Stay with us this summer while enjoying all of the events during the 2020 season. Our porches overlook the amphitheater. A hot breakfast is served daily and a gourmet dinner is served weekdays to guests staying during the Chautauqua season 2020. These meals are included in the room rate. Call and book your stay today at 716-357-3785.


Fall Programming

Literary Tourgée Conference

September 27–29 – Hultquist Center 101

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Road Scholar: The Chautauqua Experience in Fall and Spring

September 15–20
Theme: “The Chautauqua Sampler”

September 29–October 4
Theme: “Foreign Policy With the American Foreign Service Association”

October 13–18
Theme: “Chautauqua and Highlights of Chautauqua County and Western New York”

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NOW Generation Fall Weekend

October 25–27

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Art Escape Program Introduction to Book Binding

October 1st – 3rd | 6 PM – 8 PM

In this introductory bookmaking course, students will learn binding techniques.

Patterson Library | 40 Sount Portage St., Westfield | | 716.326.2154

Tea Leaf Readings

October 3rd – 31st | 12 PM – 5 PM Every Thursday

Tea Leaf Readings by Cindy Riggle, Spaewife and tesseomancer in residence at our own Hemlock House Sherman.

Mayville Rd, Mayville | | 716.220.2082

Enchanted Forest

October 4th | 6 PM – 8 PM

Tours every 10 mins. Reservations Required. Join us for a magical fall evening on the trails.

Audubon Community Nature Center | 1600 Riverside Rd, Jamestown | | 716.569.2345

Chautauqua Lake Fishing Tournament

October 5th & 6th | 7 AM – 3 PM

Chautauqua Lake Bassmasters Fishing Tournaments.

Long Point State Park | 4459 NY-430, Bemus Point |

Fall Fest at 21 Brix Winery

October 6th | 12 PM – 5 PM

Annual Fall Fest! Live music from The HighLife, all types of craft vendors from pickles and home decor to watercolor…

6654 West Main Rd, Portland | | 716.792.2749

Fall Fest at Peek’n Peak

October 12th, 13th, 19th & 20th | 9:30 AM – 9 PM

Two weekends! Craft Show, farmers market, pumpkin cannon, children’s crafts & more!

Peek’n Peak Resort | 1389 Old Rd, Clymer | 716.355.4141

Harvest Moon Cemetery Tours

October 18th & 19th | 7 PM – 10 PM

Festivals Fredonia Inc., noted for their Ghost & History Tours, will host hourse drawn carriage rides…

Barker Commons Gazebo | Main Street, Fredonia | | 716.785.7123

Federweisser, Small-Plate Riesling Celebration

October 19th | 7 PM – 9 PM

Celebrate the harvest as they do in Germany with parings of “Federweisser and Zwielbelkuchen”.

Johnson Estate Winery | 8419 West Main Rd. Westfield | | 716.326.2191

An Evening with Paula Poundstone

October 19th | 8 PM – 9:30 PM

Paula Poundstone known for her smart, observational humor.

Reg Lenna Center for the Arts | 116 E 3rd st., Jamestown | | 716.484.7070


Escape to Exploration



Week One

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Climate Change: Prioritizing Our Global and Local Response

Week Two

Saturday, July 04, 2020

Forces Unseen: What Shapes Our Daily Lives

Week Three

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Art and Democracy

Week Four

Saturday, July 18, 2020

The Ethics of Tech: Scientific, Corporate and Personal Responsibility

Week Five

Saturday, July 25, 2020

The Women’s Vote Centennial and Beyond

Week Six

Saturday, August 01, 2020

Rebuilding Public Education

Week Seven

Saturday, August 08, 2020

The Science of Us

Week Eight

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Reframing the Constitution

Week Nine

Saturday, August 22, 2020

The Future We Want, The World We Need: Collective Action for Tomorrow’s Challenges