October Fun in Ithaca
Check out these options for heated outdoor seating areas that also offer food and drinks.
- Argos Inn and Bar Argos Downtown Ithaca
- Marriott Downtown and Monks on The Commons Downtown Ithaca
- Canopy by Hilton and The Strand Downtown Ithaca
- Inn at Taughannock off Rt 96 near Taughannock Falls, near wineries & cideries
- Ithaca Beer Company off Rt 13 near Buttermilk Falls and Robert Treman State Park
- Plantation Bar & Grill on Dryden Rd near Hopshire Farm & Brewery
No Tricks, just Halloween-inspired Treats
Ithaca City Cemetery Tours hosted by Historic Ithaca, October 24-25, 31. 11am and 1pm
Reservations required. Enjoy the sweeping views and champion trees that make the cemetery a favorite spot for the living, while getting to know the famous and infamous residents and the stories they have to tell. Children under 12 are free, all others $5. Spaces are limited to comply with Tompkins County COVID prevention protocols.
Haunted History Tours hosted by The History Center, October 16-17, 22-24, 29-30
Join a downtown walking tour exploration of murder, jealousy, insanity, and perhaps some ghostly visits along the way. This program is for ages 16 to 116, tickets are $15 per person, reservation required. All tours will meet at 6:30pm at outside The Tompkins Center for History & Culture
Halloween at the Finger Lakes Cider House, October 31, 3-6PM, FREE
A family-friendly Halloween event with contactless trick-or-treating in the orchards, fire pits will be lit for a cozy outdoor experience! Food & beverages available to purchase.
Family Friday Night, Friday October 30, 4PM, 7PM and 9PM
In Serendipity Catering’s Backlot, the latest outdoor event location, all ages can gather beginning at 4PM for food and drinks. Watch Disney PIXAR’s Coco at 7PM, then the afterhours party begins at 9PM with Rocky Horror Picture Show (R). Tickets are $10, but FREE for kids under 10.
Press Bay Thanksgiving Market, Tuesday November 24, 3:30-6:30PM
Join us for the annual outdoor Thanksgiving market! Come to prepare for your fall feast with local products, or simple to sip a warm beverage. Don't forget to preorder your Thanksgiving turkey!
Trumansburg Thanksgiving Farmers’ Market, Monday November 23, NOON-2PM
Join the Trumansburg Farmers’ Market for their first ever Thanksgiving market! Shop at their intimate outdoor location in downtown Trumansburg. Don't forget to preorder your Thanksgiving turkey!
Craft cider, farm visits, and locally-sourced menus for fall comfort
Blackduck Cidery open for Tastings
For the month of October on Saturdays and Sundays 12pm to 5pm, offering flights outside at socially distanced picnic tables. $15 per flight with 5 Blackduck beverages and a small local cheese and cracker plate. Seating is limited and offered on a first come first served basis. You may email to arrange for a reservation and no groups over 6 people. Masks must be warn until seated at your table.
Grisamore Farms / Cider Works
U-pick: apples, pumpkins, gourds, farm store: produce, baked goods, flowers. Cider tastings at Grisamore Cider Works, indoor and outdoor seating. Open everyday.