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Events in the Corning Area

We have the gorgeous scenery—the panoramic views and remarkable lake fun that sets the Finger Lakes region apart— world-class wine and craft beverages, world-renowned art, unique shops, delicious food, engaging hands-on activities and outdoor adventures. But we couldn't stop there, which is why we have so many exciting events all year long throughout Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes.

Annual events like GlassFest and Finger Lakes Wine Festival which, year after year, are named to the top 100 events in all of North America. Unique events on the shores of breathtaking Keuka Lake and in small town squares. Events with motorcycles and seaplanes and vintage boats, as well as special wine trail events, brewfests, and historic reenactments.

Whether you're looking for something romantic, fun for the whole family, or reasons to get away with friends, we have music, art, food, and so much more.

Check out our calendar for events this week and other upcoming events this month, or take a look at our top annual events and our popular holiday events.

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08
Apr
2017
Tapas & Wine Weekend
Who doesn't love sampling bites of a variety of scrumptious appetizers? Join us as we savor the star of every social gathering - the hors d'oeuvre. We...

Who doesn't love sampling bites of a variety of scrumptious appetizers? Join us as we savor the star of every social gathering - the hors d'oeuvre. We will show you delightful pairings sure to wow the crowds at your next event. Each winery will prepare savory and sweet bites with suggested wine pairings.

Apr 8, 2017  10:00am - 5:00pm
Apr 9, 2017  10:00am - 5:00pm
Hammondsport, NY
Keuka Wine Trail, Hammondsport, NY
Ph: 800-440-4898
www.keukawinetrail.com
29
Apr
2017
Arts in Bloom; a Steuben County Arts Trail Event
Join us for "Arts in Bloom", the annual Steuben County Arts Trail event designed to showcase the many talented artists throughout Steuben County.There...

Join us for "Arts in Bloom", the annual Steuben County Arts Trail event designed to showcase the many talented artists throughout Steuben County.

There will be two main components to this event. Individual studio tours will offer the experience of a private art studio or workspace, chock full of work in progress, inspiration, creativity and finished work available for purchase. Public venues located throughout the diverse communities of Steuben County, will feature performances by several non-visual artists - musicians, poets, and dancers, as well as visual artists in a convenient setting. In addition, scheduled mini instructional sessions will be offered by local artist participants, who will seek to educate and inspire attendees in their particular area of expertise.

Apr 29, 2017  10:00am - 7:00pm
Apr 30, 2017  12:00pm - 5:00pm
Steuben County, NY
Steuben County Arts Trail, Steuben County, NY
Ph: 607-569-3767
www.artsinbloom.net
06
May
2017
Wildflower Festival
Help Hornell welcome spring with a family friendly arts and crafts festival! The Wildflower festival is HPG’s 1st signature event of the 2017 year and...

Help Hornell welcome spring with a family friendly arts and crafts festival!

The Wildflower festival is HPG’s 1st signature event of the 2017 year and they would like to encourage the community to come out and celebrate spring, artists, small businesses, and much more! The festival will be held on the grass in front of Steuben Trust.

May 6, 2017  10:00am - 4:00pm
Hornell, NY
Steuben Trust Green Lot, 1 Steuben Trust Square, Hornell, NY
Ph: 607-324-9786
06
May
2017
Keuka In Bloom
Treat yourself to the best of magnificent Keuka Lake at the height of springtime. At each winery, not only will you sample wonderful wines and enjoy herb-...

Treat yourself to the best of magnificent Keuka Lake at the height of springtime. At each winery, not only will you sample wonderful wines and enjoy herb-inspired foods, but each ticket holder will also receive a flower and an herb, each in a 4" pot. Tour all eight wineries and return home with great wines, great recipes and 16 different plants! 

May 6, 2017  10:00am - 5:00pm
May 7, 2017  10:00am - 5:00pm
Hammondsport, NY
Keuka Wine Trail, Hammondsport, NY
Ph: 800-440-4898
www.keukawinetrail.com
13
May
2017
Muds & Suds
A Family-Fun Day for children ages 5 to 12. This is a child friendly, age appropriate, non-competitive event to bring children together for some of their...

