As one of Rochester's favorite summer arts festivals, the Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival features over 300 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 Annual Fairy Houses Tour, 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 Annual Corn Hill Arts Festival this July 8-9, 2023.


Artist at Corn Hill

The Artists & Emerging Artist Expo 

The artists are at the heart of the Corn Hill Arts Festival! 300+ 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.

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.


Fairy House at Corn Hill

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:

  • Bounce Houses

  • Chalk Art

  • Clowns

  • City of Rochester Fire Safety House


Genesee Riverway View

Corn Hill 5K

Join the 2023 Corn Hill Arts Festival for a morning 5K on the beautifully shaded Genesee Riverway Trail. The race begins in Corn Hill on Sunday, July 9 at 9 a.m. and heads south with gorgeous scenic views of the University of Rochester, Downtown, and the Genesee River. Registration includes a Corn Hill 5K T-shirt, post-race snacks, and more. Stay afterwards to experience the historic festival!


Corn Hill Live Music Danielle Ponder

Live Music

The Corn Hill Arts Festival has a wide variety of free concerts, with 10+ performances over the weekend. Visitors are sure to find something the whole family can enjoy. Major performances at this year’s event include: Jenn Cristy Band, Todd East and Noe Socha, and B B Dang!

Check out the full 2023 entertainment line-up here.


Corn Hill Beer and Wine

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 Annual Corn Hill Festival, visit the Corn Hill Arts Festival website here. Discover other festivals you won’t want to miss in Rochester this year here. Don't forget to share your photos with us using #VisitROC and #CornHillArtsFest.