Ellicottville Launches 1st Annual Ellicottville Outdoor Expo

A Weekend Highlighting the Area’s Diverse Green Season Activities and Experiences

Online PR News – 18-May-2016 – Ellicottville, N.Y. – ELLLICOTTVILLE, N.Y. – Imagine fly fishing, horseback riding, kayaking, mountain biking and navigating New York State’s largest Aerial Park… all in one weekend. Now you can, thanks to the Ellicottville Outdoor Expo, an exciting new family experience that showcases all the area has to offer during the Green Season. The interactive event which takes place June 4 and 5 is designed to give visitors a ‘taste test’ of the diverse activities and experiences available to them.

Booths and venues will be located in and around the village and visitors will be able to try their hand at everything from soft-adventures such as local hiking and Fly Fishing 101 by Orvis to more challenging pursuits like kayaking or local mountain and road biking. In addition, they will be able to find out more about their current interest, or discover a new passion through informative exhibits, demonstrations and discussions with experts and other sports enthusiasts, as well as take advantage of preseason sales on the latest gear and special discounts offered for future adventures.

“This area is about so much more than skiing,” observes Brian McFadden, executive director of the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce. “Ellicottville and Cattaraugus County are true four-season adventure destinations and we have something for every age, interest and ability level.”

“Ellicottville is the trailhead of the Enchanted Mountains,” continues McFadden. “Visitors can make it their home base, go off and experience incredible green season activities and then come back and enjoy the ultimate après everything - shopping, dining, nightlife and spas, as well as a fantastic line up of festivals and events in a quaint, historic setting. We have one of the best combinations of adventure, experiences and après you’ll find anywhere in the northeast and it just keeps getting better.”

Ellicottville’s full calendar of Green Season festivals and events gets underway in June, goes into full swing during Independence Day (and Canada Day) weekend and keeps humming along right through to fall. Here’s just a sampling of this year’s line-up:

June 18 - The 5th Annual Holiday Valley Mudslide
A mud run where the emphasis really is on having FUN. There’s a 3.5 mile family friendly course or a more challenging 5.4 mile course with a bit of uphill running.

July 1-3 - Summer Music Festival
One of the biggest and best outdoor music festivals in small town America, featuring Rusted Root Friday the 1st, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performing the tunes of your favorite heroes and villains with fireworks Saturday the 2nd and Southern Rock legends, 38 Special closing out the weekend on Sunday the 3rd. Parking is free. Picnic baskets are welcome.

July 30-31 - Jazz and Blues Weekend
A weekend-long extravaganza for Jazz and Blues aficionados. Wander through the village and choose from a variety of venues including restaurants, bars and nightclubs and street-side.

August 13-14 - Taste of Ellicottville
Sample the best of what Ellicottville’s fine restaurants have to offer as they set up “Café Style” throughout the village. A “must” event for foodies, with so much to try for just $1 to $4 for each selection.

September 16-18 - Rock N Roll Weekend
A great way to close out the summer season with top notch live bands performing at multiple venues throughout the village and the always popular Classic Car Show on main street Sunday, the 18th from 12 to 5 p.m.

October 8-9 - Fall Festival
Ellicottville’s oldest and largest festival is a fun, family-friendly weekend featuring unique food, an Arts and Craft Show, carnival rides, live entertainment and much more.

October 29 - EVL Half Marathon
A Hallowe’en themed event that features both a Half Marathon and a 5k through scenic, rolling rural roads. Participants are invited to run in costume and enjoy other Hallowe’en related activities, but this is by no means mandatory.

Learn more about Ellicottville’s exceptional events and activities for all ages: www.ellicottvilleny.com; Email: info@ellicottvilleny.com; 1-800-349-9099 or 1-716-699-5046