SUNY Cortland’s Fall Festival, a day of free food and entertainment for College employees and their guests, takes place Saturday, Sept. 15 and the event, which expects to draw more than 500 people, has added a new giving incentive: a 50/50 raffle to benefit the SUNY Cortland Child Care Center.
Attendees will be able to purchase individual raffle tickets for $1 each or 10 for $5. Half of the proceeds will go to the Child Care Center for scholarships and learning resources while one winner will take home the other half of the pot. The winner is not required to be present in order to claim the prize.
Saturday’s festivities span from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside of Lusk Field House. In the event of rain, they move inside. The reservation deadline for employees and their guests was Aug. 31.
Wristbands will be distributed to attendees at the event, which will offer free entry to the SUNY Cortland football team’s Homecoming game and the women’s soccer game. Both contests begin at 1 p.m. but there’s no obligation to attend either game.
Catered food will follow a barbecue theme and family-friendly entertainment will be supplied. The Wild Hunt, a student musical act, will perform live music and a disc jockey also will be in attendance. Bounce houses, face painting, a cotton candy machine and an appearance from Crossroads the Clown also are in store.
The barbecue food will be served from noon to 2 p.m. and the menu will include hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue chicken, assorted salads, salt potatoes, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, lemonade, iced tea and water. Special dietary requests have been noted.
Questions about the event can be directed to Robin Abbott of the College’s Human Resources Office at (607) 753-2302.