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Join us Memorial Day Weekend May 26th ~ May 29th

Carnival TICKET Information:

SPECIAL DEAL!!  Pre-purchase tickets before Thursday, May 26th and your price is $1.00 a ride (must purchase 6 ride ticket strip for $6.00)

Pre-purchase Tickets available at the following locations:  Community Bank, Gabel Brothers, McCormack’s Hardware, Shop N Save, Gowanda Eye Care, I’ll Drink to that Promotions, Gowanda Credit Union and Auto Wrench Connection

Price of tickets at the carnival:  $1.00 a ticket, $10.00 for 12 tickets, $20.00 for 26 tickets.  (note: 2-3 tickets needed for each ride)


Saturday: 1pm to 5pm  $14.00 Unlimited Rides

Saturday:   6pm to 10pm $14.00 Unlimited Rides

Sunday:      1pm – 5pm $14.00 Unlimited Rides





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Participating Businesses: 

AFLAC                                                 17 Jamestown Street, Gowanda

Amish Collections                            10 Jamestown Street, Gowanda

Artisa Salon                                       26 Jamestown Street, Gowanda

Auto Wrench Connection              2 Mill Street, Gowanda

Big Foot                                             11263 Indian Hill Rd, Perrysburg

Charlies Place                                   28 Jamestown Street, Gowanda

Collective Energy                             42 West Main Street, Gowanda

Crowell Auto Supply                        14722 Aldrich St Ext, Gowanda

Forts Grocery/Shop N Save           10 Buffalo Street, Gowanda

Gabel Brothers                                 27 West Main Street, Gowanda

Garden Gate Green House             11649 W. Perrysburg Rd, Perrysburg

Gowanda Eye Care                          4 E. Main Street

Gowanda Ford                                 14650 Route 62, Gowanda                                                                       (will have their cars at Community Bank)

Gowanda Free Library                    56 W. Main Street

Gowanda Harley Davidson            2535 Gowanda Zoar Road, Gowanda

Hagers Flowers                                25 West Main Street, Gowanda

Hair Etc.                                             8 Jamestown Street, Gowanda

Heaven Scent                                   18 Jamestown Street, Gowanda

Honks Liquor Store                          76 Jamestown Street, Gowanda

I’ll Drink to that Promotions          4 East Main Street, Gowanda

J&J Outfitters                                      20 Jamestown Street, Gowanda

Jesse’s Toy box                                  53 West Main Street, Gowanda

Kara’s Creations                               setting up on Jamestown Street, Gowanda

Maple Glen Sugar House                2266 Zoar Road, Gowanda

Main Street Style                               32 West Main Street, Gowanda

McCormacks Hardware                 21 West Main Street, Gowanda

NY & Lake Erie Railroad  office is 47 West Main Street, Gowanda

Norwex                                                 setting up on West Main Street, Gowanda

Radio Shack                                      7 W. Main Street, Gowanda

Soles Unlimited                                1 West Main St. Gowanda            

The Attic                                            23 Buffalo Street, Gowanda       

May 28th Train Rides – TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!

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NY&LE RR to Offer Military-Themed Train Rides for Rediscover Gowanda Festival

GOWANDA, NY – New York & Lake Erie Railroad and Love , INC. will offer two scheduled train trips to the Village of South Dayton’s beautifully restored Erie Railroad Depot on Saturday, May 28th, 2016 as part of the many festivities planned for the Rediscover Gowanda Memorial Day Weekend. The rides will feature Civil War re-enactors on-board the trains to entertain and educate the passengers.

The 2 ¼ hour round trips will depart from the Gowanda train station, located at 50 Commercial Street, at 1:00 pm, and 3:30 pm. Coach seating is $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for children ages 3-11. Ages 2 and under ride free on the lap of a ticket holder. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. First Class seating in the Daniel Webster Dining Car is $20.00 Adult and $15.00 Child (3-11), with a snack pack and beverage included.

Due to limited seating, advance ticket purchase is recommended. Train tickets can be purchased in advance on-line until May 26th at: Any unsold seats will go on sale starting one hour prior to each trip at the Gowanda train station. Questions may be directed to Love Inc at 716 532-3541 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays 9 AM to 1 PM.



Movie Schedule:

May 27th  7pm  MOVIE:  Navajo Code Talkers

During World War II, Navajo soldiers contributed one of the conflict’s most vital yet least publicized achievements by weaving their native language into an unbreakable code. Via interviews with surviving code talkers, this History Channel documentary sheds light on the Navajo troops’ role, valor and motivations. The program also details their legacy’s effect on contemporary Navajo and how the cipher has aided the United States since the war.

May 28th MOVIES:

1pm MOVIE: Last Letters Home

Ten families read letters from their loved ones killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom in this powerful and moving HBO documentary by Oscar and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Bill Couturie (Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam). Photos of the soldiers in military and civilian life are shown as family members read the final correspondence received from Iraq and share their thoughts and memories about the fallen troops and the realities of war.

3pm MOVIE:  Inside the Green Berets

Tragedy strikes while a National Geographic film crew follows a Green Beret unit in Afghanistan helping local residents fight the Taliban in this compelling documentary. When an explosion hits, both soldiers and documentarians are affected. The resulting film offers an inside look at the realities of war and the sacrifices these tough-as-nails elite fighters make daily. An interview with producer Steven Hoggard is included.

For further information, please contact  Janet Vogtli at 982-1170