Corning's Gaffer District Event Listings

Harvest Music Festival


Corning’s Gaffer District and Elmira Savings Bank invite you to the 20th annual Harvest Music Festival. Join us for Finger Lakes wine and beer tastings, live music, food and fun for the whole family!  

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Chocolate Trail

A delightful and decadent trip through the Gaffer District. Follow the Chocolate Trail to discover epicurean specialties found only in our historic downtown. From chocolate fudge to chocolate tobacco we have...

Edible Excursions Trail

A tasty trip! Follow the Edible Excursions trail to discover unique food products and signature menu items throughout our historic downtown. There's something for everyone!

Kids Adventure Trail

Where excitement and learning always prevail! Experience for yourself, the fun and laughter. Don't forget to stop for ice cream after! 

Antiques & Collectibles Trail

Discover amazing finds in Corning's Gaffer District! Precious antiques and unique collectibles make this a great trail for everyone to enjoy. Stop for a few hours or explore the whole...

Historic Walking Tour

What is a Gaffer? Our historic walking tour will teach you this, along with other amazing historic facts about our city. This self-guided tour has 19 locations throughout downtown Corning, and includes...

Welcome to Corning’s Gaffer District!

Spend a day in our historic downtown district. Walk along the river, shop our shops and experience some of the most amazing dining this side of the Finger Lakes. Each day you’ll find exciting events and fun experiences for the whole family. You just have to explore Corning.