A Family-Fun Day for children ages 5 to 12. This is a child friendly, age appropriate, non-competitive event to bring children together for some of their favorite Spring things: Being Active, Being Outside and Getting Dirty!

The Getting Dirty Obstacle Course is designed to give children over and under fun – wet, dry, slippery and some parts filled with mud! Other challenges will include soap suds, bubbles, slippy slide and athletic whimsies. Parents will be responsible for the getting clean part, so bring towels and a set of clean clothes, plus swim suits for the whole family to enjoy our heated swimming pool afterward.

The fabulous fun kicks off with the first wave of 25 starting at 10am. Additional waves will follow every 10 minutes as needed.

All participants receive a t-shirt, participation ribbon and a picnic lunch: hamburger or hotdog, chips, watermelon, cookie & drink. Spectators are welcome and additional lunch tickets can be purchased for $5 with child's registration. Cost is $20 per child prior to May 1st and $25 after May 1st. To register or for more information, contact Watson Homestead at 607-962-0541 or whomestead@stny.rr.com.

May 13, 2017  10:00am - 2:00pm
Painted Post, NY
Watson Homestead , 9620 Dry Run Rd, Painted Post, NY
Ph: 607-962-0541
http://www.watsonhomestead.com/new-events/2017/5/13/muds-suds
13
May
2017
Cider Creek Brew Fest
Welome to the 2nd Annual Cider Creek Brew Fest (CCBF) 2017! Come experience some of the best craft beers and ciders that the country has to offer!VIP Hour...

Welome to the 2nd Annual Cider Creek Brew Fest (CCBF) 2017! Come experience some of the best craft beers and ciders that the country has to offer!

VIP Hour is 4pm - 5pm
General Admission is 5pm - 8pm

There will be 40+ craft breweries/cideries, food trucks, live music, & fireworks!

Camping is also available for tents only. Please see the CCBF Facebook event for up to date information!

May 13, 2017  4:00pm - 8:00pm
Canisteo, NY
Cider Creek Hard Cider, 6459 Cunningham Creek Rd, Canisteo, NY
Ph: 857-400-0872
https://www.facebook.com/events/1316749398405258/
14
May
2017
Mother's Day Brunch
Sponsored by Corning Catering, Inc & Watson Homestead Conference and Retreat Center.Mother's Day Feast Includes:Scrambled eggs, home fries, maple...

Sponsored by Corning Catering, Inc & Watson Homestead Conference and Retreat Center.

Mother's Day Feast Includes:
Scrambled eggs, home fries, maple sausage links, bacon, chicken Ala King with Biscuits. Corning Catering Carving Station with ham, turkey breast, stuffing, garlic smashed potatoes. Penne with tomato basil sauce, alfredo and meat sauce. Hot soups and salad bar, and various breads. For dessert: cookies, brownies, assorted pastries, cherry and apple coffee cake.

$15.00 per person, children ages 6-12 $7.00, children 5 and under Free. Reservations required.

May 14, 2017  10:00am - 2:00pm
Painted Post, NY
Watson Homestead Conference and Retreat Center, 9620 Dry Run Rd, Painted Post, NY
Ph: 607-962-0541
http://www.watsonhomestead.com/new-events/2017/3/14/mothers
25
May
2017
2300°
Get ready for a surprise so cool you'll have to see it to believe it. Plus, is there any better way to kick off GlassFest weekend than with a high-energy...

Get ready for a surprise so cool you'll have to see it to believe it. Plus, is there any better way to kick off GlassFest weekend than with a high-energy, can't-miss 2300°? We'll see you there!

At 2300° Fahrenheit, 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.

2300° Museum Shops Sale
Take 23% off your purchase in the Museum Shops, beginning at 5 pm through the event. Offer valid on all non-sale items.

Hot Food and Cold Drinks Round Out the Night
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and soft drinks are available. Heartier fare is also available for purchase.

Free shuttle bus service from the Museum's I-86 parking lot is available.

May 25, 2017  6:00pm - 8:00pm
Corning, NY
The Corning Museum of Glass, One Museum Way, Corning, NY
Ph: 607-937-5371
http://www.cmog.org/event/2300-15
27
May
2017
Wineglass GlassFest 8K
The annual Wineglass GlassFest 8K is a family-friendly fun run/walk in Corning, NY. This non-standard distance (the course is measured at exactly 4.96...

