Feel like winter will never end? Try a NEW learning Experience! Learn how to make baskets, sew, knit, and quilt at one of the Leon Historical Society's Amish-English Events. Both English and Amish teachers share their world and skills with you at these events. Please come for the day and enjoy seeing and learning how things are done in the Amish and the Modern world. Get involved and make a basket, or sew a tote bag, or knit a neck scarf, or quilt a pot holder. Enjoy
Join for the 37th annual Salamanca Falling Leaves Festival with events happening all weekend long! Experience Seneca Culture and Heritage and enjoy the beautiful fall foliage.
SANTA IS COMING
Saturday, December 1 Santa comes to town.
Bring the kiddos to the Randolph Library on Jamestown Street to greet Santa at 11am. Santa will be available for hearing Christmas wishes and photos until 2pm. Receive a scavenger hunt map and get your goody bags filled with gifts from local businesses. Take a free horse drawn carriage ride courtesy of the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.
Live Reindeer, Santa Claus, free candy canes and hot cocoa for the kids. Basket raffle, crafts and bake sale. The winner of the room make-over raffle will be drawn at noon. For details call the museum 716-945-2946 or visit the museum Tues. Thurs or Sat. from 10 am to 4 pm.
Bring the kids and come to Weeden Road Park in Randolph for our 1st ever - KIDS DAY! There will be big trucks of all kinds, games, crafts, vendors, food and more. The fun begins at 2pm. At dusk we will be showing a FREE movie and there will be FIREWORKS after the movie!!
December 2 & 3 events:
Randolph (716-358-9701) hosts Country Christmas Extravaganza celebrations Dec. 2nd and 3rd with Christmas Tree Lighting, parade, dances, sleigh rides, the Festival of Trees and Photos with Santa. Plenty of deals will be available at downtown businesses and you can also enjoy Christmas caroling, hot cocoa and more.
Gowanda (716-532-2834) a tree lighting and Santa will visit the Historic Hollywood Theater.
The 11th Annual Leon Fall Festival and 3rd Annual Extreme Cowboy Event will be held on September 24, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to ???
Registration for the Cowboy Event starts at 8:00 a.m.
There will be crafters, Taste of Amish, Museum and Historic Church will be open all day, homemade ice cream, Music will be provided at the Gazebo by County Gospel Sound from 12 Noon to 4:00 p.m.
The Amish – WHY??? Female Response
Here is a little bits and pieces of our Old Order Amish. We believe in having our own private Churches and our own private schools, etc. We go through first to eighth grade in school. Have to pay our own school taxes plus help the English pay their school taxes which I really don’t think is quite fair, but if that is how it shall be we want to be satisfied too. We have no electricity, have to work hard to make a living but imagine that is healthier for us than to just play around.