The Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism will hold its Annual WILMA Wooly Bear Weekend on Saturday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Oct. 26, 11 a.m.–3 p.m. in the Corporate Building at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds in Little Valley, N.Y.

A family-oriented event, WILMA (We Invite Local Manufacturers & Artisans) showcases items handmade or manufactured in Cattaraugus County by our local artisans, crafters and manufacturer.  The event was created to help promote made local, shop local and buy local. More than 25 vendors will be featured including homemade soaps, jewelry, rugs, blankets, art, toys, candles, apparel, Christmas items and so much more. WILMA is your one-stop for your holiday shopping! With so many items to choose from you will return home with something for everyone on your list.

The WILMA weekend will include special events for every member of the family, including a kids’ corner, Wooly Bear Races and a winter weather prediction! There will be coloring contests, door prizes, cider, donuts and more.

The indoor event is free to the public and will be held rain or shine! For more information, visit

If you have any questions, please contact Deb Miller at (716) 938-2318 or by email at