Great Cortland Pumpkinfest 2014
October 4-5, Great Cortland Pumpkinfest
Courthouse Park, Cortland. Saturday 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday 12 noon - 5 pm.
: Pumpkinfest Pancake Breakfast, 5K Run/Walk/1 mile Fun Run, Cortland Fire Dept Open House, Ageless Jazz Band, Pumpkin Decorating Contest, Jeff Love Band, Catskill Puppet Theatre, Tribal Revival.
: Molly & the Badly Bent Bluegrass Boys, The Old Timers Band.
Children's Games, Antique Tractors, Pony Rides, Hay Rides, Food, and 100+ crafters. For more information call (607) 753-8463 or 1-800-859-2227 toll-free, email, or visit




Pancake Supper

October 3, Pumpkinfest Pancake Supper

4:30 - 7 pm, United Presbyterian Church, 25 Church St (next to Courthouse Park). All you can eat pumpkin or regular pancakes with sausage, homemade applesauce, oj, coffee or tea. $5 per person (Limit $20 per family).

First Friday Art Event

October 3, First Friday Art Event

5-8 pm. First Fridays celebrate the art and culture of our local community on the first Friday of each month. Participating galleries, studios, artists, interested businesses, music and performing arts venues will be open to the public to spotlight the arts. For more information visit, or our Facebook page.

Tri-Cities Opera

October 4, Tri-Cities Opera Children's Show: Pinocchio

2 pm, Center for the Arts, 72 S. Main St., Homer. For more information visit Tickets can be purchased in advance through the Center’s website at or by calling the box office at (607) 749-4900. If available, tickets will be sold at the door on the night of the performance. The Center Social Hour begins at 7 pm, offering desserts, coffee, tea, wine and beer for purchase as a fundraiser for the Center.

McGraw Pumpkin Launch

October 11, McGraw Pumpkin Launch and Kids Pumpkin Decorating Contest

10 am, Decorating contest. 12 noon, Pumpkin Launch, Clinton St. Park, McGraw. Kids can get a free pumpkin (while supply last) to decorate and then they can enter their pumpkin in the decorating contest. Build and enter a pumpkin launcher for the contest to see how far you can throw a pumpkin. Free park entry. To enter a launcher and get the contest rules, call (607) 836-6034.


October 14, Central New York Solar Summit

8 am - 5 pm, Doubletree Hotel, Syracuse. Elected officials, planning and zoning board members, planners, code officers, solar energy professionals, architects, engineers, and finance managers are invited to an all-day, comprehensive outreach and training event. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from solar experts from the public and private sector, including the NYSERDA-funded NY-Sun PV-Trainers Network. The Solar Summit will provide four tracks throughout the day with specialized topics for varying levels of interest and experience. Workshops will be offered on the state of the solar industry in New York, innovative public-private solar financing models such as Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing, best practices for local municipalities to support solar in their communities, as well as New York’s innovative solar policies and programs including the new “megawatt-block” solar incentive structure, the NYS Unified Solar Permit, the NYPA K-Solar Program, and much more. The event is free but registration is required. A fee will be charged for some continuing education credits. To register, go to For more information call 315 422 8276 x206, e-mail or visit

Cortland Downtown Farmers Market

Cortland Downtown Farmers' Market

8 am - 2 pm, Tuesdays & Saturdays, Downtown Main St. between Orchard St & Court St. Our market started in 1972 and 42 years later our market is still going strong, bringing the Cortland community our freshest fruits and vegetables and the highest quality of soaps, crafts and sewing projects, & homemade baked goods. Our baker has a variety of jams, breads, and candies. Read more >>

Cortland City Seal

Funds for Purchase or Rehabilitation of Single Family Homes Awarded to City of Cortland

The City of Cortland was awarded funds to assist in the purchase and rehabilitation of single-family homes in the City.


Cortland City Seal

Multi-Family Home Ownership Program Funds Still Available UPDATED 08-01-2014

The City of Cortland has a limited amount of Community Development Block Grant funds remaining in its Multi-Family Home Ownership Program. The Program provides assistance for down payment and closing costs for those wishing to purchase a two or three unit home in the City of Cortland that is in need of repairs. The City can provide up to $16,000 to assist in the purchase.


Cortland City Seal

Energy ChallengeEnergy Challenge Program

The typical household in Central New York wastes about 30 percent of its energy consumption. The Challenge Team program is designed to reduce that energy waste.

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