By Eva Potter and Alicia Dziak
As the weather heats up in Ellicottville, so does the fun and excitement at Holiday Valley. Mark your calendar for all the upcoming fun events so you don’t miss out!
On April 11-13, the first-ever Enchanted Mountain Music Festival will be held at The Lodge at Holiday Valley.
Concerts and workshops will highlight the weekend, anchored by bluegrass and roots music. Bands will include Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line, Creek Bend, and Paris Texas with Dee Specker. Enjoy the entire weekend of concerts for only $75, or $25 for each individual concert. An all-day Saturday pass, including morning workshops, and afternoon and evening concerts is $50, and kids 12 and under are free.
If you’d like to make it into an even more memorable getaway, special lodging packages, including tickets, start at $93.50 per person, per night for a two-night package and are available at the Tamarack Club and the Inn at Holiday Valley. To order concert tickets, or to make reservations, visit www.holidayvalley.com.
June 6–8 is Cycling Weekend, with base camp at the Inn at Holiday Valley. The weekend is geared toward those who regularly ride 30-50 miles at a time on varying terrain. Weekend packages are available that include two nights of lodging at the Inn at Holiday Valley, guided road rides, cycling clinics, meals and social activities, such as a Friday evening gathering with displays by local bike shops. Each rider will also receive a goodie bag with a booklet of route maps from the weekend’s rides along with other suggested Ellicottville area routes. A sag wagon will accompany all rides, and low-key coaching and tips will be provided along the way to improve your riding.
Two-night packages cost $259 per person including tax. For more information or to make a reservation, call 1-800-323-0020 or (716) 699-2345.
On August 7-10, the International Bowhunters Organization (IBO), a nonprofit organization that celebrates bowhunting and aims to pass on the ideals of wildlife conservation to future generations, brings the IBO World Championships back to Holiday Valley. The event attracts bowhunters from all over the world for a 3-D target competition, not only in 2014, but in 2015 as well.
“The Holiday Valley crew are great guys to work with and we’re excited to go back to Holiday Valley,” said Bryan Marcum, IBO president. “It’s a beautiful venue, especially with Ellicottville and all the neat little stores and restaurants there. It’s very popular with our shooters.”
While you must pre-qualify for the world championships, the Holiday Valley Open is available for all shooters. Cost of the Open is $45 if you register before July 25.
For more information on these and other upcoming events at Holiday Valley, visit www.holidayvalley.com.