Ain't no party like a Porchfest party! Porches will become stages, lawns will become venues, and strangers will become friends at the 8th annual Cortland Porchefest! Come out for a day filled with family-friendly fun, from rock n' roll, to runs, book sales, pints and good grub- the party just got even bigger!
Sunday, August 20 (noon-5 pm)
The Van Hoesen Neighborhood.
RUN FOR A CAUSE
The day will kick off with a "Rock Around the Blok 5K & 2.5K" at 9 a.m., with a run/walk through Suggette Park. Advanced sign up required through The Cortland YMCA. Secure your spot here and run for a community cause!
THE PORCHFEST PARTY
The streets of Van Hoesen, Chestnut, Harrison, Joy, and Hamlin will be taken over by some front porch pickin, neighborhood singin' good times. Local community members will lend their porches and driveways in Cortland for dozens of bands to perform.
Porchfest activities kick off at noon with a kid's parade and bagpipes. Live music continues until 5 pm. Don't forget to check out the fun games and craft activities for the children and grab a bite from Holy Smoked BBQ.
Are you ready to rock? With over 30 live acts, from folk to rock, bagpipes to banjoes, there is a little something for everyone all day long!
TREAT YO' SELF
Now that you've danced until your feet hurt, it's time to grab some libations. If you haven't already filled up on Holy Smoked BBQ at Porchfest (or you're just hankering for a little something more), hop in the car, or stretch your legs with a short jaunt around the neighborhood.
For the kids, we recommend stopping for a sweet treat at the Fosty Caboose. Located just around the corner at 107 Homer Ave, this converted train car serves up Perry’s Premium Ice Cream sundaes that will knock your socks off! Our current favorite is the"Peanut Butter Buster." Perry’s Premium Peanut Butter Cup Hard Ice Cream, topped with chocolate syrup, peanut butter sauce, peanut butter cup candy, whipped cream and cherry on top! And don't worry, Forst Caboose serves all their goodies togo, so you don't have to miss your favorite band at Porchfest!
BEER, BOOKS & BURGERS
For the grown-up in the group, might we be so bold as to recommend a stop at the Cortland County Historical Society, just down the block at 25 Homer Ave, for their Beer, Books & Burgers event? Grab a pint from the new Homer Hops beer truck, serving up local craft brews and shop, sip and stroll. The Cortland History Society has filled a tent with hundreds of used books, vinyl records and interesting artifacts. While you're there, grab a signature smash burger from Smash Me 607, we recommend the Philly fries for a unique twist on lunch!
Not ready to kick off your dancing shoes just yet? Grab you Homer Hops in a can and your burger to go, and head back over to Porchfest and keep on rocking the block all afternoon long!
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