Welcome to Tompkins County, where rural areas uphold long-held traditions that contribute to the county’s vibrant cultural and economic life. Come explore our rural history, architecture, landscapes, and culinary bounty on a New York State Path Through History weekend October 5-7, 2018. You’ll love the small-town vibe of Dryden (our focus area this year) that encourages us all to slow down and appreciate the Finger Lakes landscapes and farm-to-table flavors.
Join us for an opening-night reception and lecture at the Brian C. Nevin Welcome Center at the Cornell Botanic Gardens. Take a guided bus tour of rural landmarks in Dryden. Don’t miss heritage crafting exhibits, food, and music at the free Dryden Homestead Heritage Fair Day. Enjoy a harvest dinner at Coltivare, a farm-to-bistro restaurant and event space, where we’ll hear from Bobby Frisch, CEO of Firelight Camps and listen to the old-time tunes of the West Hillbillies. End the weekend with a farmstead brunch at the Schickel family’s Maryhill Farm. Register for each weekend event a la carte or as an entire package. We’re offering the entire weekend package, including Friday evening reception, Saturday morning and afternoon guided bus tours, Saturday evening harvest dinner, and Sunday brunch, for $175, a 10 percent discount.
The Authentically Rural Weekend is an event sponsored by Ithaca Heritage, a collaboration between Historic Ithaca and The History Center in Tompkins County to promote cultural heritage tourism in Tompkins County.
For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit the Ithaca Heritage Authentically Rural Weekend event page.