ELLICOTTVILLE, NY, October 10, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- With hundreds of miles of trails and an amazing après leaves experience that includes boutiques, shops, a variety of dining experiences and a destination brewpub, Ellicottville has no shortage of reasons for visitors to play and stay this fall. ---
And now the historic village has added a new reason for anyone who enjoys taking pictures to visit, with the launch of its first ever Picture Yourself in Ellicottville fall photo contest. Open to both visitors and residents, the contest begins October 3, ending midnight Nov. 3. This will be immediately followed by an open survey on the Chamber website (which will also be used to showcase the photos) to decide the winners.
"With our Picture Yourself in Ellicottville contest we're encouraging families and friends to not only take in our wonderful fall experience... but also share these experiences with everyone else," notes Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce executive director Brian McFadden. "We've intentionally chosen three categories for this competition... Town Life, Outdoor Adventure and Sports; and Festivals and Events because they exemplify the many things to see and do in this area."
Whether you're keen to take part in the contest or prefer to just take in the scenery, suggested fall activities include:
• Town Life. Stroll around the village to admire the historic homes and experience the numerous unique shops and restaurants, all within a four-square-block footprint. For food and beverage aficionados, options include visiting the destination Ellicottville Brewing Company brewpub, local wine sampling at the award-winning Winery of Ellicottville, breakfast at Dina's Restaurant, lunch at the Kabob Kafe and dinner at The Silver Fox Restaurant and Steakhouse.
• Outdoor Adventure and Sports. Take a chairlift ride at Holiday Valley up to the top of the mountain (Oct. 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 26, and 27) and explore the mountain top lake and trail system (Note: if you're ambitious, the Finger Lake Trail system takes you all the way to the east coast). Hop on a mountain bike here or in nearby 65,000 acre Allegany State Park or hop on a road bike to explore the hundreds of miles of quiet country roads. Climb your way through the multiple-level challenges of Sky High Adventure Park or scream down the Mountain Roller Coaster. Explore the remarkable steel sculptures (some two-stories high) at Griffis Sculpture Park.
• Festivals and Events. Paint to win at the Plein Aire Competition (Ellicottville Oct 4-6). Take in dinner and the 'Witches Brew' musical at Holiday Valley (Ellicottville Oct. 4). Experience Seneca Culture and Heritage at the Falling Leaves Festival (Salamanca Oct. 5-6). Enjoy an evening at 'Hotel California' (Seneca Allegany Casino - Oct. 12). Explore Pumpkinville's 200 acre farm with its own village, cider mill and entertainment.
Prizes for the Picture Yourself in Ellicottville photo contest, to be drawn randomly from the list of winners are:
Prize A: One night stay at Inn at Holiday Valley + $100 voucher for dinner at Dina's Restaurant + $100 worth of gift cards redeemable at selected Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce businesses.
Prize B: One night stay at Wingate Hotel + $100 voucher for dinner at Ellicottville Brewing Company + $100 worth of gift cards redeemable at selected Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce businesses.
Prize C: One night stay at Jefferson Inn + $100 voucher for dinner at Silver Fox Steakhouse and Restaurant + $100 worth of gift cards redeemable at selected Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce businesses.
For more details about Ellicottville's 'Picture Yourself in Ellicottville' Photo Contest or the many experiences described in this announcement, call the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-349-9099 go to http://www.ellicottvilleny.com.
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