Summer isn't over yet, Cortland County! The midway point of summer is here, but that doesn’t mean the fun stops! From summer concerts to sampling the finest NYS craft beverages, Huskies on parade to browsing hand-crafted goodies, there’s no reason to leave the county if you’re looking for a good time.
Check out these four events that will make your summer super memorable! Visit our Events Calendar for a full list of happenings.
CORTLAND ARTS OFF MAIN
Saturday, August 5, from 10am-5pm
Court Steet, Cortland
Join the Cortland Arts Connect at their Art, Music, Food & Wine Festival in historic downtown Cortland, now located on Court Street, between Main and Church. Explore the wide array of products from talented artists and artisans, including pottery, paintings, and jewelry. Mini-workshops will be offered all throughout the day! Sign up ahead of time to secure your spot! There will also be activities such as a pottery throwing demo, chalk art, caricaturist artist and, of course, the ever-popular children's tent
Try your hand at the interactive chalk mural and marvel and the incredible talents of the 3-D chalk mural artist.
Everyone's favorite craft beverage tasting event will open at noon (for attendees 21 and over). Cortland Beer Co. has the honnor of hosting this year. Patrons can enjoy some great live music from talented local performers while enjoying a glass of wine or craft beverages in the wine garden provided by Cortland Beer Company.
Festival admission is free.
Sunday, August 6, from 10am-7pm
Dwyer Memorial Park
6799 Little York Road, Preble NY
The oldest running Bluegrass and acoustic old-time country music event in New York and New England returns for its 50th year at the historic Dwyer Memorial Park in Preble. Pack a chair and a picnic, and enjoy the celebration of all things Bluegrass as you’re overlooking beautiful Little York Lake.
Food and beverages will be available throughout the day, with arts and crafts, vendors, band tables, and raffles in order to help support the picnic’s expenses. Festival admission is free.
Tune into Classic FM on Sundays from 9 p.m. to midnight to listen to Bill Knowlton play live recordings from previous picnics to whet your appetite!
Thursday, August 10- Saturday, August 13
The excitement continues on Saturday as over 100 vintage Brockway trucks parade down their new route, from the CNY Living History Center to Downtown Homer, for the all-day show that brings in 1000s of people.
Events that required advanced reservations include the Italian fundraising dinner (Friday) and Bob’s BBQ buffet (Saturday), both to be held at the Brockway Museum. A full schedule of Brockway Truck Show events may be found at www.brockwaytrucks.org.
3336 Route 215, Cortland
Sunday, August 20, from 12-5pm
Van Hoesen Street Neighborhood, Cortland NY
Lace-up your walking shoes because Cortland’s 8th annual Porchfest returns this August! This free event starts at noon on Van Hoesen Street in Cortland and runs until 5pm. Dozens of porches and other open areas transform into performance spaces for local musicians and artists to display their work. The event will also feature performances from local dance troupes, kids’ games, arts and crafts, and more.
The first Porchfest was held in Ithaca, NY in 2007 and has since spread to other parts of the United States and Canada. Cortland’s first-ever Porchfest was held in August 2016 and included 25 bands performing on the front porches of 13 different houses.
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