Even as summer comes to an end in the Empire State, you can still find plenty of exciting things to do. Travelers play golf, taste local wines and relax in whirlpool spas in the area’s many hotels. You can also attend exciting festivals and holiday celebrations during this pleasant season. Ellicottville’s Fall Festival, also known as Oktoberfest, has a perennial favorite for the past four decades. You won’t want to miss it.
When and Where
The festivities begin on Saturday morning, October 10. This is the perfect time of year to visit Ellicottville and see its stunning autumn leaves. Activities take place in several different areas, including the downtown district and ski resort. They continue until Sunday evening. Keep an eye out for the 2015 Fall Fest schedule, which will be released soon.
What to Expect
Every year, a tremendous variety of activities and events draw many visitors to Ellicottville. You can hear live music, savor diverse meals and experience thrilling carnival rides. Hundreds of vendors sell countless varieties of artwork and food. The Salamanca Press reported that 2014’s festival attracted vendors from states as far away as Maine and Georgia!
Other activities include a mountain bike race, chairlift rides and a craft show. Some eateries host bands until after midnight on Saturday. Great entertainment and recreation don’t have to be expensive. Although you’ll probably find it’s worth it to spend on rides or snacks, admission to the festival remains free.
This Cattaraugus County town is an excellent place to visit throughout the season. It offers top-notch restaurants, a craft brewery and many historic buildings from the 1800s. The town’s picturesque streets and relaxed pace recall a bygone era. Visitors can browse an impressive beverage selection at the local winery. A ski resort also attracts numerous vacationers. When its hills aren’t covered with snow, visitors play golf and hike the mountain.
The Wingate by Wyndham
If you visit Ellicottville for Fall Fest, think about staying at our Wingate by Wyndham Hotel. The Wingate is conveniently located near the festival grounds and several restaurants. We offer all of the amenities you need to enjoy an autumn evening to its fullest. You’ll find an indoor swimming pool, exercise equipment and free Wi-Fi access. Guests even receive a complimentary hot breakfast.
The Wingate by Wyndham maintains over 80 attractive, comfortable rooms. They feature microwave ovens, refrigerators and plenty of space. Convenient extra services make it easy to complete everyday tasks and focus on enjoying local events. We offer a business center, on-site laundromat, conference area and ski lockers. Visit the website today to learn more, or click here to book your stay.