Weekend of events: What is happening around Cortland County?

(Kaitlyn Hession/Cortland Voice).

There are always different events and activities happening at and around the Cortland County area on the weekends for people to participate and enjoy.

Here are some of the events happening this weekend in Cortland County:

Story Arts Festival Homer

Starting at 3:30 p.m. on Friday September 27th and at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday September 28th, the Story Arts Festival at Homer will be held  at several locations throughout the village of Homer.

These locations include the Phillips Free Library, the Center for the Arts, the Congressional Church and many more.

Come and enjoy both spoken and written stories.

There will be performances by story tellers, puppeteers along with readings by writers of memoirs, fiction, children’s & teen books and picture books. There will also be workshops on writing and storytelling at these events.

For more information about this event along with their specific schedule, please click here to visit their website and brochure online.

Gears to Corsets: A Steampunk Festival

This Steampunk Festival is a three day event that will be held this weekend from Friday September 27th through Sunday September 29th.

Throughout this event, Cortland County will be able to enjoy live music, food, steampunk inspired art & cosplay and much more throughout different locations around Cortland County.

For more information, please click here to visit their website, which also includes the official schedule and locations of the events.

3rd Annual Emergency Services Appreciation Day

Join the local emergency service providers of Cortland County for a free family event this weekend on Sunday September 29th.

This year's Emergency Services Appreciation day will be held at Beaudry Park on Scammel Street in the City of Cortland.

The event is set to start with the Back the Blue CPD 5k Foot Pursuit at 9 a.m. Registration for the foot pursuit starts at 8 a.m.

For more information about the event, please visit their page on Facebook.

Homer Community Blood Drive

The Homer Community Blood Drive will take place this Saturday September 28th, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Homer 1st United Methodist Church located on 16 Cayuga Street (on the Green).

Anyone who out to give blood will receive a coupon via email for a free haircut, courtesy of Sport Clips Haircuts.

People who wish to donate should call and make an appointment at 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to: www.redcrossblood.org

Folks with appointments are given first priority, but walk-ins are welcome.