The Town of Candor consists of 94.54 square miles bordering Tompkins County to the north, the Town of Spencer to the west, the Town of Newark Valley to the east, and the Town of Tioga to the south. The 2000 Census states that the population is 5,317 and the primary industry is agriculture. In addition to the Village of Candor, there are several hamlets including Catatonk, Willseyville, Weltonville, Fairfield and Gridleyville. Like the Town of Spencer, people in the northern portion of the Town generally gravitate towards Ithaca and many are employed at Cornell University. Iron Kettle Farm on Route 96 is the Town’s biggest attraction especially during the Fall harvest and Halloween season. Fallow Hollow Deer Farm and Side Hill Acres Goat Farm are unique agricultural businesses that are worth visiting. Turkey Trot Acres is a rustic hunting lodge that has seasonal dining and hosts an annual celebrity benefit turkey hunt and golf tournment.The Village of Candor consists of .44 square miles within the Town and has a population of 855 according to the 2000 Census. The annual Fourth of July parade is one of Candor’s biggest events. The Candor Central School is located in the heart of the Village offering a first-class education to area students. The Candor Fire Department’s station hosts the annual Catatonk woodcarver’s show where the masterfully carved “Tioga Blue” heron can be seen and has become the unofficial symbol of the County’s quality of life.

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