Great Wellsville Balloon Rally and more scheduled for this weekend in Allegany County

Although the Great Wellsville Balloon Rally will take center stage this weekend in Allegany County, there are accompanying activities in Wellsville, and more in other parts of Allegany County.

Residents will keep their eyes on the sky for not only balloons but the weather, with today being the most prone to thunderstorms during the day and evening, with only a slight chance of showers Saturday afternoon, and sunny skies currently forecast for Sunday.

The balloon rally and associated activities also will be accompanied by the annual Main Street Festival of sidewalk sales and a plethora of other vendors and community services organizations on Saturday, including a Families Pavilion of Christian churches and organizations for a second year on Jefferson Street.

A two-day quilt show will be occurring at Grace United Church on North Main Street, with an artist exhibit and photo shoot at the Fassett Greenspace tonight, along with a two-night local documentary showing in the David A. Howe Public Library auditorium.

Another Friday movie night will be held at the Master’s Tabernacle Church in Canaseraga, with a magic show also occurring tonight at the Angelica Free Library.

Full list of free activities
For a complete list of weekend activities and details, along with some 125 upcoming free and primarily-free events for individuals and families throughout Allegany County and beyond, use the link to our Community Calendar at the top of this page or at

If you don’t see an activity, please have the event coordinator send full information to or use the Submit an Event link at the top of this page for publications consideration. Events can be submitted for activities through the end of the year.

Weather details
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