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July 12 -14 2024

The Village of Knives Celebration

Little Valley, NY
Cattaraugus County Fairgrounds

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JULY 12-14, 2024 

July 12-14, 2024 will be an exciting and historic time -- "The Village of Knives Celebration" in Little Valley, New York!  
The county fairgrounds will welcome knife dealers, collectors and enthusiasts from around the world, with tours of town, exciting displays, educational presentations and, of course, thousands of rare knives to see, buy and trade!
Admission is FREE to the general public so mark your calendars and don't miss this overdue event! 

Ellicottville Brewing Co. will be making a special batch of beer, proudly brewed and canned in Little Valley!  CHEERS!

Oh and W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery & Zippo will be holding their 135th anniversary event
the following weekend - July 19-20 - in nearby Bradford, PA, so you might want to make it a full week of history and fun!


Friday, July 12:

9am - Noon: final setup,

Doors open @ 1pm for general public, free admission!  Closes at 6pm

Thursday, July 11:

Noon - 6pm: Dealer set-up at Fairgrounds exhibition halls, private sales between dealers

Saturday, July 13:

9am - 6pm: Exhibits, displays, appraisals and sales at fairgrounds; Village of Knives town tours all day!
VIP Banquet & BBQ at Andrew Jackson Case's home "Robins Roost" aka American Legion Post 531

Sunday, July 14

9am - 3pm: Exhibits, displays, appraisals and sales at fairground; Village of Knives town tours all day.

The Details:

- Display booths (1 table plus chairs) are $50 each; 2 tables are $80 - tables are 8' x 2 1/2' each.

- Set-up will start on Thursday, July 11, with break-down Sunday afternoon the 14th.  

- VIP passes are $100, including early viewing of displays, free personal tours of town and the banquet on Saturday night at the nearby American Legion -- aka "Robins Roost" which was Andrew Jackson Case's home. Additional banquet attendees are $50.  Many thanks to our vets and Post 531!

- Self-guided tours of town are also available, with the many former sites of Little Valley's cutlery history fully displayed and tour pamphlets available.  

Nearby luxurious lodging at special discounted prices just for our event are available at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville (10 minutes away), as well as RV sites at the fairgrounds ($50 per night).  Also, there are plenty of AirBnB rentals in and around town, never forgetting the Seneca Casino in Salamanca (10 minutes away).

This event was 150 years in the making, so mark your calendars and don't miss it!

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