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Fall in love with fall in Cortland County!

We always pair fall with pumpkins, apple picking, cooler weather, and, of course, festivals. From craft beer tastings to trick-or-treating, pumpkin launching to craft shows, Cortland has has something that everyone can enjoy. The events below are just a few of our annual festivities. Visit our Events Calendar for more.

1890 Union Fair

A small-town fair takes you back in time, complete with vendors, baked goods displays, quilt displays, garden displays, a horse-drawn parade and much much more!
Marathon Civic Center
16 Brink Street
Marathon, NY 13803

Duck & Red Octopus Short Funny Stop Action & Animated Film Festival

On Sept. 22 and 23, the city of Cortland, long celebrated for apples, barbed wire and the guy who invented the gyroscope, will gain new renown when it hosts the “Duck and Red Octopus Short Funny Stop Action and Animated Film Festival.” Finalists from around the world will compete for awards, including Best Stop Action Short and Best Animated Short. There will be workshops, guest speakers, film premieres, director Q&As and more, including a stand-up comedy concert by Bobcat Goldthwait on the evening of Sept. 23.
165 Main St
cortland, NY 13045

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.
Greek Peak Mountain Resort
2000 NY-392
Cortland, NY 13045

Little York Fiber Arts Festival

Come enjoy knitting, spinning, felting, yarn, pelts, raw fleeces, blankets, shawls, clothing, roving, unique fiber products, crafts, Christmas gift ideas, sheep, llamas, angora rabbits and goats …and much more! 
Little York Pavilion
6799 Little York Lake Road
Preble, NY 13141

McGraw Pumpkin Launch

How far can a pumpkin fly? The McGraw Pumpkin Launch is a community event aimed at bringing the community together, encouraging creativity and having fun!
McGraw Recreation Park
Spring Street
McGraw, NY 13101

NYS Draft Horse Show & Sale

Show and auction of draft horses and equipment. Also available baked goods and leather items.
Cortland County Fairgrounds
4849 Fairground Ave
Cortland, NY 13045
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