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Signature Series Event

HARVEST-Celebrating 150 Years of Glassmaking in Corning, NY

Join us on Market Street for HARVEST in Corning's Gaffer District, featuring only our Gaffer District businesses, harvest-inspired food, community tables for gathering, and regional music throughout the afternoon.
September 22, 2018
Enjoy HARVEST in Corning's Gaffer District
September 22, 2018
12pm - 7pm
Market Street Corning, NY

Corning's Gaffer District and Elmira Savings Bank invite you to HARVEST in downtown Corning! Join us on Saturday, September 22nd from 12:00—7:00 pm on Market Street as we showcase Corning's Gaffer District restaurants and businesses. 

"Welcome Home to GlassBarge and the 150th Anniversary of Glassmaking Celebration"-in Riverfront Centennial Park beginning at 7:15

Join us in Riverfront Park, handblown glass giveaways from the Corning Museum of Glass Hot Shop, free cupcakes (while they last), come and be a part of a commemorative aerial photo & enjoy the closing ceremony fireworks over the Chemung River!

  • Guest Speakers to commemorate the 150th Anniversary 
  • Be a part of History at 7:15 in Riverfront Centennial Park for an Aerial Photo to be taken
  • Free Cupcakes (while supplies last)
  • Giveaways of hand made glass items from CMOG (while supplies last)
  • Fireworks directly following at approximately 7:45 PM

Events include:

Harvest-Inspired activities 12:00-7:00 PM

Three Music Stages

Complimentary Wooden Pumpkin Painting

Scarecrow Building Challenge

Harvest-themed Community Tables

Corning Farmers Market

Magicians, farm animals, Storytime reading

150th Anniversary of glassmaking Photo Exhibit

Palace Theatre featuring "Erie: The Canal that Made History", free admittance

Tractor Display


Best Pie in Corning

150th Anniversary of glassmaking Special Edition Scavenger Hunt Contest


Enjoy music as you stroll down Market Street, with several stages featuring free performances by local and regional musicians. 


12:30-1:45 PM "Rebecca and The Soul Shakers

2:15-3:30 PM   "Me & Red"

4:00-5:15 PM  "Uptown Groove"

5:45-7:00 PM  "The Town Pants"


Val Reep Fountain Stage: (near Market Street Brewing Co.)

12:00-1:15 PM "Brian Murphy"  (Xylophone)

1:45-3:00 PM "Brothers Grateful"

3:30-4:45 PM  "Elmer Darlin' Duo"

5:15-6:30 PM "Art & Noah Blues"


1:00-2:30 PM  "Wise Guys"

3:00-4:30 PM  "Mama Tried"

5:00-6:30 PM  "Pat Comstock"

Street Entertainment

12:00-3:00 & 3:30-6:30 PM Face Painting 

12:00-7:00 PM Robbie & Lindmark "Stilt Walker"

1:00-5:00 PM Radio Flyer Wagon Rides 

1:00-6:00 PM Tractor Display 

1:30-5:30 PM Doug Welch & Tim Cleary Magic

1:30-5:30 PM Bluebird Trail Farm Exhibit & Animals

All events are FREE and open to the public. Due to the nature of the venue, guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs if desired. Limited seating will be available at each of the stages.

Market Street will be closed from Wall Street to Bridge Street, however, Cedar and Walnut Streets will remain open. Pedestrians should use caution and obey traffic signals at those intersections. The Centerway Parking Garage will remain at the Walnut Street entrances.


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