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!

The 36th Annual Downtown Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival presented by Tompkins Trust Company is coming up 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 Apple Harvest Map & Schedule Download Link

Click on Image to download a printable copy of the Apple Harvest Festival Map.

Friday, September 28

12:00pm - 6:00pm

Saturday & Sunday, September 29 & 30

10:00am - 6:00pm


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.


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

Time Performer
10:00 – 10:45AM IC Voicestream
11:00 – 11:45 AM Grassanova
Noon – 12:45PM B33T JU1C3
1:00 – 1:45PM  Rachel Beverly
2:00 – 2:45PM Vitamin L
3:00 – 3:45PM Vee Da Bee
4:00 – 4:45PM Mijail Martinez
5:00 – 6:00PM Burns and Kristy Band
Time Performer
12:30 – 1:15PM June with Chandani Belly Dance Troupe
1:30-2:15PM iCircus
2:30 – 3:15PM Danza Romani

Time Performer
10:00 – 10:45AM Flight Performing Arts
11:00 – 11:45AM Blue Skies
Noon – 12:45PM Jess Novak
1:00 – 1:45PM Liam Alone
2:00 – 2:30PM Science Cabaret Presents: Bites of Science
3:00 – 3:40PM IC Jazz Vocal Ensemble
4:00 – 4:45PM Papa Muse
5:15 – 6:15PM NEO Project
Time Performer
1:00 – 1:45PM Zajal the Sugarplum Fairy
2:15 – 3:00PM Mirage Belly Dancers of Ithaca
Family-friendly entertainment and games will takes place inside the Tompkins Trust Company Family Fun Zone inside Center Ithaca everyday of Apple Harvest Festival!

10th Annual First People’s Festival in Dewitt Park

Celebrating it’s 10th 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 is in Dewitt Park on Saturday, September 29th at Ithaca’s Apple Harvest Festival.

2018 Cider Trail Passport – NEW THIS YEAR

Cider Trail Passport Download Link


This year at Apple Harvest Festival, we are pleased to add a Cider Trail that will be going on throughout the entire weekend.  From Friday – Sunday, Sept. 28-30, participating downtown businesses will be offering delicious ciders by the glass, tastings, pairings, and mixed cider cocktails.

You can pick up a passport at the festival’s Info Booth throughout the weekend at the Downtown Visitor Center or click on the image above to download a printable copy.

Food & Beverage

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: Ithaca Coffee Company, Luna Inspired Street Food, Gateway Kitchen BBQ, Thai Basil, Trini Style, The Good Truck, Silo Food Truck, Macarollin’, On the Street, Lao Village, Shuck Yeah, Sangam, 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.