Ithaca’s premier event of the Fall: the Downtown Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival, presented by Tompkins Trust Company, is a three day harvest celebration of food, fun, and apples!

Mark your calendars! The 36th Annual Downtown Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival presented by Tompkins Trust Company is taking place September 28 – 30, 2018.

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, while also visiting the historical outdoor pedestrian shopping mall, the Ithaca Commons.  The Commons is the epicenter of the festival and the gateway to a nostalgic journey to harvest season fun.


2018 Sponsors

The 2018 Apple Harvest Festival is made possible thanks to generous support by our sponsors.

If you are interested in brand exposure for your company and becoming a sponsor please feel free to contact us at (607)277-8679 or Request Sponsorship Information.


Monks & Makers

Last year, we introduced a new event at Apple Harvest Festival: Monks & Makers, a cider and food pairing salon. This was a gourmet tasting event in partnership with the NY Cider Association to celebrate Finger Lakes Cider Week in NY, and Monks on the Commons. Monks and cider makers partnered to create perfectly paired cider and food tastings to highlight a number of the local ciders. The event was a sold out success! We are pleased to announce that Monks & Makers will return again this year. Stay tuned for details and links to reserve your tickets!

The Craft Show

Over 100 talented artists, crafters, bakers, and makers come together for the Apple Harvest Craft Fair! Find creative, unique works from clothing to woodworking, ceramics to paintings, fudge to essential oils and beyond throughout the festival.

Apple Harvest Fest Farmers Market features craft cideries pouring samples and selling bottles of cider to take, just about every edible apple variety grown upstate, and delicious food made with apples.

Entertainment For All Ages

Apple Harvest Festival hosts two stages packed full of performances throughout the weekend.  Check closer to festival for performance schedule.

Interested in performing? Submit your information here! 

Family-friendly entertainment and games also takes place inside the Tompkins Trust Company Family Fun Zone inside Center Ithaca!

Food & Beverage

A wide variety of food and beverage vendors will offer refreshments for purchase throughout the Apple Harvest Festival. Check here in September for a preview of offerings!

Want to be a food or beverage vendor? Click here to apply! 


Directions & Parking

Attendees can park in the Green, Seneca, and Cayuga Street garages and walk to the Apple Harvest Festival. The garages are equipped with accessible parking and elevators. Street parking is also available. 

For additional downtown parking information, click here. 

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