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Ninth Annual Corning NY GlassFest

Corning, NY
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May 24 - 27, 2018
Photo credit Cagwin Photography, courtesy of Corning's Gaffer District

GlassFest, presented by Corning’s Gaffer District, is a four-day celebration of glass and the fire arts featuring glassmaking demonstrations, music entertainment, art vendors, shopping, food, and more!

GlassFest kicks off at 5:30 pm Thursday night with the Glass Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and at the Amphitheater Hot Shop of The Corning Museum of Glass, then stay for an incredible 2300° featuring glassmaking demonstrations and live musical entertainment.

Friday begins with the Finger Lakes Wine & Craft Beer Tasting throughout Corning's Gaffer District, open to everyone 21 or older. Finish off the night on 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!

Travel quickly and easily between both The Corning Museum of Glass and Corning’s Historic Market Street by taking our free shuttle between both destinations. Or, take a scenic stroll across the family-friendly pedestrian bridge right into the action at Riverfront Park.

If you’re feeling inspired to try your hand at glassmaking, stop into The Studio at The Corning Museum of Glass. Make Your Own Glass vase, a special glassmaking project that’s only available during GlassFest Weekend. Spots fill quickly, booking your experience online before your visit is recommended. Buy tickets now.

Visit the GlassFest website

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