Hot Glass Demos sponsored by The Corning Museum of Glass
Hot Glass Demos sponsored by The Corning Museum of Glass
Rock The Park Concert Series
Rock The Park Concert Series
Family Activities Throughout the Weekend
Family Activities Throughout the Weekend
Artist Displays & Exhibits
Artist Displays & Exhibits
Corning's Gaffer District
Chemung Canal Trust Company

The Tenth Annual Celebration of Glass and the Fire Arts in America's Crystal City is May 23-26, 2019

Presented by Corning's Gaffer District and Chemung Canal Trust Company, GlassFest is four days of glassmaking demonstrations, music entertainment, fine & fired art vendors, shopping, food, and more!
Live Glassmaking

Spend some time in Centerway  Square and watch gaffers from The Corning Museum of Glass create a one-of-a-kind glass pieces live on stage.  Demonstrations will begin at the top of each hour and last approximately 15-20 minutes.  The demos are fully narrated-fun for the whole family!



2300°: GlassFest
6pm on May 23, 2019
At 2300°F, hot glass gets interesting—and so do things at The Corning Museum of Glass. Enjoy glassmaking demonstrations, live music, and great food and drink. Free and open to the public.
Exhibits & Displays
ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes
Come to The Evelyn Peeler Peacock Gallery at The Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes to see work by emerging and experienced artists from the Finger Lakes region!  From jewelry, books, and handmade gift cards to glass, paintings, and...
Corning Museum of Glass
From children looking for an adventure to artists looking for inspiration, there's something for everyone at The Corning Museum of Glass. Explore 3,500 years of glassmaking history in the world's largest collection of glass, featuring 45,000 pieces...
Exhibit A
Exhibit A presents interactive sculptures by Greg Wright for GlassFest. Wright is a recent Alfred University graduate whose engaging objects produce sound and light and are created from various materials including glass.Also on view are intricate...
The Rockwell Museum
 The Rockwell Museum111 Cedar StreetOpen daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Summer Hours (Memorial Day – Labor Day): 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Kids/Teens (17 & Under) FreeMore than a museum – The Rockwell is a unique community center where people enjoy, connect...
Vitrix Hot Glass Studio
Founded in 1979 in Corning's historic Market Street district, Vitrix Hot Glass Studio is regarded among America's prominent contemporary glass studios. Glass Artist Thomas P. Kelly, owner of Vitrix; along with Robert Kelly, business manager;...
West End Gallery
Family owned and operated, West End Gallery is Corning's longest standing fine arts gallery, celebrating 41 years on Historic Market Street. You will find a beautiful selection of representational art by more than 60 exceptional artists working in a...
Nightlife & Entertainment

If there's one event at GlassFest that you don't want to miss, it is Rock the Park, presented by Simmons Rockwell Auto Dealerships.  This three-day Free concert is one of the highlights of GlassFest.  Join us in Riverfront Centennial Park on Friday & Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, for amazing live music, local vendors, fireworks (Saturday only), and a Memorial Day Tribute (Sunday)


2300°: GlassFest
6pm on May 23, 2019
At 2300°F, hot glass gets interesting—and so do things at The Corning Museum of Glass. Enjoy glassmaking demonstrations, live music, and great food and drink. Free and open to the public.




*Sample Schedule*THURSDAY

Glass Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, 5:30pm (Corning Museum of Glass)
2300°: GlassFest, 6–8pm (Corning Museum of Glass)

FRIDAY, May 25, 2018

MASTERPIX™ Fine Glass Prints Scavenger Hunt, Business Hours (Participating Businesses)
Outdoor Hot Glass Demos, 12–8pm (Centerway Square


Live Music - to be announced


GlassFest 8K Race, 8am (War Memorial Stadium)
Street Exhibits, Artists & Vendors, 11am–7pm (Market St)
Outdoor Hot Glass Demos, 11am–8pm (Centerway Square)

ROCK THE PARK to be announced

Kids Activities, 3–8pm


Street Exhibits, Artists & Vendors, 10am–4pm (Market St)
Outdoor Hot Glass Demos, 11am–5pm (Centerway Square)



GlassFest Video
Events For the Whole Family
Diverse Entertainment
The Golden Gaffers
Hand Made Glass
Rock the Park
Live Music at GlassFest
Wine Tasting at GlassFest
GlassFest from above
Centerway Walking Bridge
Celebrating GlassFest in Centerway Square
Family Fun at GlassFest

Four Days of GlassFest

May 23-26, 2019

GlassFest kicks off on Thursday night with the Glass Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and 2300°: GlassFest, free and open to the public, held at the Corning Museum of Glass featuring live glassmaking, music entertainment, shopping, food, and drink.

Friday at the Rock The Park concert in Riverfront Park.

Spend all day on Saturday and Sunday wandering along Historic Market Street, which is closed to car traffic and filled with art and food vendors. Watch live glassblowing demos on the outdoor stage in Centerway Square, listen to music during Rock The Park on both days, enjoy activities for the whole family, and even stay late for fireworks on Saturday night!

For more information on GlassFest call (607) 937-6292.


Do you want to become involved or plan your visit? Please use the references below to learn more!

Where to Stay


More information to come


Radisson Corning

Where to Park

There are several parking options in Corning's Gaffer District. Enjoy complimentary parking in the Centerway Parking Facility after 5pm on weekdays and FREE all day Saturday and Sunday!

I'm a Gaffer District Business

Corning's Gaffer District businesses are encouraged to get involved in GlassFest 2018!

Please direct questions to Nate Basch, Director of Events, or call (607) 937-6292 x105.

Participation Forms:


Questions about GlassFest? We want to hear from you!
Please contact Nate Basch at, Corning's Gaffer District, 114 Pine Street, Suite 202, Corning, NY 14830. You can also reach us by phone at (607) 937-6292.
2019 GlassFest10 Field of Flags Returns to Recognize Veterans
Feb 21, 2019

Corning's Gaffer District is pleased to announce the return of the Field of Flags as part of 10th GlassFest in May.

Corning's Gaffer District Announces Returning Sponsor for GlassFest 2018 Scavenger Hunt
May 9, 2018

Corning's Gaffer District is pleased to announce that MASTERPIX™ Fine Glass Prints will sponsor the 2017 GlassFest scavenger hunt with special prizes.

Rock the Park Sponsored by Simmons Rockwell
Apr 23, 2018

Having trouble viewing this email? For Immediate Release:Wednesday, February 22, 2018Contact: Barbara Whitman, Director of Marketing and CommunicationsTel: (607) 937-6292 x108Mobile:607-377-4317 Simmons-Rockwell Auto Dealerships Continue as GlassFest's...

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