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 6

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.

12:30pm - Cortland Performing Arts: TheatreDanz

Cortland Performing Arts loves being a part of the Great Cortland Pumpkinfest! Come see the TheatreDanz dancers perform hits at this year's festival, and join them afterwards to learn some of their moves! This year’s performance will take place at 12:30pm near the rotunda in the center of Courthouse Park.

Cortland Performing Arts has been bringing the love of dance to downtown Cortland for 14 years. They offer classes for all ages and levels in: ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, modern, acro, hip hop, and Irish! TheatreDanz Company is an audition-only program designed for dancers looking for more committed training and performance opportunities. They have performed at dance competitions, conventions, events across the central NY region, and even Disneyworld!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7

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.