The Cortland Arts & Wine Festival hosts 16 wineries representing the finest that New York State has to offer. More than 40 artists will set up on the lawn throughout the park—displaying some of the nicest artwork in the area—at very reasonable prices. This year there will be a greater emphasis on providing music that will draw the crowds. Already several crowd-pleasing acts have signed with a variety of music venues. There will also be two stages so that there will be no downtime between acts. Live music will continue throughout the day. Food is also an attraction at the festival and there will be numerous vendors offering choices for every taste. Cortland, the Eastern Gateway to the Finger Lakes, is centrally located midway between Syracuse and Binghamton on Route I-81. Courthouse Park is located in the middle of town – a gorgeous setting with trees, monuments, memorials, and a fountain. There is also plenty of free parking.