grandstands.
Oct. 22, 2019 - The Swain Beer Festival is the best way to kick off the end the warm weather and start gearing up for the snow to fly. There will be over 20 breweries & wineries, live music, food trucks and more!
Chautauqua Institution Popular Entertainment Series
2020 Season - Events feature a dynamic mix of artists, musicians, entertainers and speakers, and attract crowds to their 4,400-seat, open-air Amphitheater. General Admission provides access to the seating or standing area of a concert or lecture and does not guarantee a seat under the cover of the Amphitheater.
The Chautauqua-Allegheny Region of New York State
Summary of the Chautauqua-Allegheny Region of New York State
Explore the great outdoors, taste local wines and take in a show in New York's southwest.
Tucked into timeless landscapes--enchanted mountains, tranquil lakes and bountiful vineyards--you'll find gracious hospitality and big adventure. Enjoy old-fashioned pleasures like tubing down the Genesee River, biking on country roads and small-town ballgames.
Come discover a mostly rural countryside interspersed with unique villages set amidst a stunning landscape of rolling hills, deep valleys, and picturesque streams. Weaving its way throughout is the Genesee River. Dense forestlands and open fields beckon those who wish to experience the outdoors, which highlights our spectacular scenery and wildlife.
Cattaraugus County is the Enchanted Mountains of Western NY! “Naturally Yours to Enjoy”, most of our attractions have an outdoor element for adventure travel. Home to Allegany State Park, Holiday Valley Resort, Griffis Sculpture Park, NY’s Amish Trail, Rock City Park, and the Allegheny River, you will also be charmed by our smaller attractions that offer an authentic friendliness, ample opportunities for fun, and an unexpected value and affordability. Learn more
Chautauqua Lake, the Lake Erie Grape Region, Chautauqua Institution, the National Comedy Center, and Peek'n Peak Resort offer plenty of reason to spend time in Chautauqua County year-round. Learn about the diverse work of past residents like Lucille Ball, Roger Tory Peterson, and Robert H. Jackson at area museums. Discover an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities, exciting annual festivals, and vacation-learning opportunities.