The Home of the
Maple Festival

Come Visit Our Beautiful Town!


***Attention Village Residents*** 

**THE VILLAGE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FROM MONDAY SEPTEMBER 18th THROUGH FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd FOR OUR ANNUAL FALL TRAINING.**  Therefore, the Village Board Meeting scheduled for 9/20/2023 is cancelled.

Please join us Monday, September 18th for an Open House Public Meeting at the Civic Building regarding NY Forward Award! More info in the link below.

The Cortland County Drug Take Back event will be held on the Marathon Village Green, 1 Park Street, Marathon from 9am-12pm on Saturday, September 30th. Turn in your unused, unneeded or expired medications for safe, free and anonymous disposal. More drop off locations are listed in the flyer below.

Effective April 3rd, 2023 the Village Office hours are:
Lobby hours:  Monday - Thursday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Office hours:  Monday - Thursday 7:00am - 5:30pm
Closed Fridays
For any recycling questions, please refer to the Cortland County Recycling Guidelines: 




About Us

Established in 1794, Village of Marathon is committed to providing our townsfolk with the essential services they need. From maintaining public parks and spaces to handling essential services such as water, sewer, and electricity to our inhabitants. Our cozy village is home to approximately 1000 residents and hosts several wonderful events and programs throughout the year, such as our Maple Festival.

Come visit our town and attend our famous Maple Festival. During this event, we celebrate the rich maple industry in Marathon, New York. From our wonderful Maple Pageant to the exciting pancake eating contest, there are a lot of family-friendly activities to enjoy during the festival.

In our town, we have an elementary & high school which are dedicated to shaping the children to become the trailblazers of the future. They strive to help the kids find and develop their passions and to prepare them for life in the real world.

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Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule

Our board of trustees meets during the first and third Wednesday every month to discuss and resolve any issues our townsfolk may be experiencing. The meetings are held at 7:00 PM at the Village Board Room at 18 Tannery Street.

Agenda & Meeting Minutes

To ensure that people are aware of the topics discussed during the board of trustee’s meetings, we maintain minutes of the meeting.

Our small-town fair will take you back to a more peaceful time where families can enjoy a wonderful spread of authentic fair food and fun activities. These include:

  • Vendors
  • Baked Goods Displays
  • Quilt Displays
  • Garden Displays
  • Horse Drawn Parades
  • And More!

We Look Forward to Hearing From You

For those that want to enjoy the atmosphere of small-town living, consider visiting us at Marathon, New York. For more information on our latest events and activities, contact us today.