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Behind the Scenes: Inside Gaffer District Businesses
Read the stories behind some of the Gaffer District's treasured old and new businesses. Delve deeper into our downtown's rich history and spirit behind #shopsmall. Click on the + next to the SHOP tab above!
Check out Glow Beauty Boutique at 9 East Pulteney!
Gaffer District's new spa boutique at 9 East Pulteney! Chiropractic | Massage | Peels | Dermaplaning | Waxing (with ingrown hair treatment add-on service) | Facials | Lash & Eyebrow Tints | Eyelash Lifts | Airbrush Tanning | Check out our business listing under SHOP tab, email them at, or call them at 607-654-4198!
The Days of Incandescence | October 19 - October 31, 2019
Legend of the Gathers Story Times | Costume Contest | Trick-or-Treat in the Gaffer District | Archibald's Libations Crawl | Legends of the Gathers Guided Walking Tours | Themed Urban Arts Crawls | Click on + next to Events Tab Above & Stay Tuned for More Details!
Parade of Lights | Saturday, November 30, 2019 | 7:30PM
Find out why Country Living magazine recognized Corning, NY as one of 20 best towns in America for celebrating Christmas, specifically for our sparkling holiday season, beginning with the Parade of Lights through the Gaffer District. Click on + next to Events Tab Above & Stay Tuned for More Details!
Farmers Market Thursdays Until October 31st!
Keep it fresh and support local farmers and craftspeople in Riverfront Park, Thursdays Until October 31st! You, Me & CCC Demonstrations and 20+ Vendors Each Week!
TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence Recipient
"A beautiful historic street," says one senior TripAdvisor member. "...take time to walk along historic Market Street, shop, eat, and sometimes hear live music in Centerway Square. It is one of the nicest historic streets I have encountered."
A Top Culinary Destination by Bon Appétit Magazine
The Gaffer District is also named as a top culinary travel destination for festivals and events throughout the entire Appalachian region, an honor reserved for only 39 other locations along the East Coast.
An I Love New York® Top Shopping Destination
Corning's Gaffer District is pleased to have been mentioned as one of only seven major shopping destinations in all of New York State. For the full Gaffer District business directory, please click on the + next to the SHOP tab above!
Named as One of 10 Great Streets by American Planning Association®
All year round, our District streets are alive with events, dining, & shopping!
Corning voted "The Most Fun Small Town in America!" by Rand McNally®
Meet your friends in Corning after work, celebrate the end of the day with a refreshing cocktail, wander through one of our art galleries, and indulge yourselves with a dessert from the Chocolate Trail.
When you shop locally in Corning, it makes a difference! Proudly sponsored by Guthrie Corning Hospital and Radisson Hotel Corning. For the full Gaffer District business directory, please click on the + next to the SHOP tab above!
Known for its picturesque Centerway Square, our downtown is filled with the promise of fabulous shopping and amazing food!
Eat your way through Downtown Corning, recognized as a top culinary destination by the Bon Appetit Appalachia program!
Visit one of our amazing museums, pamper yourself at one of our salons, indulge in our Chocolate Trail, or plan a night out with your friends!
Plan to make a weekend of it, and stay within walking distance of the center of downtown Corning.
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Amazing Events All Year Long

You can always find fun, family-friendly events and activities in the Crystal City! Check out one of our festivals for decades-long traditions and visit downtown businesses for special events, live music, and more!

December 7, 2019
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Explore Downtown Corning

Spend time in Corning's Gaffer District, a downtown filled with small businesses, breathtaking streetscapes, and one delicious and delightful discovery after another.

Buildings Alive! Walking Tour
Buildings Alive! Walking Tour

Explore the past with the stories of our storefronts. Our historic walking tour will impress, intrigue, and educate as you stroll down the street.

Chocolate Trail
Chocolate Trail

Discover all the delectable chocolate delights available for purchase at more than 40 different businesses.

Full Business Directory
Full Business Directory

Choose from more than 250 businesses located in Corning's Gaffer District!

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