Fall Festivals


Gears to Corsets: A Steampunk Festival

Starting in afternoon of Friday, September 27th, and not ending until the early afternoon of Sunday, September 29th, the Cortland County Steampunk Festival offers a family-friendly program filled with entertainment, exhibits, vendors, presenters, games and much more!

Join a wide array of creative organizations in Cortland County as we delve into this moment in time – through machines, performances, music, costumes, lectures, and more. Gears to Corsets is the perfect backdrop to explore the industrial history that informs our curiosity today.

Northeastern Electro Music Fest
For the first ever Northeastern Electro-Music Festival, a new location has been discovered at the Center for the Arts in Homer, NY. This year’s gathering features two full days of innovative electronic music concerts, seminars, workshops, demonstrations, jam sessions, video artists, and a mini swap-meet.

There will be a hands-on “Synthesizer Petting Zoo,” with various rare and odd synthesizers, drum machines, and other pieces of electronic music gear you hadn’t known existed.
Please bring your own headphones for the Petting Zoo, otherwise a community set of headphones will be made available; iPhone/iPod headsets work well, too.
1890 Union Fair
A small town fair taking you back in time complete with vendors, baked goods displays, quilt displays, garden displays, horse drawn parade and much much more.


The Great Cortland Pumpkinfest
Crafters, Children’s Games, Entertainment, Food, Antique Tractors, Hay Rides, Tons of Pumpkins, Exhibits and Displays.
First held in 1996, the Great Cortland Pumpkinfest is a celebration of the prolific bounties of the harvest season. It is held in historic Courthouse Park in Cortland, New York, the Crown City of Central New York.

The Great Cortland Pumpkinfest is held the first weekend of October every year. Over the course of the weekend, hundreds of festival goers come to enjoy festival food, take hay rides, shop locally-made crafts, and, of course, get the first pumpkins of the season.

Greek Peak Hops & Swaps
Celebrate the fall season with a trip out to Greek Peak Mountain Resort and sample unique and refreshing brews and delectable wines from across New York State.
Breweries, wineries and entertainment for the entire family! Your admission gets you 15 tasting tickets. Don’t miss out on other activities like mountain biking, take a chairlift ride plus tons of things to do with the kids and of course the annual ski swap sale!
NYS Draft Horse Show & Sale
Show and auction of draft horses and equipment. Also available baked goods and leather items.
Little York Fiber Arts Festival
Knitting, Spinning Felting, Yarn, Pelts, Raw Fleeces, Blankets, Shawls, Clothing, Roving, Unique Fiber Products, Crafts  Christmas Gift Ideas, Sheep, Handcrafted woodworking and pottery, Soaps and Maple Products …and much more!
Cortland Halloween Parade
Celebrate Halloween with this annual parade since 1933!
Parade down Historic Downtown Cortland and see who will win top prizes at Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown.
McGraw Pumpkin Launch
The McGraw Pumpkin Launch is held on the 2nd Saturday in October at the McGraw Recreation Park on Spring Street and begins at 10am.

We are always in search of people or groups interested in building pumpkin launchers!!

Enjoy the festival and make it a weekend getaway!

Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or an adventurous excursion, check out these special travel packages in Cortland County!

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