2018 Attractions


It’s the 20th Annual Hollywood Happening and we hope you will come join us for all the festivities. I don’t know about you, but after this long winter I am ready to celebrate the good weather and this outdoor festival is just what the doctor ordered.


We welcome Seneca Gaming and Entertainment as our 2018 Stage sponsor.

Gowanda Harley is sponsoring the Wall of Death stunt show for your viewing pleasure this year. Come check out the latest restorations inside the Hollywood Theater and look over memorabilia we have collected over the last 20 years. We will have the crowd favorite Wicked Glenn Tattoo Contest on the Main stage and Ride-in-Bike Show, sponsored by Snyder–Farey Allstate Insurance Agency, in the VIP tent again this year.


Gowanda Harley Davidson will have the H-D ® Demo Fleet at the shop.  And of course we have the Beer and Bands. There is something for everyone.


We do have credit card readers at our merchandise areas at the front of the theater and behind at the Hollywood Hut for t-shirts and motorcycle raffle ticket purchases. The beer tent ticket booth will take cash only.

And of course we are raffling off another brand new Harley Davidson Low Rider motorcycle to benefit the restoration of the Hollywood Theater. So mark down the dates on the calendar and get ready to celebrate summer!


No weapons or backpacks will be allowed in the

Beer Tent.

Thanks for your understanding.









The Music

We have an exciting lineup again this year with a variety of music for everyone. Friday afternoon is our annual Hometown Showcase featuring local up-and-comers. On Friday night come hear the BarKing Spiders and enjoy some county rock. Saturday’s bands include Vapor and local favorites, Turbulence.  Saturday night, Wolf’s Run presents The Chicago Authority. You are going to love their sound. Country Sunday starts with local county rock musician Buffalo Derek and finishing out the weekend, hear the Buffalo Barnstorm Band “just playing fun time rockin music.”



Bike Parade

Join us On Friday evening, June 1st as we kick off the 20th Hollywood Happening with our annual bike parade. Be one of many who take part in this event. Line up will start about 6:30 pm at the Gowanda Harley-Davidson shop on Zoar Valley Rd. The parade will leave about 7:00 pm and finish in downtown Gowanda in time for the opening ceremonies.

Wicked Glenn Tattoo Contest

Sign up and show off your tattoos for prizes and just the fun of it.  The contest is scheduled for 3pm Saturday June 2nd and will be held on the big stage. Categories will include Black and Grey, Color, Full Sleeve, Full back, Portrait/Realistic and Best character plus a Best Overall. Winners will receive a cash prize with a plaque for the winning tattoo artist. The cost is $10/ category or $50 for all.

You can register for the event all day Friday, and Saturday till 2:30pm at the Hollywood Hut theater tent located behind the theater. 


Snyder-Farey Allstate Insurance Ride-in Bike Show

The Ride-In Bike Show will again be under the VIP tent on Sunday June 3rd.  The gang from Snyder-Farey is again excited to be part of this great event and will be giving out cash prizes for many of the categories. What’s More- Its free to enter!! The Bike Show will be under a tent near the stage area this year to keep the bikes out of the weather. There are a number of classes to choose from, so come down and show off your bike.

Register at the Allstate Tent on Main St. on Friday and Saturday or on Sunday from 10:00am to 12noon at the VIP tent near the stage. Voting is from 12noon to 4:00pm Sunday June 3rd.

JC Seneca's Ride for Charity 

This Charity Ride will take place on Saturday, June 2nd. Registration is at 11am, Kickstands up at noon from Native Pride Travel Plaza in Irving, NY. The stop between Native Pride and the Hollywood Happening is TBA, and will be announced soon.  We can guarantee it will be an enjoyable ride through Western New York.  Proceeds will go equally to the Hollywood Theatre, BACA - Bikers Against Child Abuse and It Takes a Tribe - A Foster Care Service Project.  A donation of $20 per bike will be collected at registration, and at the 2nd location if you want to join us from there to ride into Hollywood Happenings in-style.  


Rhett Rotten's Wall of Death

See this amazing stunt show sponsored by Gowanda Harley Davidson performing on the west end parking lot behind the theater for 3 shows on both Saturday and Sunday. If you have never seen the show before you are in for a treat.


Rebel on the Highway

Come check out "Rebel on the Highway," featured in the theater during the Happening. This independent movie transcends the Hollywood cliché of biker movies, and uses well-known members of the motorcycle community across America as the cast including local Western New York Bikers. Keep looking on the schedule for times to be announced.


Harley-Davidson Demo Fleet


Have you always wanted to know what everyone else feels when sitting on top of a H-D motorcycle? Or do you have one but just wanted to try a different model?  Well here’s your chance. Come up to Gowanda Harley Davidson all weekend long and get on a new Harley-Davidson Motorcycle and experience some freedom. Choose from the popular XG Street Models, Street Bob, V-Rod, Softail 110 Specials, CVO's and more! All weekend long at Gowanda Harley Davidson. Motorcycle endorsement required along with proper riding attire (Pants, sturdy foot wear, shirt, eye protection), some Helmets available. Check the schedule for times.

© 2015 K. Merrill

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