Autumn in Ellicottville

CHAIRLIFT RIDES
Every weekend now through Oct. 18th
 
Holiday Valley / Spruce Lake
716-699-2345
 
Enjoy a skyride up to Spruce Lake - the perfect opportunity to take in the beautiful colors of fall.  Holiday Valley is firing up the Spruce chairlift each Saturday and Sunday from 11am-5pm for just $5 a head.  After you’ve enjoyed your share of fresh air, you can choose to hike back down the hill or ride the chairlift to the bottom.
 
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ROCK N’ ROLL WEEKEND
Sept. 18th– 20th
 
Downtown Ellicottville
800-349-9099
 
Kick off the change of seasons with lots of rockin’ live entertainment in all the local hot spots all weekend long.  RUMOURZ, a Buffalo-based Fleetwood Mac tribute band, will perform at The Winery of Ellicottville Mainstage at 1pm on Saturday. Then on Sunday, the show everyone loves to enjoy is back for its 16th year … the Classic Car Show will consume Ellicottville’s main street on Sept. 20 from noon-5pm.  Ellicottville is proud to showcase your cars, trucks and rods all set up in class order to be judged by a panel of experienced car enthusiasts with awards in each class.  Contact the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce if you are interested in entering.
 
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KINDRIDER CYCLING ROAD TRIP
Oct. 2nd – 4th
 
Holiday Valley / Ellicottville & Surrounding Areas
 
Join KindHuman Bicycles for the first ever KindRider Road Trip, a guided, three-day tour through picturesque Ellicottville, NY.  EVL is a haven for adventure seeking riders thanks to its hilly and lush landscape. Join fellow cyclists for an autumn adventure this October for a chance to ride with the KindHuman Bicycles Team as the group eats, drinks and rides its way through one of America’s best kept secrets for riders.  $99 covers your entry to the ride and three days of guided tours and SAG support. All non-Ontario Cycling Association members are required to pay a one-time license fee of $39.  Rooms have been reserved at the Tamarack Club at Holiday Valley for participants of this event. Mention KindHuman Bicycles for a special group rate of  $161 (standard) / $178 (studio) per night. Be sure to book your room soon, as reservations are filling up fast!   Make a family vacation out of the KindRider Road Trip! Bring your husband, wife and kids along. There are LOTS of activities in and around Ellicottville for people who aren’t riding. Be sure to visit www.ellicottvilleny.com for more info and check out some of these great destinations for the family!  To book your ride, contact KindHuman at 1-800-922-5463 ext. 3
 
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ELLICOTTVILLE’S FALL FESTIVAL
Oct. 10th – 11th
 
Downtown Ellicottville / Holiday Valley Resort
800-349-9099
 
Ellicottville’s oldest and largest festival takes place when the foliage of the surrounding hills is ablaze with color!  Tens of thousands of festival-goers make for a lively weekend of unique foods, arts & crafts, carnival rides, live entertainment and a whole lot more.  Holiday Valley will host musical performances at the top of Mardi Gras (don’t worry, the lift will be running), and the annual Ski and Snowboard Swap will return to Creekside Lodge, as will the HV Mountain Shop Sale on the Plaza Deck.
 
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FALL FEST 5 K RUN
Saturday, Oct. 10th
 
Holiday Valley Main Lodge
 
Another amazing day of participation awaits in the beautiful, challenging and memorable setting of Ellicottville, NY.  Runners and walkers will start and finish the 5K course on Holiday Valley Road up near the Main Chalet.  The course takes runners down to Route 219, south around the school and back for the climbing finish on HV Road.  Start time is 10am. Register early!
 
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FALL FEST MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE
Sunday, Oct. 11th
 
Holiday Valley Training Center
 
Beginner, sport and expert mountain bike racers will toe the line for this annual race held every Fall Fest weekend in Ellicottville. The course is amazing, fast, defeating and addictive! Start time is 10am.
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