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72 Hours in Chautauqua County this Fall: Explore the Local Wineries, Craft Breweries
and Farm Distilleries

The craft beverage scene is booming in Chautauqua County, New York, a destination that has been a long time praised for its wine region, Lake Erie Wine Country. Recent developments have led to a robust offering of craft breweries and farm distilleries, which are required to contain at minimum 75% New York State agricultural products such as grains, honey, fruits, maple syrup, etc. Plan a trip with your friends, significant other or craft-beer loving parents for an experience you won't soon forget.

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SPOTLIGHT:  Cockaigne Ski Resort Reopening
for the 2018-2019 Winter Season



Cockaigne Ski Resort began it's operations in Cherry Creek, NY in the winter of 1966. The famous ski lodge was built as the Austrian Pavilion for the World's fair in New York City in 1964 and then moved to Cockaigne in 1966. A tragic fire destroyed the lodge in January 2011 and the resort was forced to close.

Nearly seven years after the lodge was lost, Cockaigne is reopening under new ownership. The partners have big plans to transform Cockaigne into a year round destination for families, couples, friends and groups. Music festivals, concerts, and other family fun activities during the warmer months and winter sports, tubing, snowmobiling and more throughout the winter season.   


SPOTLIGHT:  Medieval Feasts at Peek'n Peak Resort
Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, is thrilled to announce dates for the 2018 Medieval Feast at Peek'n Peak! This year's Feast will feature ten performances by Riverside Theater. 

Performance Dates Include:
October 26, 27, & 28
November 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17  

Overnight packages for two including tickets to the Medieval Feast start at $199.


SPOTLIGHT:  Laugh Battles at the
National Comedy Center
Laugh Battle is an interactive experience at the National Comedy Center that pits 2 competitors against each other to make each other crack.
 
Using the RFID Laugh Band technology, the exhibit allows guests to receive jokes that fit within their competitor's Sense of Humor Profile.
 
To optimize this experience, the National Comedy Center partnered with Microsoft to utilize facial recognition software. This allows the game to keep track of competitors and determine when someone smiles or laughs from the other participants joke.
 
Guests of all ages are able to play and engage with the exhibit so they can further explore the art of comedy and comedic timing within the National Comedy Center.
 
This partnership with Microsoft was one way for the company to bring AI beyond the tech world, and into the daily lives of everyday people, as well as applications of culture and society.


 
Upcoming #TourChautauqua Events
John O'Hurley: A Man with Standards
at the Reg Lenna Theater Sat. Oct. 20
90-minute retrospective on the songs of The Great American Songbook along with the musings from his eclectic life and career. The concert is both humorous and poignant, bringing back the sounds of nostalgia in the voice of one of America's greatest storytellers.

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Pizza and Wing Festival at Northwest Arena
Sat. Oct. 20

Taste the area's best pizza and Buffalo wings at this family-friendly event! 
Featuring vendors, prizes, beer garden, live DJ, activities. 

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Fredonia Mini Maker Faire and Mario "the Maker" Magician at SUNY Fredonia - FREE
Sat. Oct. 20 
Featuring make-and-take stations, demonstrations, talks and more that will delight attendees age 2 to 102. The Fredonia Mini Maker Faire will be held at the SUNY Fredonia Science Center and the Williams Center. There will be various Makers and Buffalo-area food trucks.

Rolling Hills Radio ft.
Ramblin' Jack Elliot
Mon. Oct. 22 at
Shawbucks

One of the last true links to the great folk traditions of this country, with over 40 albums under his belt, Ramblin' Jack Elliott is considered one of the country's legendary foundations of folk music.
Comedian Jeffery Jena at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House
Fri. Nov 2
Jena has appeared on more than 40 national television shows, including Comics Unleashed, The Bob and Tom Show, The Dennis Miller Show, Evening at the Improv, NBC Friday Night and on the Showtime Comedy Club Network.
As an actor, he has been seen on Murder She Wrote, Hunter, appeared in shows with Jenny McCarthy and more.


WURST Party Ever at Peek'n Peak Resort
Sat. Nov. 3
Jump into your lederhosen, grab a bier stein and get ready for the WURST party of the year!
* Enjoy brats, bands and brews!
* Authentic German music & dancing.
* Bavarian pretzels & sauerkraut.
* Local and import craft brews on tap & dirndl clad servers on the ready!
Ticket includes unlimited beer tastings, bier stein & German food tastings.

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