The 38th Annual Apple Harvest Festival presented by Tompkins Trust Company returns to Downtown Ithaca October 2-4, 2020

The 38th Annual Downtown Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival presented by Tompkins Trust Company is coming up Friday, Oct. 2 – Sunday, Oct. 4th, 2020.

Each year, Apple Harvest Festival hosts bushels full of apple farmers, local produce, fresh baked goods, family entertainment at every turn, games, rides, prizes and live performances on two stages.

Free to attend and all-ages friendly, Apple Harvest Festival is a great introduction to the rich farm and artist community of Ithaca and the Finger Lakes region.  First time visitors can witness a variety of wonderful local entertainment happening all over downtown and inside shops and restaurants.

Apple Harvest Festival Hours:
Friday, Oct. 2nd: 

12:00pm - 6:00pm

Saturday, Oct. 3 & Sunday, Oct. 4th:

10:00am - 6:00pm


2020 Sponsors

The 38th Annual Apple Harvest Festival is made possible thanks to generous support by our sponsors.

Interested in sponsoring? Contact us at (607)277-8679 or Request Sponsorship Information.


Showcase of Local & Regional Crafts


Over 100 talented artists, crafters, bakers, and makers come together at the Apple Harvest Festival Craft Fair! Find creative, unique works from clothing to woodworking, ceramics to paintings, fudge to essential oils and beyond throughout the festival. The craft fair happens on the festival grounds along Cayuga Street.

Apple Harvest Festival Farmers Market

Entertainment For All Ages


Family-friendly entertainment and games will takes place inside the Tompkins Trust Company Family Fun Zone inside Center Ithaca everyday of Apple Harvest Festival!

First People’s Festival in Dewitt Park

Celebrating its 12th year, First People’s Festival is a celebration of Indigenous peoples of New York State with traditional music, crafts, displays and foods. The festival provides an educational opportunity for the public to learn more about the traditions and unlearn the stereotypes connected with Indigenous cultures.

The First Peoples’ Festival will take place in Dewitt Park on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 during the Apple Harvest Festival.

2020 Cider Trail Passport

Cider Trail Logo 2019

This year at Apple Harvest Festival, we are pleased offer a Cider Trail that will be going on throughout the entire weekend inside shops and restaurants around downtown.

From Friday - Sunday, Oct. 2 - 4, 2020, participating downtown businesses will be offering delicious ciders by the glass, tastings, pairings, and mixed cider cocktails.

Pick up a passport at the festival Info Booth throughout the weekend;  inside at the Downtown Visitor Center located inside the Tompkins Center for History & Culture.

Food & Beverage

A wide variety of food and beverage vendors offer food and refreshments for purchase throughout the Apple Harvest Festival. Food trucks and vendors in the past have included: A wide variety of food and beverage vendors will offer food and refreshments for purchase throughout the Apple Harvest Festival. Food trucks and vendors include:  Coltivare, Ithaca Coffee Company, Luna Street Food, Rashida Sawyer Bakery, New Delhi Diamonds, Bickering Twins, Covert Country Kitchen, Adam Grill, Commons Kitchen, Tibetan Momo, On The Street, Trini style, B&B Kettle Korn, Lao Village, Kettle Corn Shoppe, Hot Spot Grills, Shuck Yeah!, Sirilux Pensiri USA, LLc, Silo Food Truck, Eat The Foood, The Good Truck, Dee Dee’s ice cream, Sugarlips, Kim’s Cheesecake on a Stick,Knot of This World Pretzels, Hollow Creek LLC , and many more!


Directions & Parking

Attendees can park in the Green, Seneca, and Cayuga Street garages and walk to the Apple Harvest Festival. A flat fee festival rate will apply inside garages, $5.00 all day.  No re-entry.  The garages are equipped with accessible parking and elevators. Street parking is also available.  Free on Saturday and Sunday.

For additional downtown parking information, click here.

Don’t want to drive? See TCAT bus routes and schedules here. 


Apple Harvest Applications

If you are interested in participating in the 38th Annual Apple Harvest Festival in 2020, please check back in February when we will start to open up registration.