Rediscover Gowanda Schedule of Events

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Gold Sponsors:

Gernatt Asphalt – Dan Gernatt Jr.

Seneca Nation Council



Silver Sponsor:

The Gowanda Press



Bronze Sponsors:

Cattaraugus County Bank

Designer Pools

J & J Outfitters

Johnson Plumbing

Tim Hortons


Patron Sponsor:  Community Bank


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Friday May 19   

8am –  2pm    Indoor yard and plant sale St Joes 71 East Main

9am   Kiwanis geranium& hanging basket sale Community Bank (until sold out)    

9am  Sidewalk Sales most stores to stay open until 8pm

          Vendors in the downtown district

          Under Hollywood Marque tickets for Motorcycle Raffle & August Concert

 10am – 4:30pm Gowanda Library Herb & Bake Sale

 4pm – 9pm Carnival Rides Downtown

7pm Navajo Code Talkers movie at The Gowanda Historic Hollywood Theater (FREE)

Saturday May 20

 8am – Noon    Indoor yard and plant sale St Joes

 9am  Sidewalk Sales most stores to stay open until 5pm

            Vendors in the downtown district

 10am – 3pm   Gowanda Library Herb & bake sale

                     Bake Sale Love Inc

                    Under Hollywood Marque tickets for Motorcycle Raffle & August Concert

11:30 am till sold out Drive thru chicken BBQ St Joes 71 East main

Noon – 9pm Carnival Rides Downtown

1pm  New York and Lake Erie Railroad train ride with Civil War re-enactors

1pm  Last Letters Home movie at Gowanda Historic Hollywood Theater (FREE)

 3pm  Inside the Green Berets Movie at Gowanda Historic Hollywood Theater (FREE)

  3:30pm  New York and Lake Erie Railroad train ride with Civil War re-enactors

  5pm  Meat Raffle at Gowanda Moose – Seth Howard 572-9427

  4:30 to 8:30 pm Chang Hu Park – Community Jam Session sponsored by J B Martin & Smoking Dogs

6pm Chang Hu Park – Wine Tasting provided by Merritt Estate Winery

 At Dark FIREWORKS by Skylighters of New York


Sunday May 21

Carnival 12 noon to 5pm

Class of 2019 Pancake Breakfast 8 am to 11am at Gowanda Legion

18th Annual Crouse 5k Challenge. Race starts at 12:00 (noon), registration at 10:00am  – Jen Gernatt –   860-8782   crouse 5k registration form 2017

1st Annual Bike Blessing at Gowanda Assembly of God  78 Allen Street 1230pm     Free lunch at 11:45am

Any questions please contact Janet Vogtli 982-1170



 For May 20th Train Rides during Rediscover Gowanda

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 20th, 2017 as part of the many festivities planned for the Rediscover Gowanda Weekend. The rides will feature Civil War re-enactors on-board 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 $18.00 for adults and $12.00 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 May18th 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.

Contact: Barb Wilkins at Love Inc. Gowanda, NY 14070  (716) 532-3541


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