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HARVEST Festival Comes to Market Street September 21

Sep 11th, 2019

Corning, NY — Corning’s Gaffer District is pleased to announce the HARVEST Festival on Saturday, September 21 from 12:00—6:00 pm on Historic Market Street.
This year, HARVEST will highlight Corning’s Gaffer District as a food and shopping destination. Festivities will feature Gaffer District restaurants and businesses offering shopping and dining incentives along with the Corning Farmers Market, the Gaffer SOUP-OFF, scavenger hunt sponsored by Vitrix, Horse and Carriage Rides, and many other family activities. 
Back by popular demand beautifully decorated community tables sponsored by Cugini Italian Market, will line Market Street and act as a gathering place to sit and eat harvest-inspired foods offered by our restaurants. Restaurants will be selling on the street and/or offering take-out or dine-in specials. Music will be offered on three stages featuring free performances by local and regional musicians.
Executive Director of Corning’s Gaffer District, Coleen Fabrizi, said, “Kicking off the fall season at our HARVEST event has become a beloved tradition for many people throughout the region and beyond.   Based on guest feedback, we continue to add to the line-up of free music, entertainment and family activities available to compliment our delicious restaurants and shops.  It's a wonderful time to make and share your #exploreCorning HARVEST season memories."
The complete activities schedule includes:
Saturday, September 21, 12:00—6:00pm:

  • Gaffer District businesses offering shopping and dining promotions
  • Corning Farmers Market, including food and craft vendors
  • Antique Tractor display
  • Scarecrow Building Contest 
  • Soup Off-vote for your favorite soup at participating locations 
  • Family-friendly activities (face painting, games, pumpkin tic tac toe, farm animals, etc.)
  • Harvest themed Selfie Station
  • Horse and Carriage Rides by Hemlock Hidden Hames (fee)
  • Vitrix Hot Glass Studio - sponsored scavenger hunt at participating Gaffer District businesses
  • Live Regional and Local Music in three locations starting at 12:00 pm

This event is FREE and open to the public.  For more information at the event go to the Gaffer District Information tent located in Centerway Square.

In preparation for the event, the following streets will be closed on September 16 from 6:00 am—8:00 pm:

Market St. (Wall to Cedar) September 21, 2019, @ 6:00 am to 8:30 pm 

Market St. (Cedar to Bridge) September 21, 2019, @ 6:00 am to 8:30 pm 

Pine St. (Market to Burmese) September 21, 2019, @ 6:00 am to 8:30 pm 

Walnut St (Aurene to Burmese) September 21, 2019, @ 6:00 am to 8:30 pm 

Chestnut St. (Market to Burmese) September 21, 2019 @ 6:00 am to 8:30 pm 

Tarantelli Lane (Market to Aurene) September 21, 2019 @ 6:00 am to 8:30 pm
Please note: Cedar Street and Walnut Street will remain open to vehicular traffic.  Pedestrians should use caution and obey traffic signals when at these intersections.  The Centerway Parking Garage will remain open from both Tioga Avenue and Walnut Street entrances.

For a complete listing of HARVEST entertainment and updated information please visit
Corning's Gaffer District would like to thank WENY, 95 The Met, Vitrix Hot Glass Studio and Cugini Italian Market for their support as HARVEST sponsors.

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