APPLE FESTIVE: Safe & Socially Distant Options to Enjoy the Fall Apple Harvest Season.
Downtown Ithaca will welcome a couple farmers to sell their harvest bounty throughout the week in a socially distant, de-densified version of a farmers market and cider trail happening on the Commons and inside downtown shops and restaurants in the district.
Shops and restaurants who have safely reopened may feature apple & cider themed menus and gifts for sale too. The collection outlined on a Cider Trail.
As part of the Cider Trail experience, participants can share Instagram and Facebook photos throughout the week and enter to win a Downtown Ithaca Gift card when they hashtag their photos with #FeelingAppleFestive & #DowntownIthaca
Next Fall, we hope we can return to the Annual Apple Harvest Festival during the last weekend in September 2021, but for now we encourage you all to enjoy apples and apples products safely, responsibly, and socially distant.
Socially Distant Activities & Experiences throughout the week:
Open Air Apple Farmers Market on the Commons
Monday, Sept. 28 - Friday, Oct. 2 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm
2020 Apple & Cider Trail inside Shops & Restaurants around Downtown Ithaca
Monday, Sept. 28 - Oct. 4 | Store hours will vary
Apple Harvest Open Air Farmers Market
Monday, Sept. 28 - Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 12:00pm - 4:00pm
- Robbies Produce Farm Market
- AJ Teeter Farm
- Littletree Orchards
- Baked Up & Bubbled Over
- Bakers Acres
Be Safe & Socially Distant & Responsible
During the day, a couple of farms will have pop-up farm stands each afternoon on the commons to sell pre-packed Apples, Cider and other fall produce for contactless grab & go.
Lines with 6' or more of social distance between customers will be in place at the farm stands and all customers and farmers are required to wear masks.
Hand sanitizer is stationed around the Ithaca Commons, and patrons are encouraged to bring their own for personal use as well.
Apple & Cider Festive Trail
Your passport to pomology!
Celebrate the apple season this year. Enjoy a little bit of the season each day with your quaranteam crew on a socially distant, contactless, taste-tastic journey of sipping, noshing, & shopping.
Apple & Cider Trail now available! Simply download the map, print & make your plans and let the fruitful week get started. Snap a photo of your experiences throughout the week and share them with us via Instagram or Facebook. Tag us @downtownithaca and hashtag it #FeelingAppleFestive to enter to win. No purchase necessary to participate.
Happening all week long inside shops and restaurants around downtown from Monday, Sept. 28 - Sunday, Oct. 4th. Enjoy ciders by the glass with your meal, juice for purchase, fun apple-inspired novelties, and even sweet and savory dishes showcasing the mighty fruit!
Guidelines how to shop in store will vary from in-store to online shopping. | Curbside pick up options may also be available with participating businesses.
Download 2020 Apple Festive Trail
More Ways to Feel Festive!
Finger Lakes Cider Week is also returning to the region October 2 - 11, 2020.
As Apple Festive winds down, Cider Week will ramp up with virtual tasting events online as well as Orchard tours and ticketed, socially distant food & cider pairing dinners.
Directions & Parking
Residents and vistors can park in the Green, Seneca, and Cayuga Street garages and walk to anywhere in Downtown Ithaca.
Garage parking is $1.00/hour in the garages. On-street parking is $1.50/hour during the week until 6pm.
Don’t want to drive? See TCAT bus routes and schedules here.
Apple Festive Sponsor
The Apple Festive is made possible thanks to generous support by our title sponsor:
Apple Farmers Market
If you are a farmer from our 2019 Apple Harvest Festival interested in learning more about the open-air market click the button below to let us know.