The legend-dairy Cortland County Dairy Parade is returning to downtown Cortland, but with a twist! National Dairy Month is kicking off with the county's annual dairy parade, but this year it's happening in reverse. Though it will be a little different for all those participating, it will still be a fun, family-friendly event.
So put on your best cow costumes and milk mustaches, and come out to support the dairy industry and Cortland County dairy farmers!
Keep reading for all the details.
WHEN IS IT HAPPENING?
The drive-thru event is taking place Tuesday, June 1 from 4-8 p.m. The parade portion of the event will occur from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
WHERE IS IT HAPPENING?
Individuals wishing to drive through the parade will start at North Main Street and end at South Main Street. Only enter with your vehicle from Tompkins/Port Watson Street. You can opt to walk through the parade as well. Please adhere to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines and be mindful of the hardworking volunteers directing traffic.
Can't make it to downtown Cortland? Tune in virtually!
WHAT TO EXPECT?
The parade will start at 6:30 p.m. featuring stationary floats on both sides of the street in a drive-thru setting for cars looking to drive through.
There may be a surprise waiting for you at the end of the parade (chocolate milk, wink wink) and you will come across select vendors during the event.
MAKE A DAY OF IT
Looking to make your trip to the Dairy Parade an afternoon adventure? Downtown Cortland is packed with ____ that will ____. Check out the 1890 House Museum
,home of 19-th century inventor and industrialist, Chester F. Wickwire. If the sun is shining, walk the Cortland Rural Cemetery with an interactive cemetrail tour to discover those who helped shape Cortland history. Shop local at one of our unique retailers. The Corset Building houses Cinch Art Space, Heroes & Villains and Magpie Custom Creations, or pop in to Floristry on Main Street for a fresh bouquet of flowers and home décor.
When dinner time arrives, downtown Cortland has an abundance of eateries for every palette. Check out the list of options here. After partaking in the parade, grab a night cap at Cortland Beer Company. They have a selection of hand-crafter beers and spirits, as well as local wines.
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