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Glass Pumpkins

September 3 - November 30, 2019
A green and yellow glass pumpkin sit on a wooden table.

Celebrate the cooler weather and shorter days in a unique and memorable way this autumn at The Corning Museum of Glass. Find your pumpkin fix at The Shops or Make Your Own Glass pumpkin at The Studio. Enjoy fall treats in the Café and use admission to watch amazing glassmakers make glass pumpkins and see the Glass Holiday Feast.

Make Your Own Glass pumpkin

Make Your Own Glass pumpkins
Try your hand at making your own glass pumpkin. The Museum's glass artists will help you blow a pumpkin decoration or to flamework a pumpkin pendant to wear. This experience is a seasonal favorite, so you’ll want to book early.

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Glass Pumpkin Demos

Glass Pumpkin Demos
See how glass pumpkins are created in this special fall demonstration. Each gaffer's pumpkin has a color and personality all its own, making each demonstration a unique experience.

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Buy glass pumpkins in the Museum Shop

Buy glass pumpkins
Locally-made glass pumpkins in every size, shape, and color are available in the Museum Shops. Be sure to visit the Glass Farmers Market from October 4 through October 14.

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Turkey, smoked ham, and a cornucopia, all made out of glass, is set on a white tablecloth

Glass Holiday Feast
The Hot Glass Show team has created a glass holiday feast featuring meal staples like turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and green beans. On display starting November 16, the feast grows each year as gaffers create and bring their favorite dishes to the table.


A woman in a white sundress proudly holds up Super Strong Lamp, which mimics a barbell

Special exhibitions
Be sure to check out two special exhibitions now on view, New Glass Now and Journey to the Moon: How Glass Got Us There.

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Cider is pictured in a clear glass mug with cinnamon sticks.

Fall treats in the Museum Café
Hot cider, pumpkin pie, caramel apples, and more. You’ll be able to find fall goodies in the Museum Café, menu changes daily.

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