2020 brings community events for Trumansburg


A new decade is here, and it’s time to start marking the days in 2020 you must make it to Trumansburg!

Events begin in March with the Empty Bowls fundraiser, which supports the Trumansburg Food Pantry. This event will take place on March 15 at Atlas Bowl. This annual event is organized by area businesses in coordination with the food pantry. The cost is a small $20-per-person donation.

The donation includes a handmade bowl thrown and glazed at Salmon Pottery by Mary Ellen Salmon and her students, which is filled with delicious soups from local businesses plus deserts donated by local churches. Guests are encouraged to bring their bowls home, “as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world.”

There will also be raffle items donated by the local community, half-priced bowling and a cash bar. More than 200 Trumansburg-area households benefit from this wonderful event. Look for more information on Facebook soon.

The Trumansburg Farmers’ Market opens May 6 and offers fresh fruits and vegetables, artisan meats and cheeses, wine, artisan crafts and more. The market, which takes place at the Trumansburg Park on the corner of routes 96 and 227, is open every Wednesday from May through October from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

It is a great place to meet friends, pick up some prepared dinner and take advantage of their weekly music series. The market is currently searching for a new market manager. To learn more, email tfm.mktmgr@gmail.com.

June 13 brings Porchfest back to Trumansburg, bringing the community together through music by featuring free shows on porches all over the community. This event is run cooperatively with area businesses and individuals, the village of Trumansburg and the Trumansburg Chamber.

Porchfest carries on rain or shine and brings hundreds of people out of their homes and into the streets to enjoy our robust local music scene. Make a day of it and stop by local businesses for shopping, drinks, meals and community - tburgporchfest.com.

The GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance celebrates its 30th year July 16 through 19. This “music lovers’ paradise” seeks to lead positive change and supports music, art and education. Tickets are on sale now, with the four-day holiday special admission price of $110 running through Jan. 15. Camping tickets go on sale in February. Visit grassrootsfest.org.

The second-annual T-burg Crit bike race and state championships this past August was a huge success, and in an unprecedented turn of events, the state championship race will be back for the second time on Aug. 15. Cheer on racers as they fly around the streets of Trumansburg, and stay for a beer at Garrett’s Brewing and food at one of Trumansburg’s many local establishments.

Those who are athletically inclined or who like to take in the excitement of live sports will also enjoy the Cayuga Lake Triathlon, which takes place at Taughannock Falls State Park on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1 and 2.

Registration is currently open at cayugalaketriathlon.org. In addition to hosting the Cayuga Lake Triathlon, the park plays host to a summer concert series on Saturday evenings through August.

Trumansburg WinterFest will celebrate 25 years of community on Saturday, Dec. 5. The whole Trumansburg area will be celebrating for the day with open houses, craft fairs and more. During the festival, which runs from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., meander through downtown and wander into our local businesses. Enjoy food and beverages, handmade goods, live entertainment and a general community merriment! Afterword, get cozy by the fire at the library and enjoy a story and seasonal treats.

In addition to larger community celebrations, many of the area restaurants hold daily and weekly events and specials such as quiz bowl and trivia nights, karaoke, weekend brunches and much more.

Don’t forget, if you are coming to Trumansburg in the coming few weeks, New York Pizza is closed until Jan. 15. Please check the calendars at the town of Ulysses and Trumansburg Community and Recreation websites, ulysses.ny.us and tburgcr.org, for more up-to-the-minute event information.

In Brief:

Habitat for Humanity Open House

Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties (TCHFH) has an affordable homeownership opportunity in the village of Trumansburg (19 Salo Dr.), a three-bedroom, one-bathroom home, approximately 1,100 square feet. Sales price will be $97,800, and it will be part of Habitat’s community housing trust.

Visit during the home’s open house on Sunday, Jan. 12 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at 19 Salo Dr., Trumansburg.


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