festivalsSpring, summer, fall or winter there’s an event happening in Cortland County. We celebrate the seasons and our rich heritage all year long with parades, festivals, fairs, and concerts. The Great Cortland Pumpkinfest celebrates the harvest season, while the Central New York Maple Festival honors the “sugaring season” and the arrival of spring. The Annual Bluegrass Ramble connects us to our musical heritage, as does the Cortland Celtic Festival. The National Brockway Truck Show is our tribute to a time when Cortland County produced the “Cadillac of Trucks”. Along with the Cortland County Junior Fair, the Cortland Art and Wine Festival, Holiday in Homer and the Homer Winterfest, these are just a few of the fun events on our calendar. With a lineup like this, there truly is something for everyone!

Homer Winterfest

The Village of Homer celebrates winter with a fireworks display, human dog sled races, a wine tasting and loads of great food and fun.


Central New York Maple Festival

For 40 years the Village of Marathon has been celebrating the “sugaring season” with their two-day event that encompasses the entire town.



Embrace the elements with this event that includes the “tower of terror” for snowboarders, snow sculptures, sled dogs, kids games, and a great chili cook off.

Water Festival

The Cortland Waterworks is the site of this event honoring one of our natural resources with displays, games, exhibits and activities.


Cortland Dairy Parade

Cortland’s oldest parade honoring our much-celebrated dairy industry.

Bluegrass on the Green

An afternoon of live bluegrass music by an outstanding line-up of performers on the Homer Village Green.

St. Anthony’s Festival

Founded in 1905 the St. Anthony’s Festival celebrates the culture of the parish with three days of entertainment, ethnic foods, games and other activities.


Homer Summer Concerts on the Green

Wednesday evenings during the summer months the Homer Village Green is the place to be for these free performances.

Concerts in Court House Park

Outdoor concerts in Courthouse Park take place every Thursday in July and August.

Holiday in Homer

One of Cortland County’s oldest arts and crafts festival on the Village Green in Homer.


Taste of Downtown and Sidewalk Festival

A tasting tour of historic downtown Cortland’s restaurants and pubs as well as Cortland’s retailers offering sidewalk sales in front of their stores.

Cortland County Junior Fair

A traditional county fair, this week-long celebration includes agricultural displays and exhibits, entertainment, a midway with a fireworks finale on the last day of the fair.

Annual Bluegrass Ramble

This is New York State’s oldest bluegrass event with continuous live music all day in Dwyer Memorial Park on the shores of Little York Lake.

Cortland County Chautauqua

Each evening over the course of a summer week there is an opportunity to learn and laugh, grow and worship on the Homer Village Green.

Cortland Arts and Wine Festival

Courthouse Park is the place to enjoy the works of regional and local artists, musicians and Finger Lakes Wines.


Seedstock Festival: A Festival of Music & Art

Beginning in 2009, Seedstock has grown to a three-day festival featuring the local area's musical acts. 


National Brockway Truck Show

A tribute to the greatest trucks ever built starting with a parade and day-long Brockway Truck Show on Main St. in Cortland.


Southern Tier Antique Truck Show

All makes and models of antique trucks show off at the Cortland County Fairgrounds, combining with the National Brockway Truck Show to make it an antique trucks weekend in Cortland County.


1890 Union Fair

One of Cortland’s oldest agricultural events celebrating the harvest season in the Village of Marathon.

Cortland Antique Auto Show

Antique and classic cars, trucks, motorcycles, a flea market and more every September in Dwyer Memorial Park on Little York Lake.


NYS Draft Horse Show & Sale

A Two-day sale of draft horses, tack, and equipment every fall at the Cortland County Fairgrounds.

Cincinnatus Corn Festival

For over twenty years, the Cincinnatus Corn Festival has celebrated the corn crop with a parade, games, live music, and fun for the whole family. Find it every September at the Cincinnatus Central School. 


The Great Cortland Pumpkinfest

A celebration of the harvest season with crafters, games, live entertainment and lots of great fun the first weekend in October in Cortland’s Courthouse Park.


Little York Fall Fiber Arts Festival 

Celebrate the fiber arts with felting, yarn, pelts, blankets, shawls, roving, and more.  



For dates and information on all the great activities that are going on visit our calendar of events.