During The Days of Incandescence, October 19th through October 31st, Corning celebrates the history and the mystery behind their role in making the glass bulbs for Thomas Edison’s incandescent lamp, and as a result spreading light to the world. All throughout Corning’s Gaffer District you’ll find events and special offers to celebrate these special days.

Look for special discounts and offers at participating locations through the Gaffer District when you wear your 1880’s costume. Get discounts on sweet treats, brews, coffee, and more.

Liquid Shoes Brewing courtesy of Cagwin Photography
Liquid Shoes Brewing courtesy of Cagwin Photography

Sip your way through town during Archibald's Libations Crawl and enjoy crafted beverages and cocktails made specially for The Days of Incandescence. Enjoy special discounts and unique fun fall flavors featured in drinks like the Edison Elixir, Incandescence Stout, and Direct Currant served in a light bulb glass. The libations crawl happens October 26th from 4:30pm-6:30pm.

Archibald's Libations Crawl

Led by guides who have been around since the late 1800s, take a guided historic walking tour through Corning's Gaffer District and hear the story of the Legend of the Gathers. Learn about the mystery surrounding the legend and Corning history as your guide leads you through your tour. Walking tours are October 19th, 26th, and 31st. Pre- registration is required for Archibald's Libations Crawl and the walking tours.

Watch as characters from the picture book story The Legend of the Gathers come alive to tell the tale of Corning’s involvement making light bulbs for Thomas Edison and the mysterious boy who blew the first bubble during the Legend of the Gathers story time. Catch one of the free performances in Corning's Centerway Square on October 26th at 6:30 pm and October 31st at 5:30 pm.

Legend of the Gathers

Dress in your Halloween best for Trick-or-Treating in the Gaffer District on Halloween, October 31st from 4-6pm. Show off your costume and enter the costume contest.

Market Street Halloween

Take a piece of the story home with you when you pick up your own copy of the Legend of the Gathers chapbook or a Legend of the Gathers t-shirt. Available for purchase at select locations in Corning’s Gaffer District.

These special offers can’t be missed while you are celebrating The Days of Incandescence but are only available during those 12-special days that come every October. To find a complete list of events, special offers, participating locations to buy Legend of the Gathers merchandise, and more information please visit daysofincandescence.com