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The Days of Incandescence Celebration


On Saturday (10/30), there’s a special family-friendly event at Heritage Village named the Days of Incandescence Celebration. This one-day event centers around the supernatural tale The Legend of the Gathers which was inspired by the very real mysterious boy who blew the first glass bulb for Thomas Edison and the supernatural phantom folk called The Gathers who, according to legend, arrive each October to help get light out into the world. The event, which runs from 12-5pm at Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes, will feature live demonstrations of blacksmithing, spinning, and hearth cooking by costumed docents, a Meet the Artists book talk with the illustrator and author of the picture book The Legend of the Gathers, a selfie scavenger hunt, free farm fresh cider and apples, pumpkin painting, craft beer tasting from Liquid Shoes Brewing, live music, and specially themed “Incandescence” ice cream available for purchase from Dippity Do Dahs Homemade Ice Cream. 

The event will feature:

  • Meet the Artists (meet the illustrator and author of the picture book The Legend of the Gathers which tells the tale of that mysterious boy and phantom folk called The Gathers who arrive each October in Corning to help share the light)
  • Craft Beer Tastings with Liquid Shoes Brewing (special Incandescence IPA)
  • Pumpkin Painting
  • Free Farm Fresh Apples and Cider
  • Hearth Cooking Demonstrations (costumed docents cooking on the hearth)
  • Spinning Demonstrations (costumed docents spin in the one-room log cabin)
  • Blacksmithing Demonstrations (costumed docents work the anvil in blacksmith shop)
  • Live Music
  • A Selfie Scavenger Hunt
  • Dippity Do Dahs homemade Incandescence flavored marshmallow ice cream with fudge swirl and yellow candy lights will be available for purchase.