The annual Wineglass GlassFest 8K is a family-friendly fun run/walk in Corning, NY. This non-standard distance (the course is measured at exactly 4.96 miles) is perfect for novice runners working to conquer longer distances and avid runners ready for a unique challenge. Awards will be distributed to the top three finishers in each age group, and all finishers will receive a handmade glass medal made locally in Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes. See you at the starting line at 8:00 a.m. sharp!

When you finish the race be sure to stick around for all of the GlassFest events happening throughout Corning's Gaffer District, including live music, hot glass shows and fireworks when the sun goes down.

May 27, 2017  8:00am
Corning, NY
Corning War Memorial Stadium, Jacoby Blvd, Corning, NY
http://www.wineglassmarathon.com/glassfest-8k
25
May
2017
GlassFest 2017
GlassFest marks the unofficial beginning of summer in the Southern Finger Lakes, when the streets come alive with wizards turning air, fire and sand into...

GlassFest marks the unofficial beginning of summer in the Southern Finger Lakes, when the streets come alive with wizards turning air, fire and sand into works of art, the air is spiced with the aromatic scent of roasting meat and street food, and every inch of downtown Corning's Gaffer District covered in treasures just waiting for discovery.

This four-day festival, slated for May 25-28, 2017, is spread throughout Corning's Gaffer District, a historic section of the city renowned for its arts and cultural offerings, as well as a dizzying variety of restaurants, boutique shops, and entertainment. Corning is the home of the Rockwell Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate where exhibits portray the spirit of America, and the Corning Museum of Glass, offering hot glass shows, make-your-own keepsake workshops, and a variety of events.

Despite the oft-delicate nature of glass, GlassFest is a family-friendly festival through and through. Festivities kick off Thursday, May 25, with 2300° – the temperature at which "hot glass gets interesting" – at the Corning Museum of Glass. From 6 – 8 pm, enjoy glassmaking demonstrations, live music, great food and drinks for free!

For the next three days, GlassFest takes over the town, and Friday's festivities include a Scavenger Hunt, outdoor glass demonstrations, and a Finger Lakes wine and beer tasting at several locations downtown. Cap the evening with live music at Riverfront Centennial Park.

Saturday starts, and ends, with a bang as runners from across the region head to the starting line for the GlassFest 8K Race through downtown Corning. From there, enjoy more glass demos, street exhibits, vendors, and a variety of activities for kids. The day ends with a dazzling fireworks display rivaling any July 4th celebration.

Watch the elemental alchemy of glassmaking during Corning's GlassFest, and experience the Crystal City's unofficial start to summer!

Can't get enough of the fire arts? The Tiffany & Treasures Trail is a self-guided adventure through the history of fire arts in the Southern Finger Lakes. Explore museums, make your own glass, or shop around until you find the perfect treasure.

May 25, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Corning, NY
Corning's Gaffer District, Corning, NY
Ph: 607-937-6292
www.glassfest.org
03
Jun
2017
3K Color Run and Family Fun Day
3K Color Run to Benefit Camp Good Days and Community Appreciation Open House at Hickory Hill Family Camping Resort!To register for the Color Run call 607-...

3K Color Run to Benefit Camp Good Days and Community Appreciation Open House at Hickory Hill Family Camping Resort!

To register for the Color Run call 607-776-4345!

Entry Fees: Pre-Register (By May 1st) (Includes T-shirt)
Teen/Adult $35.00
Children 12 & Under $15.00

Entry Fees: After May 1st (No T-shirt)
Teen/Adult $30.00
Children 12 & Under $10.00

Run Times:
#1 9:00am Adult/Teen Run/Walk
#2 10:00am Family Fun Run/Walk

Community Appreciation at Hickory Hill Family Camping Resort!
Open to the Public
Free Admission
Enjoy a day using the amenities at Hickory Hill!
Cheer on the Racers, Local Vendors, Chicken BBQ ($), Swim, Play Mini Golf & More!

Chicken BBQ Tickets $12.00 available by calling 607-776-4345
Proceeds to Benefit Camp Good Days!

