Thursday, October 6, 2011

Western New York Events for $15 or Less

Enjoy the warm weather this weekend before colder temperatures return!

Here's what's happening this weekend in Western New York.

1. Arcade & Attica Railroad: Fall Foilage Run

Time: Saturday, Sunday: 12 p.m., 3 p.m.
Cost: $13 per person, Children 2 and under free if sitting on a parent's lap
More Information: Website

Board a historical railroad train for a 90-plus minute ride through history. For the most part, the countryside and farmlands that have remained unchanged since the line was originally laid in the 1880's.

Reservations close on Thursday for weekend events, so reserve your seat today! If you miss the deadline, you can still book tickets for Oct. 14th - 16th and Oct. 21st - 23rd.

2. Holiday Hollow Halloween & Pirate Festival

Time: Saturday, Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $11 for ages 11 and up, $10 for ages 3-10, Free for 2 and under
More Information: Website

Spend the day in a Renaissance Faire-like environment with family-friendly entertainment. The hollow features 7 shows, which are included in the cost of admission, as is parking. Click here for a map of the hollow and its attractions.

3. Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show

Time: Saturday, Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free with entrance to the park ($8 per vehicle)
More Information: Website

Get an early start on your holiday gift shopping at the arts and crafts show. Vendors display pottery, paintings, quilts and fiber arts, handcrafted jewelry, photography, furniture, decorative painting, dried floral pieces and more.

4. Ellicottville Fall Festival

Time: Saturday, Sunday: 10 a.m. to Dark
Cost: Free
More Information: Website

Scour the arts and craft shows for Christmas gifts, while the kids enjoy carnival rides. Don't miss Sunday's Ellicottville Idol contest in the Village Gazebo when this year's idol will be crowned.

5. Buffalo Tours: Inside the Central Terminal

Time: Sunday: 11 a.m.
Cost: $10 per person
More Information: Website

Featured on the TV show Ghost Hunters, this abandoned train station opened in 1929 and closed in 1979. Learn about its fifty-year history and the restoration project underway. Tours are two hours long and no reservations are needed.

6. The MAiZE - WNY’s Original Corn Field Maze

Time: Saturday: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Cost: $8, Free for Kids 3 and Under
More Information: Website

Can you make your way through a corn field maze? Find out in Wheatfield's The MAiZE! Beginning this weekend, hayrides will depart every fifteen minutes, as costumed characters will toss candy and prizes into the wagons. Each child will receive a treat bag.

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