The Great Cortland Pumpkinfest

October 6 & 7, 2018

Courthouse Park

Cortland, New York

Video by Matt Hoeschele.

Music by Madd Daddy (Ted Walsh, Maddy Walsh - The Blind Spots)

 
 
Photo credit: Cortland County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Kris Reynolds.

Photo credit: Cortland County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Kris Reynolds.

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.

Photo credit: Cortland County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Kris Reynolds.

Photo credit: Cortland County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Kris Reynolds.

Festival-goers enjoy several entertainment stages featuring talented local performers; the Kids’ Zone, featuring games and activities for children of all ages; a craft show showcasing local artists and vendors; antique tractors; hay rides; and festival food celebrating iconic fall flavors.

In addition to the activities being held in Courthouse Park, several other locations in historic Downtown Cortland host activities for the family, including the Cortland Fire Department and local restaurants.

Photo credit: Cortland County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Kris Reynolds.

Photo credit: Cortland County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Kris Reynolds.

The Great Cortland Pumpkinfest also showcases the Cortland community.

A volunteer executive board plans and executes the Great Cortland Pumpkinfest. Volunteers from area high schools, SUNY Cortland, and the community work throughout the weekend to bring the festival to attendees. And local sponsors provide the financial and in-kind support that makes the festival possible.

 

This year's festival will be held:

Saturday, October 6

9AM - 5PM

Sunday, October 7

12PM noon - 5PM

We hope to see you there!