Things to Do

No matter what age you are, there’s lots to do at the Great Cortland Pumpkinfest!

Talented local performers rock multiple stages all weekend long. The craft show showcases more than 100 local crafters and artisans. The Kids’ Zone offers games and activities for children of all ages. Delicious festival food can be found, with local favorites honoring the flavors of the season. And other downtown Cortland establishments offer activities that make Pumpkinfest weekend a truly community-wide celebration of the harvest season.

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

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

 Photo credit: Great Cortland Pumpkinfest Social Media Committee.

Photo credit: Great Cortland Pumpkinfest Social Media Committee.

 Photo credit: Great Cortland Pumpkinfest Social Media Committee.

Photo credit: Great Cortland Pumpkinfest Social Media Committee.

 Photo credit: Great Cortland Pumpkinfest Social Media Committee.

Photo credit: Great Cortland Pumpkinfest Social Media Committee.

All Weekend

  • The Kids' Zone Tent has games for children of all ages to play and activities to get them in the spirit of fall. Those who come in and play games can win prizes all weekend long. 

  • The Tractors of Yesteryear are on display both days, showing many of the tractors that were used on farmland around the area over the course of the past 150 years. Members of the Tractors of Yesteryear club are available to talk about the tractors. 

  • Talented local musicians will be performing in multiple venues over the weekend. For a complete lineup, visit the Entertainment page.

  • The Great Cortland Pumpkinfest Craft Show features more than 100 local crafters and artisans with their works for sale.

 

Planning for the 2018 Great Cortland Pumpkinfest is underway! Please watch this space for more information as events taking place over
the 2018 festival are announced. 

Saturday, October 8

Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Decorate your pumpkin (real or hand-made) to resemble your favorite character from books, films, TV or music.

Learn more about the Pumpkin Decorating Contest and get your application form here.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8

Hayrides are available throughout the weekend for $1 a piece (maximum $5 per family)! Children under 5 ride for free!

Events hosted by Friends of the
Great Cortland Pumpkinfest

Please watch this space for information about events hosted by friends of the Great Cortland Pumpkinfest.