Upcoming Events

Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau
Wed 8th Dec
6:00 pm
8:00 pm
Visit With Santa, Olean, NY
Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus in their cottage. 
For more information call 716-372-4433
or visit
www.oleanny.com
Lincoln Park, Olean, NY 14760
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Fri 10th Dec
5:00 pm
9:00 pm
Festival of Lights, Smethport
Tis the season for holiday lights, making memories, and coming together!
Holiday displays created and built by your local community members and businesses. 
(Drive through only event)
Questions call/text Chuck 814-367-9591
Or email mckeanfol@gmail.com
Or visit
www.facebook.com/Festi.....unty/
McKean County Fairgrounds, East Smethport, PA 16730
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Fri 10th Dec
5:00 pm
8:00 pm
Shop Late with Santa, Cookies & Cocoa! Kane
Santa is coming to town! He will be stopping in participating businesses that are also hosting local bakers, sweet makers, and coffee roasters.
PS- The Chamber office will be open Friday night and on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. for you to purchase Kane ornaments, Kane Gift Certificates, and/or 50/50 tickets.
For more information Call 814-837-6565
Or visit
kanepa.com/
Downtown Kane, PA 16735
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Sat 11th Dec
9:00 am
3:00 pm
Old Fashioned Christmas, Historic Downtown Bradford
Have breakfast with Santa at Beefeaters, catch "The Grinch" free of charge at the Main Street Movie House, enjoy Horse Carriage Rides. Plus In-store specials at our downtown stores.

For more information visit www.bradfordpa.org  

Downtown Bradford, PA 16701
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Sat 11th Dec
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
Fishers, Benezette

Learn about this unique and elusive animal'shistory and original range in PA, and why it became extinct in our region.Also, gain insight on how it was successfully reintroduced to PA and is onceagain flourishing in the state.

 For more information call 814-787-5167

Or visit

elkcountryvisitorcenter.com/

Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PA 15821
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Sat 11th Dec
4:00 pm
8:00 pm
Winter Wine Walk, Bradford PA
Participants will receive a complimentary wine glass, and the chance to explore Historic Downtown Bradford while sampling unique wines from a variety of local wineries. Enjoy live music and complimentary hors-d'oeuvres. Porter Service available for both wine & store merchandise. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/bradfordwinewalk/
Bradford, PA 16701, USA
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Sat 11th Dec
5:00 pm
9:00 pm
Festival of Lights, Smethport
Tis the season for holiday lights, making memories, and coming together!
Holiday displays created and built by your local community members and businesses. 
(Drive through only event)
Questions call/text Chuck 814-367-9591
Or email mckeanfol@gmail.com
Or visit
www.facebook.com/Festi.....unty/
McKean County Fairgrounds, East Smethport, PA 16730
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Sun 12th Dec
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
Pennsylvania Owls, Benezette

If you arewondering WHOOOOO is flying in your backyard, come and join our staff as wepresent on Pennsylvania Owls and their cool adaptations. 

For more information call 814-787-5167

Or visit

elkcountryvisitorcenter.com/

Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PA 15821
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Sun 12th Dec
3:00 pm
7:00 pm
Christmas at Olmsted, Ludlow
The annual Christmas Open House at Olmsted. You and your family are invited to come and see the Manor House and grounds decorated for the season, enjoy some live music and Christmas cookies, and spend time celebrating the birth of Christ together! The open house will be held on two dates in December and all are welcome. 
  • Tour the 1917 Tudor-Style Manor House
  • See the Recently Renovated Retreat Facilities
  • ​Enjoy Live Music From Local Artists
  • Learn How to Have Your Own Retreat at Olmsted
  • Find Out What Events We Have Planned for 2022
  • Take-Home Some Delicious Christmas Cookies

For more information call 814-945-6512
Or visit
www.olmstedmanor.org/c......html
Olmsted Manor Retreat Center, 17 E Main St, Ludlow, PA 16333
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Sun 12th Dec
5:00 pm
9:00 pm
Festival of Lights, Smethport
Tis the season for holiday lights, making memories, and coming together!
Holiday displays created and built by your local community members and businesses. 
(Drive through only event)
Questions call/text Chuck 814-367-9591
Or email mckeanfol@gmail.com
Or visit
www.facebook.com/Festi.....unty/
McKean County Fairgrounds, East Smethport, PA 16730
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Fri 17th Dec
5:00 pm
9:00 pm
Festival of Lights, Smethport
Tis the season for holiday lights, making memories, and coming together!
Holiday displays created and built by your local community members and businesses. 
(Drive through only event)
Questions call/text Chuck 814-367-9591
Or email mckeanfol@gmail.com
Or visit
www.facebook.com/Festi.....unty/
McKean County Fairgrounds, East Smethport, PA 16730
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Sat 18th Dec
12:00 pm
2:00 pm
Elk Country Escape Room, Benezette

Escape rooms are all the rage these days andour staff has designed their own! Think you have what it takes to escape. Inthis free escape room, our elk biologist Molly Werner has gone missing and weneed you to help search her office for clues to her whereabouts. The programwill run every half hour from 12-2 pm and is free of charge. You canpre-register by emailing KECAConEdSp@windstream.net or by calling 814-787-5173.

Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PA 15821
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Sat 18th Dec
5:00 pm
9:00 pm
Festival of Lights, Smethport
Tis the season for holiday lights, making memories, and coming together!
Holiday displays created and built by your local community members and businesses. 
(Drive through only event)
Questions call/text Chuck 814-367-9591
Or email mckeanfol@gmail.com
Or visit
www.facebook.com/Festi.....unty/
McKean County Fairgrounds, East Smethport, PA 16730
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Sun 19th Dec
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
Elk, Moose, Caribou and Deer, Benezette

Are you curiousabout elk and their cousins? Join our staff to learn about the four NorthAmerican members of the Cervidae family, their similarities and differences.

For more information call 814-787-5167

Or visit

elkcountryvisitorcenter.com/

Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PA 15821, USA
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Sun 19th Dec
5:00 pm
9:00 pm
Festival of Lights, Smethport
Tis the season for holiday lights, making memories, and coming together!
Holiday displays created and built by your local community members and businesses. 
(Drive through only event)
Questions call/text Chuck 814-367-9591
Or email mckeanfol@gmail.com
Or visit
www.facebook.com/Festi.....unty/
McKean County Fairgrounds, East Smethport, PA 16730
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Fri 24th Dec
5:00 pm
9:00 pm
Festival of Lights, Smethport
Tis the season for holiday lights, making memories, and coming together!
Holiday displays created and built by your local community members and businesses. 
(Drive through only event)
Questions call/text Chuck 814-367-9591
Or email mckeanfol@gmail.com
Or visit
www.facebook.com/Festi.....unty/
McKean County Fairgrounds, East Smethport, PA 16730
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Sat 25th Dec
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
Christmas Day, Benezette

Merry Christmas toall! The Elk Country Visitors Center is closed.

Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PA 15821
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Sun 26th Dec
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
Elk Explanations, Benezette

Elk areinteresting animals! Do you have questions about these large mammals? Thenbring your questions and join us at the ECVC as we explain all of the elk’smysteries!

For more information call 814-787-5167

or visit

elkcountryvisitorcenter.com/

Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PA 15821
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Fri 31st Dec
First Night Bradford, Bradford
FirstNightBradford Committee is planning a fantastic day and night of entertainment and activities for the whole family. They are partnering with BCPAC in bringing Michael Kent, a nationally known comedian/magician to perform. They also have the Rock N Roll Pet Store, a puppeteer, a juggler, Bwana Jim, as well as many other musical and artistic acts.
A $5 button will give you free admission into any of our venues that will be listed in our program. 
For more information visit
www.facebook.com/FirstNightBradford/
Bradford, PA 16701
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Sun 2nd Jan
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
First Hike of the New Year, Benezette

Join the staff as they hike the trails at the elk country visitors center. Learn about their property and about other hiking opportunities in Elk Country!

For more information call 814-787-5167

Or visit

elkcountryvisitorcenter.com/

Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PA 15821
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Sat 8th Jan
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
Elk Basics, Benezette

Newto learning about elk, join us for the basic breakdown as we learn about elkhistory, elk ecology, and elk behavior. Are you a seasoned “Elkspert?” We betyou’ll learn something new too!

 For more information call 814-787-5167

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elkcountryvisitorcenter.com/

Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PA 15821
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Sun 9th Jan
9:00 am
10:00 am
tree Identification Hike, Kane

 

This is a hikealong the General Kane Trail to identify a variety of trees along the way.  Dress for the weather and meet in the overflowparking lot near the trailhead.

For more information call 814-778-5467

Or visit

www.dcnr.pa.govwww.dcnr.pa.gov

Kinzua Bridge State Park, 296 Viaduct Rd, Mt Jewett, PA 16740
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Sun 9th Jan
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
Wildlife Tracks, Benezette

Whenwalking through snow or mud in elk country you may look down and see animaltracks. Join our staff as we identify tracks and the animals they belong to.

For more information call 814-787-5167

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elkcountryvisitorcenter.com/

Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PA 15821
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Sat 15th Jan
10:00 am
12:00 pm
Winter Day Walk, Mt. Jewett

This is a short walk around the main park area to take in the beautiful scenery!  Dress for the weather and meet in front of the visitor center.

For more information call 814-778-5467

Or visit

www.dcnr.pa.govwww.dcnr.pa.gov

Kinzua Bridge State Park, 296 Viaduct Rd, Mt Jewett, PA 16740
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Sat 15th Jan
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
Elk Antlers, Benezette

Join the staff as they discuss the growth cycle and the importance of elk antlers.

For more information call 814787-5167

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elkcountryvisitorcenter.com/

Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PA 15821
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Sun 16th Jan
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
Black Bear, Benezette

Join them for an informative presentation as they learn many fascinating facts about oneof Pennsylvania's largest mammals. Learn about their physiology, life cycle,and some interesting information about their den sites. Did you know theaverage lifespan for a black bear is around 10 years, though they can liveupward of 30 years in the wild?

For more information call 814-787-5167

Or visit

elkcountryvisitorcenter.com/

Elk Country Visitor Center, 950 Winslow Hill Rd, Benezette, PA 15821
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