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#VisitROC's Guide To The 50th Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival

Friday, July 6, 2018 9:00 AM by Visit Rochester Staff

As one of Rochester's favorite summer arts festival, the 50th Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival features over 350 original arts and craftspeople set over nine streets in the historic Corn Hill neighborhood. Visitors can stroll and shop, relax in one of two beer and wine gardens and listen to music from one of four stages. Family friendly, the Corn Hill Art Festival features the 6th Annual Fairy Houses Tour, the Stokoe Farms Express train, climbing structures, bounce houses and more! There's food trucks galore and your favorite festival foods.

Here are five things you won't want to miss during the 50th Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival this July 14-15, 2018.

"Let The Sun Shine In" Revival Parade

The 2018 Corn Hill Arts Festival will celebrate its roots which began on Greenwood Street in Rochester, N.Y. in 1969. The "Let The Sun Shine In" revival parade will celebrate the 50th Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 14. The parade will feature the historic Apollo 11 Lunar Landing, Woodstock Music Festival, classic toys of the 1960s, and many more icon moments from 1969.

The Artists & Emerging Artist Expo 

The artists are at the heart of the Corn Hill Arts Festival! 350 artists fall within the following categories: consumable crafts; jewelry; mixed media and other; painting, drawings, and graphics; photography; pottery and ceramics; sculpture and glass; textile, weaving, and leather; woodworking.

In its 10th year, the Emerging Artist Expo gives young artists the opportunity to exhibit and sell their creations. The Corn Hill Neighbors Association initiated this event to support young artists and give them a “real-life” experience in a festival setting. Twenty, up-and-coming artists participate in this event from neighboring high schools, colleges and the community at large.

Family Festival Fun 

Families will enjoy the Community & Family Fun Area located off Adams Street, with many free and low-cost activities that will provide entertainment for kids of all ages. A major highlight of the festival is the annual Fairy House Tour—inspired by Tracy Kane’s Fairy Houses book series. The tour allows kids to explore more than 50 creatively designed, miniature fairy houses, as well as meet a real wish-granting fairy with pixie dust.

Additional family activities include:

  • Stokoe Farms Express

  • Bristol Mountain Mobile Aerial Park

  • Spin Art

  • Bounce Houses

  • Chalk Art

  • Clowns

  • City of Rochester Fire Safety House

  • Hochstein School of Music Zone

Live Music

The Corn Hill Arts Festival has a wide variety of free concerts, with 25 performances over the weekend. Visitors are sure to find something the whole family can enjoy. Major performances at this year’s event include: Inside Out, Danielle Ponder and The Tomorrow People, and Majestics!

Check out the full 2018 entertainment line-up here.

Beer & Wine Gardens

A variety of local beers, wineries, distilleries, and ciders will be available for purchase in the 21+ Beer & Wine Gardens

For more information on the 50th Annual Corn Hill Festival, visit www.CornHillArtsFestival.com. And, don't forget to share your photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #VisitROC and #CHAF1969Revival.

 

Author: Visit Rochester Staff

Visit Rochester staff share the inside scoop on Rochester and the Finger Lakes region.

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