Cortland Major Events

13-17…Lincoln in Paint and Print
Celebrate the Village of Homer’s historic ties to President Lincoln during the National Celebration of his 200th birthday.

30…Crown City Lumberjack Invitational
Athletes from across the United States and Canada will compete in various events at the J. M. McDonald Sports Center on 4292 Fairgrounds Drive.

6…Grand Opening of New Trail Network
At 1.3 miles, this is the longest trail at the Lime Hollow Center for Environment and Culture. Come walk the new footbridge and stepping stones, and don’t miss the wetland viewing area at 338 McLean Road.

13…Blue Grass on the Green
Enjoy an afternoon of bluegrass music on the Homer Village Green. Music begins at noon.

17-27…“I Hate Hamlet”
In this comedy, a discouraged actor is visited by a ghost that offers him advice on acting, life and women at the Cortland Repertory Theater.

21…YMCA-Lime Hollow 5km Father’s Day Race.
Take part in the newest addition to the YMCA’s
Fidelis Six-Pack series of races at 338 McLean Road. The first 75 entrants will receive free t-shirts, and prizes will be awarded for top finishers in each age group.

7-11…Cortland County Junior Fair
This traditional county fair features agricultural exhibits, demonstrations, midway and food.

18…Holiday in Homer
This festival features over 125 artisans and crafters, lots of great food, live music and entertainment for all ages, horse-drawn wagon rides, quilt show, library book sale, live radio broadcasts and a 5K race at 28 South Main Street, Homer.

22-August 1…“Unnecessary Farce”
In this new comedy, two incompetent cops try to catch a supposedly crooked mayor at the Cortland Repertory Theater.

26-August 1…Bon Ton Roulet
Grab your bicycle for a seven-day non-competitive cycling adventure. Bon Ton Roulet, which means “good times roll,” will take riders of all ages and abilities on a journey throughout the Finger Lakes Region.

1…Cortland Arts and Wine Festival
This year’s festival features over 20 of New York State’s finest wineries along with a juried art show. Plenty of food vendors and musical groups will round out the entertainment at the Courthouse Park.

5-15…“Gross Indecency:
The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde”
Based on trial transcripts, personal correspondence, and interviews, this gripping tale is brought to life by nine actors playing multiple characters ranging from Queen Victoria to present day English professors at the Cortland Repertory Theater.

8…National Brockway Truck Show
At the annual gathering of Brockway trucks, visitors will enjoy a parade, vendors and historical exhibits. Trucks will be parked on Main Street, Cortland.

22-24…Cortland Celtic Festival
This annual Celtic celebration features pipe bands, Celtic music, vendors and games at the Cortland Courthouse Park.

20…Cortland Antique Auto Show
With over 300 cars and numerous flea market vendors, this one-day event is the perfect outing for classic car lovers in Dwyer Park, Little York.

1-2…NYS Draft Horse Show and Sale
This auction of tack and draft horses gives beginners a place to buy horses and necessary equipment at the Cortland County Fairgrounds.

3-4…The Great Cortland Pumpkinfest
This celebration of the harvest season features crafters, children’s games, entertainment, hayrides, a 5K race, antique tractors, exhibits and food at Courthouse Park.

Outdoor Activities
Cortland County is fortunate to have a section of the Finger Lakes Trail System located within its borders. Starting in the northeast corner of the county, the trail meanders south through state forest land, pastures, hollows and hills, including Virgil Mountain, the highest point in Cortland County.

Lime Hollow Center for Environment and Culture is a 375-acre, geographically unique and ecologically diverse outdoor oasis. Eight miles of trails are available to the public and can be accessed from the Visitor and Education Center located at 333 McLean Road in Cortland. Learn more at

Labrador Hollow Unique Area is located north of the town of Truxton and covers 1,483 acres of land that can be used for hiking, fishing, bird watching, nature viewing, mountain biking, canoeing and hang gliding. Labrador Pond can be viewed from a circular boardwalk that takes visitors from dry land into marshland, then to a view of the pond and back to dry land.

Dwyer Memorial Park, home of the Cortland Repertory Theatre, is located on Little York Lake. The 55-acre park includes several shelters for picnicking, a boat launch and a wading pool for little ones.

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