Jun 3, 2017  9:00am - 4:00pm
Bath, New York
Hickory Hill Family Camping Resort, 7531 County Route 13, Bath, New York
Ph: 607-776-4345
www.hickoryhillcampresort.com
08
Jun
2017
Corning Farmers Market
It's the ultimate way to shop local! Corning's Gaffer District invites you to celebrate local flavor every week this season at the annual Corning Farmers...

It's the ultimate way to shop local! Corning's Gaffer District invites you to celebrate local flavor every week this season at the annual Corning Farmers Market. The market offers a variety of fresh local produce, baked goods and handmade crafts from New York's Finger Lakes region. Plan to enjoy the restaurants, shops, galleries and museums when you visit the Corning Farmers Market.

Jun 8, 2017  10:00am - 3:00pm
Jun 15, 2017  10:00am - 3:00pm
Jun 22, 2017  10:00am - 3:00pm
Jun 29, 2017  10:00am - 3:00pm
Jul 6, 2017  10:00am - 3:00pm
Jul 13, 2017  10:00am - 3:00pm
Jul 20, 2017  10:00am - 3:00pm
Jul 27, 2017  10:00am - 3:00pm
Aug 3, 2017  10:00am - 3:00pm
Aug 10, 2017  10:00am - 3:00pm
Aug 17, 2017  10:00am - 3:00pm
Aug 24, 2017  10:00am - 3:00pm
Aug 31, 2017  10:00am - 3:00pm
Sep 7, 2017  10:00am - 3:00pm
Sep 14, 2017  10:00am - 3:00pm
Sep 21, 2017  10:00am - 3:00pm
Sep 28, 2017  10:00am - 3:00pm
Oct 5, 2017  10:00am - 3:00pm
Oct 12, 2017  10:00am - 3:00pm
Oct 19, 2017  10:00am - 3:00pm
Oct 26, 2017  10:00am - 3:00pm
Corning, NY
Riverfront Park, Corning, NY
Ph: 607-937-6292
www.gafferdistrict.com/corningfarmersmarket
10
Jun
2017
Fire It Up BBQ Weekend
Usher in the summer season with a visit to beautiful Keuka Lake for some terrific foods and wines at eight outstanding wineries. At our very popular...

Usher in the summer season with a visit to beautiful Keuka Lake for some terrific foods and wines at eight outstanding wineries. At our very popular Barbecue at the Wineries, each winery features its own barbecue dish with a special sauce, marinade or rub, all made in New York State. We'll throw open our windows, decks and porches for you to savor the warmth and beauty of the area and discover a myraid of possibilities for barbecue and wine. 

Jun 10, 2017  10:00am - 5:00pm
Jun 11, 2017  10:00am - 5:00pm
Jun 24, 2017  10:00am - 5:00pm
Jun 25, 2017  10:00am - 5:00pm
Hammondsport, NY
Keuke Wine Trail, Hammondsport, NY
Ph: 800-440-4898
www.keukawinetrail.com
20
May
2017
Tiffany's Glass Mosaics
Make The Corning Museum of Glass your first stop on a driving tour exploring the glass mosaics of Louis C. Tiffany. From May 20, 2017 through January 7,...

Make The Corning Museum of Glass your first stop on a driving tour exploring the glass mosaics of Louis C. Tiffany. From May 20, 2017 through January 7, 2018, CMoG presents the first-ever special exhibition dedicated to this extraordinary aspect of Tiffany's artistry in glass. Experience the grandeur of Tiffany's showrooms, walking by one of the floor-to-ceiling mosaic columns gracing the entrance to the Manhattan retail store from the early 1900s. Take a peek behind the scenes in Tiffany's workrooms and marvel at the intricate pieces of glass selected and cut for Tiffany's mosaics. Be transported to architectural sites around the Northeast - many within driving distance of Corning - and discover stories behind the radiant mosaic figures created by Tiffany's artisans. Start your Tiffany Trip at The Corning Museum of Glass, then plan your stops to see Tiffany's glass mosaics across New York State.

May 20, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018
Corning, NY
The Corning Museum of Glass, One Museum Way, Corning, NY
http://www.cmog.org/collection/exhibitions/tiffanys-glass-mosaics
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