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July 24, 2022

The GrassRoots Festival is proud to be an event that the whole family can enjoy. We strive to create a relaxed, family-friendly environment and have a large kids’ activities area in a central location. We welcome children of all ages, and children 12 & under even attend free. 

In the Kids’ Area, children make crafts, enjoy performances, play games, and just generally make merry with their fellow young’uns. The Kids’ Area has its own schedule of daily activities and performances starting at 10am each day and closing at 6pm. Some activities include arts and crafts, human checkers, make a joyful noise, hula hoop workshops, and the physics bus. There is also face-painting, stilt walking, and juggling. Stop by early in the festival to see the most up-to-date schedule of children’s performances and activities taking place each day.

Also, be sure to stop by the Art Barn. The Art Barn is host to parade headquarters, where kids can make masks and dress-up to participate in the annual Happiness Parade which takes place at 2:00pm on Sunday. Join in!

The Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival is a mission-based (501-c3) organization that works to nurture local artists and talent while reaching around the globe to bring world music and culture to new audiences, creating environments that inspire creativity and foster community building.
The festival is presented over a four-day period (Thursday-Sunday) on four stages, which run ridiculously long hours to accommodate the 80 some bands that play the festival.
GrassRoots doesn’t hesitate to bring you great music you’ve never heard of before. Every year wonderful new bands are discovered and presented along with many old and true friends.
GrassRoots is held the second to last weekend in July, which is also in many years the third weekend of the month. It is held at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds in Trumansburg New York, located about 10 miles north of Ithaca NY on the west side of Cayuga Lake in the very scenic Finger Lakes region of central New York.
For over 25 years, the organization has served to both engage and give back to the local and regional communities in which it exists by providing financial and organizational support to impact positive change. It’s all about having a grand time and generating a feeling of community, but the impact of GrassRoots expands far beyond that which occurs during the four-day festivals.


July 24, 2022


Trumansburg Fairgrounds
2150 Trumansburg Rd
Trumansburg, 14886
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