OLEAN, NY -- The newest street festival in the Greater Olean Area will be offered three times this year. 

Launched by Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce in August 2017, StrOlean is scheduled  for June 8, Aug. 17, and Oct. 26 in downtown Olean. 

“We are encouraging businesses, nonprofits and school groups to start planning now to participate in one or all StrOleans,” Meme K. Yanetsko, the Chamber’s COO, stated.

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StrOlean, an event reminiscent of Farm City Days, is meant to bring people to Olean’s North Union Street  for an evening of food, music, fine arts, classic cars and fun for all ages.

The first StrOlean was a huge success with more than 70 organizations and businesses lining North Union Street, offering special sales and small events to the thousands who visited downtown Olean that evening. 

“There are many ways to participate at StrOlean, which can be fundraisers,” Yanetsko added. 

POPUP MARKET: If your business is a brick and mortar store, the Chamber would like for you to host an event outside your store, host sales/info table inside/outside your store, or if you are a restaurant, we would like you to vend outside your store.  As an existing storefront, there is no fee to participate, but the Chamber asks you to fill out the application.

For those wishing to vend on North Union/State Streets, the Pop Up Market will include arts & crafts, artisans, catalog/home party, farm market stands, artwork, and jewelry among other things. 

EVENT ORGANIZER: Is your organization looking for a fundraiser event?  The Chamber is also encouraging organizations to come on down and create an event that would benefit their organization.   StrOlean would love to have organizations host events during the day such as: a planned walk, story time, a tasting station, a sport demonstrations, 5K/1K fun run, outside fitness class, strolling chorus, children’s activities, and a bunch of other ideas. There would be no charge to run the event. The event would be included in the overall promotion, poster, Facebook, etc. The Chamber suggests those organizing events do some small promotion and market to their captive audience.

During the August 2017 StrOlean, events included a tire-flipping competition, an outside yoga class, story time, roller derby with a track for bouts at the Olean Center Mall parking lot, a make and take craft class, a car show, “Battle of the Lips,” a planned walk, and a scavenger hunt.

FOOD SPOT: The Chamber is encouraging food vendors to come and serve up some food. There is an application for those businesses wishing to open a food spot during StrOlean.  An existing restaurant will still need to fill out the food application.

For more information or registration forms, please call the Chamber at 716-372-4433 or email events@oleanny.com.