Welcome to the quickest way to learn the week’s most exciting local events. This weekly event round-up is sponsored by The Ithaca Convention and Visitors Bureau.


Ithaca Oktober Fest

Who needs to go to Germany when you have a wonderful craft beer festival right here in Ithaca? Sample and find your new favorite brew on the newly renovated Commons at Ithaca Oktoberfest!

Ithaca Commons

Date: 10/24/15-10/25/15

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Fall Festivities at Indian Creek Farm

Everyone is invited to the kickoff of high apple season at Indian Creek Farm this weekend!  Only 3 minutes from downtown, just past the hospital on Route 96.  You can pick 7 kinds of apples, drink fresh apple cider, and enjoy the free attractions: A sunflower maze and playground with swing set, giant sandbox, and Apple Mountain (a huge pile of dirt).  Open every day 9 AM till dark!

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Ithaca International Film Festival

Quickly gaining popularity every year, this Film Festival is a must see in Ithaca! Now entering it’s 4th year, IIFFF will once again bring together an upstanding curation of genre films from all over the globe. This year, along with those films entered into the International Competition they will offer a mini-series on Turkish cinema, aptly entitled The “Outta-Mind Empire.”
Date: 11/11-/11/15

Location: Cinemapolis

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 Enfield Harvest Festival

Just when you thought the harvest season fun was over-think again! The Enfield Harvest Festival is has everything, family friendly fun,  chicken BBQ,c games, music by “Under Construction”, cake wheel, silent auction, music, and much more.

Enfield Elementary School

Date: 10/10/2015

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Pumpkin’ Chunkin’

Come chunk some pumpkins! Let’s see how good your aim is! Guess the weight of Varick Winery’s giant home-grown pumpkin and win a prize.
Varick Winery & Vineyard

Date: 10/10/15

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Insectapalooza

The annual, one-day insect fair is hosted by the Department of Entomology at Cornell University. Insectapalooza is an interactive, hands-on experience that features hundreds of live insects, spiders, and other fascinating arthropods.
Cornell University, Comstock Hall

Date: 10/17/2015

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Cider Week in Ithaca

October 2-11 is a great time to invite your friends to Ithaca for the exciting Cider week activities! Enjoy new and exciting activities all week long throughout Ithaca and the surrounding regions all celebrating local hard cider!

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 Scarecrow Jubilee

Nothing says fall like the Scarecrow Jubilee at Ithaca Children’s Garden! Celebrate the harvest with scarecrow making, pumpkin carving, apple tasting, and so much more…

Ithaca Children’s Garden. Cass Park, Route 89, Ithaca, NY 14850

Date: 10/17/2015

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The Weekly Gem

The weekly gem will highlight a special Ithaca location that the Ithaca & Tompkins County Visitor’s Center thinks you really need to see!

Ports of New York

Did you know Ithaca has a port wine maker right in the heart of downtown Ithaca? His wine is exquisite and his small winery, a piece of history, is nothing short of incredible. Come see Fred at Ports of New York, he’ll tell you all about it.


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Mike Blaney

Mike Blaney is the executive director and co-founder of The Ithaca Voice.