Member Networking Events Schedule 19/20


GOACC Needs Your Events!

The Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing its May 2020 through January 2021 Events and Activities brochure.  Events located in Cattaraugus, Allegany counties in New York State, as well as McKean and Potter counties in Pennsylvania are encouraged to send in information about their events.   Needed information should include event name, date, location, telephone number and event details. 

This brochure is delivered to over 150 locations in a 100-mile radius of Olean. It is also sent to both regional visitors center in New York, and one in Pennsylvania.  Send your information by February 28 by phone to 716/372-4433, fax to 372-7912 or email.

Each year, GOACC produces 6,000 brochures as a way of promoting the many events that are held to educate residents and visitors of the opportunities in the area.  It's a great way to encourage people to visit.  The event scheduling also assists area organizations to ensure that fundraising events don’t happen on the same date.  This event information also is entered into Greater Olean's website event calendar.



Changes and one Addition to the GOACC Event Lineup 2020

OLEAN — The events committee of the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce met recently and has approved the event schedule for 2020 with two date changes and one new event.   Normally held in January for the last 5 years, the Sports, Recreation, and Fitness Expo (new name) is back at the Good Times Events Center and will be held May 30, 31.  Gus Macker Basketball Festival is now the first June weekend, June 5-7, moved earlier from a third weekend in August.  The events committee also approved (a yet to be named) event to be held Saturday, September 12.  It will be a half marathon and a BBQ food festival.

Three StrOleans appear on the calendar once again on the fan favorite day of the week Saturdays, with the one tagged to Gus Macker on Friday.  Those dates are Friday, June 5 – StrOlean; Saturday, August 15 – StrOlean; and Saturday, October 3 – StrOlean.

The Sports, Recreation, and Fitness Expo is relocating back to Good Times due to the time of the event (May) which will enable GOACC to utilize Forness Pond and the fields around GTO, and to place vendors outside (pending good weather ?.)

Mayor William Aiello, Chamber board director and member of the Events Committee stated, “August’s dates for the Macker have proved tough for teams to commit with students in Fall sports.  Jamestown is not hosting their Macker in 2020, so the Olean Macker committee got approval to take over their June dates.”

“The Events Committee also kicked around another fitness event for the Chamber to host.  As a runner, I presented a marathon or half marathon for an event,” added Erica Dreher, GOACC Membership Outreach Coordinator.  The half marathon will start in Allegany and circle to Olean. “Chris Michel, at the office, suggested a festival at the end of the race with a BBQ theme,” Mrs. Dreher added.  A name for this event will be forthcoming.

The balance of the events will be back and include Home Show April, Community-Wide Garage Sale May, Chamber Clambake June, Corporate Challenge 5K Run/2 mile Walk June, Chamber Golf Classic July, Taste of Olean July, Annual Dinner November, Santa Claus Lane Parade November, and Visits with Santa in December.  “When you look at the proposed schedule, the Chamber has five major events within four weeks.  Our staff at the Chamber are go-getters and are up for the challenge; and our volunteers – we cannot thank them enough for how they help our office tremendously when we put the call out for help,” reported Meme K. Yanetsko, Chief Operating Officer. 

Specific details, vendor applications, participant registration forms can be found on GOACC’s website,, once they come available.  GOACC encourages everyone to mark these dates on the calendar - we promise a fun-filled year of events! For more information, please contact GOACC by phone (716) 372-4433 or by email.


2020 GOACC Events
April 24-26 -- Home Show
Saturday, May 16 -- Community-Wide Garage Sale
May 30, 31 -- Sports, Recreation, and Fitness Expo
Friday, June 5 -- StrOlean
June 5 – 7 -- Gus Macker
Wednesday, June 10 -- Chamber Clambake
Thursday, June 25 -- Corporate Challenge 5K Run/2 mile Walk
Monday, July 13 -- Chamber Golf Classic
Sunday, July 26 -- Taste of Olean
Saturday, August 15 -- StrOlean
September 12 -- New Event - Half Marathon and BBQ
Saturday, October 3 -- StrOlean
Thursday, November 5 -- Annual Dinner
Friday, November 27 -- Santa Claus Lane Parade
Wednesdays, December 2, 9 -- Visits with Santa


Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce hosts many events throughout the year.  Specific event information is listed to the left under the event name.  Details such as schedule of events, registration, volunteer, fees, and sponsorship opportunities are all contained.

The Greater Olean Area has a wide range of events for all seasons and all ages!!  Please use the arrow buttons to search through to the month you are visiting our area.  Click on a specific event to get more information on that event if it has been provided.  Please contact the event organizers or GOACC ahead of time to ensure the accuracy of the events before you make any plans.  To add your event, please send all event information to GOACC by mail GOACC, 301 North Union Street, Olean, NY 14760; fax (716) 372-7912; or by email