The 11th annual W.I.L.M.A. (We Invite Local Manufacturers & Artisans) will be held at the Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds the weekend of October 21st and 22nd, 2023. What is WILMA Woolly Bear Weekend? It is so much more than your average craft show! All vendors participating in the event are business owners, manufacturers, artisans or crafters from Cattaraugus County. WILMA is a family-oriented event that includes items handmade or manufactured in Cattaraugus County by local artisans and manufacturers. This event was created to help promote shop local, buy local, just in time for the holiday season. Although free to the public, businesses pay a minimal registration fee that is then used towards door prizes in the form of WILMA bucks. The first 50 people to arrive on Saturday will receive $5 in WILMA bucks and the first 25 people on Sunday will as well. On Saturday at 4pm there will be 3 WILMA bucks drawings. One for $75, another for $50 and the final drawing for $25. You won't want to miss it! Many special events are planned throughout the weekend including a winter weather prediction by "WILMA" the Woolly Bear Caterpillar ... you may even get to hold her! There will be Chinese Auction Raffles, cider, donuts and much, much more! This event will be held rain or shine as it is indoors. Vendors will be available on Saturday, October 21st from 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday, October 22nd from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Door prizes!!