Additionally, on Saturday and Sunday, September 30-October 1, the farm will host a College Weekend. Visitors showing off their school’s colors—Bomber blue or Red Dragon red—will get a discount on gate admission. Members of the IC community can use discount codes for tickets all season long. Entering Ithaca’23 on the website when purchasing tickets will trigger the discount.
Ithaca College’s head football coach, Michael Toerper, brought his family for a visit to the farm. Toerper says the maze is a great example of how the community gets behind the team.
“For a local business to highlight the ‘Biggest Little Game in the Nation,’ it’s a great reminder of the community support we have,” he said. “I loved getting a chance to check it out in person. It’s a fantastic example of Bombers supporting Bombers.”
Bomber pride indeed runs strong at the farm. Kay Moore ’68 was a math major at IC and helped start the farm. Several other family members and farm workers also have Ithaca College connections, including Matt Hartz, who played football for IC from 2009 to 2012.
This year’s Cortaca Jug game will be held on November 11 at 12 p.m. at Butterfield Stadium. It is the first time the game will be held on IC’s campus since 2017. The Bombers won that game 48-20.